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Shona Macdonald


Shona Macdonald

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Shona Macdonald teaches both undergraduate and graduate studies in painting, drawing and interdisciplinary studies. She received her MFA in 1996 in studio arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in 1992 from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.


Selected solo shows include the Brattleboro Art Museum, VT, Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL, Gridspace, NY, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, NM, Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA, Reeves Contemporary, NY, NY Den Contemporary, LA, CA, Skestos-Gabriele, Chicago IL, Galerie Refugium, Berlin, Germany, and Fassbender Gallery, Chicago. Two and three- person exhibitions include the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI, and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She has exhibited in numerous group shows in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.


Reviews of her work are included in Art in America, Art News, the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Sacramento Bee, Boston Globe, Artscope, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and New American Paintings.

Visiting Artist and Artist-in-Residence

Professor Macdonald has been a Visiting Artist at over fifty institutions, including Wimbledon College of Art, London, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Cornell University, NY, Ox-Bow, MI, Haystack, ME, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary, Canada. She has been an artist-in-resident at Ballinglen, Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain, Ragdale, IL, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, VA

Awards and Accolades

  • Pollock Krasner Foundation
  • Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award
  • Whiting Fellowship
  • University of Massachusetts Faculty Convocation Awardee for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.