LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
I was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and worked in the capital city until moving to Barcelona, Spain, then Winchester, UK to complete an M.A. in Contemporary European Fine Art. After 18 years of professional practice in Harstad, Northern Norway, I now have my studio and work in the Sierra de Libar area, Spain and, Scotland. ¤ I have had a rich professional life, working in the arts and exhibiting nationally and internationally. During my years in Norway, I was active in the North Norwegian Artists' Union (Nord Norsk Bildende Kunstnere) as a board member and worked as a college lecturer in art and art history at Nordland College of Art and Film, Kabelvåg. For six years I was the Director of the Gallery of Northern Norway (Galleri NordNorge) curating and collaborating with, among others, The Northern Museum of Art, Tromsø, and The National Museum, Oslo. ¤ RESUME OF SHOWS AND AWARDS - Surface Work. Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain | Surface Work. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain | Solo Show. Sør Troms Museum, Trondeness, Harstad, Norway | Reflections. Solo Show, A:rt Gymsal, Harstad, Norway | Horizontal Works. Solo Show, Ateliér Lofoten Gallery, Svolvær, Norway | New Works. Solo Show. Galleria Panorama, Barcelona, Spain | New Works in Architecture. Solo Show. Cloister Gallery, Bristol | Doric Work. Solo Show, Studio Gallery, Edinburgh | Solo Show, Loretto Gallery, Musselburgh, Scotland | New Works. Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (R.I.A.S.), Edinburgh | Facade. Solo Show, Hillside Gallery, Edinburgh | Furness/Moen/O’Donnell/Skotnes. Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway | Den 7. Tromsutstillinga (7. Troms Region Art Exhibition), Tromsø, Norway | Southampton University, Faculty of Arts Dept., Southampton | Cheltenham and Gloucester Drawing Show, Berlin & Hull | Group Show, Can Felipa, Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain | Art on the Rock, Stirling Castle, Stirling | Celtic Conexion, Euskal Extea, Centre Cultural, Barcelona, Spain | British Workhouse Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA | Scottish Contemporary Painters and Printmakers Exhibition, Edinburgh | Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Southampton | Grandisca. Group show, Museo Nuova Era, Bari and La Spezia, Italy | Scottish Painters Group Show. Frontiers Gallery, Edinburgh | Incontri d’Arte. Group Show, Guild Gallery, Bristol | Incontri D’Arte. Group Show, Bari, Italy | New Generation Show. Mercury Gallery, London. ¤ SELECTED AWARDS: Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway | Norwegian State Material Grant, Oslo, Norway | Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway | Norwegian State Material Grant, Oslo, Norway | Artist-in-Residence, Clifton College, Bristol . Awarded Fiera del Levante Prize ‘Artists in Puglia’ Exhibition. Bari, Italy | Awarded Cross Gates Gallery Award, Kentucky, USA and Mall Galleries, London | Commissioned by Stephens Architects, Glamis; Icon paintings for Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Naval church, Rosyth | Commissioned by The Scottish Office; St. Andrew’s House Scottish Office HQ, Edinburgh. ¤ OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2015 - 2019. Chairman of Board for Foundation Sierra de Libar, Spain | 2012 - 2017Director of Galleri NordNorge (Gallery of Art Northern Norway), Harstad | 2013 - 2016. Board Member for Creative Business Development Board, Innovasjon Norge, Troms, Norway | 2012 - 2016. Delegate Board Member, Sparebank1 Northern Norway Art Foundation | 2004 - 2016. Owner, Director and CEO, A:rt Gymsal AS, Harstad, Norway | 2006 - 2009. Board Member, Harstad Regional Chamber of Commerce, Norway | 2006 - 2008. Board Member, Kunskapsparken Nord (Knowledge Park North), Harstad, Norway | 2003 - 2006. Course Leader for Edunor Troms, Painting and Drawing Adult Education Enterprise, Harstad, Norway | 1999 - 2006. Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Drawing and Painting, Nordland Kunst-og Filmskole Art and Film College), Kabelvag, Norway | 2004 - 2006. Art Consultant/Curator for Bø i Vesteråle's Hospital, Straumen, Norway | 2001 - 2006. Board Member Nordnorske Billende Kunstnere -NNBK (Professional Artists´Union HQ), Svolvær, Norway | 2003 - 2008. Board Member, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway) Harstad | 2003 - 2006. Member of Advisory Board, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway), Harstad, Norway | 2001. Curator ILIOS Festivalen (Anual Festival of Contemporary Music), Gallery Nord Norge, Harstad, Norway | 2000. Lecturer, Art History Faculty, Tromso University, Tromso, Norway.
WHO I AM
I am Roanne O'Donnell. Scottish. Painter. Draftsman.
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