Jillian McDonald
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JILLIAN MCDONALD is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in New York. Her web projects include Things are Okay and Home Like No Place which have been produced in residency at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and 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 on Kanonmedia (Austria), Emmedia (Calgary), Hive projects (Toronto), Rhizome (New York), DIAN (Germany), The Irish Museum of Modern Art's Net.Art Open, and [email protected] (Mexico). Me and Billy Bob is featured in The Digital Pocket Gallery's July 2002 exhibition, and Ivy League - a collaboration with Kelty McKinnon - is part of Studio XX's Virtual Garden project.

Her videos have been screened recently in the Toronto International Art Fair; VideominutoPopTV in Firenze Italy; Little Sins, at White Box Gallery, NYC; Second Sight, a curated alumni show at Hunter College Times Square Gallery; Truckfood and Unpacked , two exhibitions about food in NYC moving trucks and meatlockers; Straylight, an online exhibition from Dublin; Video Marathon and Park It! at Art in General; and American Sandwich at Star 67 Gallery in Brooklyn.

She has received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant for the creation of a 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, a tailoring performance in Montréal and Toronto; Shampoo, a hair-washing performance for hair salons in Winnipeg and Toronto; and Borrowed Objects in New York City and upcomign in Ottawa. She performed Houseplant , a Houseplant adoption service, all summer long in New York, and is in the middle of a series of temporary tattoo performances in Kitchener, Brooklyn, and Manhattan this Fall/Winter.

Upcoming: Borrowed Clothes (Seams) for Looking In - a site- specific exhibition in Lower Manhattan storefronts and Advice Lounge - a web project for Videographe and Vitamin B in Montréal.

Mcdonald teaches Computer Art at Pace University and is co-curator of No Live Girls - a 60-artist video project for peepbooths at the Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle.