Amy Baxter MacDonald
Midway Artists Building, 15 Channel Center Street, Studio 203, Boston, MA 02210

Solo Exhibitions
2016 People and Places, FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA
2014 Departures: Work by Amy Baxter MacDonald, New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA
2010 Amy MacDonald: New Paintings, Fort Point Framers, Boston, MA
 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Montserrat Art Sale, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA (scholarship benefit)
2017 Explorations: Montserrat College of Art Faculty, New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA
2016 Art on the Marquee v18, Collab. with Emily Eveleth, curated by George Fifield, BCEC, Boston, MA
2016 Artrageous 30!  Juried auction, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2016 Dogs, curated by Don Eyles, Gallery 249, Boston, MA
2015 Field Trip, curated by Todd Sargent & Andrew Neumann, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
2015 Art on the Marquee v13, Large-scale LED screen animation juried by George Fifield, BCEC, Boston, MA
2014 Flora & Fauna: Eli Alperowicz & Amy MacDonald, Gallery at Fort Point Framers, Boston, MA
2014 The Big Picture, juried by Randi Hopkins, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA
2013 STILL: Objects Observed, juried by Emily Eveleth, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA
2013 Tamziq: Scattered and Connected, juried by Anne Loyer & Joanne Hardy, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
2012 Art on the Marquee v3, Large-scale LED screen animation juried by George Fifield, BCEC, Boston, MA
2012 Où est Fleuri Rose? 25-minute animated film screened at Fort Point Theater Channel, Boston, MA; Arlington International Film Festival, Arlington, MA; Cape Ann Film Festival, Gloucester, MA. Collaboration with composer Mark Warhol and artist Nick Thorkelson.
2011 Feast for the Eyes, juried by Lauren Winsor, New England Foundation for the Arts, Art@12Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Mentoring: Celebrating Teachers & Their Students, juried by Mary McCarthy & Jen Mecca, Art@12 Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Fort Point Artists, juried by committee at Massachusetts Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
2009 Spring Arts Competition, juried by Mike Carroll, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2009 Art from Intuition, juried by Dean Nimmer, President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art
2008 Young Contemporaries, juried by Boston University MFA students, Gallery 808, Boston University
2005 Love Small, juried by Adria Arch, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA
2002 Trio of Print Exhibitions, juried by Bruce Muirhead, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
 
Education
MFA 2009 Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
BA 1987 Studio Art, Hamilton College
Emily & Alfred Bohn Prize in Studio Art

Professional Experience
2015 – present VISITING FULL-TIME INSTRUCTOR Animation + Interactive Media
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • Courses: Senior A+IM Seminar; Kinetic Drawing; Animating Stories; 2D Character Animation; Animating Facts, Issues + Events; Animation Pre-Production; A+IM Projects I; A+IM Projects II
  • Committees served: Technology; Library + Gallery
  • Connected gallery and career services with professionals for portfolio reviews, public visiting artist talks, and class visits.
  • Facilitated collaborative meetings between writing and animation classes.
  • Organized an animation screening in Boston with Fort Point Theater Co. for students from area colleges. Montserrat, Mt. Ida, and Emerson were represented.
  • Chaperoned Montserrat students on Lesley bus to Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Volunteer juror at second annual student-run M.A.S.H. (Media Animation Showcase) Festival
  • Encourage collaboration and experimentation wherever possible/sensible.
  • Mentored students accepted to Boston CyberArts’ Art on the Marquee program
2015 – 2017 ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Animation
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
  • Courses: 2D Animation I, 2D Animation II, Advanced Drawing for Animation
  • Emphasis on bridging gap between traditional and digital drawing tools
  • Students learned to edit and assemble work into digital portfolios.
  • Students in 2D Animation II learned to work as a part of a team.
  • Volunteer mentor for seniors working on thesis projects
  • Taught diverse group of students with varied abilities, backgrounds, and interests.
2005 –
2014
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Media Arts + Animation Department
New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA
  • Courses: Principles of Animation, Digital Ink and Paint, Character and Object Design, Senior Studio
  • Taught a diverse group of students both basic and more nuanced animation character animation
  • Mentored students for Boston CyberArts’ Art on the Marquee program
2004 –
present
Freelance ARTIST & Animator
South Boston, MA
2005 –
2009
Painting + Drawing Instructor
Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA
2006—
2008
Painting + Drawing Instructor
Dot Art (Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts, Dorchester, MA)
1994 – 2004 Senior Animator + Art Director
Soup2Nuts (formerly Tom Snyder Productions), Watertown, MA
  • Oversaw character creation, storyboarding, background design and animation for in-development pilots and sometimes series
  • Created characters, backgrounds and animations for several animated TV series, web shorts, animated films, and promotional print materials (bibles)
  • Animation credits include:
    • Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (Comedy Central)
    • The Cosby Show (CBS)
    • The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special (UPN and FX)
    • O’Grady High (Noggin)
    • Hey Monie (Oxygen and BET)
    • Home Movies (Cartoon Network)
    • Word Girl (PBS)
    • The Lewis Lectures (Annecy Film Festival)
1999 – 2000 Instructor
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Creative Vacation and Pre-Semester Programs (teens and incoming freshmen)
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