Megan Ellen MacDonald

Megan Ellen MacDonald is an artist living and working in Toronto, ON. She received her BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2013 and has exhibited work in Toronto and Montreal. MacDonald’s oil paintings have one foot in the 18th century and one in the 23rd. MacDonald appropriates romantic and baroque themes to firmly ground her work in the context of lavish genre painting, setting the stage for her colourful depictions of mass market disposable decoration and kitsch subject matter. Her work playfully questions the very nature of representational painting in the past and present – the challenge of portraying reality when so much of what we consider as realism is often confused with the unreal.