About/News

About/News

From an Exhibition Catalog:
“Michael Lane McDonald’s art is deeply personal yet consciously social realist. His training with important painters of the New York, Philadelphia and Boston schools of painting in the 20th century secured his link to those ideas and traditions. The tradition of striving to see like a modern poet while working as a contemporary painter is engrained in him. His portrait and figure subjects are chosen from his circle of friends and for personal reasons, all of whom happen to be underrepresented members of society, such as trans and female sex workers, migrants, people of color and the unseen people in every day service occupations. All seen as heroes by the artist.”

-Nancy Cheng
University of Oregon
2015

Info:

Michael William Lane McDonald

Born: Jersey City, N.J.

Education:
Certificate Program. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (inc. seminar courses with Jack Beal and Alfred Leslie), Philadelphia, PA
Additional private study with Ben Kamihira and Arthur DeCosta.
Two-Year Apprenticeship in the studio and home of Nelson Shanks. Andalusia, PA.
BFA Courses. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Plein Air Landscape Painting study with Gary Godbee. Montclair, NJ
Fine Art Courses (inc. human anatomical study with Al Gury). Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA.

Founder of Seattle Atelier; School for Perceptual Painting, Seattle, WA. (Opened 10/9/2014)

Professor/Instructor:
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia,. PA
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
Juliette Aristides' Classical Atelier, Seattle, WA
Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island, WA
Path with Art, Seattle, WA
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Lecturer:
Senior Lecturer; DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Guest Artist; Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
Visiting Artist; Daniel Smith Paint Manufacturing Facility, Seattle, WA
Exhibiting Artist; FormSpace Atelier, Seattle, Wa, The Hult Center, Eugene, OR, The 1301 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Director; Vain Gallery, Seattle, WA

Memberships:
Former Board Member, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (under President Rodger LaPelle)
Northwest Figurative Artist’s Alliance, Seattle, WA

Represented by Formspace Atelier, Seattle, WA

News:

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita
Civita Castellana, Italy.
Summer 2018

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita
Civita Castellana, Italy.
Summer 2017

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita
Civita Castellana, Italy.
Summer 2016

Full CV available upon request.