JILLIAN MCDONALD is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted
New York. Her web projects include Things are Okay and Home Like
which have been produced in residency at Trinity Square Video in
La Chambre Blanche Gallery in Québec City. Home Like No Place
is part of la
Biennale de Montréal 2002, and these projects have been shown
(Austria), Emmedia (Calgary), Hive projects (Toronto), Rhizome (New
DIAN (Germany), The Irish Museum of Modern Art's Net.Art Open, and
(Mexico). Me and Billy Bob is featured in The Digital Pocket Gallery's
2002 exhibition, and Ivy League - a collaboration with Kelty McKinnon
part of Studio XX's Virtual Garden project.
Her videos have been screened recently in the Toronto International
Fair; VideominutoPopTV in Firenze Italy; Little Sins, at White Box
NYC; Second Sight, a curated alumni show at Hunter College Times
Gallery; Truckfood and Unpacked , two exhibitions about food in
trucks and meatlockers; Straylight, an online exhibition from Dublin;
Marathon and Park It! at Art in General; and American Sandwich at
Gallery in Brooklyn.
She has received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant for the creation
body of performance work titled In the Public Eye. Seven performance
projects have been installed in seven cities: including Ready to
Play , a
sidewalk game performnace in Ottawa and Queens, NY; Tailor Made,
tailoring performance in Montréal and Toronto; Shampoo, a
performance for hair salons in Winnipeg and Toronto; and Borrowed
New York City and upcomign in Ottawa. She performed Houseplant ,
Houseplant adoption service, all summer long in New York, and is
middle of a series of temporary tattoo performances in Kitchener,
and Manhattan this Fall/Winter.
Upcoming: Borrowed Clothes (Seams) for Looking In - a site- specific
exhibition in Lower Manhattan storefronts and Advice Lounge - a
for Videographe and Vitamin B in Montréal.
Mcdonald teaches Computer Art at Pace University and is co-curator
Live Girls - a 60-artist video project for peepbooths at the Lusty
San Francisco and Seattle.