About the artist

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Joseph Donohue is the man behind the lens captivating viewers with his stunning landscapes, cityscapes, and abstract experimental photography.

From his hometown in Montréal, Québec, to what he considers his second home, Paris, France, Donohue's photography leaves a lasting impression with astounding composition, beautiful use of colours, and intriguing subject matter.

Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, Donohue went on to have his first photography exhibition in 1980. Since then, as his photos have diversified and grown, his work has been widely exhibited throughout North America and in Europe.

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Joseph Donohue est l’homme derrière la lentille de sa caméra qui captive par ses paysages, ses panoramas urbains et sa photographie expérimentale abstraite.

De sa ville natale Montréal, Québec, à Paris, France, qu’il considère comme sa ville, les photographies de Donohue impressionnent par l’utilisation de la couleur, leurs compositions stupéfiantes et les sujets intrigants.

Après avoir complété avec succès un Baccalauréat Beaux-Arts à l’Université Concordia de Montréal, Donohue présente sa première exposition de photographies en 1980. Au fil des années, il perfectionne son art et sa technique. Ses photos, très diversifiées, sont maintenant exposées à travers l’Amérique du nord et l’Europe.

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Solo/Duo Exhibitions:

  • Harry’s New York Bar, Paris (2006-2007)
  • Just for Events, Montreal (2007)
  • Arts NDG, Paris Éclectique (2005)
  • Centre Culturel Strathearn (1995)
  • Galerie Pink, Montréal, QC (1995)
  • l'Oratoire St-Joseph (1991)
  • Galerie Pink, Montréal, QC (1990)
  • Office Nationale du Film, Montreal (1989)
  • Wellers Gallery, Toronto, ON (1986)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Montreal City Hall (2015) Ou Dormez Vous/Where Do You Sleep"                             Exhibitor and Co-Curator of Exhibition     
  • PinkEspace (2010-2011)
  • Lantern of the East, 14th Pyeongtaek International Arts Festival, Korea (2006)
  • Arts NDG, Montreal (2005)
  • Vistual Arts Centre (2001)
  • Galerie Dessinée (1999)
  • Contact 99, Toronto, ON
  • Galerie Pink, Montréal, QC (1998)
  • Galerie J.C. Bergeron, Ottawa (1997)
  • Krasdale Gallery, NYC (1997)
  • Arts Sutton (1995)
  • l'Oratoire St-Joseph, "Les Crèches à l'Oratoire"(1992)
  • Montréal World Trade Centre, 
  • "Photography from Ireland and Canada"
    Curator of Exhibition (1992)
  • Clary Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Wellers Gallery, Toronto, ON

Artist’s Books

  • l'Oratoire
    Portfolio of 10 black and white photographs, Limited Edition
  • Miracle 2000
    Portfolio of 10 black and white photographs of St. George's Church, Montreal, Limited Edition
  • Paris Éclectique
    Portfolio of 10 colour images of Paris, France 
    Limited Edition

Collections

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • National Library of Canada, Ottawa
  • Art for Healing Foundation
  • CAMH, Toronto
  • Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec
  • McGill University - Rare Book Collection
  • Université de Montréal-Bibliothèque des livres rares et collections spéciales

     International Private Collections

Awards

  • Nominee in Wildlife Category at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards for "Le Vieux Port" (2014)
  • Le Prix du Coeur'  Timeraiser/Bénévotemps Montréal (2014)
  • Nominee in Nature at the 3rd Annual Photography Masters Cup for "The Fall of Night" (2009)
  • Applied Arts Magazine Award (2008)
  • Clary Miner Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.  Special Achievement Award
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Le Vieux Port


© Joe Donohue