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David McDonald

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Liverpool, England

Lives in
Los Angeles





Liverpool, England


1992    MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1988    Diploma and 5th Year Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1980    BS, Boston University, Boston, MA
1976    Colegio International de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela


2010    Tiny Histories 2005-2010,Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Minor Monuments, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Un, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006    Patient as Pebbles, BF Annex, Boston, MA
          The Depth of the Drop, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
2004    Practice, Newspace@Twentieth, Los Angeles, CA
2002    Their, They're, There, (with Steve DeGroodt), Cypress College, Cypress, CA
2000    In the Details, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1999    Intimate Seeing, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
          Still, JennJoy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998    More or Less, (with David Kelley), Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
          Borrowed Scenery, Remba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Source, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997    David McDonald and Kevin Bean, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA
1996    Pure Land, Charlotte Jackson, Santa Fe, NM
1995    Trace, Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994    New Work, Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY
1993    Plain, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1992    Landscape Portraits of the Sublime in Ocotillos, California Institute of the Arts,Valencia, CA
1990    Installation, Glendance Studio, Boston, MA
Dwellings, The Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA
1988    New Work, The David Williams Gallery, Provincetown, MA


2010    Works 186-221, Marine, Santa Monica, CA
          2D/3D, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
          ab strac'tive Meas.ures, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
          Group Show, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Manifestation, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA
          Structural Integrity, Harris Gallery, University of LaVerne, La Verne, CA
          Group Exhibition, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Skylark Prize Exhibition, Skylark Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008    NADA Art Fair Jancar/Jones, Miami, FL
          Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
          Whole Parts, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
          iCandy , Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
2007    Themes and Variations: New Abstraction in Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
          Keeping it Straight: Right Angles and Hard Edges in Contemporary Southern California Art, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
          No Place, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Abstraction and Landscape, 98 Ten Fine Art, Irvine, CA
          Paintings Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
          One Night Only, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Paintings, Phantom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006    Wall Works II, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
          (keep feeling) Fascination, New Abstract Painting in Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
          Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
          1973-2006: Good to Go, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
          Acretion , Kellog Art Gallery, Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
          Material Wise, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
          Surface: Southern California Painters, L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA
          Fresh, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2005    The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, The Albright Knox Art Gallery,Buffalo,NY
          Group Exhibition, Exhibitions 2D, Marfa, TX
2004    White on White, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
          Tinseltown, II Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
          Winter White, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
2003    Tinseltown, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
2002    Gravity, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York, NY
2001    Saturation, at the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
2000    From Idea to Matter, curated by Edward Albee, The Anderson Gallery,
          Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
          Break Step, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          The Golden Horn, Raid Projects, Santa Ana, CA
          The Spurgeon Experience, Raid Projects, Santa Ana, CA
1999    Escondido Phoenix, an Exploration of Art and Nature, Escondido Phoenix Retreat, Malibu, CA
          Sketch, Kellog Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, C
          Up and Coming, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1998    100 Dollar and Up Show, Post, Los Angeles, CA
1997    Peter Blum, New York, NY
          Group Show, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
          Plastered, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
          Drawings, LASCA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996    Open Book, Kellog Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
          Material Wise, Gallery Markant, Langlo, The Netherlands
          Hold It, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Rim, Pyungtack City Museum, Korea
Group Show, Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995    Flirting Boundary, California Medical Arts Group, Santa Monica, CA
1994    A Perhaps Hand, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
          Cups, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Projects Building, Los Angeles, CA
          Mondo Lot, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Substance in Transition, Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA
          Science, 1529 Wellesly, Los Angeles, CA, traveled to Arizona State University, University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
1991    Summer Program, Bess Cutler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988    5th Year Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


Recent Exhibits

David McDonald participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 practice, Practice, practice: Abstract Spirituality in Contemporary Los Angeles Painting, Sculpture and Performance
Nan Rae Gallery
Oct, 2014 LA WOOD
Arena 1 Gallery
Oct, 2013 heroes
Carter & Citizen
Sep, 2013 In Direct Light
Nan Rae Gallery
Jul, 2013 Folding Time Rhymes
Mar, 2013 Everything is Broken
Carter & Citizen
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