Daniel McDonald Brooklyn fine art painting printmaking silk screens etchings woodcuts clay ceramics ceramic tiles manager color color theory interior design renovation decoration art director design production faculty parsons the new schoo

D A N I E L  M c D O N A L D


Painter, Printmaker & Clay

Part-Time Associate Professor Parsons The New School for Design: Develop and instruct courses in Color Theory and Pastel Drawing & Painting. Classes are face to face and online. I also teach Watercolor, Painting, Graphic Design & Marketing. 

Substitute Lecturer in the Department of Art at Kingsborough Community College. Instruction for art direction, creative concepts, marketing and graphics, using graphic software.

Color and design consultation for NFCGC Enterprises (NY), LLC for Juan Valdez Cafes, Ad Council, Art Director/Print Production of Corporate Marketing at F. Schumacher & Co., Integrated Printing & Graphics, Sundberg & Associates. Senior Art Director for The Stock Market/Corbis. Other clients included: The New York Times, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing, Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishing, K-111 Magazine Corporation, Fairchild Publishing, New York Magazine, BMT Communications, Inc., National Retail Federation, International Council of Shopping Centers, Advanstar Communications Inc., Reed Business Information.

Awards of distinction from various design guilds such as LAPS: Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Society of Publication Designers, Art Direction, Communication Arts. Member of P3, Partnership in Print Production.

M.A. in Art, Hunter College, NY, NY, Thesis entitled “Early Twentieth Century Art and Its Impact on Graphic Design;” B.A. in Art, CUNY at Queens College, Flushing, NY; A.A.S. in Graphic Arts/Advertising, Farmingdale State College, SUNY, Farmingdale, New York. 

Art Work Exhibitions & Memberships Painting, Printmaking & Ceramics — Member at Clayworks on Columbia and Emeritus at 440 Gallery. Current Exhibition, October 9 – April 21, 2019 group show artists and cartographers at The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, “Crossing Boundaries: Art Maps. Exhibit at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn Art Space, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY. New Century Artists, Chelsea, NY. Currently working on several editions in silk screen and etching mediums, besides clay projects. Exhibitions throughout New York Metropolitan region & LA. Currently, Volunteer at The Brooklyn Museum Education Department and, Art studios located in Brooklyn.

Solo Shows

1983 “Works on Paper,” QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York 

1985 “Paintings,” Felix Schiffman Gallery, NYC

2009 “Painting and Printmaking,” 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 


Group Exhibitions

1978 “Group Show” B.J. Spoke Gallery, Port Washington, NY

1979 “Etchings” Hunter College Gallery, NYC

1982 “Printmaking,” Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

1984 Center for Hope Auction, Sotheby’s, NYC

1985 “Group Show,” B-Side Gallery, NYC

 • “Group Show,” 13 Hour Gallery,

1986 “Paintings of Statue of Liberty,” The Mussavi Art Center, NYC

• “Paintings/Sculpture of Statue of Liberty,” Neo Persona Gallery, NYC

1987 “8 Works on Paper,” Jay Gallery, NYC

1990 “Faculty & Staff Small Works II,” Exhibition Center, Parsons School for Design, NYC

1997 “Faculty Paintings,” Exhibition Center, Parsons School for Design, NYC

2007 “Membership Group Show,” 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2007-2012 

• “Group Show,” New Century Artists, NYC

2009 “20th National Print Exhibition,” LA Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA

• “100 Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition, 2009” Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 

2010 “100 Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition, 2010” Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 

2018 “Circle Exhibition,” Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY 

2019 “Art on Paper,” Juror, Rebecca Lax, Lax & Associates, Senior Specialist in Contemporary, PWC and Prints & Multiples at Artnet auctions in NYC, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• “Crossing Boundaries: Art Maps,” The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, contemporary artists matched up with historic cartographers through the past 500 years. The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

• “ARTSps.wt Collective,” 55 Water, Brooklyn, NY

• “ARTSps.wt Collective,” OSSAM Gallery J-Collabo, Brooklyn, NY

2020 “Works Created During the Lockdown Period,” Juror: Paulina Pobocha, Curator, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, at WAH, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

• “Ink: New Prints,” Juried by Laura Einstein, Manager of the Mezzanine at The Metropolitan Museum, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• Ceramic Wall Installation,” Clayworks On Columbia, Brooklyn, NY

• “Silk Screens,”, w/ 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• “ARTSps.wt Collective,” OSSAM Gallery J-Collabo, Brooklyn, NY

• “BWAC,” ARTSps.wt Collective,  Brooklyn, NY

2021 “16th Annual Works Show” Juror: Anais Duplan, founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies and Public Programs fellow at MoMA, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• “22nd WAH Salon Show,” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

• “ARTSps.wt Collective,” OSSAM Gallery J-Collabo, Spring Salon 2021, Brooklyn, NY

• “BWAC Prints 2021,” National Juried Art Show. Juror: Kim Conaty, is the Steven and Ann Ames curator of drawings and prints at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn, NY

• “BWAC Art Over Time,” National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Charlotta Kotik, former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Lobby Projects, Brooklyn, NY

• “Wholeness the 2021 Annual Small Works Show” Juror: George Del Barrio, Founding Creative Director and Executive Producer of The Vanderbilt Republic and Midheaven Network at 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.