Patrick McDonough lives and works in Washington, DC. His work has been featured in numerous solo, group, and public exhibitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. Recent highlights included the 5 x 5 public art initiative of DCCAH, Open Space: Awning Studies – SOCRATES at Socrates Sculpture Park and Opening Act at Civilian Art Projects. McDonough’s work has been the recipient grants from the DCCAH, Washington Project for the Arts, and Creative Communities Fund among others. Forthcoming exhibitions include a group exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago and a solo project at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center. Visit Patrick McDonough' website.
Turf and Terrain
Patrick McDonough: Adaptation Terrarium: Moringa, 2016
Location: 925 26th Street NW
This project imagines a warmer future in which Foggy Bottom becomes suitable for subtropical fauna. Such environmental change would allow residents to introduce moringa oleifera, a tree known for nutritional, healing, and spiritual properties. The work anticipates that future by growing a sapling on site.
Patrick McDonough's work was also featured in the 2012 Arts in Foggy Bottom exhibition. He created a cheeky billboard celebrating artists born under the sign of Virgo.
Arts in Foggy Bottom 2012
Take a video tour of “CR #4010 Photo Mural” at the 2012 Arts in Foggy Bottom Exhibition.