Bill Donovan was born in 1977 in Massachusetts, and is an artist and writer based in Long Island, New York.
Donovan has exhibited his paintings nationally and internationally; including exhibits in Los Angeles, New York, Madrid, Melbourne and Copenhagen. He is a founding member of the art group Paintallica. His writing has appeared in Beautiful/Decay, The Huffington Post and WhiteHot Magazine.
In 2004 Bill was deployed as a soldier for a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a member of the Army National Guard. During that period he was awarded a Combat Infantrymans Badge. Once the military deployment was over Donovan returned to the states, got married to his wonderful wife, Dr. Laurie Donovan, and then went back to Iowa City where he finished up his painting degree at the University of Iowa.
Bill received his M.F.A. with a specialization in painting in 2006. After finishing graduate school Donovan moved to Long Island. While working as a teacher and showing paintings he continued his education. In 2012 he graduated with an M.A. in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, during that time he was the teaching assistant under Professor Shoki Goodarzi for Islamic Art History.
Currently Donovan is focused on making paintings and drawings that synthesize isometric abstraction and botanical art. To that end, he is studying botanical art at the New York Botanical Garden's art program.
Bill Donovan is an adjunct professor of Fine Art at Adelphi University, Nassau Community College, and Suffolk County Community College.