Donald Teskey was born in Co. Limerick and graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1978.
He came to prominence as an artist through his skill as a draughtsman during the 1980s with several significant solo exhibitions. Since 1992 he has crafted out a substantial body of work as a painter of the landscape focusing on the ruggedness of the western seaboard.
He is the recipient of awards from EV+A, the Claremorris Open Exhibition, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy. He was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Centre, USA in 2002. He was artist in residence for 2 months at the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Connecticut in 2007. He was awarded a 3 month residency in Paris at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in 2012. He is the Print Club of New York’s Presentation Print Artist for 2015. Teskey’s work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland and South Africa. Collections include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland, corporate and private collections worldwide. He is a member of Aosdana.