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DONNELLY, Trisha

PORTRAIT-DONNELLYBorn in 1974 in San Francisco, where she lives and works.


Trisha Donnelly’s practice moves regularly between the action and the object.

The artist lives and works in San Francisco. Donnelly has upcoming exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany opening April 2nd and Casey Kaplan, New York opening May 8th. Donnelly’s solo exhibitions at international and domestic institutions include: the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy (2009); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008); Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2007); Kunsthalle, Zürich, Switzerland (2006).

She has also participated in group shows such as: “Il Tempo Del Postino”, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, organized by Art Basel, Foundation Beyeler and Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2009); “Yokohama 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art,” Yokohama, Japan (2008); “Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2007); The Third Mind, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France (2007); Utopia Station, the 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2004); and The 50th International Exhibition of Art, Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy (2003). The artist received her BFA from the University of California in Los Angeles and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art.


Trisha Donnelly presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2010, nominated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Philippe Parreno for the Discovery Award: Trisha Donnelly in Arles.