JOHN MACDONALD

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John Macdonald is an accomplished Canadian Artist whose work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally for over two decades. His work is informed by traditional as well as the avant-garde.

The images usually depict people in the Artist's immediate environment. His endeavor is, in essence, to create social situations, involving the viewer as the silent third party, caught in the act of looking.

The physicality and lush application of oil paint encourage a dialogue that speaks to the viewer with their amorphic fleeting nuances and experimental flicks of paint, tracing the creative act.

John Macdonald graduated with honors and merit awards in 1987 from Emily Carr College of Art and Design. His paintings are in the collections of the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa; Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver and Toronto; Shaw Cable, Calgary; The Bentall Center, Vancouver; The Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria; and The Hyatt Regency, Calgary.

Originally from Prince George, and a long time resident of Vancouver, the Artist now resides with his wife and daughter on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Awards

1998 Up & Comers Achievements Award, Vancouver Province Newspaper
1987 B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship
1987 Merit Award, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1987 Honours Award, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1985 Duro Test Electric Scholarship Award
1985 Leon and Theo Koerner Foundation Scholarship Award
1983 D.P. Todd Art Award
1983 D.P. Todd Faculty Award

Collections

Heenan & Blakney, Montreal
DCD Management Ltd, Vancouver
Bentall Corporation, Vancouver
Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver
Department of external affairs, Ottawa
Shaw Cable, Calgary
Price Waterhouse, Richmond
Hewlitt Packard, Vancouver
Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George
Hyatt Regency, Calgary
Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria
Canwest, Winnepeg
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Alberta
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto

Credits

2006 Aqua Magazine
2005 CBC Radio, Interview
2000 VTV, 6pm News, Interview
1998 Vie des Arts
1999 CBC TV, Arts Report, 6pm news, Intervie
1995 Globe and Mail
1999 The Georgia Straight
1994 Prince George Citizen
1998 The Vancouver Provi
1994 CBC Radio, Interview

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2010 New Work, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
2007 New Work, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2006 Recent Work, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnepeg
2005 Contingency Beach, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
2005 New Work, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2003 New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1999 Echoes, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1998 Northern Lakes Series, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
1996-1997 Recent Work, Starr Anise, Vancouver
1995 Night River Series, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1994 Recent Work, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George
1993 Passages, Other Art Gallery, Prince George
1990 New Work, McEwens Art Gallery, Vancouver

Group Exhibitions

2012 Summer show, Stricoff Fine Art, New York / South Hampton
2012 Winter Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2012 Spring Show, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnepeg
2012 Group Show, Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island
2011 Fall Show, Canada House Gallery, Banff Alberta
2011 Summer Show, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
2011 Group Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2011 Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver/Edmonton
2010 Summer Show, Canada House Gallery, Banff Alberta
2010 Gallery Artists, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnepeg
2010 Masterpiece Weekend, Artspring Centre for the Arts, Salt Spring Island
2009 Group Shows, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2009 Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver/Edmonton
2009 Painting Show, Artspring Centre for the Arts, Salt Spring Island
2009 Spring Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2009 Group Show, Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island
2008 TIAF, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
2008 TIAF, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto
2008 Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Edmonton
2008 Group Show, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2008 Chicago International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago
2008 Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver/ Edmonton
2008 Group Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2008 Summer Show, Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island
2007 Christmas Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2007 Figurative Show, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2006-2009 Toronto Int. Art Fair Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto
2006-2009 Group Shows, Canada House Gallery, Banf Alberta
2006-2009 Groups Shows, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnepeg
2005 Summer Days, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles
2005 Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver/ Edmonton
2005 Gallery Artist, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2005 Chicago International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago
2004-2005 Group Shows, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnepeg
2004 Miami Art Fair, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
2003 Skin Tones, Figurative Work, Michael Gibson Gallery, London
2003 Group Shows, Forum Gallery, New York
2002-2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery, Toronto
2002-2005 Toronto International Art Fair Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto
2001-2005 Group Shows, Canada House Gallery, Banff Alberta
2001 Spring Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ont.
2000 Subject & Symbols: Selected works, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George
1994-2005 Gallery Artist, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver/ Edmonton
2000-2005 Gallery Artist, Wallace Gallery, Calgary
1995 Emerging Artists, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1993 Drawing Competition, Prague Art Exhibition, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1992 Six Painters, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1990 Christmas Exhibition, Harris-Jones Gallery, Vancouver
1989 Strong Painters, 163 Gallery, Vancouver
1988 Emerging Young Artists, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
1987 Drawing Show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia
1987 Graduation Show, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver
1983 Art Circle 83, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George

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