School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Ross MacDonald

Visiting Artist Lecture

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

Ross MacDonald is a self-taught artist whose illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone. His work was the subject of a one-man retrospective at The New York Times and has been honored in many competitions of design and illustration, among them the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, and AIGA. In 2011 he received the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators.

Ross has written and illustrated several children’s books, including Another Perfect Day and The Noisy Alphabet, closen for Best Book of 2003 by Child Magazine and Nick Jr magazine. He has also worked as a prop designer and as a consultant on period printing, design and documents for nearly 50 movies and television series, including: The Hateful Eight, Joy, Silver Linings Playbook, Seabiscuit; two HBO series, In Treatment and Boardwalk Empire, and the NBC series Parks and Recreation.

Ross has also created cards for MOMA, a postage stamp, animated shorts for Sesame Street, and animation for a Saturday Night Live commercial parody. He has lectured and taught at the School of Visual Arts MFA programs and conducted workshops in his letterpress studio. Born and raised in Canada, he now lives in CT with a studio barn full of 19th century type and printing equipment.

View the complete Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Schedule