Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in New York. Her web projects include THINGS ARE OK and HOME LIKE NO PLACE which have been produced in residency at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and La Chambre Blanche Gallery in Quebec City. HOME LIKE NO PLACE was featured at La Biennale de Montreal in 2002. These projects have been shown on 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, and S@lon (Mexico). IVY LEAGUE is part of StudioXX's Virtual Garden Project in Montreal. She has just received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant for the creation of four new multimedia projects in 2003.
Mcdonald's video's have been screened recently in VideominutoPopTV in Italy; Little Sins, at White Box NYC; Second Sight, a curated alumni show at Hunter College Times Square Gallery; Truckfood and Unpacked, two exhibitions about food in NYC trucks and meatlockers; Straylight, an online exhibition from Dublin; the Arizona State University Gallery; Video Marathon and Park It! At Art in General in NYC; and AMERICAN SANDWICH at Star 67 Gallery in Brooklyn. LIVE IN INFAMY, an animation, was part of Transmedia 2002, a site specific program for a Toronto LED board in October.
Mcdonald has an ongoing body of performance work titled In The Public Eye. Several performance projects have been installed in different cities: including Ready To Play, a sidewalk gane performance in Queens NY and Ottawa; Tailor Made, a tailoring performance in Montreal and Toronto; Shampoo, a hair washing performance in hair salons in Winnipeg and Toronto; and Borrowed Objects in New York City and Ottawa. She performed Houseplant, a Houseplant adoption service, all summer long in New York, and a series of temporary tattoo performances in Kitchener, Brooklyn, and Manhattan this Fall and Winter.
Mcdonald teaches Computer Art at Pace University where she co-curates the Pace Gallery, and is co-curator of No Live Girls - a 60 artist video projection for peepbooths at the Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle.