Art by Macdonald 'Unearthed' at AUM in October

by User Not Found | Oct 07, 2013

UnearthedPoster_WNAUM’s Lectures and Programs Committee and the Department of Fine Arts will exhibit “Unearthed,” the work of artist and California State University Associate Professor Eileen Macdonald, from Oct. 3 to Nov. 1 in Goodwyn Hall 101. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Macdonald will speak about her work at a closing reception from 4 to 5 p.m. in the gallery. For more information, contact Andrew Hairstans at

Eileen Macdonald works with traditional, labor-intensive printmaking processes, such as mezzotint, etching and engraving, and three-dimensional drawings, by meticulously puncturing paper with a single sewing needle. Her recent works, inspired by mapping and landscape, focus on the physicality of repetitive mark making to manipulate and transform surface.

Macdonald currently resides in northern California where she is Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Chico. Born and raised in the highlands of Scotland, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in fine art printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, Scotland, and her Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Macdonald has exhibited in group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Japan, South Africa, Portugal, Korea, and Finland. She has been the recipient of printmaking residencies in Essex, England, Venice, Italy and, most recently, the Nelimarkko Museo, Finland.