Erin Donnelly

Visual Arts

Erin Donnelly is an arts manager and curator. Since 2001 she has worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and currently holds the position of Director, Artist Residencies. She has organized a number of exhibitions in her role at LMCC and as an independent and guest curator at such spaces the Abrons Art Center of Henry Street Settlement, Gigantic ArtSpace, and Rotunda Gallery all based in New York City, and Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria, among others.

She has frequently collaborated with Susanna Cole on organizing exhibitions. She has curated temporary public art projects that have been presented at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City and as part of The Peekskill Project, Peekskill, New York. She was recently nominated to the board of directors of nonprofit arts organization free103point9. Her specialization in artist services and professional development has led to her participation in public programs for peer organizations such as The Cue Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Mid-Manhattan Library of the New York Public Library as well as lectures at various colleges and universities including Bennington College, Cleveland Art Institute, and Columbia University, among others.

Publications include essay Critical Distance, part of Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council?s World Trade Center Artists Residency, 1997-2001 and an interview with artist José Ruiz on the occasion of his solo exhibition Descendents of Ascension at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. She has taught a special course Directed Projects: Organizing Exhibitions for the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Televison, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

She received an MA from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Certificate in Museum Studies, and BA in Fine Arts, all from New York University. in 2000-2001 she was a Helena Rubenstein curatorial fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art independent study program. Erin was awarded a 2009 David Alfaro Siqueiros Award from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.