Crystal McDonald is a Ph.D. A doctoral candidate who utilizes her background in architecture and her dissertation research to create visual representations of what she witnesses within environments and human interactions. Her artwork has been on exhibit at Noyes Cultural Center and currently is educational committee member for the Evanston Art Center, Young Professional Board member for Inuit Art Museum as well as provided over 4 years of pro bono consulting experience to the Chicagoland area and throughout the country.
Ms. McDonald believes in the power of community connection so deeply that she traveled to Ghana to not only meet the U.S. Ambassador of Ghana but most importantly the youth of Pagus; Africa which provides creative and leadership professional development opportunities to assist with programming, mentorship, and board development.
Crystal McDonald is an emerging artist who is open to exhibitions, residencies, community connection, and commission work as well as research opportunities for organizations needing assistance with a variety of topics. Crystal’s goal as she navigates being a professional artist is to help people not feel alone in the spaces they roam in daily; they are seen and deserve to be unapologetically themselves before the world told them who they should be.