A visual artist of Panamanian descent, Senalka McDonald received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2012, along with a B.F.A. and a B.A. in cultural geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. McDonald is the recipient of various awards, including Graduate Merit and Diversity Fellowships, the Eliza Prize Grant, and the Murphy Cadogan Fellowship. She has participated in residencies including The Core Program (Houston) 2012-2014, the Austin Project (Austin) in 2009 and 2008, as well as ROOTED (Austin) in 2007. Recent exhibitions include Young Latina Artist 19: Y, Qué? (Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin), in my hair: a group show (Medialia Gallery, New York), Selfless (Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco), John Baldessari: Class Assignments (Optional) (Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco), and Queer State(s) (Visual Arts Center - UT Austin, Austin). McDonald is currently based in San Francisco, California.
- Born: Texas, USA
- Based: San Francisco, CA, USA