Elizabeth McDonald

contemporary artist

Paintings

 

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About

Elizabeth McDonald was born and raised in Texas. She earned a BFA at the University of North Texas and an MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. In 2010 she was a finalist for five prizes: shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Liverpool; a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Houston (again in 2012); also exhibiting at the Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London; earning second place at the Celeste Art Prize in New York; and winning the BP Portrait’s Young Artist Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her work has been presented in numerous publications including 500 Portraits published by the National Portrait Gallery in London and The Catlin Guide released at the 2012 London Art Fair. She most recently exhibited as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014, and she is preparing for two solo shows in Austin, Texas: Pump Project (December 2014) and GrayDUCK (May 2015.)

Artist Statement

At the core of my work is ritual. From protocols to séances, whether pragmatic or symbolic, rituals are a way of sequencing our experience and constructing power. They address anxiety directly or indirectly to protect from that which is beyond one’s control.

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ACADEMIC

MFA 2011 Glasgow School of Art

BFA 2008 Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas

AWARDS

2012 – Finalist for Hunting Art Prize, Houston

2010 – Received 2nd Place at the Celeste Art Prize, New York

2010 – Received the Young Artist Award at the BP Portrait Competition, London

2010 – Shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Liverpool

2010 – The San Angelo Museum of Art acquisition of Shoot ‘Em Up, San Angelo

2010 – Finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Houston

2009 – Shortlisted for The London International Creative Competition, London

EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Sehnsucht, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow (commissioned for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)

2013 – EAST Exhibition, Pump Project Satellite Gallery, Austin, Texas

2013 – New British 2013, Lloyds Club, London

2013 – Defcon, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 – A Fresh Approach, Ruiz-Healy Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2012 – Hunger and Desire, 107 Studios, San Antonio, Texas (two person show)

2012 – San Antonio Painters, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

2012 – Red Dot, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

2012 – Drip Dry, Southern Music Company, San Antonio, Texas

2012 – Fresh Nostalgia, Laura Moore Fine Art, McKinney, Texas (solo)

2011 – Assembly: Elizabeth McDonald, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (solo)

2011 – Chalet Prize, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

2011 – Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

2011 – Coax Me, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

2011 – Split, Sommer & Kohl Gallery, Berlin

2011 – MFA Degree Show, Gluefactory, Glasgow

2011 – Chalet Artists, Collins Gallery, Glasgow

2010 – Draft, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

2010 – Celeste Art Prize Exhibition, Invisible Dog Gallery, New York

2010 – Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Art, London

2010 – John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Exhibition, Liverpool

2010 – BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

(toured to Lincoln, Aberdeen, and Cardiff)

2010 – Hunting Prize Gala, Houston, Texas

2010 – Expo, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2010 – Two Young American Artists, The Gables, San Angelo, Texas (two person show)

2010 – Interim Show, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow

2010 – The Chalet Invitational, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 – The Catlin Guide 2012 (book)

2011 – 500 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London (book)

2010 – Laminate Media 02 : Creative Output

2010 – Celeste Prize New York Catalogue 2010

2010 – John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Catalogue 2010

2010 – BP Portrait Award Exhibition Catalogue 2010

2010 – Cerise Press Summer 2010, Vol. 2, Issue 1

2010 – LICC.02 Book

 

 

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