Jillian McDonald
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown most recently at Moti Hasson Galery in New York, La Sala Naranja in Valencia, Spain, ArtMoving Projects and Vertex List in Brooklyn, Paved New Media in Saskatoon, Video Pool in Winnipeg, and 1708 Gallery in Virginia.

Mcdonald teaches Digital Art at Pace University in NYC and is co-director of Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

Website: http://www.jillianmcdonald.net
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Tue Nov 13, 2007 00:00 - Mon Nov 05, 2007

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present:

November 13th - December 14th, 2007
Curated by Lee Wells

Works by Chris Borkowski, Bethany Fancher, Gerald Förster, Taras Hrabowsky, Jennifer Jacobs, Eric Payson, Second Front, Mark Tribe, and [dNASAb]

Presntations by the artists - Tuesday November 13, 3-5pm; Opening Reception - Tuesday November 13, 5-7pm

Map + info + Directions

TELECULTURE is a survey that brings together a diverse group of new media artists, whose work - ranging from photography to online virtual reality - embodies, a cross section of thought that investigates perceptions of identity in the early 21st century. Information and images, now heavily filtered through advanced technology, the internet, and mass media, have also granted new empirical freedoms to the artist to re-contextualize the spectacle of contemporary life. This allows them to address this spectacle on their terms through these new tools and rapid means of communication.

The artworks all possess a strongly imbued socio-political agenda that oscillates between reality and simulation (hyperreality), creating a hybrid narrative that attempts to translate an understanding of the present in order to make sense of an uncertain future.

Pace Digital Gallery offers a unique and challenging public environment, where as, through the sheer verticality of the space, the selected artworks combine to visually communicate a sense of claustrophobic post-millennial anxiety mixed with an undefinable euphoria, liberation, and freedom.


Jillian Mcdonald Hallowe'en performance and party

Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:00 - Sun Oct 28, 2007

United States of America

Performance and exhibition by Jillian Mcdonald at Moti Hasson Gallery.


Wednesday October 31, 2007, 7pm
Moti Hasson Gallery
535 West 25th Street
New York, NY

A Hallowe'en party and performance by Canadian-born, New York-based Jillian Mcdonald whose work is currently being showcased in a solo exhibition, Waking the Dead, (October 11 - November 10, 2007) at Moti Hasson Gallery.
Costumes welcome!



Jillian Mcdonald exhibition at Moti Hasson Gallery, New York

Thu Oct 11, 2007 00:00 - Sun Oct 07, 2007

Jillian Mcdonald: Waking the Dead
Opening Oct 11th, 6 - 8pm
Moti Hasson Gallery
531 W 25th Street, New York, NY
also on view, Aris Kalaizis - Gettersby

A posse of characters metamorphose into zombies in “Zombie Portraits”; familiar horror films feature McDonald as the protagonist in "The Screaming"; and the hunter and the hunted are chronologically confused in “Vampire Hunt”.
Exhibition runs through November 10th.



art talks Sept 10 - Marina Zurkow + Joe McKay

Mon Sep 10, 2007 00:00 - Wed Aug 29, 2007

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to host an evening with 2 new media artists - Marina Zurow and Joe McKay.

Monday Sept 10, 6:30pm. Room 313, 163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets), New York, NY, 10038.
This event is free and open to the public, please join us!
inquiries: jmcdonald2 at pace.edu
more info, map, directions: http://pace.edu/digitalgallery

::Marina Zurkow creates animated, psychologically infused narratives, which push cartoons beyond the classic perpendicular screen into physical environments. These have at times been interactive, embedded in objects, embodied as mascots; exhibited on multi-screens, DVD, mobile devices, and as immersive installations. Her investigations into character, nonlinear fictions, site, and audience all use pop languages as a conduit to deeper social engagement. Zurkow is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and currently teaches at NYU.

:: Joe McKay is an artist who makes work with and about digital culture. McKay will discuss his recent works, "Cell Phone Sculptures" and "Sunset Solitaire", on the occasion of "Loss of Signal", a solo show at VertexList Gallery, opening on September 7th. Joe is currently resident at the Headlands Center For the Arts in San Francisco.


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Open Studios, April 27 - 29

Fri Apr 27, 2007 00:00 - Fri Apr 20, 2007

Save date and come on down(town) - last chance to see what 30 artists-in-residence have been up to since September 06. There's a party, a screening, and three days of open studios.

30 artists. 2 spaces. 1 weekend.

April 27-29, 2007
120 Broadway, 8th Fl + 200 Hudson St, 4th Fl

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is required.

Friday, April 27
6-10PM Opening parties at both spaces.

Saturday, April 28
1-6PM Both spaces open to the public.
3-4PM An Offbeat Walking Tour with Robert Jay Kaufman
5-6PM Moving Pictures: Screening @ 120 Broadway, 8th Fl

Sunday, April 29
1-6PM Both spaces open to the public.
4-5:30PM Open Texts: Poetry, Fiction and Performance from writers-in-residence Jill Magi (with Jonny Farrow, musician/sound artist) and Ranbir Sidhu @ 200 Hudson St, 4th Fl