Alumni Profile

tony mcdonald, lsu art alumni

Tony McDonald

BFA 1976, Painting & Drawing


Tony McDonald received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and drawing from LSU in 1976. McDonald’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited at the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and numerous other galleries across the South. His most recent body of work continues his exploration of dream and myth imagery. In January 2015, the Orville Hanchey Gallery, located on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, hosted Luminescence, an exhibition of new paintings by McDonald and Andrea Pramuk (Professor Emeritus Ed Pramuk’s daughter).

Artist’s Statement

“My work tends to be more intuitive than inspirational. I use the tools provided to me by my great teachers and mentors, Ed Pramuk and the late Michael Crespo, and I am constantly revisiting the writings and teachings of Hans Hoffman and a few more of the pioneers of 20th-century art.

“I have learned that if you work at it and are responsive to what the paint will tell you, the connection between memory, brush, and media will make itself apparent, and then it is up to you to refine and shape the painting.

“I work in series as my website ( shows, but there may be years between items within the series.”

Tony’s Portfolio