Jillian Abir MacMaster (b. 1995) is an Arab-American photographic artist from Frederick, Maryland. She graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia with a BFA in photography in 2017.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  *indicates solo

2019

"Love, or Something Better: New Work by Ash Cheshire and Jillian MacMaster" Engine Room Art Space, Hagerstown, MD

"Paranormal Activity" Curated online exhibition, AINT-BAD.com

Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD

2018

"Where Should We Meet?" Curated online exhibition, AINT-BAD.com

"Dirt Art Show & Zine" Engine Room Art Space, Hagerstown, MD

"Uprooted" International Arts & Artists' at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space), Washington, D.C.

"Majesty" The Delaplaine, Frederick, MD*

"The Mid-Atlantic Analog Photographers Group Show: Portraits" The Delaplaine, Frederick, MD

"Presence: Queer Youth" New Spire Arts, Frederick, MD

"Mechanical Wasteland" The Frederick Coffee Company and Cafe, Frederick, MD*

Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures, donttakepictures.com

"She/They" Area 31, Frederick, MD

"Portraits 2018" The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2017 

"The Mid-Atlantic Analog Photographers Group Show" Area 31, Frederick, MD

"Pop Art at the Pineapple" The Green Pineapple, Shepherdstown, WV

"Natural State" Engine Room Art Space, Hagerstown, MD

"Scanography: The Art of Scanning" Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

"Sans Merci Release Party Juried Exhibition"  Shepherdstown, WV 

"Student Honors Exhibition" Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

"Visual Arts Collective: Energy and Movement"  Engine Room Art Space, Hagerstown, MD

2016

"National Juried Photography Exhibition" The Delaplaine, Frederick, MD 

"Flesh + Bone II" Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

"Student Honors Exhibition" Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

"Sans Merci Release Party Juried Exhibition"  Shepherdstown, WV

2015

"Sans Merci Release Party Juried Exhibition"  Shepherdstown, WV


HONORS AND AWARDS 

2019

First Place Prize Winner for Color Photography, Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD

2017 

Outstanding Senior in Photography, presented by Shepherd University

2016

Work selected as cover for Sans Merci Literary and Art Magazine by Shepherd University

2015

Best Art Award, Sans Merci Literary and Art Magazine, presented by Shepherd University 


TALKS & CRITIQUES  

2018-2019

Guest Critic for Graphic Design Program Portfolio Review, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD

2017

Guest Artist Talk, Middletown High School, Middletown, MD


PUBLICATIONS 

2017

Sparks Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, Shepherd University

Sans Merci Yearly Juried Literary and Art Magazine, Shepherd University: 2015 - 2017 


NEWS

Love, or Something Better - Frederick News Post 

Love, or Something Better - What Is Frederick?







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