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,

2008).

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment

Professor Emeritus, California State University, East BAy

2000-2006

 

Professor of Art, California State University, East Bay, 1980-2000

 

Assistant professor of Photography, Lone Mountain College, San

Francisco, 1970 -1978

 

 

Born

La Crosse, Wisconsin

 

Education

1972 San Francisco State University, M.A. Photography

1966 M.S. Physics, South Dakota School of Mines & Tech. Rapid City SD

 

Solo Exhibitions

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 Museum , 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

Western Historic Trails Center Museum, Council Bluffs Iowa