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David McDonald
Art and Mindfulness Instructor


MFA, CalArts


David McDonald is a highly respected and exhibited artist as well as an experienced teacher.  His work has been shown nationwide and reviewed by numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, New Yorker, the Santa Fean, and Art Ltd.  He is a recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2006 Pollock Krasner Fellowship. He has taught at University of Southern California, California State Long Beach, New Roads High School, Crossroads High School, and UCLA Extension amongst others. He is also an experienced meditator and has been certified as a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, a worldwide organization with over sixty centers around the world.