Megan Ellen MacDonald creates old masters influenced oil paintings that dismantle, reconstruct, and subvert the visual imagery of masculine power in painting. Her work intersects the realms of beauty and kitsch - creating spaces and arrangements that reference the grandeur of classical art while placing whimsical subject matter in positions of importance and dominance. MacDonald, who is currently based in Toronto, graduated from OCADU in 2013 and has exhibited work in Canada and the US. 


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Education

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

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

2015 - Love Art Fair, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON

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


Group Exhibitions

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


Residencies

2018
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013
Xpace Cultural Centre Summer Residency at Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto, ON


Awards

2015
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

BOOOOOOOM

THE tiny BERLINER


Panels and Artist Talks

2016
Panel Discussion: The Impact of Social Media and Technology on the Art World - The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2018
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, 

2017
Instructor - Drawing Studio, Arts Etobicoke, Etobicoke, ON

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