John McDonald, BFA



Raised in Goulds, NL, John McDonald (b. 1982) earned a B.F.A. in the Visual Arts

at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in 2005.


John’s creative practice revolves around using oil painting as a way to explore narrative and figurative representation.  He has exhibited in Newfoundland where he is represented by The Emma Butler Gallery, as well as at The Rooms Art Gallery during the summer of 2012.  John has also shown his paintings in Quebec, Ontario, England and France. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and professional opportunities, such as the Provincial Arts and Letters Competition and the SGE Acres Purchase Award. John’s work is held in variety of private and public collections across the country, including those of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, the City of St. John’s, St. Michael’s Printshop and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.  John McDonald currently lives and works in St. John’s.