Nicole MacDonald "Joe Louis, Part of the Black Bottom & Paradise Valley Portrait Series", 2018
Joe Louis, Part of the Black Bottom & Paradise Valley Portrait Series, 2018
Archival Print on Moab rag paper
23 x 23 inches
58.4 x 58.4 cm
signed on verso
Ships from: Detroit, MI
Nicole Macdonald is an artist who paints and collages her Detroit environment in miniatures and maximums, portraits and landscapes, with brush and camera. Her documentaries on the Detroit environment and city history have won Best Michigan Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Documentary at Humboldt Film Festival, and the John Michaels Filmmaker Award for Social Activism and Community Empowerment at the Big Muddy Film Festival, and have screened at Harlem International, and Full Frame film festivals.
Exhibited in local and national shows, including Casco Gallery in The Netherlands, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. Macdonald's roughly ten foot portraits of historical Detroiters have been erected throughout the city starting in 2014, as part of the Detroit Portrait Series. Her recent documentary film, Last Days of Chinatown, has played at festivals around the country, and screened on PBS in 2019.