This painting depicts two bees flying among a group of flowers that have a shiny, plastic quality as they collect pollen hanging in the air. The image has a warm, comforting glow and there is tranquility in the symbiotic relationship between bee and flower.
Megan Ellen Macdonald created this still life with 3D software. The artist then painted the arrangement in a process she refers to as "documenting." Macdonald's visual language employs objects considered both diminutive and feminine, challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies.
Megan Ellen Macdonald’s paintings create a visual language out of objects considered both diminutive and feminine—challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies. The artist uses 3D software to create still life arrangements, and then paints the results in a process she refers to as "documenting." Macdonald’s work explores what it means to embrace both femininity and power through the depiction of intimate and destructive relationships.
Megan Ellen Macdonald received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2013.
Solo exhibitions of Macdonald's work have taken place at: Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, Ontario, Canada (2022); and Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles, California (2021).
Group exhibitions that have shown Macdonald’s work include: Playground of Geometry at the Center of International Contemporary Art in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2022); Los Angeles Inaugural at Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles, California (2021); IRL at Unit London in London, UK (2020); These Things I Have Seen at Art Gallery of Peterborough in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (2018); and GIFC at The Hole in New York City (2017).
Megan Ellen Macdonald was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont in 2018 and an artist in residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2014.
Macdonald’s work has been published in national outlets, including Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s CBC Arts and the Toronto Star.
Macdonald lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
This painting depicts two bees flying among a group of flowers that have a shiny, plastic quality as they collect pollen hanging in the air.More