Megan Ellen MacDonald

MacDonald’s paintings challenge the pre-established aesthetic hierarchy by creating a visual language out of things considered both diminutive and feminine. Her still-life arrangements - first created using 3D software and "documented" as paintings -  depict intimate and destructive relationships between objects as an exploration of what it means to embrace both femininity and power. MacDonald, who is currently based in Toronto, graduated from OCADU in 2013 and has exhibited work in Canada and the US. 



BFA - Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, 2013

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

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


UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition: Peoples Choice Award

Press and Publications

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



Panels and Artist Talks

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Social Media and Technology on the Art World - The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

Artist Talk for These things I have seen - Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON

Teaching Experience

2017 - Present
Instructor - Life Drawing for Animation , Humber College, Etobicoke, ON

2015 - Present
Painting Instructor, Studio West, Toronto, ON, 

Instructor - Drawing Studio, Arts Etobicoke, Etobicoke, ON

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