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Mac Premo: American, b. 1973; RISD ‘95; artist, filmmaker, commercial director. Mac’s films have exhibited in film festivals worldwide, and his art has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, Florida and MoMA PS1 in Queens. Mac has won 8 New York Emmy® Awards for his video and animation work, including awards for best commercial, photography, set design and best PSA. Sometimes he writes and performs one-man plays. Mac is a NYFA Fellow, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two totally radical daughters.

Exhibitions & Awards

December 2019 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

The Cultivist Field Trip - The Fine Art of Selling Out / Experiential Workshop

 

2019 / The Webby Awards: Best Social Video Series, winner

Small Thing Big Idea / 7 Episode Web Series / Creative Director 

 

May 2019 / New York, NY

The Cultivist Bazaar / Group show / Co-curation

 

May 2019 / New York, NY

The Cultivist Bazaar / Photo booth / Group show 

 

March 2019 / Brooklyn, NY

Round the Block / Public art performance

 

2019 / Small Thing Big Idea / 7 episode web series / Creative Director

Webby Award - Best Social Video Series / winner

 

2018 / WeTransfer: The Bunt Machine / short film (branded) / Director/Writer/Editor

Cannes Lions, Film Craft (Editing) / shortlisted

Telly Awards, Gold Telly, Branded Content General - Branding / winner

Telly Awards, Gold Telly, Branded Content Craft - Directing / winner

Telly Awards, Gold Telly, Branded Content Craft - Editing / winner

Telly Awards, Silver Telly, Branded Content General - Budget Under $100,000 / winner

Telly Awards, Silver Telly, Branded Content Craft - Art Direction / winner

Design Week Awards, Brand Campaign / shortlisted

Cresta Awards, Bronze, Web Commercials - Art Direction / winner

W3 Awards, Gold Video Features - Directing / winner

W3 Awards, Gold Branded Entertainment - Short-Form / winner

Communicator Awards - Marketing Effectiveness - Campaign, Video / winner

Communicator Awards - Marketing Effectiveness - Campaign, Content Marketing / winner

Communicator Awards - Online Video - Branded Content, Branding / winner

Brand Film Festival New York / Official Selection

AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial, Sound Design Award / winner

Lovie Awards, Gold, Internet Video - Short Form / winner

Lovie Awards, Gold, Internet Video - Best Art Direction / winner

Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum, Marketing / winner

Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum, Directing / winner

Webby Award, Short Form Film - Branded / nominee

Clio Award, Bronze, Sound Design / winner

Clio Award, Bronze, Film Editing / winner

Clio Award, Film - Short Form / shortlisted

 

October 2018 / Mack Sennet Studios / Los Angeles, CA

6-4-3 / Public art exhibition

 

October 2018 / 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco, CA

6-4-3 / Public art exhibition

 

October 2018 / The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel / Portland, Oregon

6-4-3 / Public art exhibition

 

September 2018 - permanent / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

The Ten / Permanent, outdoor, site specific public art installation

 

September 2018 / Chicago Athletic Association Hotel / Chicago, Illinois

6-4-3 / Public art exhibition

 

May 2018 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

6-4-3 / Public art exhibition

 

October 2017 / The Rose Room / Venice, CA

The Bunt Machine / One-man play / Writer/Actor

 

July 2017 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

Supernature / Group exhibition

 

June - July 2017 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

The Bunt Machine / One-man play / Writer/Actor

 

May 2017 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

Kickable (in collaboration with Oliver Jeffers) / Exhibition

 

June 2016 - November 2017 / The Function of Music / short film

premiered at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival / Accepted and screened at St. Louis International Film Festival /  Port Townsend Film Festival / Jefferson State Flixx Fest /Exploding Cinema’s Disposable Film Show /Walla Walla Movie Crush / Brooklyn Short Film Festival / Ashland Film Festival / Dallas International Film Festival / Disposable Film Festival / Cinequest Film Festival / Belfast Shebeen

 

April 2016 / The Bucket Board / short film

Vimeo: Spotlight program / Played before feature length films in 197 theaters across North America

 

January - March, 2016 / Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University / Charleston, Illinois

Mac Premo: Work Cycle / Solo exhibition

 

December 2015 / Satellite Art Fair / Miami, FL

Thomas Paine 2016 (collaboration with Duke Riley) / Group show

 

November, 2015 - permanent / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

You Are Reading This / Permanent, outdoor, site-specific public art installation

 

September 2015 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York

Purchase Power / Group exhibition / Curated

 

September 2015 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York

Purchase Power / Group exhibition 

 

April, 2015 / WWF-UK / London, UK

Do the Green Thing / The Bucket Board / Group exhibition

 

February, 2015 / Ringling Museum of Art / Sarasota, FL

Re:Purposed / The Dumpster Project / Group show / Public art exhibition

 

May, 2014 / Belfast Barge / Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Luckiest Arab in Belfast / One man play / Writer/Actor

 

September 2014 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

It’s Still Later Than You Think / Solo Exhibition

 

July 2014 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

The Amusing Style / Group exhibition

 

March - May, 2014 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

It’s Later Than You Think / Solo exhibition

 

February, 2014 / The Invisible Dog Art Center / Brooklyn, NY

The Luckiest Arab in Belfast / One man play / Writer/Actor

 

January - October, 2013 / Katonah Museum of Art / Katonah, NY

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center / Group exhibition

 

March 2013 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

Relatively Nothing to See / Solo exhibition

 

April - October, 2013 / Adelphi University / Long Island, NY

Ephemeral / The Dumpster Project / Group exhibition / Public art exhibition and lecture

 

September - December, 2012 / The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art / Sedalia, MO

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center / Group exhibition

 

September 2012 / Governors Island Art Fair / Governors Island, NY

The Dumpster Project / Group show / Public art exhibition

 

January 2012 / The Invisible Dog / Brooklyn, NY

The Dumpster Project / Public art exhibition

 

December 2011 / Pulse Art Fair / Miami, FL

The Dumpster Project / Public art exhibition

 

November 2011 / The Dekalb Market / Brooklyn, NY

The Dumpster Project / Public art exhibition

 

October 2011 / Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University / Lewisburg, PA

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center / Video installation

 

September 2011 / Dumbo Arts Festival / Brooklyn, NY

The Dumpster Project / Public art exhibition

 

September 2010 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

Totally Stick Your Head Inside This Hole / Solo exhibition

 

February – April 2010 / Philoctetes Center / New York, NY

With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage and Collage / Group exhibition and roundtable series 

 

August – September 2009 / FRED gallery / London, UK

Collage: London / New York / Group exhibition featuring 69 collage artists from the last 100 years

 

April 2009 / The Naughton Gallery / Belfast, NI

At Least 13 Ways of Looking At a Blackbird / Group show based on interpretations of Seamus Heaney's poem Blackbird

 

September 2008 / Islip Art Museum / Long island, NY

Text Messaging / Group exhibition featuring art containing text

 

January 2008 / Pavel Zoubok Gallery / New York, NY

My Systems Are In Your Hands / Solo exhibition

 

October 2007 / BAM / Brooklyn, NY 

Next Wave Festival / Between the Lines / a showcase of emerging voices in American literature and film

 

June 2007 / Project4 Gallery / Washington DC, MD

Building  

Review of site specific installation. The four artists of OAR examined the function a now decommissioned electrical switch room that once supplied power throughout Belfast. Using remnants salvaged prior to renovation, each artist looked at a particular role Building played in the world around it. 

 

April 2007 

hosted by Project4 Gallery, Washington DC 

Press Play  

Video and performance art showcase featuring artists working in New York, Washington and Baltimore. 

 

February / March 2007 

PS1 MOMA, Queens, New York 

The Emergency Room  

Group show in which invited artists created and installed new works in a range of media, all generated daily in response to current events. 

 

June / August 2006 

Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York City 

The New Collage  

Group exhibition of contemporary collage artists. 

 

October - December 2005 / The Switch Room / 84 - 94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, NI

Building / Site specific installation / The four artists of OAR examined the function of a now decommissioned electrical switch room that once supplied power throughout Belfast. Using remnants salvaged prior to renovation, each artist looked at a particular role Building played in the world around it. Made possible by grants from Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Arts and Business, Laganside Development Corporation and Robinson McIllwaine Architects.

 

September - October 2005 / Fluxco Art Gallery / Los Angeles, CA 

New Works / Exhibition of current work 

 

September - October 2005 / LMCC Swing Space / 15 Nassau Street, New York, NY 

book  / For thirty-six weeks a sketchbook was sent in random order between the four artists of OAR: two in Brooklyn, two in Belfast. Each had five days to complete a spread in response to the one that preceded it. By the time it was completed, book had traveled over sixty thousand miles. book was exhibited in conjunction with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s program Art and Recovery: What Comes After, a series of exhibitions and lectures which examined the role art plays in a city recovering from catastrophe. Made possible by grants from The Lower manhattan Cultural Council, Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Arts and Business, Laganside Development Corporation and FedEx. Please visit www.lookatbook.com 

 

March 2005 / Church Lane Gallery / Belfast, NI

Change / Group show presented by Belfast designer collective Pixel Alliance.

 

October - November, 2004 / KB Art Gallery / Brooklyn, NY 

Revisionism / Group show exploring assessment and reassessment of the object. 

 

April - May 2004 / The Lagan Weir / Belfast, Northern Ireland 

book / Premier exhibition of OAR’s first collaboration. 

 

July 2003 / HNTB Architecture / Washington DC, MD

Welcome Home  / Featured Artist Program / exhibition of current work. 

 

May 2003 / The Cotton Court Building / Belfast, NI

9 Days In Belfast  / A two-man show examining Belfast through artwork based on an outsider’s nine-day visit, and nine selected days from an insider’s upbringing. 

 

October 2002 / Budman Studio / New York, NY 

Exhibition of current work 

 

June 2000 / February 2000 / September 1999 / The Farm Studio / New York, NY

show a / show b / show c  / Developed and produced three group exhibitions of  NYC based artists; created all promotional material; organized openings; exhibited in all shows in multiple disciplines, including painting, photography and film / video.