Dr. Donna Leishman,
has recently submitted a practice based PhD in interactive storytelling at the Glasgow School of Art and is principal of 6amhoover. com. Her Masters in Design (1999-2000) produced the darkly tainted Red Ridinghood, which has been widely acclaimed. Donna studied illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (1995-1998), since then she has worked commercially in both Scotland (with Flamjam, MMI, Itsnotrocketscience, the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Group, and BBC Choice) and New York as a web designer, illustrator, and animator, for which she was an Emmy award nominee for her work on the Rosie O'Donnell Show with Bullseyeart.com / Rawpower.tv. Her animations have also been showcased in both the New York Times and the Guardian Online. At present Donna continues to exhibit, work freelance, continue her research and has been recently appointed as the programme leader of Illustration in the School of Television and Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2004 Installation of online artworks at The Lighthouse, 70 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, UK.
2004 The Scottish Show supported by The Lighthouse & the Scottish Executive, DesignersBlock , New Oxford Street London.
2004 The Scottish Show supported by The Lighthouse & the Scottish Executive, Studio Zeta, Via Friuli, Milan.
2003 Little Red Riding Hood Exposition with Funkstorung, STOF, Deventer, Holland.
2003 Invited artist on http://www.tekka.net
2003 PlayEngines: streaming worlds, Digital Arts & Culture conference, Melbourne, Australia.
2003 Boston Cybertarts Festival: Video Edit of The Bloody Chamber, M.I.T Media wall.
2003 Barcelona Online Flash Film Festival: Interactive Section.
2002 Re-Animate Web Festival, The Bloody Chamber, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2002 Glasgow Art Fair - CCA: HYPNOGOGIA.
Two Waking Dreams Interactive Net Art by Crankbunny & 6amhoover.
Music by Stuart Braithwaite and John Cummings of Mogwai.
2002 Web Racket DeCordova Museum Boston
2002 Techno Poetry Festival - Georgia Tech USA
2002 Net.art exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art
2001 UKINNY, Parsons New School New York: Digital Projection, Project Angel Interceptor
2001 Histories of Internet Art: Fictions & Factions
2001 Boston Cybertarts Low Bandwidth Festival
2001 Enarrative.org Presentation of RedRidingHood
1999 Tales of Ordinary Madness - Group Show, Patriothall Gallery Edinburgh
1998 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh
 
Awards
2003 The Bloody Chamber (interactive) streaming media section winner of the Australian Centre
for the Moving Image PlayEngines Exhibition Prize and acquision to the public programs permanent collection.
See http://www.acmi.net.au
2003 Alt-W Production Grant.
2002 New Project Bursary - CCA HYPNOGOGIA, Scottish Arts Council
2001 Emmy Nominated for Season 5, 2000-2001 Rosie O'Donnell Show: Flash for T.V.
2000 - 2004 Glasgow School of Art Research Studentship
 
Work Featured in:
Create Online, Computer Arts, The Scotsman, The Guardian, The Herald, Desktop Magazine, The List.
 
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