Artist

Curtis MacDonald

Curtis MacDonald was born in Kincardine,Ontario 1975. He was always interested in art since the age of four. After scribbling in Kindergarten with finger paints he didn't want to stop creating works on paper.
Drawing constantly throughout public schooling and high school Curtis decided he wanted to go to art school at the Ontario College of Art. He attended the college from 1994 to 1998 and discovered while in college another passion other than painting. Video making soon became the main interest in Curtis's artistic endeavors and before he knew it he was obsessed with pumping out as much work as possible.
The artist found experimental work to be his favorite genre as well as creating humorous pieces. The
artist likes manipulating images to the point of abstracted video distortion as well as composing his own music that is choreographed with the editing of his work. The Artist created around fifty short works while in school and has seven new pieces since his graduation.
Curtis screened work at the Images Festival , V-tape, O.C.A.D. Video Cabaret's, Ted's Wrecking Yard , Rave parties at Massey Hall, The Opera House, The Cinecycle, Pleasure Dome screening events , and The Art Gallery Of Ontario's Jackman Hall. He is currently making work that is still mostly experimental and humor based. Some documentary plans are rolling around in Curtis's head for future video projects.

Videography

“Allllright”

2001, 03:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Penetration

1998, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

Noisy Take Off

1998, 02:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Compilation Tape Two Abstraction to Reaction

1998, 12:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Compilation Tape One

1998, 20:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Compilation

1997, 25:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Critical Writing

Sex, Smurfs and video tapes
by Thomas Hirschmann. The National Post, July 8, 2000.