Dr. Ryann Donnelly holds a practice-based PhD from the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her first book, Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion, and Music Video was released in 2019 by Repeater Books. Donnelly has contributed to publications such as Art in America, Interview Magazine, and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. She has held teaching positions at Goldsmiths, University of London; Pratt Institute, New York; and University of Sussex.
Donnelly curates a mixed arts night at performance space, VFD in London, and performs across various arts platforms. Performance credits include Robert Wilson’s Works and Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, David Cronenberg’s film, Body, Mind, Change featured in director’s retrospective at Toronto International Film Festival, and Saint Genet's Flinch Not and Give Not Back at WUK Performing Arts in Vienna. She has exhibited internationally in the UK and US in a range of media: video, photography, installation, and sculpture. Donnelly acted as lead singer of Seattle-based band, Schoolyard Heroes, signed to Stolen Transmission, an imprint of Island Records from 1999-2010.