Duncan MacDonald is a contemporary whose artworks have been exhibited in numerous venues and festivals throughout the world such as Paris Nuit Blanche, PM Gallery, Cambridge Galleries, Mercer Union, Gale Gates, Paved Art, Museu Joinville, Oakville Galleries, Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara, Anna Leonowens, Grimsby Art Gallery, and numerous others.
MacDonald studied at York University and NSCAD University, focusing on interdisciplinary studio practice and sound. His current research explores sound, media, contemporary art, and what he calls the commodification of the sensorium.
He has received distinctions, awards and grants such as a Danish international visiting artist residency, the Canada Council Paris Studio, a Canada Council Research and Production Grant to research found video and audio from various archives throughout Canada, numerous grants from the OAC, a pre commercialization grant from FEDDEV, several indirect Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants to help fund artistic research, a residency at the Royal College of Art in London, England, and the Established Artist Award for Niagara, to name a few.
MacDonald teaches visual arts in the Department of the Arts.