Competition: US & Canada
Dru Donovan’s photographs examine the connection between physical and emotional occurrences by constructing or revisiting human experiences. Donovan received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2009. Her work has shown nationally and internationally and was included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Fraenkel Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Hap Gallery and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Donovan’s photographs were published in Aperture Magazine, Blind Spot, Picture Magazine and Matte Magazine. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011-2012 she participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace studio residency. In 2015 she was awarded the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship. Donovan has taught at Lewis & Clark College, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and Yale University.