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About Shona Macdonald

Shona Macdonald 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. She has had selected solo shows at the Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, NM, (2011), Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand, (2010), Proof Gallery, Boston, MA (2009), Reeves Contemporary, NY, NY (2008), Den Contemporary, LA, CA, (2007), Skestos-Gabriele, Chicago IL, (2005), Galerie Refugium, Berlin, Germany, (2002), and Fassbender Gallery, Chicago (1998 and 2000). She has also shown in numerous group shows in many galleries in the Midwest, including Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee, and in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, (Both for Solo Shows) LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Sacramento Bee and New American Paintings. She has been a Visiting Artist at over forty institutions, including Wimbledon College of Art, London, (1998), Georgia State University, Atlanta, (2007), Cornell University (2006), the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary, Canada, (2002). Shona Macdonald is a 2009 recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NY, NY, and a 2010-11 Fellow at Roswell Artist-in-Residence in Roswell, New Mexico. She is Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Present Art, Architecture & Art History Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Associate Professor, Drawing and Painting, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Studio Arts Building 221
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA, 01003


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