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Jillian Mcdonald

Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian media and performance artist, originally from Winnipeg and transplanted in New York where she teaches at Pace University. She received an MFA from Hunter College in 1999.

Her work has been shown recently at The Whitney Museum's Artport; Manifestation d'Art Internationale de Québec; 404 International Festival of Electronic Art in Argentina; BananaRAM in Italy; The Sundance Online Film Festival in Park City, Utah; The Cleveland International Performance Art Festival; La Biennale de Montréal; ISEA in Talinn, Estonia; and the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France. Solo and 2-person shows in 2004-5 included Video Pool in Winnipeg, Edge Media in St John's Newfoundland, TPW in Toronto (presented at The Drake Hotel), YYZ in Toronto, and vertexList in Brooklyn (with Scot Kaplan).

She has received grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, Soil New Media, Turbulence, The Gunk Foundation, NYSCA, The Experimental Television Center, Thirdplace.org, and Pace University. She has lectured in North America and Europe about her work and has attended numerous residencies including DAIMON and La Chambre Blanche in Québec, Emmedia in Calgary, and Harvestworks in New York City.

Mcdonald has happily rediscovered playing the piano and camping, and is learning how to rock-climb. Some of her favourite people are strangers.

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