Dru Donovan (b. 1981, St. Paul, MN) received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2009. Donovan’s work has shown nationally and internationally at venues including the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, Hap Gallery, Portland, and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Donovan’s photographs have been published in Aperture Magazine, Blind Spot, Picture Magazine, and Matte Magazine. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011-2012 she participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace studio residency. Awards received include the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship in 2015 and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2016. Donovan currently teaches photography at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, where she lives and works.