Biography

Chris Macdonald was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1957. He studied at Worcester Art Museum School in Worcester, MA. He currently lives and works in New York City.


Solo Exhibitions

1999     Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, January 9 - February 20

1994     Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO, November 4 - January 8, 1995

1994     Baron/Boisante, New York, NY, April 5 - May 14

1993     Baron/Boisante, New York, NY, February 20 - March 27

1992     Wasserman Gallery, Cologne, Germany, May 30 - July 4

1992     Wasserman Gallery, Munich, Germany, February 21 - March 21

1992     David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, January 8 - February 8

1991     Galerie Boncz, Stuttgart, Germany, February 21 - April 20

1991     Baron/Boisante, New York, NY, February 15 - March 20

1989     David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, November 2 - December 2

1989     A 11 Galerie Thomas, Zeitgenossische Kunst, Munich, Germany, June 1 - July 30

1989     Vaughan & Vaughan, Minneapolis, MN, February 25 - April 1

1988     Galeria Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 10 - October 12

1988     David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, April 29 - May 28

1987     Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, November 6 - December 1

1987     Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, Italy, October 29 - November 24

1987     Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, July 26 - September 20

1986     Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany, November 6 - December 1

1986     Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY, April 5 - 26

1984     Cable Gallery, New York, NY, October 16 - November 2


Group Exhibitions

1999     Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, "Selections from the Permanent Collection", Kansas City, MO, January 15 - April 11

1998     Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, "Beauty & the Beast", New York, NY, October 21 - November 28

1997     Fisher Landau Center, "Woodwork", Long Island City, NY, October 25, 1997 - October 14, 1998

1996     Hirschl & Adler Modern, "Summer Group Exhibition", New York, NY

1996     Baron/Boisante, "Dissimular/Similar Sculpture", New York, NY

1995     The Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, "Playtime-Artists & Toys", Stamford, CT, December 15 - March 20, 1996

1995     Baron Boisante, "Selected Projects of 1981-95", New York, NY, September 30 - November 18

1995     Galerie Beatrice Wasserman, "Round-About", Munich, Germany, March 16 - April 22

1994     Adam Baumgold Fine Art, "Selections", New York, NY, December 7 - January 21, 1995

1994     Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, "Toys/Art/Us, New Rochelle, NY, November 18 - January 20, 1995

1994     Adam Baumgold Fine Art, "Wood Works", New York, NY, September 13 - October 21

1994     Stadtische Galerie Goppingen & Marklin Museum, Goppingen, Germany; Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen,      Germany; "Die Eisenbahn in der Zeitgenossischen Kunst", June 19 - September 4

1994     Baron/Boisante, "Works on Paper", New York, NY, January 4 - February 19

1993     "The Return of the Cadavre Exquis" (traveling), The Drawing Center, New York, NY, November 6 - December 18; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 5 - April 10, 1994; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, July 7 - September 5, 1994; Forum for Contemporary Art, St Louis, MO, September 30 - November 12, 1994; American Center, Paris, France, December 1994 - January 1995

1993     Socrates Sculpture Park, "International '93/'94", Long Island City, NY, October 31

1993     Paul Kasmin Gallery, "Sculpture: Chris Macdonald, Donald Bachelor & Jiri Georg Dokoupil", New York, NY, September 11 - September 25

1993     The Brooklyn Museum, "Second Dimension: Twentyeight Century Sculptor's Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum", Brooklyn, NY, June 25 - September 19

1992     Baron/Boisante Gallery, "Works on Paper", New York, NY, September 8 - October 17

1992     The Heckscher Museum, "The Edge of Childhood", Huntington, NY, September 5 - November 1

1992     Wasserman Galerie, "The New Editions", Munich, Germany, July 3 - August 8

1992     Point State Park, "Sculpture at the Point", Pittsburgh, PA, May 1 - June 30

1992     Paul Kasmin Gallery, "Sculpture", New York, NY, January 14 - February 15

1991     Frumkin/Adams Gallery, "Bronze", New York, NY, November 22 - December 31

1991     New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, "Traffic Jam: The Automobile in Art", Summit, NJ, September 15 - October 17

1991     Walker Arts Center, "Material Matters: Sculpture since 1980 from the Permanent Collection, Minneapolis, MN, June 1 - August 18

1991     Socrates Sculpture Park, "Grassroots Arts Energy", Long Island City, NY, April 28, 1991 - April 26, 1992

1990     Galerie Heimeshoff, Essen, Germany

1990     Katonah Museum of Art, "The Technological Muse", Katonah, NY, November 11 - February 3, 1991

1990     David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, November 1 - November 30

1990     Minneapolis College of Art & Design, "Serious Play", Minneapolis, MN, April 13 - May 8

1990     Stephen Wirtz Gallery, "Sculpture", San Francisco, CA, March 2 - April 3

1989     Vaughan & Vaughan, "Drawings", Minneapolis, MN, December 9 - January 11, 1990

1989     David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, December 1 - December 20

1989     Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, "Sculpture with Color", New York, NY, October 10 - November 11

1989     Vaughan & Vaughan, "Sculpture", Minneapolis, MN, July 8 - August 5

1989     Schwaben-Landhalle, "4. Triennale Fellbach 1989, Kleinplastik", Fellbach, Germany, June 24 - August 6

1989     David Beitzel Gallery, "Sculptors/Drawings", New York, NY, June 8 - July 1

1989     Whitney Museum of American Art, "Whitney Biennial", New York, NY, April 26 - July 16

1989     David Beitzel Gallery, "Dona, Hristoff, Jamie-Mena & Macdonald", New York, NY, January 26 - February 18

1988     Galerie Thomas, "Ein Miniature", Munich, Germany, November 24, 1988 - January 26, 1989

1988     The Schulman Sculpture Garden, White Plains, NY, October 2 - November 3

1988     Pelham Art Center, "Drawings", Pelham, NY, September 1 - September 30

1988     Rhode Island School of Design Museum, "1900 to Now: 20th Century Art from Rhode Island Collections", Providence, RI, January 22 - May 11

1987     David Beitzel Gallery, "Aaron Fink, Tom Hatch, Chris Macdonald, Gael Stack", New York, NY, September 18 - October 17

1987     A11 Art Forum, Sammlung Thomas, "Kunst aus den achtziger Jahren", Munich, Germany

1986     First Street Forum, St Louis, MO, November 16, 1986 - January 3, 1987

1986     Arnold Hetstand & Co., "A Selection-American Sculpture", New York, NY

1986     Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY

1985     The Brooklyn Museum, "Working in Brooklyn: Sculpture", Brooklyn, NY, October 18 - January 6, 1986

1985     Whitney Museum of American Art, "Affiliations: Recent Sculpture and its Antecedents", Stamford, CT, June 28 - August 24

1985     Cable Gallery, New York, NY, January 31 - February 28

1984     Whitney Museum of American Art, "Visions of Childhood: a Contemporary Iconography", Federal Hall National Memorial, New York, NY, March 28 - May 11

1984     Rosa Esman Gallery, "Object Relations: Sculpture with Reference", February 4 - February 26

1983     Olsen Gallery, New York, NY October 1 - October 29

1983     New York University, "Small Works", New York, NY, January 29 - February 25


Selected Public Collections 

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Champion International Corporation, Stamford, CT

Chemical Bank, New York, NY

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Edwin Scharff Museum, Neu Ulm, Germany

Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY

Graphotek in der Stadtbucherei, Stuttgart, Germany

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Musee d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum for Neu Ulm, Neu Ulm, Germany

Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Heights, OH

Stadt Rottweil, Germany

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany