Megan Ellen MacDonald's paintings explore the dynamic between femininity and power through intimate still-life arrangements. Her compositions, inspired by Romantic and Baroque themes, are a unique blend of hyper-feminized objects and nods to digital culture. MacDonald, who is based in Toronto Canada, graduated from OCAD University in 2013 and has exhibited work globally. 

Represented by Unit London and Hashimoto Contemporary 



BFA - Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, 2013

Solo Exhibitions

2022- Wet Dream, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY

2022- Unnatural Order, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON 

2021- Modern Love, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 

2017 - Curio, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2016 - Artificial Kingdom, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2015 - LUX, Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC 

2013 - Observations, Xpace Culture Center, Toronto, ON 

Art Fairs

2021 - Art Miami Basel with Hashimoto Contemporary, Miami, FL

2019 - Context Art Miami with Spoke Art, Miami, FL

2015 - Art Toronto with LE Gallery, Metro Convention Center, Toronto, ON

2015 - Love Art Fair with Galerie Youn, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON

2015 - Artist Project: UNTAPPED Emerging Artists, Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibitions

2023 - Datura In Spring, FIR Gallery, Beijing, China

2023 - LUSH,  Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY

2022 - Potluck, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2022 - Playground of Geometry, CICA, Vancover, BC

2021 - Inaugural Group Exhibition, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2021 - NSFW, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2021 - NFTisim, No Fear in Trying, Unit London, London, UK

2020 - IRL, Unit London, London, UK

2020 - NSFW, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2019 - For Want of Abundance, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 - Cuties Who Are Nice, Kontort, Toronto, ON

2019 - Why The @#&!  Do You Paint, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2018 - These things I have seen, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON

2017 - GIFC @ The Hole, NYC, NY

2016 - Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 - LE Gallery, Toronto, ON


Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Xpace Cultural Centre Summer Residency at Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto, ON

Press and Publications

Create Magazine, Carving Out a (Feminine) Space for Yourself | Interview with Megan Ellen MacDonald, January 15, 2024

Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Essay for Unnatural Order, Matthew Ryan Smith, May 26th 2022

CBC Arts, In Process, April 6th 2018

Toronto Star, In Studio With Megan MacDonald: Classic Meets Kitsch, Murray Whyte, April 16th 2016

Xpace: Volume, Issue 5, 2014

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