Kaye Donachie is a painter known for her muted, figurative paintings. Throughout her work, she interprets Avant-Garde women, using history and biography and an archive of found and personal imagery to conjure up characters and tableaus that are at once mysterious and deeply evocative. Often the paintings are a description of time and place that drift between dream and reality, an echo of the past re-imagined in the present.
Kaye Donachie was born in Glasgow and now lives and works in London, UK. Recent solo exhibitions include Into the Thousand Mirrors, Lismore Castle Arts, County Waterford; Like this. Before. Like waves, Morena di Luna, Hove; Silent As Glass, Maureen Paley, London; Under the clouds of her eyelids, Le Plateau Frac Île-de-France, Paris and Dearest...,The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA. Selected group exhibitions include Orlando at the Present Time, The Wolfson Gallery, Charleston, East Sussex; The Critic as Artist, Reading International, Reading; The Painting Show, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, travelled to Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick and Go Yang Cultural Foundation, Korea; (un mural, des tableaux), Le Plateau, Frac Île de France, Paris; Gen X,Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea S. Francesco, San Marino; Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; and The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives.