EDUCATION

2014 – Master of Fine Arts (Research) National Art School Sydney
2006 – Bachelor Fine Arts (Distinction) UWS – Awarded Deans Medal
2003 – Diploma Fine Arts, Nepean College TAFE
2002 – Certificate IV, Fine Arts, Nepean College TAFE – Awarded First place

AWARDS

2016 – The Terrence and Lynette Fern Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship for 2017
2015 – Hazelhurst Art on Paper 2015 – Highly Commended
2014 – NAS, British School at Rome Residency
2011 – City of Hobart Art Prize, 2011, Tasmania – Highly Commended
2010 – William Fletcher Foundation Art Fellowship – Highly Commended
2010 – Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP10), Queensland – Highly Commended
2010 – BSG works on paper, Brunswick Victoria – Awarded 2nd prize
2009 – Albury Art Prize – Awarded First Prize International Art Residency
2009 – Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP09), QLD – Highly Commended
2007 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown – Awarded First Prize
2007 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition,Works on Paper – Highly Commended
2006 – Bachelor Fine Arts (Distinction) UWS – Awarded Deans Medal
2006 – Sydney, City of Village, Exhibition and Prize, Sydney – Awarded First prize
2005 – Blackheath Art Society Spring Exhibition, Blackheath – Highly Commended
2004 – Contempo, Exhibition of Contemporary Art – Highly Commended
2003 – Blackheath Art Society Watercolour and Drawing Exhibition – Highly commended
2002 – Certificate IV, Fine Arts, Nepean College TAFE – Awarded First place
2002 – Holroyd City Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
2002 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition,Blacktown – Commended

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Drawn in Fairfield, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2016 – Drawn in Fairfield, Fairfield Museum and Gallery, NSW
2015 – Homefront, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 – A Notion of Home, Drawings by Catherine O’Donnell, National Art School, Sydney
2013 – Estates of Tomorrow, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Venetian Visions, Colandra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2012 – Venetian Visions, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton
2011 – Catherine O’Donnell, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2011 – CBlock, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Penrith
2011 – Venetian Visions, Albury Regional Gallery, Albury
2010 – Recent Drawings, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2010 – Light and Shadow, Pataka Museum, Poiroa New Zealand (part of the NZ International Art Festival)
2009 – Light and Shadow, Blacktown Art Centre, Blacktown
2009 – Dripstone, Elizabeth Farm, Historic Houses Trust, Parramatta (with writer Naomi McCarthy)
2006 – Erasing the Darkness, Wall Space Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 -Drawing Conversation. National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2016 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
2016 – The William Fletcher 30th Anniversery exhibition, Artarmon Galleries, NSW
2016 – Paul Guest Prize for drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
2016 – Just Draw, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
2016 – Close to Home, Dobell Drawing Bieannial, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2016 – The ‘F’ Show, NORTH Contemporary Art Space, North Sydney 
2016 – Wait, weep and be worthy: women, the home front & war, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor
2016 – Just Draw, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2015 – 30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2015 – From Farm to the Battlefield -Remembering H.A.C. UWS Richmond Campus
2015 – Untitled Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2015 – A Notion of Home, Catherine O’Donnell, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)
2015 – Seasons of Birth and Creativity, Northmead Performing Arts High School, Northmead
2015 – BSR Mostra, Rome Italy
2015 – Spazi Apert, Rome Italy
2015 – Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Gymea, NSW
2014 – New Work, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2014 – The Edge, Annandale Galleries, Annandale, NSW
2014 – Sextet, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, NSW
2014 – A general map of caves, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 – Rick Amor Drawing Prize
2014 – Ballarat Regional Gallery, Victoria
2013 – Middlehead, 33° 50′ S, 151° 14′ E, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
2013 – Story, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2013 – Hazelhurst, Art on Paper exhibition, Gymea
2012 – Gold Coast Art Prize, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
2012 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
2012 – Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
2012 – Art and Artwords exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
2012 – Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2012, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Victoria
2012 – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing , Croydon, NSW
2012 – Still Life Exhibition, Parramatta Artist studios, Parramatta
2011 – The Hutchins Art Prize, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, Tasmania
2011 – Hazelhurst, Art on Paper exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2011 – The City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
2011 – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Croydon, NSW
2011 – Stations of The Cross Exhibition, St Ives Uniting Church, St Ives
2010 – Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2010 – Freehand, Recent Australian Drawings, Heidi Museum Of Modern Art, Victoria
2010 – Tidal 10, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
2010 – William Fletcher Foundation Art Fellowship, NAS, Sydney, NSW
2010 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton, NSW
2010 – SCAP 10, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2010 – No Right Turn, Western Sydney Drawing, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2010 – Living Liverpool, Casula Powerhouse, NSW
2010 – Works on Paper, BSG Gallery, Victoria
2009 – Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown, NSW
2009 – Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW
2009 – Art with Paper, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009 – Albury Art Prize, Albury Regional Gallery, Albury, NSW
2009 – Art on Paper Exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2009 – SCAP 09, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2008 – Stan & Maureen Art Prize, Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Queensland
2008 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2008 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton, NSW
2008 – SCAP 08, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2008 – Waverly Art Prize, Waverly Woollahra Arts Centre, Bondi, NSW
2008 – The Churchie, National Emerging Art Exhibition, Brisbane, Queensland
2008 – Blacktown City Collection Highlights Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2008 – Sydney Royal Easter Show, Homebush, NSW
2007 – Sydney art exhibition 07, Fox studios, Sydney, NSW
2007 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2007 – Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby, NSW
2007 – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2007 – Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW
2007 – Sydney Royal Easter Show, Homebush, NSW
2007 – Adelaide Perry prize for Drawing, PLC, Croydon, NSW
2006 – Kedumba, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW
2006 – Art on the Rocks, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
2006 – Sydney, City of Village, Exhibition and Prize, Sydney, NSW
2006 – Creative Circles, Blacktown Art Centre, Blacktown, NSW
2006 – Past Presence, NADC, NSWOriginals, Wall Space Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 – Tyree-Tycan Works on Paper, Berrima, NSW
2006 – Work in Progress Contemporary Drawings of Western Sydney’, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blactown, NSW
2005 – Quarter-ish, UWS, Graduation Exhibition, Kingswood
2005 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2005 – Blackheath Art Society Spring Exhibition, Blackheath, NSW
2005 – Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby, NSW
2004 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2004 – St. Gregorys’ Art Exhibition, Campbelltown, NSW
2003 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW
2003 – Blackheath Art Society Watercolour and Drawing , Blackheath, NSW
2002 – Holroyd City Art Exhibition, Holroyd, NSWSt Gregorys’ Art Exhibition, Campbelltown, NSW
2002 – Blacktown City Acquisitive Art Exhibition, Blacktown, NSW

RESIDENCIES

2016 – Parramatta Artist Studios, NSW
2015 – British School at Rome, Italy
2014 – Penrith Regional gallery & the Lewers Bequest, NSW
2013 – Bilpin international ground for creative initatives:The Big Ci, Bilpin, NSW
2013 – Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, NSW
2011 – Artst in Residence Nepean Creative and Performance Art High School, NSW
2010 – Scuola International di Grafica (Venice, Italy)
2010 -Casula Powerhouse Artist in Residence, NSW
2009 – Blacktown Art Centre Artist in Residence, NSW
2009- Historic Houses (Elizabeth Farm Parramatta) Artist in Residence

COLLECTIONS

Parliament House Art Collection, ACT Canberra
Art Bank, Australia
Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
National Art School Collection, NSW
Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Drawings, NSW
Albury Regional Gallery, NSW
Pataka Museum, Porirua, New Zealand.
Blacktown City Council, Blacktown, NSW
Private Collections both internationally and locally

 

ARTICLES

Journals/Magazines

2016- Fortesque, Elizabeth. “Catherine drawn to home” Daily Telegraph, September 29, pg 46. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/artist-catherine-odonnell-drew-inspiration-from-observing-the-buildings-of-her-childhood/news-story/b64eb32191b6b537828a094c74252ff3 accessed 01/10/2017
2016- Mc’Donald, John. “Drawing on Experience” Sydney Morning Herald, Sept10-11, Spectrum pp16-17 http://johnmcdonald.net.au/2016/dobell-australian-drawing-biennial-2016/ accessed 14/9/2016
2016- Stranger, Lucy. Catherine O’Donnell. Artist Profile, Issue 36, 2016, pp 86-91
2016 – Ryan, Anne. Close to home, Australian Drawing Biennial 2016. Sydney: Art Gallery of NSW, pp52-57
2016 – Frost, Andrew. The Dobell: modestly staged, impressively rendered. The Conversation, August 12, 2016  https://theconversation.com/the-dobell-drawing-biennial-modestly-staged-impressively-rendered-63596 Accessed:13/8/16
2016 – Gall,Naomi. “Close to home:Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016” Art Guide Australia, August 9,2016, http://artguide.com.au/close-to-home-dobell-australian-drawing-biennial-2016 Accessed 13/8/16
2016 – Taylor, Andrew. “Western Sydney’s landscape inspires latest crop of artists at Parramatta Artists Studios”, Sydney Morning Herald , 12 February http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/western-sydneys-landscape-inspires-latest-crop-of-artists-at-parramatta-artists-studios-20160210-gmqcr8.html accessed 14/9/2016
2015 – Home/Front (100 Year Commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign), exhibition catalogue, 11 April – 31 May 2015, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW. http://www.penrithregionalgallery.org/wp- content/uploads/2015/01/HomeFront-catalogue-6-May.pdf
2015 –  Paterson, Ian. “Rome is where art is”, Penrith Press , 30 January 2015, p5.
2013 –  Fizgerald, Micheal. “Open Gallery – Estates of Tomorrow”, SMH Spectrum, 6 – 7 April 2013, p13.
2013 –  Middlehead 33°50′ S 151° 14′ E, exhibition catalogue 7 September- 17 November 2013 Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2011 – Daborn, Shirley. C-Block: Drawings by Catherine O’Donnell , exhibition catalogue, 6 August – 16 October 2011, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW. http://www.penrithregionalgallery.org/C-Block.php
2011 – Venetian Visions, exhibition catalogue, 5 March – 24 April, Albury Art Gallery, NSW.
2011 – Durrent, Jacqui. “The Albury Art Prize” Art Monthly Issue 236 Dec 2011-Jan 2012, p 62-64
2011 – Michaels, Linda (ed). ‘Freehand, Recent Australian Drawings’, exhibition catalogue 26 November 2010 – 6 March 2011 Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Victoria,
2010 –  “International Arts Festival”, February 11, 2010. Munting, Brianna. Living Liverpool , exhibition catalogue, 6 February – 11 April, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW.
2010 – Blain, Natasha. “In the Studio: Catherine O’Donnell”, Artbank Now, October 2010, p14-15.
2010 – Daborn, Shirley. “The Indefinable Art of Drawing”, No Right Turn , April 2010, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW. http://www.penrithregionalgallery.org/no%20right%20turn.php
2009 –  Light and Shadow: Drawings by Catherine O’Donnell, exhibition catalogue, 14 April – 13 June 2009, Blacktown
Art Centre, NSW.
2006 – Kouyoumdjian, Sophia. Work in Progress Contemporary Drawing from Western Sydney, exhibition catalogue, 24 February – 25 March 2006, Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW.
2006 – Fizgerald, Micheal. “Open Gallery – Estates of Tomorrow”, SMH (Spectrum),

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