Aisling Millar-McDonald was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1982 and immigrated to Vero Beach, Florida in August 1994. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2000 to attend the University of North Florida. In 2005 she graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Education and in 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Sculpture. She received her MFA in Sculpture from East Carolina University in 2014. Millar-McDonald was the Instructor of Record at East Carolina University while working towards her MFA. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of 3-D Design, 2-D Design, and Drawing I at the University of North Florida. She has worked for many arts organizations within the Jacksonville community including Duval County Public Schools, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cathedral Arts Project, the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, and Art with a Heart at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Millar-McDonald has completed public sculpture commissions locally for the City of Amelia Island, the City of Atlantic Beach, and for the Jax Chamber. Her work is also in public collections in Greenville, North Carolina, and Macon, Georgia. She recently received an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation of North Florida to create a large outdoor sculpture. She creates outdoor steel sculpture that is exhibited throughout the eastern United States. Currently her work is exhibited in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Roswell, Georgia, and Winter Haven, Florida.
Along with sculpture, Millar-McDonald also creates ceramic sculptures, wall-hangings, and mosaics for both public and private commissions. She recently completed a commissioned ceramic wall hanging for the permanent collection of the Community Hospice and Palliative Care, Alice and T. O'Neal Douglas Center for Caring, in Downtown Baptist Jacksonville, Florida.