Donna Gough. Artist.


Exploring the real and the referential, linking elements from drawing, sculpture, installation and light-based media - parallels of light and consciousness underpin my conceptual framework.

(b. Australia)
Lives and works, Los Angeles

Group exhibitions


2020    Shockboxx Gallery – Word, Hermosa Beach, USA
2020    Gallery 825 – Penumbra, Los Angeles, USA
2019    M16 Artspace – Drawing Prize, Finalist, Canberra, Australia
2019    Gallery 825 – Applied Science, 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, Sydney, Australia
2017    Los Angeles Center for Digital Art – Electron Salon, Los Angeles, USA
2017    Gaffa Gallery – Off Site, Sydney, Australia
2016    Los Angeles Center for Digital Art – Snap to Grid, Los Angeles, USA



Awards


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



Education


UNSW Art & Design, Australia
Pres.    Graduate Certificate, Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design

UNSW Art & Design, Australia
2018    Master’s Degree, Fine and Studio Arts

Animation Mentor, USA
2009    Associate's degree, Character Animation

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

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



Professional organisations


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



Exploring the real and the referential, parallels of light and consciousness underpin my conceptual framework – embodying Vedic philosophy, quantum thinking and various multidimensional subjects with metaphysical and imaginative implications.

I am interested in the effect that light has on our psychology and spatial perception, with its inherent ability to influence the eye and mind of the viewer – and in using it as the means to contemplate space through the ephemeral nature of installations, where light adds an illusory dimension.

Linking elements from drawing, sculpture, installation and light-based media, my 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.