Lydia Dona  (American, 1955) 


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Lydia Dona Biography
1955   Born in Romania
  Works and lives in New York

MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY, 1982-84
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1978-1980
BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1973-77
Selected Exhibitions
2006   Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona (upcoming:Nov) (solo)
2006   Emily Davis Gallery, Meyers School of Art, University of Akron, OH, “Intersections”
2005   Jacob Karpio Galeria, San Jose, Costa Rica (solo)
2005   Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY, 25 Years selected solo exhibitions, 1979-2004
2004   The Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, “About Painting”
2004   Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, “Surface Tension,” curated by Manon Slome
2004   Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, “Watercolor World,” Curatorial Programs, curated by Miranda McClintic
2004   Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York
2003   Before And After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano
2003   Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, “Before And After Science”
2003   Red Dot Gallery, New York, NY, “Abstract Per Se,” curated by Max Henry
2002   Mead Art Museum and University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, “The Belles of Amherst”
2002   Officina America/American Atelier, Galleria d’Arte Moderna-instuzione del Commne di Bologna (curated by Renato Barilli)
2001   Bondo: From Process to Picture, Diana Cooper, Ja, I-Space, University of Urbana-Champaign Chicago, IL, USA
2001   Pop Mechanics, Susquehanna Art Museum Harrisburg, PA, USA
2001   Marella Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy
2000   Von Lintel & Nusser, New York
2000   From Albers to Paik: Works from the Daimler Chysler Collection, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst Zürich, Switzerland
2000   Reconstructions: The Imprint of Nature/ The Impact of Science, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College New York, NY
2000   Galerie Von Lintel & Nusser Munich, Germany
2000   Universal Abstraction 2000, Jan Weiner Gallery Kansas City
1999   Stedelijk Museum voor Actuële Kunst Gent
1999   Geometrie als Gestalt. Strukturen der modernen Kunst von Albers bis Paik / Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany
1999   One by One: Painting vs. Drawing, Galerie Von Lintel & Nusser Munich, Germany
1999   Galore: The Continuous Painting Wall, Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham, AL
1998   45th Biennial Exhibition: The Corcoran Collects, The Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC
1998   Decorative Strategies, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1998   From Here to Eternity: Painting in 1998, Max Protech New York, NY
1997   Galerie des Archives Paris, France
1996   Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Vienna, Austria
1995 - 1996   survey traveling exhibition Buffalo, NY; Hamilton, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario
1995   TRANSATLANTICA: American, European and Latin American Abstraction, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
1995   Mesotica, American/Latin American Abstraction, Museum of Contemporary Art San Jose Cosa Rica
1995   L.A. Louver Los Angeles, CA
1994   Marc Jancou Gallery London, England
1994   Galerie des Archives Paris, France
1992   Galerie des Archives Paris, France
1992   Tom Cugliani Gallery New York, NY
1991   42nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1990   Tom Cugliani Gallery New York, NY
1989   Tom Cugliani Gallery New York, NY
1989   Galerie Barbara Farber Amsterdam, Netherlan
1988   Carl Solway Gallery Cincinnati, OH
1987   Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery New York, NY
1987   Galerie Barbara Farber Amsterdam, Netherlands
1986   Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery New York, NY
1986   Dart Gallery Chicago, IL
1985   Virtual Garrison Gallery New York, NY
2005   Art in America, “Lydia Dona at Michael Steinberg,” S. Maine, March
2005   ARTnews, “Lydia Dona, Michael Steinberg Fine Art,” R. Morgan, February
2004   Time Out New York, “Don’t Miss: Lydia Dona, New York Confidential Painting, Michael Steinberg Fine Art,” November 4-11
2004, “Lydia Dona at Michael Steinberg Fine Art,” J. Reed, October
2004   Gay City News, “Synthetic and Natural,” F. Holiday, October
2002   D. Ryan, Talking Painting; Dialogues with Twelve Contemporary Abstract Painters. Taylor and Francis Books, London, U.S.A., Canada.
2001   A.D’Souza, Lydia Dona at Von Lintel & Nusser, in: Art in America, February 2001.
2000   H. Loreck, Techno-urbane Korper: Lydia Donas Malerei, in: Frame, July/August 2000
1999   D. Moos, According to What: On Abstract Painting Circa 1999, in: Art Papers, May/June 1999
1998   C. Buci-Glucksman, Vers une Nouvelle Post-Abstraction, in: Parachute, September 1998
R. Rubinstein, Nine Lives of Painting, in: Art in America, September 1998
1994   R. Rubinstein, New Abstraction, Interview, in: Art in America, October 1994
1993   D. Pagel, Lydia Dona at Tom Cugliani Gallery, in Artforum, March 1993
1991   D. Pagel, Lydia Dona, in: Ex. Cat. 42nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery, 1991
R. Denson, Rupturing the Modernist Gland, Lydia Dona’s Abstract Erosions, in: Artscribe, January/February 1991
1989   M. Damianovic, Paradox View, in: Arts Magazine, December 1989