Studio located in Southampton, New York.

Art Donovan: Artist, designer, author, curator and arts columnist.

Leslie Tarbell Donovan: Museum Exhibition Designer, Accredited Staging Planner and Window Display Designer.

Art is a Former Senior Designer for Donald Deskey Assoc, NYC,  Apple Design Corp, NYC, Art Director/Wells Rich & Green Advertising, NYC.

Specializing in hand-crafted and unique sculptural lighting.



Tiffany & Co, NYC.

The University of Baltimore Library, MD.
Churchill Downs, KY.
The Palms Hotel + Spa, Miami Beach
Bennetti Luxury Yachts, Italy
LeClercq Marine, Seattle, Wa.
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Landy Gardner Interiors, Nashville, Tn.
R D Jones+Assoc, Baltimore, Md.

Eric Fishburn+Assoc, Mailbu, Ca.
Stanford Hotels, San Francisco, Ca,
Outrigger Hotels, Honolulu, Hi.
Gensler NYC + Austin, Tx.
Leo Daly Architecture, Tx.
Walker Group CNI, Architects, NYC
Rowan and Williams Architects, NYC
Preston Phillips, Architect, NYC
Anne Surchin, Architect, NY
Mark Zeff Design, NYC
Douglas Durkin & Assoc, Architects, San Francisco, Ca.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Southampton Village, NY.

Four Seasons Resorts Villas, St. Thomas.
Nine Zero Hotel, Boston
Ananas Spa, Southampton, NY

Disney Cruise Lines
F.Illi Ponte Restaurant, NYC
The Library (hotel restaurant) NYC
Pierre's Restaurant, Bridgehampton, NY
Gin Palace, NYC
The Historic Sag Harbor Masonic Lodge, NY

In addition to celebrated private residences, resorts,

restaurants, hotels and casinos throughout the world.


Film + TV

The Sopranos (HBO)

The DaVinci Code (Film)
MCI Commercial- Star Trek Cast
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
End of Days (Film)

Coffee and Cigarettes (Film)
Budweiser Super Bowl Ad. 2014



Art Donovan is the author of the first three,
best-selling Steampunk art and design books:

*'The Art of Steampunk'
Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. The first books ever published on Steampunk art and design

* "The Art of Victorian Futurism' S
teampunk Seoul, South Korea Exhibition, which he curated in 2014.

These books were featured on:
*CBS "Sunday Morning".
*The New York Times.

*Donovan has also appeared on the History Channels' "Modern Marvels/Weird Machines"
and served as the episode's talent director and Steampunk Expert.

Currently:  Arts Columnist for the Southampton Press/ News Group: "The Roaming Docent".


*Bridgehampton, NY,
August-November, 2008.

Producer and Curator of the world's first Steampunk art exhibit.
*Oxford University, UK.
Special Exhibitions Curator, T
he Museum of the History of Science at the University of Oxford, UK. 
The was very first Museum Exhibition of Steampunk art and design. It proved to be the
most highly attended exhibition in the museum's history.
While at Oxford University, Donovan lectured
extensively on the visual arts of Steampunk, it's disciplines and practitioners. 
He is considered the world's foremost authority on the art and design of Steampunk.

*Seoul, South Korea, March through May, 2014.
Special Exhibitions Curator,
The Hangaram Design Museum/Seoul Artcenter IDA-
Asia's first exhibition of Steampunk art held at South Korea's largest art and cultural complex.

*Southampton, New York.
September through November, 2017
Southampton Arts Center. "Odd Beauty: The Techno-Eccentric World of Steampunk"
The most highly attended exhibit held at the museum. The link has the press coverage and information.
Voted the #1 Art Exhibition in the Hamptons for 2017.


Donovan's illuminated sculptures are featured in the following books:

"The Art of Steampunk"  First and Second Editions. (Art Donovan, Author)
"Lighting 2000" (Anne J.Taylor, author)
"1000 Steampunk Creations" (Joe Marsocci, author),
"The Steampunk Bible" (Jeff VanderMeer, author)
"The Steampunk Gazzette  U.K. " (John Naylor, Author)
"Steampunk Korea- Victorian Futurism"  (Art Donovan, Author)
"The Steampunk User's Manual" (Jeff VanderMeer + S.J. Chambers) 


*American Institute of Architects/Peconic NY Chapter- Business Member
*The Set Decorators Society of America

For all information, contact Leslie Tarbell Donovan. 

Email:   LTDonovan(at)optonline.net
Mobile/Text:  631.230-5953


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Marine Grade Lighting / The Steampunk Curator

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