Madeline Donahue (b. Houston, TX 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


2018   MFA Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

2006   BFA Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2019 (Forthcoming) Smoke Show, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN

(Forthcoming) SPF 32, 81 Beaver St, Curated by Madeleine Mermall, Brooklyn, NY

(Forthcoming) Secret Garden, Secret Garden, Brooklyn, NY

Yard, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY

Relief, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

GIFC Seattle, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

GIFCNYC, The Hole, New York, NY

Making (It) Work, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2018 SHAME, 550 Nostrand, Brooklyn, NY

SKINS, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Catch as Catch Can, Spaceworks, Brooklyn, NY

            If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash, 601Artspace, New York, NY

            A World of People, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

            Respond BC!, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2017   MFA 2nd Year Exhibition, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

            Entre Nous, 5410 Gallery, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

            Soft Animal, BE FLUENT NYC, Field Projects, New York, NY

            Respond BC!, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2016   Premonitions, Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn, NY

2015   Kaleidascape, Public, North Adams, MA

            Art Around, West End, Hartford, CT

2014   Poster Child, Bushwick Print Lab, Queens, NY

            The End, The Beginning Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Still Life, Wondering Around Wandering, Brooklyn, NY

            Portrait, Artypes Space, Brooklyn, NY


2018 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

            Brooklyn College Art Department Professional Development Fund Award

2017-2018   Brooklyn College Graduate Art Student Union President

2017 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture Nominee

Brooklyn College Professional Development Fund Award

2005    SMFA Returning Student Grant

2004    SMFA Annual Print + Paper Show Award

2001‐2005   SMFA Shelly Merit Award

2001‐2005   SMFA Crawford Merit Award


2019 Wassaic Project, Summer Artist in Residence, Wassaic, NY

2018    Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Summer Artist in Residence, Woodstock, NY

2017‐2018    Brooklyn College Graduate Teaching Fellowship


2019 Knaus, Ellie. Guest. “There’s a Toddler in My Art Studio: Finding Space with Madeline Donahue, Painter and Sculptor.” Atomic Moms Podcast. Episode 215. April 24th, 2019.

Ginger the Zine: #15, Ginger the Zine, 2019.

2018    Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Exhibition: If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Brooklyn College Department of Art, 2018.

2017    ArtMAZE Mag: Issue 5, Anniversary Edition. ArtMAZE Mag, 2017.  


2018    Jansen, Charlotte. “Madeline Donahue Paints the Joy and Absurdity of Motherhood.” Elephant Magazine. December 2018.

Jansen, Charlotte. “Childbirth is the Ultimate Taboo in Contemporary Art.” Elephant Magazine. December 2018.

Small, Zachary. “Taking a Millennial Approach at Brooklyn College’s MFA Spring  2018 Thesis Show.” Hyperallergic. May 28 2018. 


2018    ‘Basic Design, Drawing and Color’, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY