Jillian Abir MacMaster (b. 1995, she/her) is a Palestinian-American photographic artist from Frederick, Maryland. She earned a BFA in photography from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in 2017.

EXHIBITIONS *indicates solo


With Teeth, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD*


Blue Bounty, commissioned series for Firestone's Culinary Tavern, Frederick, MD*

How I See You, Float Magazine, curated by Karen Harvey of Shutter Hub

Virtual Realism,The Art History Babes

Undisclosed Resource, Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell

Movements, Moments, Torpedo Factory Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA


A Show of HandsDon't Take Pictures, donttakepictures.com

Phantasmagoria III, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL

Community Stories, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick, MD. Work displayed on facade of building. 

Mirror Image, Don't Take Pictures, donttakepictures.com


Love, or Something Better: New Work by Ash Cheshire and Jillian Abir 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


"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


"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


"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


"Sans Merci Release Party Juried Exhibition" Shepherdstown, WV


Virtual Realism Talks w/ Morgane Clément-Gagnon and Jillian Abir MacMaster - The Art History Babes Podcast

Portfolio Feature - Float Magazine

Gallery: "Movements, Moments" at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center - Metro Weekly

In the Galleries: A Focus on the Intersection of Art and Movement - The Washington Post

Photography, Anger, and the Abstract Reality of Jillian Abir MacMaster - Dar Zeytoon

Love, or Something Better - Frederick News Post

Love, or Something Better - What Is Frederick?



Work selected as cover for Delaplaine Arts Magazine summer issue by the Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD


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


Outstanding Senior in Photography, presented by Shepherd University


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


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



Panelist for Independent Artist Awards, Maryland State Arts Council


"Women and Nature," Maryland State Arts Council



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


Guest Artist Talk, Middletown High School, Middletown, MD



Sparks Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, Shepherd University

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

Open Window, 2020

Frederick Arts Council, Frederick, MD

Summer, Jillian Abir MacMaster, on the cover of the Delaplaine Arts Magazine, summer 2021

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