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Patrick McDonald

1159 Gunderson Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304, U.S.A.
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Phone: 708-466-8492
Email: patmcdonald0518@gmail.com
URL: http://www.patmcdonald.com

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Patrick McDonald

1159 Gunderson Avenue   Oak Park, IL  60304 | H 708-660-0550   C 708-466-8492  | patmcdonald0518@gmail.com

 

Objective 

I am a working artist involved in large projects and am seeking out new ventures.  

Education 

MFA | 1990 | Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL

Major: Painting  

BFA | 1988 | Saint Cloud State University – St. Cloud, MN

Major: Painting  

 

Experience  

Owner | Pat McDonald Ltd. | 1998 – present 

-Artist

·   Design and create my own artwork and collaborate with engineers, architects, designers, animators assure my vision of the piece is accomplished.  Market finished pieces to public/private sectors; ranging from private homes to public parks. 

·   Installation coordinator at Navy Pier for the last 10 years. Oversee installation of large scale art works; working with the artist, their team, engineers and designers.

·   Work with a number of museums to install art pieces and advise them on use of space for future projects.

·   Oversee shipping/transporting and installation of sculptures in a variety of locations.

 

-Contractor 

·   Act as a general contractor for projects both small and large scale. Coordinating sub- contractors in many instances and performing some of the work personally.

·   Build custom furniture for private clients including tables, benches, entertainment centers, chairs, bookcases. Sometimes recycled materials are used for these projects.

·   Utilize artistic capabilities in the general construction projects worked on. Involved in creating projects with an “art” feel in public places.

·   Manage client budgets, as well as personal company budget on a regular basis.      

 

Exhibitions  

2013

Fayetteville Plaza, Raleigh, NC

Enos Park, Springfield, IL

 

2012

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Art in the Time of Revitalization! Oak Park, IL

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 

 

2011     

Permanent Installation, Oak Park, IL

Wandell Sculpture Park, Urbana, IL    

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 

 

2010

Wandell Sculpture Park, Urbana, IL  

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 

 

2009

Art Invasion, Oak Park, IL

3 Sculptors Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

      

2008

The Cedarhurst Biennial Sculpture Competition and Maquette Exhibition

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL  

 

2007

Holiday Sculpture Walk, Niemi Sculpture Gallery, Kenosha, WI

Sculpture Garden & Emerging Artists, Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Sizzlin’ Hot Sculpture Show, Niemi Sculpture Gallery, Kenosha, WI

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Part, Chicago, IL

Wandell Sculpture Park, Urbana, IL

Tundra Installation, Watertown, MN

Mt. Vernon Public Art Program, Mt. Vernon, IL

 

2006

New Hope Sculpture Exhibition 2006, New Hope, PA  

Beyond the Boundaries, Chicago Artist Month, October, Chicago, IL

3-D Discovery, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Village of Lincolnwood Public Art Program, Lincolnwood, IL   

 

2005

State of Illinois Art & Architecture, 2 Large Sculpture Commissions, Lakeland College, Mattoon, IL

River Sculpture Walk, Milwaukee, WI

Arlington Heights Sculpture Walk, Arlington Heights, IL
Mitchell Museum permanent installation, Dolmen 2, Mt. Vernon, IL