Dr Andrew Donaldson’s career spans over two decades with a profound interest in abstraction. From 1990 until 1992 he studied with Prof Klaus Rinke at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany. From 1994 to 1995 he studied with Prof Claus Carstensen as a Samstag Scholar at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. In 2009 he was awarded a PhD in art history by the University of Sydney.
Since his first exhibition in 1988 he has held more than 25 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 60 group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. A survey of his work was held at The University Art Museum (UAM), University of Queensland in 2002.
Donaldson’s work is represented in national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria and in other state museums, university art galleries and private collections. Donaldson is currently writing a history of 20th century Australian art with Rex Butler and is a lecturer in the Painting Department at the National Art School.