El Mac
(Miles MacGregor)

Born in 1980 in Los Angeles.
Live in US.

Biography of El Mac

Miles MacGregor a.k.a El Mac was born in 1980 in Los Angeles. From an early age, he was influenced by classic art and Art Nouveau, with artists such as Klimt and Mucha. The Mexican culture is also an element that can be found in his works. Since 1999, he has been making ​​gigantic portraits using a spray paint twisty shading technique.
His portraits are the faces of his friends, Mexican workers, and anonymous people. He collaborated with many artists such as Retna and Aryz. In 2013, he made ​​a wall painting at the headquarters of Prada in Milan, Italy. The list of countries where it has already left his mark is endless: the US, Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Singapore, Germany, Vietnam, Cuba, etc.

Exhibition dates of El Mac

2013
Katherine Cone Gallery, Culver City (solo show)

2012
7th Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia (installation)
11th Havana Biennial, Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation, Havana, Cuba (mural)

2011
”Public Provocations”  Carhartt Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (installation)
”Avant-Garde Urbano” Tudela de Navarra, Spain (mural)
”See No Evil” Bristol, UK (mural)
”Street Cred” Pasadena Museum of California Art, LA (offsite mural)
”New Masters” Subliminal Projects, LA (group show)

2010
“The Humble and Sublime” Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (solo show)
“Vox Humana” Volta6, Basel, Switzerland
“Seres Queridos” MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico (murals/exhibit)

2009
“Primary Flight III” Art Basel, Miami, FL (murals/exhibit)
“Vagos y Reinas” Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2-person show)
“Faces of Life” Upper Playground/Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo show)

2008
“Primary Flight II” Art Basel, Miami (murals)
“Writing alla Ribalta” Milan, Italy (murals)
“Streetlab” Amsterdam, Netherlands (mural)
“Low & Slow” Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa (US)
“Manifest Hope” Andenken Gallery, Denver
“Full Custom Living” 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
“R-16 Gyeonggi” Suwon, S.Korea (mural)
“Urban Nature” Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver
“Express Your Skills” San Juan, Puerto Rico (Mural)
“Kofie, Mac, Retna: New Works” Red Letter 1, Tampa (US)

2007
“Primary Flight” Art Basel-Miami, FL (mural)
“Just Writing My Name” Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico (mural)
“Expo Graffiti Internacional” Salamanca, Mexico (mural)
“Letters First ’07″ Bread & Butter, Barcelona, Spain
“Burn” Grand Central Arts Center, Cal. State University Fullerton (US)
“Collabro” The Showroom, New York City
“Mac in Montreal” Le Kopshop/00Ggallery, Montréal, Canada (solo show)
“Dreamgirls” Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco
“Relative” Pravus Gallery, Phoenix
“Represent, Represent!” URB Gallery, Culver City (US)
“Underdogs” Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento (US)

2006
“Sexta Feria del Libro en el Zócalo” Mexico City, Mexico (mural)
“Letters First Tour” Taipei & Tokyo
“Monkey Killing Monkey…” Cachi Gallery, San Francisco
“Typewriters” Red Letter1, Tampa (US)
“1 Year Anniversary Show” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles
“These Fools” Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas
“Streets of Chaos” White Walls Gallery, San Francisco

 

2005
“Festival Kosmopolite à Bagnolet” Paris, France (mural)
“Home Style Stereophonic” Gallery 1988, Los Angeles

2004
“Alt+Ctrl” Beall Center, University of California, Irvine (US)
“Translations” EVOS Arts, Lowell (US)
“Graffite” Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles

2003
“Characteristics” Subject Matter, Costa Mesa (US)
“Global Skillz” Minascapes, Osaka
“Meeting of Styles” Muntplein, Antwerp, Belgium (mural)
“Young Primitives” Groeninge Museum, Brugge, Belgium
“Bomb Pop” C-Pop Gallery, Detroit
“Urban Alloys” Thought Crime, Phoenix
“Guerillart” Bridge Center, El Paso (US)

2002
“Roskilde Festival” Roskilde, Denmark (mural)
“Overture” ICU Art Gallery, Los Angeles

1999
“Roskilde Festival” Roskilde, Denmark (mural)
“Overture” ICU Art Gallery, Los Angeles

1998
“Nitty Gritty II” Tonatierra, Phoenix

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