(b. Australia)
Lives and works, Los Angeles

Exhibitions


2022    Vivid Light – Neon collaboration project with author, Chelsea Watego, Sydney, Australia
2022    Shockboxx Gallery – Regulated Garbage (group show), Los Angeles, USA

2022    Brea Gallery – 37th Made in California (group show), Finalist, Los Angeles, USA
2022    Artshare LA – There from Here (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2021    Brea Gallery – 36th Made in California (group show), Finalist, Los Angeles, USA
2021    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – The 66th Blake Prize, Finalist, Sydney, Australia
2020    Shockboxx Gallery – Minimalism (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2020    Launch LA Gallery (permanent lightwork installations on outer building), Los Angeles, USA
2020    Shockboxx Gallery – Word (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2020    Gallery 825 – Penumbra (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2019    M16 Artspace – Drawing Prize, Finalist, Canberra, Australia
2019    Gallery 825 – Applied Science (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2019    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Finalist, Therefore I Am, Orange County, USA
2018    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – The 65th Blake Prize, Finalist, Sydney, Australia
2018    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Music for your Eyes, Finalist, Orange County, USA
2017    UNSW Art & Design – Annual 17 (group show), Sydney, Australia
2017    Los Angeles Center for Digital Art – Electron Salon (group show), Los Angeles, USA
2017    Gaffa Gallery – Off Site (group show), Sydney, Australia


Education


University of NSW Art & Design, Australia
Pres.    Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Art & Design

University of NSW Art & Design, Australia
2018    Master’s Degree, Fine and Studio Arts

Central Institute of Technology, Australia
2004    Associate's degree, Animation

ual: University of the Arts London, UK
1991    Undergraduate degree, Graphic Design


Awards


2017    UNSW Art & Design, Annual 17 Sculpture & Installation Award


Professional organisations


Los Angeles Art Association
ArtShare LA
National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)



Exploring the real and the referential, parallels of light and consciousness underpin Donna Gough’s conceptual framework. Linking elements from drawing, painting, installation and light-based media, her practice is an ongoing enquiry into concepts of the ‘unknown’ and the illusion of time (ourselves) flowing from the past towards the future as a subjective experience of consciousness.

Gough’s approach to installation and neon aesthetics is often focused on conceptual wordplay, exploring the relationship between art and the duality of language through the complexity of the human experience. She is interested in the effect light has on our psychology and spatial perception, with its inherent ability to confront the eye and mind of the viewer.

She has exhibited in Australia where her work has been included in the 65th & 66th Blake Prize, while recent shows in Los Angeles include the Made in California group show, along with outer building light installations at Launch LA Gallery. She received her MFA from UNSWAD in Sydney along with achievements such as ‘The Annual 17’ Sculpture & Installation Award.

Contact  d.gough@unswalumni.com











© Donna Gough 2022