Born in London, England

1968-69 Foundation, Camberwell College of Arts, London

1969-72 B.A., Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, England

1972-73 H.Dip,AD, University of Central England, Birmingham, England

1973-74 Fellowship, University of Gloucestershire, England

1974-76 Fellowship, Japanese Mombusho Scholarship, Kyoto-Shiritsu Geijutsu Daigaku (Kyoto City University of Arts), Japan

1977-79 Thesis: "Monumental Screen Painting of the Japanese Momoyama Period," Royal College of Art, London

1978-87 Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Brighton, England

1982 Lived and worked in New York

1985- Visiting critic and master class leader to art institutions and universities in England and America

1987 Moves to the United States of America. Lives and works in New York

1988-93 Faculty Member, New York Studio School of Painting and Drawing

1991 Moves to New Preston, Connecticut

1993- Established Hugh O'Donnell Workshops master class and residency program, Bantam and Washington Studio's, Connecticut

1994 Moves to Washington, Connecticut

1994-98 Created Imago Workshops studio arts program in drawing and painting for students age 8-18, Bantam Studio, Connecticut

1995-97 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

1996-98 Director, School of Visual Arts, Boston University

1996- Professor of Painting, School of Visual Arts, Boston University

1998- Professor of Photonics, Photonics Center, Boston University

2001 Collaborations Chief. Directed "Digicornucopia," a 40' collaborative digital print and an animation incorporating 2D, 3D, and animations created by participants, The Studio, Siggraph Digital Conference 2001, Los Angeles

2000-02 Research Fellow Chelsea College of Art, The London Institute, England



1st Prize, Sir Whitworth Wallace Trust, Birmingham, England

1978 Arts Council Award, Arts Council of Great Britain

Works for Public Places Commission, Arts Council & Arun District Council, England

1980 Purchase Award, Arts Council of Great Britain

1987 Red Steps, set and costume designs for the London Contemporary Dance Theater. Choreography by Siobhan Davies. London Premiere at Sadlers Wells, England

1989 Drawn Breath, set and costume designs for the Siobhan Davies Dance Company. Choreography by Siobhan Davies. London Premiere at Riverside Studio's, England

The 1989 Digital Dance Award, the premier British dance award for the production of Drawn Breath

Genesis: a living conversation, a book on conversation excerpts between Bill Moyers and panelists appearing on the TV series Genesis. An original oil painting was commissioned for the book jacket design. It was also used on the video set sleeve, audiocassette sleeve and web page. The artwork was the basis of the visual theme for the TV series titles. O'Donnell is also transcribed in the book as a panelist in conversation with Bill Moyers

1998 First Light, an illuminated digital print installation 142" x 168" x 14". Commissioned by Boston University for the Photonics Center

2000-02 Data Command and Farsight, two large-scale, site-specific mural digital artworks. Commissioned by the Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland

2002 Circle of Life, ten site-specific mural digital artworks. Commissioned by the New York University Medical Center Cardiovascular Unit

2003-04 Voice of the Earth, site-specific digital print mural commissioned by Deloitte & Touche, New York


Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Arts, Connecticut
Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council, U.K.
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado
London Contemporary Arts Society
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Polk Museum of Art, Florida
Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan



Nishimura Gallery
, Tokyo, Japan. Works on paper. Sponsored by the British Council and Nishimura Gallery

1976 Air Gallery, London. Paintings and Drawings

1979 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England. Paintings and Drawings

1982 Marlborough Gallery, New York. Paintings and Drawings

1983 Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Paintings and Drawings

1984 Marlborough Gallery, New York. Works on paper and Monoprints

Marlborough Graphics
, London. Works on paper

1985 Marlborough Fine Art, London. Paintings and Drawings

1987 Marlborough Gallery, New York. Paintings and Drawings

1988 Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago. Paintings

1989 Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida. Paintings

1990 Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago. Paintings and Works on paper

1991 Marlborough Gallery, New York. Paintings and Drawings

1992 Denise Cadé Gallery, New York. Drawings and Pastels: The Lake Series

1994 Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles. Paintings and Drawings: The Lake Series

1995 Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Pennsylvania. Drawings: The Lake Series and The Body Echo™ Project

Art Museum at The University of Memphis. Drawings: The Lake Series and The Body Echo™ Project

1997 Humanities Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York. Paintings on a theme in Dylan Thomas.

2003 Boston University's 808 Gallery, Boston University, Massachusetts, Paintings and Drawings 1992-2002



Newlyn Society, Penzance, Cornwall, England

1973 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Platform, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

DM Gallery, London

1975 Documentation, Iteza Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto University Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

1976 Artists Market, London

1977 Artists Market, London

1978 London Group Exhibition, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery
, Newcastle, England

Air Gallery
, London

Artists Market
, London

1978-79 John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

1980 British Art Now: An American Perspective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. This exhibition traveled to the San Diego Museum of Art, California; Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences, Savannah, Georgia; University Art Museum, University of Austin, Texas; Royal Academy of Art, London

Nuova Immagine
, Monza-Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

1981 IV Medellin Biennal, Colombia
1983 Britain Salutes New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Twentieth Century Painting
, Marlborough Gallery, New York

5 Collaborators in Paper
, Chicago Art Fair (with Tyler Graphics), Chicago

1984 Designs for Jewels-Collaboration with Ros Conway, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Drawings since 1974
, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

Home and Abroad
, Serpentine Gallery, London

1985 Ten Years: A Retrospective, Air Gallery, London

Paperworks: Paperworks from Tyler Graphics
, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

A Painterly Approach
: Artists in Print, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, England

1985-86 Abstract Painting Redefined, Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook

1986 Arte e Alchimia, XLII Venice Biennale, Italy

Japonisme, Reflections in Western Art
, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, England

International Paper Works, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany

1986-87 Foundation Veranneman, Belgium, Holland

1987 Emerging Artists 1978-1986 from the Exxon Series, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Selected Paintings, Helander Gallery, Miami
The Philips Industries Collection, Dayton, Ohio

1988 Fables and Fantasy, The Collection of Robert Summer and Susan Kasen Summer, Duke Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina

Decorative Arts Award 1988, designs for Jewels -collaboration with Ros Conway, Sotheby's, London, and Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

1989 The Question of Drawing, South Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami

1990 Works on Paper: Amenoff, Barth, O'Donnell, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York

Marlborough en Pelaires, Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

1992 Drawings Only, Denise Cadé Gallery, New York

1992-93 Innovations in Collaborative Printmaking: Kenneth Tyler 1963-1992, Yokohama Museum of Art. This exhibition traveled to Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma, Wakayama, Tokushima and Hokkaido Museums of Modern Art, Japan
1993 Drawing in Black and White: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

First Thoughts: Working Drawings by Seven Artists, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, New Jersey

Selection of Prints from Graphics Studio, Greenfield Gallery. Los Angeles

1994 Works on Paper, Margret Biederman Gallery. Munich, Germany

The Computer in the Studio, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1995 Works Selected by Dore Ashton, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York

1994-95 An American Passion: The Kasen Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland. This exhibition traveled to the Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

1996 A 30 Mile Circle, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

Art for Today, Diana Aceti Fine Art, New York

1997 Founders and Heirs of the New York School, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. This exhibition traveled to The Miyaki Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Japan

1998 Our Tenth Anniversary, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

2000 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, (Invited Artist), Royal Academy of Art, London

2001 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

Siggraph Digital Conference 2001. Exhibited Digicornucopia, a 40' collaborative digital print and an animation incorporating 2D and 3D digital art work, Los Angeles Convention Center

Interrogating the Surface, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset, England

2002 Interrogating the Surface, The London Institute Gallery, Millbank, London

Twenty @ 20, Art Museum at The University of Memphis, Tennessee



, New York. Series Title: "Good Morning America." Program Title: Collaborations Tyler Graphics. Program Type: News. Participation: interviewed and shown at work making prints. First Broadcast: April

1991 PBS, WNET Ch. 13, New York. Series Title: American Masters. Program Title: Robert Motherwell and The New York School: Storming the Citadel. Program Type: Documentary. Participation: interviewed. Executive Producer: Susan Lacy. First Broadcast: Fall

1996 PBS, WNET Ch. 13, New York. Series Title: "Genesis". Program Type: panel discussions, a ten part program series with Bill Moyers. Participation: panelist on two programs. Director & Producer: Catherine Tatge. First Broadcast: October 16

PBS, WGBH Ch. 2, Boston (not for broadcast). Panel discussion hosted by Bill Moyers which included panelist participants from the "Genesis" series and Boston religious community leaders before an audience of distinguished guests, October 24



Richard Walker
"Young Painters," Arts Review, Vol. XXV, September 22, p. 630

1975 Piero de Monzi, "Interior Painting in Installation," Harpers & Queen, July, p. 74

1976 Amaury St. Giles, Mainichi Shimbun, Tokyo, February

Marina Vaizey, "Artists Market," Arts Review, vol. XXVII, September 17, p. 378

1978 William Packer, "Summer Mixtures," Financial Times, August 8, p. 11

John McEwen, "John Moore's Exhibition Review," The Spectator, December 8

1979 Moira Kelly, "Hugh O'Donnell," Artscribe, pp. 38-41

1980 "Petroart", Saturday Review, January 5, p. 38

Hilton Kramer, "Art: British News at the Guggenheim," New York Times, Friday, January 25

John Ashbury, "Puttin' On The Brits," New York Magazine, vol. 13, February 4, p. 50

Robert Hughes, "From Sticks To Cenotaphs," Time Magazine, vol. 15, no. 6, February 11, p.65

Diane Waldman, "Hugh O'Donnell," British Art Now Catalogue, pp. 101-102

Theodore Wolf, "British Art Now," Christian Science Monitor, February

Flavio Caroli, "Nuova Immagine," catalogue, Monza-Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy, April

Dale Harris, "The Art That Caught The Lady's Eye," The Guardian

Dore Ashton, "British Art Now," Arts Canada, May, p. 44

1983 Lisa Dennison, "Hugh O'Donnell," Arts Magazine, February

Petra Paine, "Hugh O'Donnell, Marlborough," Art World, February, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 5

Dale Harris, "The Nations Arts and Crafts," The Guardian, June 1, p. 11

1984 Lisa M. Messenger, "Notable Acquisitions 1982-83," Metropolitan Museum, New York

Mary Rose Beaumont, "Hugh O'Donnell, Marlborough Graphics," Arts Review, vol. 47, March, pp. 32-35 Marlborough Graphics, Arts Review, March, p. 100

Leonard Lee, "Hugh O'Donnell," Artscribe, vol. 47, pp. 32-35

Hugh O'Donnell, "Ros Conway," Statement, catalogue, Victorian Albert Museum, London, May, p. 4

Frank Gettings, "Drawings since 1974," catalogue, Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.

1985 Susan Bridson, "Abstract Painting Redefined," Village Times, December

Rhonda Cooper, "S.U.S.B. Fine Arts Center holds exhibition," Suffolk Life, December 4

Helen A. Harrison, "21 Approaches to Abstract Art," The New York Times, December 22

Karin Lipson, "Big Abstracts From a Varied Lot," Newsday, December 27

1987 Carter Ratclif, "The Phillips Industries Collection," catalogue

John Russell, "Hugh O'Donnell, Marlborough," The New York Times, February 20, c. 26

Diane Waldman, "Emerging Artists 1978-1986 from the Exxon Series," catalogue, Guggenheim Museum, September

1988 Donald Kuspit, "Fables and Fantasy," catalogue, Duke Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, April

Michael Bonesteel, "Painting 'dem bones," Highland Paper, November 17

1989 Dore Ashton, "Question of Drawing," catalogue, South Campus Art Gallery, Miami Dade Community College, Miami

Edward Lucie-Smith, "Stateside Patrons of the Brit Pack," The Independent, April 8, p. 44

Dore Ashton, "Studio Visit: A Painter's Odyssey," Contemporanea, vol. II, no. 8, November, pp. 72-75 1990

Judith Higgins, "A Very British View," The Sunday Times Magazine, London, February 11, pp. 44-50

Roy Oxlade, "British Artists in New York," Modern Painters, vol. 3, no. 3, September, pp. 72-75 Genesis, 1996, Oil on paper, 34 1.2 x 60 inches

1990-91 REVIEW: Hugh O'Donnell: Marlborough, NEXT magazine, Italy, Winter Issue 20, Vol. VII, p. 80

1991 Eleanor Heartney, Reviews New York: "Hugh O'Donnell, Marlborough," Art News, vol. 90, no. 4, April, p. 145

Hugh O'Donnell, "Art and the Green Mission - A Personal View," The Green Contemporary Art Sale Catalogue, Phillips Fine Art, April 25, pp. 5-6

Richard Kalina, Reviews New York: "Hugh O'Donnell at Marlborough," Art in America, May, pp. 168-169

Patrick Pacheco, The New Faith in Painting: "Hugh O'Donnell," Art & Antiques: The New Faith in Painting - A Special Issue, May, pp. 66-69

Pat Gilmour, "Hugh O'Donnell," Collaborations in Collaborative Printmaking, July, p.124

Nancy Grimes, "Hugh O'Donnell: Denise Cade," Art News, October, Vol. 91, no.8

David Masello, "The British Invasion," Avenue, November, Vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 43-46

1993 Jill Snyder, "Introduction," First Thoughts Catalogue, March, pp. 4-5

Kathi Norklun, "Drawing Marathon Bard College," Woodstock Times, October 21, p.15.

1994 Francis Chamberlain, "Artists Revive a Landmark Factory Building in Bantam," The New York Times, January 30, CT section, p.17

Pamela Hammond, "Hugh O'Donnell: Jan Abrams," Art News, October

Cate McQuaid, "The Computer in the Studio," The Boston Phoenix, November 18

Tracey O'Shaughnessy, "Artist Paints With Passion, Power," The Sunday Republican, December 18, section G 'Accent,' pp. 1G & 6G

1995 Adrienne Redd, "Forms From Nature Echo in British Artist's Work," The Morning Call, February 11, A57-58

Marilyn Fox, "The Energy of Movement," The Reading Eagle, February 26, p. F3

Nathan Bard, "Freedman Gallery Hosts O'Donnell Exhibition," The Albrightian, February 17

Barbara A. MacAdam, "Works Selected by Dore Ashton," Art News, March, p. 132

"Transitions," National News, Art News, Summer Issue, p. 54

Vanessa E. Jones, "Exhibit Room Swimming with Body Echo," Commercial Appeal, September 10, Section G, p. 2

Fred Burton, "Monumental Body Echo Engulfs the Viewer," Commercial Appeal, September 18, Section C, p. 3

1996 Eileen Fritsch, "Virtual Printmaking," The Big Picture: The Art & Science of Large Format Digital Imaging, July, p. 34

David Van Biema, "Genesis Reconsidered," Time Magazine, October 28, p. 72

Tracey O'Shaughnessy, "In the beginning...," The Sunday Republican, November 10, section H 'Panorama,' pp. 1H & 6H

1997 Diana Stuart Jones, "A County Painter's Journey," The Litchfield County Times, January 3, section 'LCT,' p.15

1998 Nicole Long, "Exhibition of Poetic Illumination: Photonics plays Medici to B.U. Artists," BU Bridge, November 30, back page

2002 David Hall, "It's Academic," The Memphis Flyer, July 18-24, p. 36

Peggy Burch, "Light in August," The Commercial Appeal, August 25, pp. F1, F2

2003 Joanne Silver, "Feeling Natural; Hugh O'Donnell Dives into Nature's Swirl of Activity," Boston Herald, January 3, section 'Visual Arts,' Page S.05

Brian Fitzgerald, "In Search of Essence: The art of Hugh O'Donnell," B. U. Bridge, January 10, section 'Arts,' p.8

Meredith Fyfe Day, 808 Gallery Boston University, " Hugh O'Donnell, The Green Age Series and Body Echo, " Art New England, April, ,p.29.

Cate McQuaid, "A Decade...,Worthwhile Work," The Boston Globe, January 16, section 'Living Arts,' Page D8



David Dougill
, "Getting It In The Neck," Sunday Times, U.K., February 22

"Contemporary Celebration" (London Contemporary Dance), The Echo, Portsmouth, U.K., March

John Percival, The Times, U.K. March 7

Judith Mackrell, "How To Put Dance In The Picture," The Independent, U.K., March 10
(Dance), The Independent, U.K., November 26

Clement Crisp, Financial Times, U.K., November 6

John Percival, "Best of Three," The Times, U.K., November 26

Mary Clarke, "Sadler's Wells," The Guardian, U.K., November 26

Jann Parry, "Pear-Shaped," The Observer, U.K., November 29

"Don't Hang Up On LCDT," The Stage and Television Today (Opera and Dance), U.K., December 3


Weidenfeld & Nicolson, "British Theatre Design 1978-1988," Book
Clark & Crisp (text), Crickmay (photographs), "London Contemporary Dance, The First 21 Years," Published by Dance Books, U.K., pp. 188-189

Jann Parry, "Watch Their Steps," interview with Siobhan Davies, Observer Magazine, U.K., November 19, pp. 64-67