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Donna Green

Donna Green in her studio, 2019

Donna Green (Australian, b. 1960) is a ceramic artist living and working in New York. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources including ancient Japanese Jomon ceramics, Chinese Han Dynasty storage jars, Gonshi (naturally occurring scholars’ rocks), and garden grottos from the baroque period – Green creates heroically scaled urns that reference classical design while transcending decorative norms. Beginning with coil-bulit stoneware forms, Green works the clay into anthropomorphic gestural shapes pushing the physical limits of the medium. Layer upon layer of glaze is applied to the undulating surfaces resulting in distorted vessels that explore the dichotomy between beauty and ugliness.


Australian, b. 1960

Lives and works in New York, NY

1980-1984       Sydney College of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Design
1986-1988       The New School, New York, New York
1995                Workshop, “Fire Up” with Janet Mansfield, Gulgong, NSW
1997                The National Art School, Sydney, NSW
2000                The Handbuilt Vessel with John Gill, The Anderson Ranch, 
                              Snowmass, Colorado
2011                Workshop with Chris Gustin, David Pinto and Doug Casebeer,
                              The Goodhope Plantation, Jamaica
2017-2018       New York Studio School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture,
                              New York, NY
2018                The Vessel as Metaphor with Tony Marsh, The Anderson Ranch, 
                              Snowmass, Colorado                  

2019                Artist Fellowship, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
                        Resident Artist, California State University Long Beach
                               Contemporary Ceramics Center

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, NSW

“Hidden in Plain Sight,” Architectural Digest, March 15, 2018
“A Bold All Red Bouquet…”, The Wall Street Journal, 22 December 2016
“Donna Green: Clay 2,” Art and Australia, February, 2015
“A De Kooning Inspired Flower Arrangement,” The Wall Street Journal,
     May 30, 2014
“Coiled Pots,” Ceramics Technical, No. 5, 1997, Sydney, NSW

2020                Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
                       ‘Form’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2019                ‘Sydney Contemporary 2019’, Carriageworks, Utopia Art Sydney,
                        Dobrinka Salzman Gallery, New York, NY
                        ‘Clay 5’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        Sculpture Space, Long Island City, NY
2018                ‘RE:CONSTRUCTION’, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
                        ‘Sydney Contemporary 2018’, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Clay 4’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        ‘The Small Works’, Malia Mills and Folioeast, East Hampton, NY
                        Hampton Good Design, Wainscott, NY
                        Kimcherova Gallery, New York, NY
                        Sculpture Space, Long Island City, NY
2017                ‘Sydney Contemporary 2017’, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Museum III’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Alternative Museum’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Winter Salon’, Malia Mills, East Hampton, NY
2016                ‘Clay 3’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Weird Ceramic’, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
                        ‘The Last Hurrah’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2015                ‘Vessels”, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
                        ‘Clay 2’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
                        ‘Collectible’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2013                ‘Vessels’, Storefront Gallery at Greenwich House, New York, NY
2012                ‘Home’, Umbrella Arts, New York, NY
2009                ‘Please Handle the Pots’, Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1997                ‘Ceramics’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, NSW


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