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


2018   MFA Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

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


2019 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, 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

Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture Nominee

2017-2018   Brooklyn College Graduate Art Student Union President

2017    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


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

2017‐2018    Brooklyn College Graduate Teaching Fellowship


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