Greg Mac Gregor is professor Emeritus of Photography at California State University, East Bay where he
originated the program in 1979 and retired in 2006. He received a Master of Arts in Photography from San
Francisco State University in 1970 and a Master of Science in Physics from The South Dakota School of
Mines and Technology in 1965. He worked as an astrophysicist from 1966-1970 at Lawrence National
Laboratory in Livermore California, and since then has been a professor of Photography at various colleges
and Universities as well as faculty at the Ansel Adams Workshops in Yosemite Valley.
He has served on many boards and faculties including originating and co-chairing the Photography
Department at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco (1970-1978), Vice President of Camera Work
Gallery, San Francisco 1977- 80, Chairman of the Western region of the Society for Photographic
Education 1974-1978), and chairman and chief organizer of its national conference in 1981, Chairman of
the Art Department at California State University, East Bay (1990-1993) and Board of Directors, New Mexico
Council of Photography 2006-8. He was a contributing editor to Darkroom Dynamics (Van Nostrond
Reinhold, 1979) , and has portfolios published in many publications including Popular Photography
Annual 1986, Fantastic Photography (Pantheon, 1979) , California Photography, 1945-1980 (Hudson
Hills Press 1984), Photography A Facet of Modernism (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986), The
Altered Landscape (University of Nevada Press, 2001). and Photograpahy New Mexico ( Fresco Fine Arts,
For the past thirty years he has been actively photographing the Great Basin desert area between Colorado
and California. Projects there include: "The American Tractor Series" , "New Woman of the American
West", "Oddities in the Western Landscape", "The Mormon Trail", "The Oregon Trail" , “The California
Emigrant Trail", “The Lewis and Clark expedition,” “Minor Explosions" and “New Mexcio Test”.
Publication of Overland, The California Emigrant Trail of 1841-1870 was by the University of New
Mexico Press in 1997. The Exhibit of this project was on national tour with twenty four venues, managed
by the California Humanities Council. The exhibit "Lewis and Clark" has been on national tour at
various museums between the years 2002 and 2011 with thirty venues. In 2003 The Center for
Documentary Studies at Duke University and the University of Washington Press jointly published the
book Lewis and Clark Revisited . In 2011 In Search of Domiguez and Escalante was published by
the Museum of New Mexcio Press.
Professor Emeritus, California State University, East BAy
Professor of Art, California State University, East Bay, 1980-2000
Assistant professor of Photography, Lone Mountain College, San
Francisco, 1970 -1978
La Crosse, Wisconsin
1972 San Francisco State University, M.A. Photography
1966 M.S. Physics, South Dakota School of Mines & Tech. Rapid City SD
2001-2011 National Traveling exhibit on The Journey of Lewis and Clark,
Managed by Smith Kramer Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO (twenty six venues)
1994-2005 The California Emigrant Trail, National Traveling exhibit
Managed by The California Humanities Council (twenty seven venues)
1997 Department of the Interior Museum, Washington DC The Overland Trail
1996 Oregon State Historical Museum, Portland, OR The Oregon Trail
1996 Explosions, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco
1995 Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma WA. The Oregon Trail
1994 Nevada State Historical Society, Reno Nevada The California Trail
1994 Stanford Gallery, California State Railroad Museum Sacramento The California Trail
1993 National Western Expansion Museum, St. Louis, MO The California Trail
1992 Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland,CA. Remains
1992 Drury College Art Gallery, Springfield MO. Explosions
1991 Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA. Explosions
1990 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, New Woman of the American West
1989 University of Oregon Art Gallery, Eugene, OR. Remains
1987 Shasta Community College, Redding, Ca. Explosions
1986 Modesto Community College Modesto, CA. Explosions
1986 Florida Institute of Technology, Jenssen Beach, FL. Recent Work
1985 Louisana Tech University, Ruston LA. Explosions
1984 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York Explosions
1982 Euivalents Gallery, Seattle,WA. Recent Work
1982 1982 B.C.Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. American Tractor
1982 Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, CO. Explosions
1982 Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts Gallery, San Fracisco, CA. American Tractor
1981 Pacific Light Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. American Tractor
1980 Lawson-DeCelle Gallery, San Francisco CA. Remains
1980 Tyler School fo Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. RecentWork
1979 O.K.Harris Gallery. New York Deus Ex Machina
1978 Photo Gallery, New York Remains
1977 Cannon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland Deus Ex Machina
1977 Gallerie Image Liege, Belgium Photo Gallery, Paris, France Recent Work
1977 Orange Coast College Gallery, Costa Meas CA. Remains
1976 Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Oddities in the Western Landscape
1975 Center for Photographic Studies, Louisville, KY. Deus Ex Machina
1975 Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA. Recent Work
1974 Middle Tennessee State University Art Gallery
1974 Murfreesbourogh TN. Deus Ex Machina
1973 Ohio State University Art Gallery, Columbus OH. Recent Work
1972 U.C.Memorial Art Gallery, Davis,CA. Recent Work
1971 California College Of Arts and Crafts, Oakland,CA. Silver Eyebright & Epos
Selected Group Shows
2013 In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers,Arts Commission Gallery,Santa Fe
2009-2014 Santa Fe Found,New Mexico History Museum
2011 Picturing Modernity, San Francisco Museum of Art
2011 Under the Big Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA
2011 Situating Robert Adams, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Lakewood, CO
2011 Altered Landscape, Nevada Art Museum, Reno
2011 Earth Now, New Mexico State Art Museum
2010 Roswell Museum of Art and History, New Mexico
2010 Sole Mates, New Mexico State Art Museum
2009 30 Year retrospective celebration, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
2008 Through the Lens, New Mexico History Museum
2008 New Mexico Photography, University Art Museum, Albuquerque
2008 Galesteo Basin Project, Photo Eye GAllery, Santa Fe
2007 Driven to Distraction, Governors Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico
2006 The Altered Landscape National Academy of Sciences, Wash. DC
2006 The Collectable Moment, Norton Simon museum, Pasadena, CA
2006 Advancing the Moment, Pasaenda Museum of California Artists
2004 The Altered Landscape, Presentation House, N. Vancouver, canada
2004 Blackwood Gallery, U of Toronto,
2003 The Altered Landscape, Norsk Museum for Fotografi, Horten Norway
2003 Yellowstone Art Musuem, Billings Montana
2002 The Alterd Landscape, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui New Zealand
2001 The Altered landscape,Scottsdale Museum of Contemp Art
2001 Capturing Light, Oakland Museum, traveling exhibit
2000 The Altered Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, traveling exhibit
1996 San Francisco Museum of Art, Crossing the Frontier
1994 Central Washighton University, National Invitational Ellensburg,WA.
1993 Bank America Gallery, Contempoary Color,Costa Mesa CA.
1993 Schieinbaum and Russek Gallery, The Tree, Santa Fe NM.
1990 Oakland Museum, Oakland's Photographers, Oakland,CA.
1989 Kohler Art Center, Sheboygen,WI.
1989 Munich Kunstervein, Munich, Germany
1989 Oakland Museum, Oakland,CA.
1989 Expo 90, Oasaka Japan
1988 San Francisco Museum of Art, Road and Roadside
1988 San Francisco Museum of Art, Facets of the Collection
1987 New Mexico State University , Traveling Show, American Color
1986 Biose Gallery of Art, Structured Vision, traveling, Idaho
1986 Pacific Arts Center, Contemporary Artists,Seattle WA.
1986 Safeco Plaza, Through the Looking Glass, Seattle, WA.
1985 Florida Institute of Technology, North American Invitational Jensen Beach,FL.
1985 San Francisco Museum of Mod. Art, Alternative Directions
1985Florida Instititute for Contemporary Art, Tallahassee
1984 San Francisco Museum of Mod. Art, California Photography 1945 to 1980
1984 Florida State University, Tallahassee Photo Invitational
1983 Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Center of the Eye Retrospective
1982 Rhode Island School of Design, California Photography, Providence
1982 Palos Vrdes Art Center, Contemporary Hand Colored Photographs, Palos Verdes,CA.
1982 Detroit Public Library, Unicolor Grant Recipients, Detroit,MI.
1982 Southwest Photography Gallery, The Hand Colored Photo, Scottsdale
1981 Walnut Creek Art Center, A Sense of Space Walnut Creek, CA.
1981 De Saisset Art Museum, Contemporary Hand Colored Photographs Santa Clara, Ca
1980 San Francisco Museum of Mod. Art, From the Permanent Collection
1979 Canon Photo Gallery, Fantastic Photography,Amsterdam, Holland
1979 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Attitudes in the 70,s, CA.
1978 Purdue University Art Gallery, Postcards,
1978 M.I.T. GAllery, Color, M.I.T. University, Cambridge, MA.
1978 Fantastic Photography in the U.S.A., Barcelona, Brussels, Vilnius Kassel, Germay
1978 Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Embarcadero, On the GO
1978 Washington State Univ. The Human Image in 20th Century Photography Pullman, WA .
Univ. of Nevada Art Gallery, Invitational Show,Reno, NV.
1975 The Glasser Gallery, Bay Area Photographers, La Jolla,CA.
1974 Ohio State University, Siegfried Gallery, Photographs from the Drug Experience, Colunbus,OH.
1974 Utah State University, Photography West,Logan UT.
1974 Central Washington Univer, New Photographics, Ellensberg,WA.
1973 Addison Gallery of American Art, Four Photographic Centers, Andover, MA.
1973 Oakland Museum, The Search for the Collectable in Photography, Oakland,CA.
1972 Sheldon Art Gallery,U. of Nebraska, Contemporary Photography, Lincoln
1972 University of Alaska Art Gallery, Bay Area Artists, Fairbanks
1971 Cal Expo,North American International Photo Exhibit,Sacramento
1970 San Diego State U. Art Gallery, Photomedia U.S.A.
Work in the Following Collections
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Bank of America, San Francisco
Graham Nash Collection
The Southland Corporation, Dallas Texas
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX.
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.
Bibliothe National,Paris France
Cincinatti Institute of Art
Unicolor Corporation, Dexter MI.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College,Chicago ILL.
University Art Museum, Norman,OK.
George Eastman House, Rochester NY.
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
Consolidated Freightways Corporation, Palo Alto,CA.
Pasadena Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Los Angeles County Art Museum
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Security Pacific Bank Collection, Los Angeles
U.S. Library of Congress
Nevada Art Museum, Reno
Harwood Museum, Taos New Mexico
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Philadelphia Art Museum
National Park Service, Lewis and Clark Center , Omaha
Department of the Interior Museum, Washington DC
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Roswell Museum of Art and History,New Mexico
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA