Mac Premo, b. 1973, American stuffmaker, graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, BFA. Mac’s art has exhibited in NYC, LA, Washington DC, Miami and PS1 MOMA in Queens, and he has initiated and participated in several public art projects in Belfast, Northern Ireland; his fine art sculptural and collage work is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City. Mac has won 7 New York Emmy® Awards for his video and animation work, including awards for best commercial, photography, set design and best public service announcement. Using objects collected over the past 20 years as the raw material, Mac recently completed a collage environment inside a 30 yard dumpster. It is called The Dumpster Project (www.thedumpsterproject.com). He currently makes art and video and illustration and wooden things and noises and dinner, most nights. Mac lives in Brooklyn with his wife and totally radical daughters.
We assign significance to objects beyond their mere function. Subsequently, they become both mnemonic devices and vessels for our stories, personal and collective.
I make collage art, sculpture and animation using found and collected objects. My work is about the relationship between an object and its meaning; what that object is intended to mean or do and what it comes to convey. I am fascinated by the stories behind objects, as they are often the catalyst to that transformation.