Fiona Donald
Born Belfast, Ireland 1969
Lives and works in Manchester UK

For Donald there is a need to be involved in a very personal, intimate and physical relationship to the subject. She is drawn to specific motifs and recurring subject matter. The act of drawing lies at the heart of what she does, it has become a way of reaching out and finding a direction, it has been a means of establishing critical connections with re-occurring motifs, and given her new ways of seeing, and consequently new ways of making.

2011-2013 MA Fine Art Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Art
1989-1992 B.Design Liverpool University (First class honours)
1995-1996 PGCE Art and Education Huddersfield University
1997-1987 Diploma in Foundation Studies Grimsby School of Art 

Selected Exhibitions



The Nature of Things, Manchester Central Library


Manifest Arts festival, Manchester

Resolution, Malgras|Naudet, Chapletown Street, Manchester 

Benzie Building Opening Manchester School of Art
Not just for Christmas.., Contemporary Arts Society North, PS Mirabel
MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art
Heinrich Event, Rogue Studios Manchester
7 hours curated by Yu-Cheng Chou, Chinese Art Center, Manchester
School of Art Vol.III Oktogon Gallery, Dresden Germany, curated by Susanne Greinke,
Oil, Grease and Rubber, Piccadilly  Place, Manchester, curated by Pavelle Buchler
INTERIM 11, Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester
INTERIM, NEO Studios, Bolton

Photosensitive, One Church Gallery, Great Missenden
Imbalance, The South London Artists Stark Gallery London

Objects, Space and Place Tank Gallery London
Suite Open studios, Cow lane Salford 

Responses to a Fragile State, (MAK) Podujevë, Kosovo
Winter,  The South London Artists, Red Gate Gallery, London 

Selected other

Fab6- Stanley Pickering Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames, London, 2006 The Music of Time (Solo Show)- Johnny O’Donnell’s, Valence, France, 2005 Stockport Art Gallery Open- Stockport, 2005 Fab4, Stanley Pickering Gallery- Kingston Upon Thames, London, 2004 Connections (devised, managed, curated, exhibited),Mackie Mayor Buildings, Manchester, 2002 Stockport Art Gallery Open- Stockport, 2001 Fiona Donald (Solo Show) -Hanover Gallery, Liverpool, 1997 Paris Open Exhibition International Art Exhibitors – Rue De Bercy, Paris, France, 1997(catalogue) International Art Exhibitors – The Crypt, St Martin’s in the Fields, London, 1997(catalogue)
Commercial Commissions 2007  DTZ – International property consultants, Manchester. 2005  DTZ – International property consultants, Manchester. 2004  Johnny O’Donnell’s – Valence, France.
Residency Artist in Residence Heald Place Primary school, Rusholme, Manchester.
Teaching 2003- Present Programme leader – Diploma in Foundation Studies (0.7 job share) The Manchester College. 1998-2003 – Programme leader- Diploma in Foundation Studies -Manchester College of Art and Technology. 1996-1998 – Associate Lecturer – Manchester College of Art and Technology. 1992-1996 – Associate Lecturer – City College Manchester.
Collections Private collections in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Wales.