Kevin MacDonald

Curriculum Vitae
Collections
 
​Public collections

Baltimore Museum
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa University
Library of Congress
Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Legacy Collection
Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Phillips Collection
Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University
Washington DC government, DCCAH Art Bank
 

Private collections

​(partial listing)
Alabama Power Company
The American Medical Association
Arent, Fox, Kittner, Plotkin and Kahn
Arnold and Porter
The Artery Organization
Beveridge and Diamond
Bracewell Patterson
Fannie Mae
KPMG
Lerner Corporation
Nabisco
Oliver T. Carr Corporation
The Washington Post


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Exhibitions
One person exhibitions 
  • Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, 1974

  • Lunn Gallery, Washington, DC, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983

  • Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 1977

  • Reynolds/Minor Gallery Richmond, VA, 1980

  • Deutsch Gallery, NY, NY, 1984

  • Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, 1984 Small Drawings, 1994 A Sense of Place

  • Quadrum Gallery, Boston, MA, 1985

  • Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 Season Opening, 1988 New Works on Paper, 1989, 1990 New Works, 1990 Run to the Sea and Other Drawings, 1991 From Under the Volcano, 1991 Dinner at Herb’s, 1993 Mysteries and Fables, 1995 Picture from Seurat and Public Space / Public Place, 1998 All Art Is a Dance, 2002

  • Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1989

  • Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, OH, 1995

  • Wheeling Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV, 1997

  • Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, MD, 1997

  • Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD, 1999

Education

George Washington University, BFA         1969
Corcoran School of Art            1969

Employment

The Phillips Collection, Staff          1967 - 1977
Corcoran School of Art, Professor          1992

2010 - present

2010 - present

Group Exhibitions

​(partial listing)

  • Davidson College, North Carolina, Davidson National Drawing Competition, 1973, 1976

  • USIA Traveling Exhibition world wide tour, 1974

  • Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD Maryland Biennial Exhibition, 1976-1978, 1980

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, Washington Art on Paper: 1962-1978, 1979   

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 22nd Area Exhibition, 1980       

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Images of the 70s: Nine Washington Artists,” Curator: Clair List, 1980

  • “Capital Art,” Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, 1984

  • Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, and travelling, “Seeing Thinking Feeling,” curator: Lee Fleming,    1985

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and travelling, “American Masterworks,” Curators: Edward Nygren and Linda Simmons, 1986

  • Shippee Gallery, “The Phillips Connection,” New York, NY, 1987

  • Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, “Washington/Moscow Exchange,” USSR, 1990

  • Turman Art Gallery, “Is Poetry a Visual Art?,” Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1993

  • School 33 Art Center, “ArtSites 96,” Baltimore, MD, 1996

  • MOCA/Clark & Co, “The Honeymooners,” Washington, DC, 1997

  • Johns Hopkins University/Evergreen Museum and Library, “Kings, Hummingbirds & Monsters: Artists’ Books at Evergreen,” Baltimore, MD, 2001

  • Creative Alliance, “City Stories: Don Cook and Kevin MacDonald,” Baltimore, MD, 2005

  • American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, “Catalyst: 35 Years of the Washington Project for the Arts,” Washington, DC, 2010

  • American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, “Washington Art Matters: 1940s to 1980s,” Washington, DC, 2013

  • American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, “The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Second Act,” Washington, DC, 2014

Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Alice Denney Award for Service to Washington Arts           2007
Franz & Virginia Bader Fund, grant          2003
Stifel Fine Arts Center, Ogelbay Institute Wheeling, WV, residency          1993
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, residency          1985
Davidson (College, NC) National Drawing Competition            1973, 1976

Grants and Awards

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Board of Directors, Vice President          1991 - 1997
Washington Project for the Arts, Board of Directors, Chairman         1986 - 1992
Maryland State Arts Council, Visual Arts Panel         1989 - 1991
General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program, juror          1991
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Co-curator, “The Washington Show”          1986

Community Leadership Roles

  • Richard, Paul. “By George It’s a Washington Birthday Party.” The Washington Post, Style section, Feb. 19, 1973, p. B1

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “Local Art is Bursting with Youth.” The Washington Star, Portfolio     section, Feb. 7, 1974, p. D4

  • Richard, Paul. “Art from Stars and Credentialed Bureaucrats.” The Washington Post, Style section, Feb 9, 1974, p. B8.

  • Tannous, David. “Three Artists, Two Shows.” Woodwind, Feb 19, 1974, p. 5.

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “As Washington Artists See Their City.” The Washington Star, Portfolio section, April 4, 1974, p. C4.

  • Echart, Wolf von. “Cities: A Lost Inspiration.” The Washington Post, Style section     / Cityscape, April 6, 1974, p. C4.

  • Richard, Paul. “Two Artists and Their Eye-Fooling Abstractions.” The Washington Post, Style section/Art people, Jan. 28, 1976, p. C7.

  • Duvall, Ramona. Excalibur. (Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD) May 12, 1977, p. 5.

  • Kinter, Jim. “Painters Discuss Need for Art in People’s Lives.” Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), August 4, 1977, p. 22.

  • Schoettler, Ellouise. “Vignette Drawings.” The Washington Post, Maryland section, Oct. 6, 1977, p. 7.

  • Duvall, Ramona. “Alumni Artist Opens Show.” Excalibur. (Montgomery College,     Takoma Park, MD), vol. 18 #3, Sept. 29, 1977, p. 4.

  • Tannous, David. “Drawings by Nancy Alper, Constance Costigan, Kevin MacDonald.” Washington Calendar Magazine, Oct. 1977.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “Artist with a Fist Full of Pencils.” The Washington Post, Style section, Oct 1, 1977, p. B1.  (repro. “Food for Thought”).

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Tom Dineen’s Draftsmanship - Fluidity of Style and Process.” The Washington Star, Calendar section/ Art, Oct. 16, 1977,  p. H20 (repro. “Along the Garden”).

  • Lanou, Tobie. “Kevin MacDonald Drawings: Freshly and Personally Experienced.” What’s Up In Art, Vol. 1 #6, Oct. 1977, p. 4. (repro. “The Late Show,” “Along the Garden.”).

  • Wright, Martha McWilliams. “Washington,” Art International, Vol 22/1, Jan. 1978, p. 61.

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Draughtsmanship and Woodsmanship.” ARTnews, Vol 77 #1, Jan. 1978. pp. 118-122.

  • Tannous, David. “Kevin MacDonald at Lunn and Phillips Collection.” Art in America, May-June 1978, p. 121 (repro. “Food for Thought.”).

  • Tannous, David. “Those Who Stay.” Interview, Art in America, July-August 1978, p. 84.

  • Richard, Paul. “The Art of Peter DeAnna: Blend of Affirmation and Refusal.” The Washington Post, Style section, Mar 31, 1979, p. B3

  • Wittenberg, Clarissa. “Kevin MacDonald.” Washington Review, Vol. 5 #1, June-July 1979, p.  23.

  • McCloskey, Ellen. “Kevin MacDonald.” Art Voices South, May-June 1980, Vol 3 #3, p. 70.

  • Richard, Paul. “Crackles and Pops at the Corcoran.” The Washington Post, Style section, Jan 18, 1980, p. B1.

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Return to Content, the Theme of the 70s.” The Washington Star, section C, Arts and Books, Jan. 20, 1980, p. C1

  • Fleming, Lee. “Washington Representation - Images and Counterimages of the 70s.” The New Art Examiner, vol. 7 #6, march 1980, p. 4.

  • Lewton, Val. “Observations on the Recent Realist Exhibitions.” Washington Review, April - May 1980, vol. #6, p. 29.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “Swell Heads and Feet of Clay.” The Washington Post, Style section, Jan. 26, 1980, p. B5.

  • Richard, Paul. “Sweesh, Thud: Art.” The Washington Post, Style section, Sept. 3, 1980, p. B1 (about Scriptronics).

  • Swift, Mary. “Scriptronics.” Washington Review, Dec. 1980 - Jan. 1981, vol. 6 #4, p. 33.

  • Monroe, Beverly. “On Paper.” Aura (Baltimore). Richmond section. Nov. - Dec. 1980, vol 3 #4, p. 9.

  • Merritt, Robert. “Kevin MacDonald at Reynolds/Minor Gallery.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Art section, Dec. 6, 1980. p. C12 (repro. “Three Houses, Venice, California.”)

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Critics Speak.” New Art Examiner, February, 1981. vol. 8 #5, p. 1.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “The Advance of the Guard.” The Washington Post, Style section, April 17, 1982, p. C1 (repro “Last Call.”).

  • Moser, Charlotte. “Seven Washington Artists.” ARTnews, Oct. 1981, vol. 80 #8, p. 177 (repro. “Ocean City”).

  • Hynes, Timothy. “Kevin MacDonald.” Washington Review, June - July 1982, vol. 8 #1., p. 23 (repro. “Rooftops”).

  • Mahoney, J.W. “Kevin MacDonald.” New Art Examiner, June 1982, vol. 8 #1, p. 23  (repro. “Rooftops”).

  • Arnebeck, Bob. “Windows.” Washington Post Magazine, Try It section, Apr. 11, 1982, p. 38 (repro. “Pink House”).

  • Cassell, James. “Curators’ Choices...” New Art Examiner, Jan. 1982, vol 9 #3, p. 10.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “MacDonald Turns to Pastels.” The Washington Post, Style section, Mar. 24, 1983. p. C7 (repro. “The Porch Light”).

  • Allen, Jane Addams. The Washington Times, Art section, March 31, 1983, p. 1B (repro. “AV Ristorante Italiano”).

  • Swift, Mary. Washington Review, Art Books, 1983, Vol 9 #1,p. 27

  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Small is Beautiful.” The Washington Post, Style section, July 19, 1984, p. D7.

  • Allen, Jane Addams. “New Wave of ‘Color School’ Painters,” The Washington Times, Galleries, Sept. 6, 1984, p. 3D.

  • Lang, Doug. “New Frontiers.” The Washington Post, Style section, Sept. 27, 1984, p. D7.

  • Welzenbach, Michael. “Realist MacDonald Moves Toward Abstraction.” The Washington Times, Galleries, Dec. 5, 1985, p. 3B.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “The New Path to Painting. Kevin MacDonald, Switching Mediums.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style Section, Dec 14, 1985, p. F2.

  • Swift, Mary. “Kevin MacDonald: Paintings.” Washington Review, Art Review, 1986. Vol. 11, #5, p. 25.

  • Vitale, Robert. “The Phillips Connection.” New Art Examiner, Reviews - New York, May 1987, vol. 14, #9, p. 56.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “Tapping the New York Market.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, June 6 1987, p. G2 (repro. “E St. Wing.”).

  • Fleming, Lee. “Strong Opinions.”  City Paper, Gallery, May 29 - June 4, 1987, vol. 7 #22, p. 24.

  • Nygren, Edward J. Kevin MacDonald, #73, American Masters: Works on Paper from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. SITES and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1986.

  • Lewis, Jo Ann. “The Essence of an Image.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, June 17, 1988, p. C2 (repro. p. 115, “Kitchen Still Life”).

  • Welzenbach, Michael. “MacDonald, in a New Medium.” The Washington Post,     Galleries, Style section, May 14, 1988, p. C2 (repro. “Chinatown”).

  • Gabriel, Mary. “Tour de Force.” Museum and Arts Washington, Around Town Section, July/Aug. 1989, p. 29 (repro. “Journey  to Avalon” detail).

  • Hildebrand, David, WPA News, Profile, Summer 1989, p. 4 (interview)

  • Welzenbach,  Michael. “The Scene’s Prosperous Year.” The Washington Post,     Galleries, Style section, Dec. 30, 1989, p. D2 (repro. “Chinatown”).

  • Dorsey, John. “Kevin MacDonald drawings insist on spirit of inquiry.” The Baltimore Sun, Art Review, Today Section, Dec. 7, 1989, p. 1E (repro. “Maine”).

  • Welzenbach,  Michael. “Hidden Messages, New Layers - The Enigmatic Touch of Kevin MacDonald.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, May 5, 1990, p. G2 (repro. “Run to the Sea - The Poet Lover”).

  • Richard, Paul, “The Picture of Generosity.” The Washington Post, Art, Style section, May 12, 1990, p. B1 (repro. “Versailles”).

  • Zinnia, “Kevin MacDonald,” Eyewash. Vol. 3, #5, Jan. 1991, p. 6.

  • Mahoney, James. “Report from Washington I - D.C. Dreaming.” Art in America, Vol. 79 #2, Feb. 1991, p. 63 (repro. “San Francisco Bay”).

  • Welzenbach,  Michael. “Mastery Over the Mundane.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Oct. 21 , 1991, p. C2 (repro. “Dinner at Herb’s”).

  • Wilson, Janet. “MacDonald Surreally Ever After.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Feb. 20, 1993, p. B2 (repro. “Rapunzel”).

  • McCoy, Mary. “Magic from Afar, Tantalizingly Near.” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Apr. 29, 1995

  • Querey, Diane. “MacDonald presents surreal work,” Delaware Coast Press, June 29, 1994, p. 41 (repro. “Afternoon Coffee”).

  • Fleming, Lee. “ ‘Full Circle’ at Susan Conway,” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Jan. 7, 1995, p. C2

  • .....”OUE gallery features surreal works,” The Times Leader, Apr. 9, 1995, p. 1E.

  • ...“‘Wheeling Sketches’ in OUE exhibit,” TGIF, Wheeling News Register, Apr. 7, 1995.

  • Protzman, Ferdinand. “Visions of Printmaking Past and Future,” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Apr. 6, 1996, p. D2.

  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “‘Sites’  for Sore Feet,” The Washington Post, Arts section, June 9, 1996, p. G6 (repro. “The Elements - W”).

  • Dorsey, John. “Humor clearly has its place in MAP’s ArtSites 96 show,” The Baltimore Sun, Today, section D, June 2, 1996, p. 1D.

  • Giuliano, Mike. “Serious  Fun,” Baltimore City Paper, Gallery, June 12, 1996, p. 36.

  • Ziegler, Heather. “Exhibit  Takes a Surreal Look at Wheeling,” Wheeling News-    Register, Family-Leisure, May 4, 1997, p. 10 (repro: 3 images  from “Wheeling Sketches”).

  • Protzman, Ferdinand, “A Bracing East Wind,” The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, Dec. 31, 1998, p. C5.

  • Richard, Paul. “In the Company  of Angels,” The Washington Post, Arts section, Dec. 13, 1998, g. G1 (repro: “Decay  of the Angel: the Music Fades”).

  • Protzman, Ferdinand. “Seeing Green,”  The Washington Post, Galleries, Style section, March  11, 1999, p. C5.

  • Lewis, Nicole. “Art with Plenty of Starch,” The Washington Post, Arts Beat, Style     section, May 27, 1998, p. C5.

  • Ungar, Nancy. “‘Let  me  illustrate’ - MacDonald drawings at MSAD,” Montgomery Gazette, In the Arts, Dec. 1, 1999, p. B8 (repro. “The Elements  - Photon”  and “Dancing  on Mars.”).

  • Protzman, Ferdinand. “Cuba’s Rough Rider,” The Washington Post, Style section, Galleries, Dec.23, 1999,  p.C5

  • Toussaint, Karen. “Books inspire book art exhibit.” The Aegis, Nov. 9, 2001, p. AA4

  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “Baltimore Bound.” The Washington Post, Weekend section, On Exhibit, Jan.18, 2002, p. 53  (repro. ”Robin Moore’s Book of Hours”)

  • Dawson, Jessica. “Washington’s Digital Divide.” The Washington Post, Style section, Galleries, Dec.27, 2002, p. C5

  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “MacDonald’s ‘Home’: Suburban Legends.” The Washington Post, Weekend section, On Exhibit, May 17, 2002, p.53 (repro. “Backyard”)

  • Dawson, Jessica. “Kevin MacDonald: Trouble In the Land of Ticky-Tacky,” The Washington Post, Style section, Galleries, June 6, 2002, p.C5 (repro. “House and Home”).

  • Jenkins, Mark. “A Realist Gentleman: Remembering Painter Kevin MacDonald,” Washington CityPaper, “Artifacts,” June 16, 2006.

  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “The Quiet Pull of the Bader Fund Show,” The Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2007, p. WE21. (repro. “Suburban Apotheosis.”)                

  • Freestone, Jenny. “Kevin MacDonald,” Washington Print Club Quarterly, Winter 2012-2013 issue, vol. 48,  No. 4. Cover story. (repro. “Suburban Apotheosis.”)One-person exhibitions

Publications
Press (selected)
  • Jackson, Herb. Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition. Stowe Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC. (1973)

  • … Artists View Washington. The Octagon, American Institute of Architects, WAshington, DC. 1974.

  • Slade, Roy. 19th Area Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. 1974.

  • Jackson, Herb. Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition. Stowe Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC. (1976)

  • …. American Drawings from Private Collections of Friends of the Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. 1976

  • Freudenheim, Tom. The 1976 Maryland Biennial Exhibition. Baltimore, MD, 1976-1977

  • Guberman, Sidney. Washington Printmakers. Government Services Savings and Loan, Bethesda, MD 1977.

  • Smith, Arthur Hall. Kevin MacDonald. Phillips Collection, Washington DC 1977

  • Cumins, Sarah. Personal Realities: Five Ways of Seeing. Traveling exhibition organized by the Baltimore Museum, 1978-1979

  • …. Washington Realists, Middendorf/Lane Gallery, Washington, DC 1978

  • Freudenheim, Tom. The 1978 Maryland Biennial Exhibition. Baltimore, MD, 1978-1979

  • …. Copyart, DC. Local 1734 Art Collective, Washington DC, 1979.

  • Tannous, David. Fifteen Washington Artists: Works on Paper, Works in Clay. The Arts Gallery, Baltimore, MD. 1979

  • Kelly, Cindy. Selections from the Visual Arts Resource Center. Traveling exhibition organized by the Maryland STate Arts Council, 1979-1980.

  • List, Clair. Images of the 70s: Nine Washington Artists. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1980 (catalog and brochure)

  • Felluss, Elias. Washington Light: Fifth Annual Art 80, DC Armory, Washington DC, 1980

  • Kuter, Leslie. 27 x 10 Plus. Artists International Museum, Beverly Court, Washington, DC 1980

  • Ames, Barbara and Julia Boyd. On Paper, Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA, 1980

  • List, Clair. 22nd Area Exhibition: Works on Paper, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. 1980.

  • Lehman, Arnold. The 1980 Maryland Biennial Exhibition. Baltimore, MD, 1980-1981

  • Rand, Harry. First Report: Art in the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC 1984

Catalogs (selected)