Donachie, who was born in 1970 in Glasgow, England, lives and works in London.
Kaye Donachie has developed paintings studded with literary references in which her fascination for real and fictional heroines comes to life.A lover of biographies, she finds her inspiration in these accounts combining romanticism and nostalgia with which her paintings and drawings are imbued.
The exhibition will for the first time include works drawn from collections by a number of historical artists : James Broughton, Claude Cahun, Josette Exandier, Florence Henri, Lee Miller.
This exhibition is supported by Fluxus, fthe Franco-British fund for contemporary art.
Born in Glasgow in 1970, Kaye Donachie graduated from a MA at Royal College of Art (London) in 1997, after having studied at Hoschschule der Künste (Berlin) in 1996 and at University of Central England (Birmingham) in 1992. She showed her work at many personal exhibitions, including at Artists Space, NY, in 2004. She also participated in several collective exhibits, including If Everybody had an Ocean : Brian Wilson : An Art Exhibition (Tate St Ives, CAPC Bordeaux, 2007) and Tate Triennial (Tate Britain, London, 2006). The frac île-de-france recently acquired one of her work, following the exhibition Un mural, des tableaux, in which she took part. Kaye Donachie is represented by the Maureen Paley Gallery in London.
18 May to 23 July
FRAC Ile-de-France, le Plateau
22 rue des Alouettes
Wednesday to Sunday 14:00 to 19:00. Late opening until 21:00 every 1st Wednesday of the month.
Kaye Donachie, To reveal yourself to others, 2015, courtesy Ribot Gallery, Milan @Kaye Donachie
Kaye Donachie, I fear this hidden motion, 2007, courtesy Hauser& Wirth Collection, Switzerland @Kaye Donachie
Kaye Donachie, Untitled, 2015 courtesy Ribot Gallery, MIlan @Kaye Donachie