About/News

Michael Lane McDonald is a mid-career artist living and working in Seattle.
He was an early participant in the realist painting revival of the 1990s at the same time that the school of art known as Perceptual Painting was being born at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
An in-demand instructor for many years, he founded a progressive school for perceptual painting in Seattle in 2014.
His refined works are sought by collectors.

About/News

Image from apprenticeship years in the 1990s with Nelson Shanks (center). From “Portrait Signature Magazine”, American Society of Portrait Artists.



Info:

Born in Jersey City, NJ

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

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
Teaching 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

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




Collections:
Louis Sloan Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Printmaking Department.
Nelson Shanks, Andalusia, PA
Gary Faigin and Pamela Belyea, Seattle, WA
Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Seattle, WA
Numerous private collections.

Memberships:
Board of the historic alumni association The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with President Rodger LaPelle (1996-1999)
Northwest Figurative Artist’s Alliance, Seattle, WA (current)


News:

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita Summer Art School & Residency in Italy
Civita Castellana, Italy
Summer 2018

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita Summer Art School & Residency in Italy
Civita Castellana, Italy
Summer 2017

Invited by Israel Hershberg to join the Affiliate Faculty at JSS in Civita Summer Art School & Residency in Italy
Civita Castellana, Italy
Summer 2016

Full CV available upon request.