Cushla Donaldson is an Elam School of Fine Arts graduate, and gained an MFA from Goldsmiths College, London in 2007, supported by the Anne Reid scholarship from the University of Auckland. Donaldson’s practice exhibits both erudite technical exploration and rigorous conceptual journeys. She has become known for her witty and panoptic engagement with the gendered hierarchy of aesthetics and their various contemporary applications. She has exhibited regularly in both New Zealand and Europe. She teaches Contemporary Art at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University and produces a weekly radio show 'Artbank' on Student radio station BFM.
Listen to a CIRCUIT podcast interview with Donaldson discussing her 2017 installation The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Contemporary Gallery.
Cushla Donaldson image by Ophelia King.
2018 501s, Melbourne Art Fair, Australia
2017 The Fairy Falls, Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
2016 Public Dream: Liquidation, Rockies, Auckland, NZ
2015 The Procariats, Headlands Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ
2014 Supergroup, The Audio Foundation, Auckland, NZ
2012 Feminine Touches, Ferari Gallery, Auckland, NZ