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Marsha McDonald

Born: 1958 Columbus, Ohio
Lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Seoul, South Korea

My paintings are intimate explorations of the landscape, the “spiritual interferences” that surround actual places, and the kinds of light resonances these places inspire in me. I continue to explore light as both phenomenon and metaphor. I am interested in 19th and 20th century spirit photography of Europe and America, not as supernatural documents, but as curiously intriguing objects of the cultural desire for numinous, enigmatic experiences. I am also deeply influenced by the writings of Emerson, Muir and modern poetry.

Education
BFA  Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Exhibitions
2010-2012 US Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011    The Fiction Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2010    Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010    Forward: A Survey Of Wisconsin Art Now Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee WI
2007    Florence Biennial, Florence Italy
2007    James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI
2007    James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI
2005    Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2001    Museum West Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
1997    Museum West Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
1994    Selections, San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
1994    Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1993    California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1993    San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA