Siobhan McDonald holds a Masters in Visual Arts Practices from IADT. In 2018 she received the Trinity Creative Challenge Award from Trinity College Dublin. In 2017 she received a Bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland and was the recipient of a Creative Ireland Award and a Culture Ireland, GB18 2018 award.

Recent and upcoming shows include Hidden Monuments, Limerick City Art Gallery, 2019; The Dutchese Museum, Dresden Shine-on-me; When plants remember; The National Trust-Fox Talbot Museum, UK, 2018; Disappearing Worlds, Taylor Galleries 2018; Crystalline, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2017; A Change in the Signal, Highlanes, Ireland, 2017; Core, The Historic Seismic Museum, Germany,2013; Seism, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon, 2012; Eye of the Storm, The Galway Arts Centre, 2012; Rhythm, The Drawing Project, IADT, 2012; Moon; Messenger, Vangard Gallery, Cork, 2007; The Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin, 2000.

McDonald is represented in many collections, both public and private, in Ireland and America such as Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, The Ulster Museum and University College Dublin. Her projects are supported by The Institute of Physics, Culture Ireland, The Arts Council and The European Research Council.