Colin McRae
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About Colin McRae
Images that arouse the mind, that transform the ordinary, that make one wonder, that make one think. Uncommon beauty in the common world. This is what I look for in the interplay of light, shadow, and shape. And, it is what I strive to create in a photograph. I owe a debt of gratitude to those who have trusted me to photograph their creations and treasures, and for the paths their projects have helped me to find. For me, photography is an ongoing process of learning and creation, a process that never ends.

Colin McRae started out photographing musicians for music labels and publications, and later served as the photographer for the Art Museum of the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, his work is devoted to aerial, landscape, and architectural photography with exhibits featuring his aerial and his landscape work. His photographs have also appeared in numerous books on art and architecture, both in the United States and abroad.

University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Managerial Economics
University of California, Berkeley, M.A. Visual Design
2012 Silence, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California
2011Tidelands Examined, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2019 7th International Photographic Open, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
2019 13th Annual Pollux Awards, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2019 Top 40 International Juried Competition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
2019 Circle Foundation for the Arts, San Diego Exhibit Finalist
2019 Artworks Northwest, Umqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, Oregon
2017 Illusionary Reality, 2 Person Exhibition,The McLoughlin Gallery, San
Francisco, California
2017 Macrocosm, Gensler Corporate Office, San Francisco, California
2016 Abstraction, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California
2015 Infinity Towers, San Francisco, California
2015 Summer Splash, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California
2015 Silicon Valley Art Fair, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California
2015 Code and Canvas, San Francisco, California
2012 L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, California
2011 CCAA Museum of Art, Fall Juried Show, San Francisco, California
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, California
2011 Top Forty Juried Exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art,
Los Angeles, California
2008 The Art of Baseball Exhibition, Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998 National Gallery of Art in D.C., Palace of the Legion of Honor in San
Francisco, artist portraits featured in “35 Years at Crown Point Press” exhibit,
San Francisco, California

Architectural Record
House and Garden
The New York Times
Travel and Leisure

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
Nantong Museum, China
Pershing Foundation
Simon Corporation (Mall of America)
McDonalds Corporation
Pfizer Art Collection
Westin Jersey City Newport
Bank of America
Club Med
Warner Brothers
Williams Sonoma
Morgan Stanley
Infinity Towers