C. Donegan / K. Goldsmith
Cheryl Donegan received her B.F.A. in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. at Hunter College in New York. Donegan emerged in the 90’s with video works that were direct, irreverent performances, infused with an ironic eroticism. Donegan's performative actions before the camera often resulted in or related to process paintings and drawings. More recently, in her paintings Donegan derives abstraction from debased images of consumer objects, shopping spaces and humble patterns. As critic Nick Stillman writes in Art Forum:" Donegan's recent work remains acidic, but it has turned abstract." Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the High Line Art, New York, New Museum, New York Los Angeles Nomadic Division, (all 2016); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts (all 2013) The Tang Museum of Art at Skidmore College (2011), the 1995 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, 1993 Venice Biennale; and the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France. She lives and works in New York.
Kenneth Goldsmith is the author and editor of over twenty books and the founding editor of UbuWeb (ubu.com), the internet’s largest archive of the avant-garde. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania. In May 2011, he was invited to read at President Obama's "A Celebration of American Poetry" at The White House, where he also held a poetry workshop with First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2013, he was named as the inaugural Poet Laureate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.