Born in Peterborough Ontario, Andrew MacDonald is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and earned a Master's of Fine Art degree from the University of Western Ontario.
MacDonald has had several solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, New York, and during the summer of 2014 he was an artist in residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire Scotland. He has also been successful in receiving Project Grants from Canada Council for the arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Keeping in mind a formal and figurative vocabulary, MacDonald explores the physical nature of textiles. His studio practice involves the production of machine-knit and hand woven textiles that he hangs, twists, stretches, layers, felts and binds.