Danny McDonald (b. Los Angeles, CA 1971) is an artist living and working in New York City. His practice delves in the fields of sculpture, installation and video manifesting tragicomic assemblages of everyday life and the commodization of the discourses of art history.
He is a former director of the legendary American Fine Arts gallery in New York and a founding member of the influential collective Art Club 2000, whose main purpose was that of disclosing the corporate infrastructures of pop culture and fashion.
Recent solo exhibitions include House of Gaga, Los Angeles (2017), Kolnischer Kunstverein Cologne, Germany (2017), Kunsthalle Bern and Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2017), Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2015), Maccarone, New York (2015), House of Gaga, Mexico City (2014), Cabinet Gallery, London (2013), OKO Gallery, NY (2012) and Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2010). Notable recent group exhibitions include Puddle, pothole, portal at SculptureCenter, New York (2014), Video Container: Museum as Method at MoCA Miami (2014), Empire State. New York Art Now at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2013), and the 2010 Whitney Biennial, New York.