Donna Conlon lives and works in Panama City, Panama. In 1991 she received a Masters degree in biology from the University of Kansas (USA) and in 2002 earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rinehart School of Sculpture (Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore). In 2002 she also did a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.
In 2007 she received a grant for emerging Latin American artists from Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and in 2010 with Jonathan Harker, was awarded a Harpo Foundation grant to develop new collaborative work to be exhibited at Teor/éTica in San José, Costa Rica.
Conlon participated in the 51st Venice Bienniale in 2005, in the Arsenale exhibition Always a Little Further, curated by Rosa Martínez, as well as in the exhibition of the Italo-Latin American Institute, Warp and Weft, curated by Irma Arestizábal.
Other exhibitions worth mentioning include Domino Effect, Diablo Rosso, Panamá (2014); The World Over, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada (2013); Sculpture Is Everything: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2012), Geopoetics: the 8th Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011); Utropics: the Pontevedra Biennale, Pontevedra, Spain (2010); the 10th Havana Biennale (2009); For you/Para usted, Daros Latinamerica Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland (2009), the 8th Panama Biennial of Art (2008); the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007); Atlas Américas Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007); and This is America, Centraal Museum, Utrect, Netherlands (2006).
She is represented by Diablo Rosso in Panamá and her work is in recognized collections such as the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Daros Latinamerica Collection, the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, San Francisco), Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, the TEOR/éTica Collection, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Tate Modern.