Forrest L. MacDonald Visual artist, photographer, painter, sculptor, mixed media, college professor, active member of the artist collective Fountain of Pythons.
MacDonalds art involves around themes of interdependence of mutually dependent life forms, the transitory nature of existence and re-purposing personal obsolete technologies into sculptures.
COMING SOON Teaching a photography workshop for Veterans "Breaking Barriers" July 12th - Aug 9th, 2019 University of South Florida exhibition following in USF Contemporary Art Museum December 2019 http://www.graphicstudio.usf.edu/CAM/cam_museumsoncall.html
UP COMING PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA: Feature and interview in Jayhawk Journalist magazine June 2019 University of Kansas Journalism School Lawrence, Kansas
PUBLICATIONS His photography has been featured in Artborne , American Artist, American Theater, Photo Insider, How, Print, Step inside Design, Verge, House Home and Living, Urban Times magazine, the Orlando Sentinel and the New Times Miami newspaper.
AWARDS MacDonald's commercial photography for Ringling College of Art and Design viewbooks has received three national ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation. Two of the viewbooks received first place gold and one received a second place national silver ADDY award. His fine art photography received first place recognition in an international photography competition by photoworkshop.com, Canon cameras and Agfa film in May 2000.
EDUCATION University of South Florida, MFA in Studio Arts 2012 University of Kansas. BSJ in photojournalism 1989
CURRENTLY ADJUNCT TEACHING Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Denver Colorado
PREVIOUS ADJUNCT APPOINTMENTS New College of Florida / Florida's honors college Ringling College of Art and Design Univ of South Florida / School of Art and Art History Hillsborough County Community College The Art Institute of Tampa