Paige Donovan

“Dots and circles. Details. Straight lines. I like them because they’re different, they pop into my brain and then I know everything about the painting.

 

I like painting landscapes. It reminds me of going outside in the summertime, and all the different leaves. There’s deer behind our house, they came out of nowhere. There were two or three of them. “ – PD

 

Paige Donovan was born in September 3rd, 1991 in Sycamore Circle in Audobon, PA. She is a swimmer and bocce ball player, and has competed in the Special Olympics for backstroke, freestroke, and breaststroke. She makes artwork at the Center for Creative Works five days a week.

 

Over the past four years, Paige Donovan has developed a fascinating, original style of mark-making, first in acrylic paint and most recently in calligraphy ink. Donovan’s vocabulary of mark comes from a desire to invent new and different ways of manipulating her materials, as well as an almost meditative approach to her art practice, which she continues to hone and develop every day.

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ

2018

Come to Life, Gallery 241, Wynnewood, PA

OUT THE DOOR: Art Party & Auction, Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

We’re In It (Remaking the World), VCAM, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

Person, Place, Thing. University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

2017

Drawn to Stitch, Ageless Gardens, Philadelphia, PA

2016

Outside Sound, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2015

Zeitgeist through Submission, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Scatter Joy Center for the Arts, Horsham, PA

2014

All Different Colors, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Material Culture, Philadelphia, PA

Illuminations, AIR Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pingle Building, Saint Louis Outsider Arts Fair. St. Louis, MO

2013

Pageant: Soloveev, Psychadeliphia. Philadelphia, PA

Pingle Buidling, Saint Louis Outsider Arts Fair. St. Louis, MO

The Rotunda, Outside Sound: Philadelphia, PA

Lankenau Health Center, The Big Picture. Wynnewood, PA

 

Press

Lewis, Alex. Outside Sound connects artists with developmental disabilities and local musicians. Philadelphia NewsWorks for WHYY / NPR. September 15, 2015.

Newhouse, Sam, “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It:” New Fleisher/Ollman show features artists with developmental disabilities. Metro News, June 10, 2014.

 

Collections and Publications

Private Collection of Abbottsford Falls Health Center

Cred Magazine: October 2013 Issue

Center for Creative Works is a program of Resources for Human Development

for information about viewing or purchasing artwork contact ccwexhibitions@rhd.org

Center for Creative Works

241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

phone: 610 642 9101

hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday

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