If you are in the mood for clever sarcasm, a quick wit, a skilled dance partner, and a fun night out, then Rory Donaldson fits the bill. He also produces art that is transcendent. 

known for

Deconstructed photography, digital paintings, pornographic embroidery, receiving the Morton Award from the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. He’s also a fab DJ in his spare time.

where did you grow up?

I was born in Edinburgh—where I grew up is another story.

are you a social person?

Eventually, but immediately sarcastic and caustic.

describe your sense of style

Ask my dresser.

tell me your favorite thing about New York City

You never know what’s around the next corner—or should I say—water skiing on the Hudson river.

what do you do to unwind?

Mix music. (see Rory’s picks on the playlist page)

what’s your favorite thing to do at a party?

Dance, drink, dance.

your cocktail of choice?

Hendrick’s Martini.

name the goal you’d like to accomplish over the next year

Continue the next phase of my art, have a show in Tokyo.

View some of his work at artsy.net