Forrest MacDonald
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Forrest L. MacDonald
Visual artist, photographer, mixed media,
painter, sculptor, educator and member
of the artist collective Fountain of Pythons.

Exhibitions:

"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 "Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" Tempus Gallery, Tampa, Florida

2014 "Recipe for Disaster",Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida (solo show)

2014 "Paradise City" Tempus Gallery, Tampa, Florida

2012 "Sand in the Vacuum" Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

2012 "Between the Earth and Sky" Tempus Gallery, Tampa, Florida

2012 "Ceramic Projects"Museum of Science and Industry - ARC gallery Tampa, Florida

2011 "Art of Heartache" Tampa Center for the Arts - Tampa, Florida

2010 "Homage" Oliver Gallery USF, Tampa, Florida (solo show)

2004 "Motion Pictures" Metamorphosis Gallery, Sarasota, 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.