Travis MacDonald

Travis MacDonald is an artist and musician based in Melbourne. His deliberately understated works often feature a subdued palette and subjects that bridge the mundane to the absurd. They offer an idiosyncratic take on the more traditional genres of figuration and landscape painting. He draws upon his interest in art history, music and world events to present a memory: blurred, twisted and suggestive of a greater narrative, merging the personal and the universal.

Travis MacDonald was born in Bunnythorpe, New Zealand and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 and has been exhibiting since 2009. He has been awarded the Gary Grossbard Drawing Prize and the Lionel Gell Foundation Drawing Scholarship. His work was featured in the 2018 Melbourne Art Fair and in 2016, MacDonald’s work was exhibited in Painting. More Painting at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. He held his first solo exhibition at Niagara Galleries in December 2016.

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Travis MacDonald
Chubby Rain, 2019 - 2020
oil, chalk and wax on canvas
112 x 77cm


Selected Stock

Travis MacDonald
Rug store, 2016
oil on linen
100 x 70cm

Travis MacDonald
Central historical region III, 2016
oil on linen
61 x 57cm

Travis MacDonald
The Jimmy Cobb, 2018
oil on linen
76.5 x 86.5cm

Travis MacDonald
Jumpsuit, 2018
oil on paper
49 x 53.5cm

Travis MacDonald
Untitled (history museum), 2020
oil on linen
51 x 71.5cm

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