Amos Mac lives and works in New York as a photographer, writer and publisher.

His images have been featured in The New York Times, Interview, Vogue Italia, BUTT Magazine, Capricious, RANDYand OUT, amongst other publications. As a writer Mac has contributed to his self-published titles (Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine), as well as to Candy and The Huffington Post. Amos Mac's work has been featured in group shows at venues including The San Francisco Public Library, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Gensler San Francisco, Munch Gallery (NY), Splatterpool (NY), and Leslie/Lohman Gallery (NY).

In 2009 Mac and Rocco Kayiatos co-founded Original Plumbing; the seminal quarterly publication documenting the culture of transgender men. Informational and entertaining at once, OP has featured interviews with, and portraits of Geo Wyeth, Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie, Austin Bjorkman, Kate Bornstein, Silas Howard and many others. In addition to editing and publishing, Mac has photographed the majority of Original Plumbing's content.

Recent notable projects include a collaboration with Los Angeles-based performance artist Zackary Drucker. Initiated by Mac, a series of portraits taken in Drucker’s Upstate New York childhood home formed the content of the first issue of his publication Translady Fanzine. An alternative selection of the images was exhibited in 2011 as Distance is Where the Heart is, Home is Where you Hang Your Heart, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
The second issue—once again conceptually themed around one trans woman and drawing from the ephemeral quality of fashion publications— is currently in the works and will be released in 2014.

Contact Amos directly: amos@amosmac.com

Select Press

Huffington Post 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art

New York Times Original Plumbing Finds Its Audience

The Advocate Amos Mac Reintroduces The Zine

Huffington Post 30 GLBT Artists To Follow

Huffington Post Transgender Artists You Should Know

Huffington Post Testimony: A Living Exhibition Of Queer Youth

Huffington Post Translady Fanzine

Los Angeles Times Zackary Drucker, Amos Mac at Luis De Jesus Gallery

Select Exhibitions and Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Special Collections, 2014
Strange Bedfellows, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014
Strange Bedfellows, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2013
NLE Curatorial Lab: Through the Parlor, New York City, 2013
Strange Bedfellows, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2013
Inside the Outsider, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, 2012
Testimony: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, 2012
I Dream of a Threesome, Splatterpool, New York City, 2012
Volta NY, New York City, 2012
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2011 (collaborative exhibition with Zackary Drucker)
The Elegance of Refusal, Gensler, San Francisco, 2011
ID this, Munch Gallery, New York City, 2011
Home Sweet Homo, Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York City, 2011
Wonderers, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, 2010
A Spot of T : Trans Male Cabaret, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2010
Homoscope Film and Arts Festival, Austin, 2010
Descry Magazine Exhibition, San Francisco, 2010
Darin Klein presents: Original Plumbing, workspace, Los Angeles, 2010
TransMasculinites, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
Queer Gaze, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, 2009
Formerly Known As, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2009
Mondo-Politico, Mondo-Homo Festival, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, 2009
RADAR, curated by Michelle Tea, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, 2009
Cutter Photozine Exhibition, SF Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
Trans men Translated, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
Fey, 400 Morgan, New York, 2007
Think Gallery, New York, 2007

Solo Photographic Exhibitions
“In their Bedrooms,” Lexington Club, San Francisco, 2010
“Boys of Original Plumbing,” LGBT Center, San Francisco, 2010
“Amos Mac,” The Seventh Heart, San Francisco, 2009
“Muse Files,” Lexington Club, San Francisco, 2008
“Listen when they read to you,” s’Nice, New York, 2007

Select Publications
Italian Vogue
CANDY (Spain)
Männer Magazin (Germany)
Elle Decor
Descry
McSweeney’s
THE/end
Rolling Stone (Italy)
OUT Magazine

Select Reviews
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Time Out New York
The Advocate
The Huffington Post
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Blog
Lambda Literary
The Archive
Bitch
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Weekly

Select Commissioned Work
Visual AIDS, New York 2013 Play Smart broadside campaign
Stop AIDS, San Francisco
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Lambda Legal

Scholarly Work Inclusion
Cancelmo, Amy. Family Ties: Visual Lineage in Queer Art. Thesis in Master of Arts, Queer Art History. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2011.

Kvinder & Kon Forskning. Trans. November 2011. Issue 3-4 11.
(Scandinavian Gender Studies Journal.)

Video
"Eat Everything," Music video performed by Rocco Katastrophe, Director, 2011
"Valencia: The Movie/s," Chapter 3, Director, 2010
“The Homo-A-Go-Go Documentary,” Featured Selection Outfest 2007, Videographer
“Crossing Arizona,” Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2006 Documentary Competition, Editor
“Odd Ones Out,” MIX NYC Film Festival 2005, Editor

Professional Service and Awards
Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art, Artist of the Year, 2013
Dirty Looks NYC, Board Member, 2011-present Monthly platform for queer experimental film and video
Huffington Post, Transgender Artists You Should Know, 2012
Out Magazine’s OUT 100, 2010

Select Lectures
University of North Carolina, Exhibition and lecture, 2013
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, 2013
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
Indiana University, 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011
Parsons School of Design, 2011
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2011
Sister Spit multimedia arts tour, 30 cities nation-wide, 2011

Education
BS Liberal Arts, Graduated 2009
The New School, New York