Shona Macdonald received her MFA in 1996 in studio arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in 1992 from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has held selected solo exhibitions at the McDonough Museum of Art, (2023), Zillman Art Museum, (2020-21), Brattleboro Art Center and Museum (2018), Roswell Art Museum, (2011), Tarble Arts Center (2015), Gridspace, (2014) Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand, (2010), Proof Gallery, Boston, MA (2009), Reeves Contemporary, NY, NY (2008), Den Contemporary, LA, CA, (2007), Skestos-Gabriele, Chicago IL, (2005), Galerie Refugium, Berlin, Germany, (2002), and Fassbender Gallery, Chicago (1998 and 2000).  Two person exhibitions include the Ballina Art Center in Co, Mayo, Ireland (2022), Linden Sculpture Garden (2012), and Dayton Art Center (2018.)  Her work has been included in numerous group shows across the United States, UK, Australia, and Canada.  Reviews of her work are included in Art in America, Art News, the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Sacramento Bee, Boston Globe, Artscope, and New American Paintings.  She has been a Visiting Artist at over fifty institutions, including The University of Wyoming (2023), Georgia State University (2007), the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary, Canada, (both 2002). Shona Macdonald is a 2009 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award.  She has been artist-in-residence at UCross, Ragdale, VCCA,  Roswell, (all USA) and internationally, at Can Serrat, Spain, the Cromarty Arts Trust, Scotland, and both Ballinglen and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland.