Laurie McDonald

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Laurie McDonald attended the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1970s, and during that time was awarded internships at WNET's Experimental Television Lab and the National Center for Experiments in Television, an affiliate of KQED-TV in San Francisco. She was a founding member of Electron Movers, Research in the Electronic Arts, Inc., a video co-op in existence from 1974 through 1979. Also during that time, she danced with a Rhode Island ballet company, and in early 1980 relocated to Houston, Texas, where she was Video Projects Director for the Southwest Alternate Media Project. Laurie McDonald is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and four American Film Institute/NEA Fellowships. Her video work has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, the Festival du Cinema, and the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. She holds a BFA in film and video from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston.