Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald, photo by John Crutchfield

Jillian Mcdonald is a New York-based visual artist. She is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Pace University.  Recent solo shows and projects include Moti Hasson Gallery and Jack the Pelican Presents in New York; The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and Rosenthal Gallery in San Francisco; ThreeWalls in Chicago; vertexList Gallery and ArtMoving Projects in Brooklyn; La Sala Narañja in Valencia, Spain; TPW and YYZ in Toronto; and Edge Media in Newfoundland. Group exhibitions and festivals featuring her work include The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany, MMOCA in Wisconsin, Year Zero One in Toronto, Manifestation d’Art Internationale de Québec, 404 International Festival of Electronic Art in Argentina, The Sundance Online Film Festival in Utah, La Biennale de Montréal, ISEA, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France.

Mcdonald has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Soil New Media, Turbulence, and The Experimental Television Center. She lectures regularly in North America and Europe about her work and attends numerous residencies including The Headlands Center for the Arts in California, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program in New York, La Chambre Blanche in Québec, and The Western Front in Vancouver. In 2009 she was in residence at Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, The University of North Carolina, Asheville, and The Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe.

Mcdonald’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Village Voice, among others. A discussion of her work appears in several books including Stalking by Bran Nicol and Art and the Subway by Tracy Fitzpatrick.