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Born
1958 Everett, WA
Solo Exhibitions
2014 Told and Untold Stories, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2012 La Vue à travers, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Des jeux sérieux de beauté, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2009 Dix-Huit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Galerie des modes and Still, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 Mythos, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 La Lumière Cachée, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 New Paintings, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Paintings and Drawings, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Recent Paintings, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1995 New Drawings, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
Select Group Exhibitions
2014 2014 Palm Springs Art Fair, (with Winston Wächter Fine Art), Palm Springs, CA
Fire Department, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Best Dressed / Undressed, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Summer Group Exhibition of Work by Gallery Artists, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Aqua Art Miami (with Froelick Gallery), Miami, FL
Art Platform – Los Angeles, (with Winston Wächter Fine Art), Santa Monica, CA
Undressing Room, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 Aqua Art Miami (with Froelick Gallery), Miami, FL
Exquisite Allegory, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2010 The Science of Gender and Sex, 29th Annual Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Referencing the Past, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 34th Annual NW Natural Street of Dreams, Portland, OR
2007 First Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Beastiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 drawing(s) 40+ artists/200 works:  A 25th anniversary exhibition, Terry Hopkins, curator, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 The Clown Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Reallegories / Core Sample, Belmont Factory, curator, Andrea Borsuk, Portland, OR
Introductions, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 32nd Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR, Juror:  Roger Hull
Showcase 2002, Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton, OR, Juror:  Mark Wooley (award)
2001 East Meets West, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Winter Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 PDXs to Quartersaw:  Celebrating Sixteen Years, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
Open Walls, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
1999 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator:  Katheryn Kanjo (catalogue)
Pacific Rim:  Oregon, Terrain, San Francisco, CA
Fin de Siècle,Terrain, San Francisco, CA
Hydrangea House, Newport, RI
1998 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco
When Voices Become Pictures:  Images from Western USA, Terrain, San Francisco, CA
Fairies and Furies, LaLuna, Portland OR
Basil Hallward Gallery – Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR
1997 The Boy Mechanic, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland OR, Curator:  Paul Arensmeyer
The Garden Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, Curator:  Victoria Beal
Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Community Arts Foundation, Vallejo, CA
Basil Hallward Gallery – Powell’s City of Books, Portland OR (Fall)
Saks Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR
Basil Hallward Gallery – Powell’s City of Books, Portland OR (May)
Speaking Engagements
2011 The Figure in Contemporary Art Symposium, Tacoma Art Museum, 3 April, 2011
Awards
2011 Grand Prize Winner – “The Power of Self” Competition, Artists Wanted, New York, NY
2002 Best of Show – Showcase 2002, Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton, OR, Juror:  Terri Hopkins
1997 Winning Pacific Coast Competitor – New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, Juror:  Clare Bell, Guggenheim Museum – Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Select Periodicals and Articles
2014 “Portland painter Stephen O’Donnell tries on new drag”, Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, 27 July, 2014
2013 “Twisted takes on summer wear at Winston Wäachter”, Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, Seattle, WA,
26 July, 2013
2012 “Painter Stephen O’Donnell: in women’s dress, but not a drag”, Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, Seattle,
WA, 8 June, 2012
2011 “Seven Questions” series interview, Laura Stanfill, Laura Stanfill, 22 August, 2011
“A Q&A With the ‘Power of Self’ Prize Winner Stephen O’Donnell, the ‘Perverted Norman  Rockwell’
of Portland”, Artinfo.com, 10 June, 2011
“Stephen O’Donnell” (featured artist), Artisaday.com, 30 May, 2011
“In ‘Exquisite Allegory’ at Winston Wächter, every picture tells at least one story,” Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times,
Seattle, WA, 3 February, 2011
2008 Portrait of Portland Magazine, Portland, OR, Spring (image)
2007 Just Out, Portland, OR, 19 January, p26 (image)
2006 “Stephen O’Donnell,” Judy Campanaro, Outlands, pp 19, March 2006
2005 “A Quarter Century of Quality,” Victoria Blake, The Oregonian, 2 December, 2005, A&E
“2 artists’ works on paper make good pairing,” Brian Libby, The Oregonian, 1 June, 2006, A&E
2004 “Pocket-size catalog captures grand ideas,”  Joseph Gallivan, Portland Tribune, Portland, OR 6 August 2004
2003 “Reallegories at Belmont Factory,” Pat Boas, Art Week, December 2003 – January 2004, Vol 34 Issue 10, Palo Alto, CA
“Self Portrait in Red Lipstick,” The Oregonian, Portland OR, 12 December 2003, pp 26, A&E
“Stephen O’Donnell at Froelick,” Grant Menzies, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 11 December 2003, pp59
“ArtsWeek’s Radar,” Rob Kelley, The Oregonian, Portland, OR 30 November 2003, pp D9, A&E
“Show of Note,” D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 19 December 2003, pp 26, A&E
“Arts Rodeo,” Portland Mercury, Portland, OR, 4 December 2003, pp 31
2002 32nd Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition,” Hester Coucke, Artspirit, Corvallis Arts Center—Linn-Benton Arts Council, Corvallis, OR, October, p 1
2001 “World Report: Portland—Crossing Boundaries: East West Symposium in Print Art,” Hidekki Kimura, Hanga Geijutsu, Tokyo, Japan, #114, Winter, pp 132-133
Art Saves Lives! (Sort Of): On PICA’s Visual Arts Flank,” Steffen Silvas, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 26 December, p 26
The Buzz That Was: October 13,”The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 28 December, A&E, pp 6-10
The Frame Game: “East Meets West” at Froelick Gallery,” Stan Hall, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, USA, 14 October, p F10
Print City: Froelick Gallery,” Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, USA, 9 October, p E1
2000 New Master,“ Oriana Green, Just Out, Portland, Oregon, 7 April, p 43
PICA: Open Walls,” Michaela Lowthian, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 17 May, p 79
The End of Victoria’s Era,” D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, 4 June, pp F1-F8
Decision Marks the End of an Era,” D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, 15 May, pp B1-B3
1999 A Good Look Around,” Daniel DuFord, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 11 August, p 75
Fin de Siècle’ at Terrain,” Mark Van Proyen, Artweek, San Jose, CA, March, p 15
Art on the Edge,” Ron Cowan, Statesman Journal, Salem, OR, 1 August, pp 1D, 5D
Oregon Biennial Showcases New Art,” Statesman Journal, Salem, OR, 29 July
The Spirit of ’99,” Karen Steen & Caryn Brooks, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 28 June, pp 41-4
1999 Oregon Biennial Artists Chosen,” Kate Bonansinga, Willamette Week, Portland, p 66
Gallery Watch,” David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, 5 February, p C16
Hooray for Biennial! Let’s Change it for 2001,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 8 August
In the Spotlight,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 4 August
Oregon Biennial: Two Views,” Sue Taylor & Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 1 August, pp 1-4
Kathryn Kanjo: On Oregon Art and Collecting,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 July, p 6
Art Old and New,” Tricia Jones, The Columbian, Vancouver, WA, 29 July, pp F14, F21
Another View of the New,” D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 July, p 70
Curator Nips Biennial List: Only 25 of 700 Artists Chosen,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 20 June, E3
In Second Year, Biennial Curator Urges New Forms,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 14 February, p F12
1998 San Francisco Monthly, San Francisco, CA, July (image)
1997 New Adventures in Camp,” D.K. Row, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 2 July, pp 59-60
“Manly Endeavors,” Anne Martens, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 11 July, A&E, p 68
1996 “Form Follows Function,” Kevin Francis, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 29 May, p 45
Fools for Tools,” Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 10 May,pp 17-18
Collections
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
Portland Community College, Portable Works Collection, Portland, OR
Rufus Wainwright, New York, NY
Tom Spanbauer, Portland, OR
Catalogues
2008 Cascade AIDS Project 18th Annual Benefit, Portland, OR
2004 Art on the Vine, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2003 Art on the Vine, Vintage 2003, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Cascade AIDS Project 13th Annual Benefit, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2002 Art on the Vine, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
1999 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, Essay: Kathryn Kanjo, p 28
1997 New American Paintings, Publisher: Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, number 13, December, pp 76-77, 123, Essay: Clare Bell
Performances
2009 Les Prévert in Concert, 15 June, North Star Ballroom, Portland, OR
2007 Les Prévert in Concert, 12 March, North Star Ballroom, Portland, OR
2003 Un Petit Concert, benefit for Basic Rights Oregon, 3 December, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
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