Teri Donovan is a mixed media artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, photography, and collage. The incorporation of patterns and textures is an integral aspect of her largely narrative-based works.
Donovan engages issues of perception, memory, identity, and behavioral patterns that influence how we become who we are. Her work is both personal and general and references larger social issues.
She holds a Fine Arts degree from York University and a B. Ed. from the University of Toronto and studied at The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Toronto School of Art.
Donovan lives in Toronto and has exhibited at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Hermes Gallery, Halifax, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, the Latcham Art Centre, Stouffville, ARC Gallery, Chicago, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Red Head Gallery, Toronto. Her work is represented in corporate and private collections and was featured in Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting, a survey of Contemporary Painting in Canada.
This animation began as a drawing of inked shapes on YUPO. However, it soon brought to mind the teasing, arguing, attention seeking, playfulness, and competition that characterizes family relationships. Each sibling in this family has its own personality and thinks nothing of annoying a brother or sister, not just once, but perpetually.
This animation began as a drawing consisting of three-dimensional conically shaped circles attached to paper and shaded with pencil. Once animated, the circles move from their home positions and travel short distances back to their starting points. Rather than taking them in new directions, their travels inevitably lead them back to where they began.