ross mcdonnell/projects


Ross McDonnell is an artist based in New York City, USA and born in Dublin, Ireland.


McDonnell's has a studio based practice and makes a variety of images and objects: paintings, c-prints, drawings, video work, sculpture and furniture. Previous exhibitions have varied from large scale media installations in not for profit spaces, to more intimate, painterly projects in commercial gallery spaces.


The aim of the work is to conceal and reveal efforts of creativity to a receiver.


His solo exhibitions include MINE, Lemp Brewery with Isolation Room, St Louis, USA (2011), the new brilliant, Draiocht Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (2009). thirty three paintings, a film and some posters, Cross Gallery (2009) and papillon, Cross Gallery (2009). McDonnell’s other projects include guest editing of Models Modes Possiblities, Site95 Journal 03-01 (2014) and collaborative exhibition warsaw, Goethe exhibition (2005).


McDonnell received his B.F.A from National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (2002) and an M.F.A from Hunter College, New York City, USA (2012). McDonnell’s awards include Culture Ireland (2011) (2010), Arts Council of Ireland (2010) (2005), Nakasawa-Art-Park Artist in Residence (2009) and Temple Bar and Galleries & Studios Residency (2007). His work is part of numerous collections including the Office of Public Works, Ireland and the AXA collection, Ireland.