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Mike MacDonaldBiography: Mike MacDonald is a Canadian multi-media artist working in video, photography, installation and on the world wide web. Mike also plants gardens using traditional native medicine plants to attract butterflies and create healing environments. He has created more than twenty gardens on the grounds of galleries and museums across Canada. In October 2000 Mike received the first Aboriginal Achievement Award for New Media based on his essay "Indians in Cyberspace" and his "Butterfly Garden" web site. The site was revised and expanded in 2002. Mike is proud of his mixed heritage including Mi'kmaq, Beothuck and European ancestry. He travels from coast to coast across Canada every year creating new work. His art is exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States and has been included in several exhibitions in Europe. Country: Canada Birthyear: 1941 Galleries: Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris* Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle* Canadian Museum of Civilization* Vancouver Art Gallery* Ottawa Art Gallery* Winnipeg Art Gallery* Edmonton Art Gallery* Art Gallery of Nova Scotia* Paris Gibson Museum, Montana* Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff* The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto* The Glenbow Museum, Calgary* Yukon Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon* Mercer Union, Toronto* Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona* Awards: VIVA Award from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for contribution to the arts in Canada, Vancouver, 1995 * Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, 1990 * Aboriginal Achievement Award for New Media, Toronto, 2000 * Media: mixed media, Contemporary Subjects: landscapes and nature
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