Ian McDonald is an artist living and working in the United States. He has shown throughout the U.S, Europe and Japan, including The Cranbrook Art Museum, Play Mountain and the Curators Cube in Tokyo, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, The New Wight Gallery at UCLA in Los Angeles and Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York City. European venues include, Nieuwe Vide Gallery in Holland, Sophienholm Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen Denmark,and the Svendborg Kunstingbygning Museum in Svendborg Denmark. In 2007 he was awarded the "Premio Faenza" from the Museo Internazionale della Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy. He has completed residencies in Holland at the European Ceramic Workcenter, the Museum of International Ceramics in Denmark and the Museum of Fine Arts at the De Young Art Center in San Francisco. His work has appeared or been mentioned in numerous publications including Art Forum, Metropolis, Wallpaper Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, Dwell and The New York Times. From 2003-2015 he was on the Faculty at The San Francisco Art Institute in the Ceramics and Sculpture Department. He currently lives and works in Bloomfield Hills Michigan and is the Artist-in-Residence and Area Head of Ceramics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.