Andreana Donahue is a multimedia artist, independent curator, and writer from Chicago currently based in the Southwest. She has organized and exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Alaska, Chicago, Iceland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Nevada. Her project-based practice spans various media and methods, yet reflects an ongoing relationship with the transformation of everyday materials through labor-intensive, analog processes. Realized as site-attentive installations, she highlights connections between outwardly unrelated narratives, while transmitting a sense of loss, longing, and superstition. Donahue's most recent work reflects a deep engagement with abstraction, the history of quilting, and a re-imagining of its utilitarian traditions. Artist residencies include the Wagon Station Encampment at A-Z West in Joshua Tree, 100 West Corsicana in Texas, the Vermont Studio Center, and Fall 2017 residencies at Textilsetur Islands (The Icelandic Textile Center) in Blonduos and SIM in Reykjavik.
In addition to her studio practice, Donahue has maintained the ongoing interdisciplinary project Disparate Minds with collaborator Tim Ortiz since 2014, the scope of which includes curatorial projects, exhibition reviews, essays, and research dedicated to discussing the work of marginalized self-taught artists in the context of contemporary art. Disparate Minds is the recipient of a 2015 Puffin Foundation Grant and 2015 Harnisch Foundation Grant.