Jillian McDonald (Canada)

Jillian McDonald

Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in Brooklyn. Her web projects include Things are Okay and Home Like No Place – produced in residency at Trinity Square Video and La Chambre Blanche Gallery. Home Like No Place was featured at La Biennale de Montreal 2002. MeAndBillyBob.com was launched in May 2003, Ivy League is part of StudioXX’s Virtual Garden project, and Advice Lounge was launched with Videographe at FCMM in Montreal. These projects have been featured at Kanonmedia (Vienna), Emmedia (Calgary), Hive projects (Toronto), Rhizome (New York), Javamuseum; DIAN (Germany), the Web Biennial in Istanbul, The Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Net.Art Open, the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, and S@lon (Mexico). She has recently received a Canada Council Media Grant and a Turbulence.org commission.
Mcdonald’s ongoing body of performance work titled In the Public Eye consists of 11 interventions in various cities. The projects include Ready to Play, a sidewalk game performance 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; Houseplant, a houseplant adoption service, in New York; Borrowed Clothes in New York and Regina; and a series of temporary tattoo performances in Kitchener, Brooklyn, and New York. Mile Share was performed at the Cleveland International Performance Art Festival and will be featured in The Contemporary Art Forum September 2003 in Kitchener Ontario.
Mcdonald’s single channel and video installations have been screened recently in the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Latitude 53 in Edmonton; VideominutoPopTV in Firenze Italy; White Box, Thomas Erben Gallery, and Art in General in NYC; Straylight, an online exhibition from Dublin; and Year Zero One’s 15 Seconds of Fame on a Toronto LED board.
Mcdonald teaches Computer Art at Pace University where she co-directs the Pace Digital Gallery.

Jillian McDonald participates in

  • JavaMuseum
  • I-Highway – netart from Canada

    Perspectives 2003 – netart competition & showcase

  • Cinematheque
  • Cinema_B – Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
    curated by Agricola de Cologne