Forrest L. MacDonald Visual artist, photographer, mixed media, painter, sculptor, educator and member of the artist collective Fountain of Pythons.
Recent publications and media:
Artborne Magazine feature and interview April 2017
"American Dreaming" Satellite Art Show 7410 Ocean Terrace Miami Beach, Florida December 7 - 10, 2017
"Oh Won't You Please Take Me Home" 621 Gallery Tallahassee, Florida Feb 3 - 24th, 2017
"Paradise City" Birke Art Gallery Marshall University, Huntington West Virginia Jan 25 - Feb 17th, 2017
"Wired Up / Art in Odd Places / PLAY" 54 E Pine Street, Orlando, Florida. Nov. 2016 Reviewed in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper with photographs of artwork and a portrait of the artist.
Art Basel / Satellite show "Tiger Strikes Asteroid" Miami Beach, Florida. Dec. 2015 Reviewed in the Miami New Times that published his photograph titled "David and David" Dec 5th, 2015
"Storm Water / Art in Odd Places / TONE" 14 sculptures along four blocks on Magnolia Street in downtown Orlando, Florida. Sept 2015 An appearance with artwork on a morning talk show on FOX 35 Orlando news. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper published on site photographs of the artwork.
2015 Tempus Gallery "Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" Tampa, Florida
2014 Atlantic Center for the Arts "Recipe for Disaster", New Smyrna Beach, Florida (solo show)
2014 Tempus Gallery "Paradise City" Tampa, Florida
2012 Contemporary Art Museum "Sand in the Vacuum" at USF, Tampa, Florida
2012 Tempus Gallery "Between the Earth and Sky" Tampa, Florida
2012 Museum of Science and Industry - ARC gallery "Ceramic Projects" Tampa, Florida
2011 Tampa Center for the Arts - "Art of Heartache" Tampa, Florida
2010 Oliver Gallery "Homage" USF, Tampa, Florida (solo show)
Commercial photography has received three national ADDY awards in 2016, 2007 and 2005 from the American Advertising Federation.
His photography has been featured in American Artist, American Theater, Photo Insider, How, Print, Step inside Design, Verge, House Home and Living, Urban Times magazine and four admission catalogs for Ringling College of Art & Design. First place recognition in an international photography competition by photoworkshop.com, Canon Cameras, and Agfa film in May 2000.
Education: Univ. of South Florida. Master of Fine Arts 2012 University of Kansas. Bachelor of Science in Journalism (photojournalism) 1989.