ARTIST STATEMENT

Making work on Kaua’i since 2004 with few journeys elsewhere provides endless awakening to unique subjects to ponder and present, most from my everyday life here interwoven equally with nature and life on island.

Ever fluxing life and weather in the land, sea, atmosphere, animals and botanicals intertwine to offer the events of the days and nights charged with a unique harmony unlike destiny  mapped out in the mainland experience I only knew prior to arriving.

Despite millions of years of untouched evolution the natural wonders of Hawai’i face Armageddon just as everywhere else humans have leveled in the disguise of progress.

This flux and flow of elements is what I strive to achieve in painting and drawing both separately and combined.

Working plein air as often as possible envelops the artist in confidence of seeing realistically or dreaming abstractly subjects in virtual time, place, conditions and light of the moment usually left to conjuring when inside the studio.

 

An endless supply exists of natural elements and tools available as pigments for painting mark making, printing and assemblage.

I will continue to awake and live Kaua’i as artist and lucky man to the end of my days, ever humbled by the life force of present, past and future story yet to come.

Mac James

Kalihiwai Bay

2020

BIOGRAPHY

1957

Dunedin, Florida

 

1975-78 

Attended California Institute Of The Arts

Valencia, CA

 

1979-83

Produced work for hundreds of album covers, magazine and book illustrations, movie posters and logos as a freelance artist.

LosAngeles, CA

 

1984-1990

Los Angeles, CA

Commitment solely to the creation and exhibition of fine art.

 

1991

Los Angeles, CA

First one-man show at Thomas Solomon’s Garage

 

1991-1998

SoHo, NYC

Moved studio full-time to New York City to continue practice of work and exhibitions.

 

2000-2003

Los Angeles, CA

Return studio to LA for representation and exhibitions with Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

 

2004-2020

Kaua’i, HI

Move life and studio full-time to Kaua’i continuing work and exhibitions throughout 

The Hawai’ian Islands and internationally.

VIEW + ACQUIRE WORK ONLINE

THE DRAWING CENTER
New York, New York
www.drawingcenter.org/

SAATCHIART
www.saatchiart.com/macjames

Galeria de Arte VHMOR

São Paulo, Brazil

www.vhmor.com

THE FINE ART ASSOCIATES
Honolulu, Hawai’i

www.fineartassociates.com/macjame

WEBSITE
www.macjamesonkauai.com

EXHIBITIONS

2010   GALERIE 103, IKAIKA >To Be Strong< Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Kaua'i, HI

2009   KAUA'I MUSEUM, True Story Still Going On Kaua'i - Paintings + Drawings 2004-8, Kaua'i, HI

2007   TIME/SPACE GALLERY, Feeding On Kaua'i - New Paintings + Drawings, Kaua'i, HI


2003   ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY, Unature - New Paintings, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA


2002   ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY, New Work - Paintings + Works on Paper, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA


1998   LUCAS SCHOORMANS / SUSAN JENSEN, New Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA


1996   JUGENDHILFE GALERIE, City Views + Urban Creatures, Dusseldorf, Germany


1996   LINCOLN CENTER, New York Anatomy Lesson, Paintings, Collages + Works On Paper
           
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, New York, NY

1995   BARBARA BRAATHEN GALLERY, Paintings + Works on Paper, Soho, NY


1993   TRIBECA GALLERY, New Paintings, Tribeca, NY


1991   THOMAS SOLOMON’S GARAGE, New Works, Los Angeles, CA


1990   ICCAN GALLERY, Paintings 1984-1990, Los Angeles, CA


1986   HIMOVITZ/SALAMON GALLERY, New Paintings, Sacramento, CA

2014   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2013   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

   

   GALLERY 103,Evolve, Kaua'i, Hawaii

2012   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2011   THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM AT FIRST HAWAIIAN CENTER, In the News, Honolulu, HI

 

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART,Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2010   GALERIE 103, Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009   GALERIE 103, Gallery Artists Inaugural Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2008   CEDAR STREET GALLERY, Matchbox IV, Invitational Exhibition, Honolulu, HI

   THE ARTS AT MARK'S GARAGE, Eco-Logic, Invitational Exhibition, Honolulu, HI

   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Art Kaua'i 2008, Juried Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, KSA Members Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2007   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Art Kaua'i 2007, Juried Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, KSA Members Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   CONTEMPORARY ARTS AT ALA MOANA CENTER, New Paintings By Mac James at Chanel, Honolulu, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2006   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Art Kaua'i 2006, Juried Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, KSA Members Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2005   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Art Kaua'i 2005, Juried Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   KAUA'I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, KSA Members Exhibition, Kaua'i, HI

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2004   LAGUNA MUSEUM, Group Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2003   LAGUNA MUSEUM, Summer Group Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2002   LAGUNA MUSEUM, Summer Group Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

   SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2000   NAUTICA GALLERY, Group Summer Show, Quogue, New York, NY

1994   UNION LEAGUE GALLERY, Three Painters, New York, NY

1993   BRIDGEWATER/LUSTBERG GALLERY, Wildlife, New York, NY

1990   THOMAS SOLOMON'S GARAGE, Annual Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

   A.T.L.A. (ALTERNATIVE SPACE LOS ANGELES), Invitational Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

   PARKER-ZANIC GALLERY, Invitational Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

1989   PARKER-ZANIC GALLERY, 200 Los Angeles Painters, Los Angeles, CA

1985   ACE GALLERY, The Great Peace March, Invitational Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gregg, Amanda C.   Ikaika Exhibition Opens Strong At Poi'pu's Galerie 103
                             Garden Island Newspaper, May 9, 2010, Kaua'i, HI

Goldberg, David      Artistic connections
                             Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu, HI, May 28, 2011

Woolway, Pam        Mac James Exhibition Examines Kaua'i Wildlife Through Lens of Development
                             The Garden Island Newspaper, Kaua'i, HI, January 2, 2009, pg. B1

Keita, Keya             Running Rampant Through Nature
                             The Garden Island Newspaper, Kaua'i, HI, February 23, 2007, pg. B1, B2

Shimoda, Linda       Mac James From Under A Rock
                             Curator's Statement, The Kaua'i Museum, Kaua'i, HI, January 5, 2009

Davis, Glen             Power Art
                             City Magazine, New York, NY, March 1998, pg. 90

Henry, Gerrit          Mac James at Barbara Braathen Gallery
                             Art in America, New York, NY, May 1996, pg. 109, 110

Ash, John               Mac James at Barbara Braathen Gallery
                             Artforum, New York, NY, January 1996, pg. 86, 87

Johnson, S.            Mac James at Himovitz/Solomon Gallery
                             Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, November 2, 1985, pg. 1

COLLECTIONS

ELISE KAUFMAN CULTURAL CENTER AT LINCOLN CENTER, New York


JUGENHILFE EV MUSEUM, Hamburg, Germany

CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK - Honolulu

HEARST CORPORATION, New York


NEIMAN MARCUS, Los Angeles


ST. REGIS HOTEL, Kaua'i


FINE ART ASSOCIATES, Honolulu


ICM (INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT), Los Angeles

A.B. Rosen, New York


Alan Sekular, Los Angeles


Andreas Dracopolous, New York


Anne Gordon, Santa Barbara


April Ashley, London


Arnold McCuller, Los Angeles


Betty Sperling, Los Angeles


Brian Ziroff, Los Angeles


Bruna Stude, Kaua'i


Cheryl Wright, Los Angeles


Colleen + Bud Konheim, New York


Daniel Halstead, Los Angeles


David Inglish, Los Angeles


David Lasley, Palm Springs


Dennis Gassner, Los Angeles


Diego Uchitel, New York


Doug Inglish, Los Angeles


Ellie + Bernard Weintraub, Los Angeles


Emily Miller, Kaua'i


Estate of Bob Cato, New York


Estate of David North, Bel-Air


Estate of Gerrit Henry, New York


Estate of Jon Gould, New York


Euva, Acapulco


Eva + Lorenzo Lorenzotti, New York


Frank Geraci, Los Angeles


Franz Schlie, Hamburg


Gay Davis + Dean Turville, Kaua'i


Geert Pohle, Hamburg


Gracie Mansion, New York


Hamilton Fish III, New York


Hans Kotter, Dusseldorf


Holly Woodlawn, Los Angeles


Jerry Moss, Los Angeles


Jill + Duane Meltzer, Los Angeles


Jimmy Issensen, Los Angeles


Joe Dallesandro, Los Angeles


John MacDonald, New York

John McEnroe, New York


Johnny Depp, Paris


Jon Ash, New York


Karen Sperling, Los Angeles


Keith Addis, Los Angeles


Kelly McGillis, Key West


Kelsey Grammar, Honolulu


Kenny McPherson, Los Angeles


Kevin Huvane, New York


Kevin Molloy, Los Angeles


Lorrie Bartlett, Los Angeles


Lou Pitt, Los Angeles


Lucia Ludovico, Florence


Marc Lesser, New York


Mark Hanauer, Santa Monica


Melanie Nissan, Los Angeles


Ned Hurley, New York


Nicole Miller, New York


Oren Kouellis, Los Angeles


Pamela + Howard Abrahams, New York


Patricia Hearst, New York

Paul Massey, Kaua'i


Peggy + Dr. Daniel Mayer, Dallas


Phillip Roedorer, New York


Roland Young, Beijing

Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles


Rudolf Pollack, Hamburg


Sandy Gallin, Los Angeles


Sean Scott, Los Angeles


Steven Dembitzer, New York


Stuart Parr, New York


Susan Cato, San Francisco


Suzanne Felsen, Los Angeles


Thomas Solomon, Los Angeles


Todd Geyer, Los Angeles


Tom Lieber, Los Angeles


Tracey Jacobs, Los Angeles

 
 
 
 
 

© 2020 Mac James

Aloha!