s a k a i g a w a © 2 0 1 7 marsha mcdonald digitally unaltered photograph




E x h i b i t i o n s

r e a d i n g s

p u b l i c a t i o n s


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Residency, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI

Venice Vending Machine, in collaboration with Venice Agendas, contributor, Hamilton House Bristol, UK

Wrapping Air in Cloth and Other Seemingly Impossible Tasks, catalogue contributor, Nirmal Raja exhibition, Alice Wilds, Milwaukee, WI

Gallery Night and Day, solo pop-up exhibition, Marshall Building, Milwaukee, WI

Cha Literary Review, Leanne Dunic and Eddie Tay, reviews, Hong Kong

What is Missing? story contributor, ongoing Maya Lin eco-project, http://whatismissing.org/memory/names-of

Video participant and audio contributor to Lois Bielefeld and Nirmal Raja’s On Belonging multimedia project, The Warehouse, Milw WI


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Residency, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI

Venice Vending Machine, Art Hostel Leeds, UK https://www.venicevendingmachine.com/vvm-8-art-hostel-leeds

s w i m , audio fictive essay, The Drum Literary review, November 2018, Cambridge MA https://www.drumlitmag.com/index.php?page=sounds&display=Issue_71-dot-_November_2018

LENSCRATCH, In The Dead of Night, October 2018, online photography platform http://lenscratch.com/2018/10/2018-dark-nights-exhibition-part-2/

Venice Vending Machine, Tate Exchange Liverpool, UK,  https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/tate-exchange/workshop/venice-vending-machine

LENSCRATCH, Favorite Photo of 2017, http://lenscratch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/%C2%A9-m-a-mcdonald-sakaigawa-Tokyo-Japan-24151.jpg

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Waterlines, October 2017 - March 2018, New Museum of Los Gatos, CA

Venice Vending Machine, Edition 5, Giardini Della Marinaressa (Seychelles Pavilion), 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy https://www.venicevendingmachine.com/vvm5-catalogue

On the Nature of Things: Special Reading, Marsha McDonald, Jeff Porter and Chuck Stebelton, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI September 9, 2017  http://artlitlab.org/events/on-the-nature-of-things-special-reading

Rina Yoon and Marsha McDonald, curated by Jenie Gao, September, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI  http://artlitlab.org/

Otoliths, June, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2017/06/m-mcdonald.htm

Otoliths, http://the-otolith.blogspot.com, May, http://the-otolith.blogspot.jp/2017/03/m-mcdonald.html

LENSCRATCH,  The 2017 Earth Day, http://lenscratch.com/2017/04/the-2017-earth-day-exhibition/

LENSCRATCH,  The 2017 Love Letters,  http://lenscratch.com/2017/02/the-2017-love-letters-exhibition-part-2/

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Arising, Yoko Ono, Disarming, Harm and Eyes international women project, Rejkjavik Art Museum, Rejkjavik Iceland

Venice Vending Machine IV, Hamburg Altonale 18, Hamburg Germany 

What is Missing? story contributor, ongoing Maya Lin eco-project, http://www.whatismissing.net/#dot/m2941

Waters of Wisconsin, H.H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Historical Society, WI 

 3 6 b e a d s, video, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

International Swan Day, Redline Milwaukee WI 

Home is Where I Am, mail art invitational,  ARNA i Fågelriket, Harlösa Sweden https://issuu.com/arnasweden/docs/arna_art_cards_2016  33/50

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Venice Vending Machine Ed III, 56th Biennale, Venice IT

Waterways, Invitational for International Water Day 2015, WI Academy of Arts Letters and Sciences, Madison WI    

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Studio Kura, Fukuoka Japan 

TRUCK, Budapest Hungary

Frequently Nowhere, Paris France

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Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco CA

Out of the Suitcase, Nohl MIAD, Milwaukee WI

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Portrait of a River, Woodland Pattern Book Center Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Arts and Rivers, Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee WI

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Our Accord With The Earth, US Embassy, Colombo Sri Lanka

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Aqua Art Miami, Miami FLA

Forward: Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee WI

The Winter Chapel, The Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee WI

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Still, James Watrous Gallery, Madison WI

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Book Pages, Denkmalschmeide Höfgen Germany 

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Lorine Niedecker: Six Pieces For Piano,Steve Nelson Raney, text by the artist, Ellsworth Snyder, 28th May 2004, First Unitarian Church, Madison WI 

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Transforming Nature, Crossman Gallery, University of WI, Whitewater WI 

Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Walkers Point Center For The Arts, Milwaukee WI 

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A Celebration Of Women Artists, Invitational, Museum West, Palo Alto CA 

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Aural portraits, Alternating Currents, radio station MSOE, Milwaukee WI 

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Yerba Buena Arts Center, September, SF CA 

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Art as Collaboration: Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists, Crossman Art Gallery, Whitewater WI 

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Selections, Best of 1993 San Francisco Open Studios 

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California Small Works, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa CA 

 Wet Paint II, Southern Exposure Gallery, SF CA


A w a r d s   a n d   R e s i d e n c i e s


Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee WI  (ongoing)

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Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee WI 

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La Fragua, Silencio, Córdoba Spain

Honorary "Migratory Birds" Fellow, ARNA i Fågelriket, Harlösa Sweden

Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, Odense Denmark

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Nohl Suitcase Fund, Wisconsin USA

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Studio Kura, Fukuoka Japan

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Nohl Suitcase Fund, Wisconsin USA

Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, residency and bronze workshop grant, Odense Denmark

ARNA i Fågelriket, Harlösa Sweden - cancelled due to sudden terminal illness of artist’s partner

 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik Norway - cancelled due to sudden terminal illness of artist’s partner

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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, Odense Denmark

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2nd Place, River and Arts, Milw. Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Artist’s Fellowship, New York NY

Puffin Foundation, Teaneck NJ  http://www.puffinfoundation.org/grantees/artists/483-mcdonald-marsha.html

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Art Slant, Showcase Winner Curatorial Selection, September

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Purchase, Wisconsin State Direct Purchase Arts Program, Madison WI

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Appointed to the Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee WI

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Fellow, Denkmalschmeide Höfgen, Grimma Germany

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Chosen for inclusion, Invitation To Poetry, Ed Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. 

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Fellow, The Valparaiso Foundation, Mojácar Spain 


S e l e c t e d   R e v i e w s   a n d   P u b l i c a t i o n s


Cantabrigian, Wyoming, collaborative writing, invited to submiit (8) pieces, ongoing https://www.cantabmag.org/wyoming

Planches Contacts, bilingual short story collection, Anca Cristofovici, collaborative visuals and text, ongoing 

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The Drum Literary Review, s w i m, fictive essay, Cambridge MA https://www.drumlitmag.com/

Venice Vending Machine, Edition 7, catalogue,  Liverpool UK https://issuu.com/art-e-motion/docs/catalogue_vvm_7b

Collaboration, writer Royston Tester, Spain, broadside

Collaboration, writer Anca Cristofovici, France, broadside

Collaboration, poet Chuck Stebelton, USA, broadside

HYPERALLERGIC, A View from the Easel, Philip Hartigan, March 27, https://hyperallergic.com/434001/a-view-from-the-easel-89/

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Venice Vending Machine, Edition 5, catalogue, Bristol UK

Creating Natural And Artificial Environments At The Arts And Literature Laboratory, radio interview, WORT, September 8, 2017, Madison WI  https://www.wortfm.org/creating-natural-and-artificial-environments-at-the-arts-and-literature-laboratory/

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Japan Issue, GIFS and images, June

Cantabrigian, Shutter, short story, premier issue, May https://www.cantabmag.org/contributing-authors

Otoliths, Las Perlas de Santa Clara, images and text,  Autumn issue #46

Otoliths magazine, Flush, images and text, Summer issue #45

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Venice Vending Machine Ed. III, catalogue and essay, London, UK

Waterways, James Watrous Gallery, Madison WI




Stela. A novel, Anca Cristofovici, visual images, novel, Ninebark Press, Rome GA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PC0w_cNQds

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Review, The Idea of Landscape, Nathan Guequierre, 27 February 2014,


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Featured Artist, August, ArtMail Milwaukee, www.artmailmilwaukee.com 

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Gyeongbokgung, Blair Kitchener, exhibition statement written by the artist for Kitchener’s exhibition, Seoul Korea 

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International Zaungaste, Susann Schumann. Leipzig Volkzeitung- Muldenthaler, Front page, January 25 2005

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Contributor, LVNG, Great Lakes poets issue, Chicago Ill 

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Profile, Art Now Gallery Guide, West Coast edition, November 


S e l e c t e d   C o l l e c t i o n s


New Museum, Educational Resources, Los Gatos, CA

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

University Of Wisconsin, Hiram Hall Sciences, Madison WI 

Columbia Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago IL 

Golden Paints, New Berlin NY

Kenneth Irby, poet”s estate, Lawrence Kansas

Robert Grenier, poet, Cabot Vermont

Kyoko Yoshida, writer, Kyoto Japan

Denkmalschmeide Höfgen, Kaditzsch Germany

Royston Tester, writer, Algayat Spain

Hans Henning Harmer, writer, Copenhagen Denmark



R e p r e s e n t a t i o n


Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, New York