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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts

Office

Donnelly Hall DN 103A

Email

dan.mccormack@marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000, ext. 2128

Dan McCormack

Senior Professional Lecturer of Art, Head of the Film Photography Lab

Bio

Dan McCormack studied photography from 1962-67 at the Institute of Design and Art Institute of Chicago from 1967-70. He began photographing the nude with his wife Wendy while in graduate school. Then for almost 50 years, he explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.

In 1982, Dan McCormack won a NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of nude images of Wendy, and Dan produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship".             

In 1998 Dan began to work with pinhole photography. In 2009, he won the Ultimate Eye Foundation’s grant for Figurative Photography and had his work featured in an exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, CA.

In January 2010, Dan McCormack had a solo show at the Photography Center in Troy, NY. He showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. And this past Summer, May 2018, Dan had another show at the Photography Center in Troy of his the Nude at Home – Pinhole camera images series celebrating the publishing of his book of the same name.


Education

MFA, Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BS, Photography, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Photography with the nude, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations


Selected Publications

“The NUDE at HOME – Pinhole Camera Images”, monograph, April 2018

“Together”, 1650 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, catalog, April 2018

“Enter into Art”, Mini print, Cologne & WeiBenthurm, Germany, Mar. 2018

“I’m in the Band”, 1650 Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA, catalog, Mar. 2018

"No Place Like Home”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Feb. 2018

“BLURRY”,  1650 Gallery, juried show, Los Angeles, CA, catalog, Jan. 2018

“PORTRAITS”.  CICA Museum, Featured, Gimpo, South Kprea, catalog, Dec. 2017

“16th Annual Lessedra World Mini Print”, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalog, Dec. 2017

“Cadaques Mini Print International 2017”, Barcelona, Spain, catalog, Dec. 2017

“In the Zone”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, show catalog, Nov. 2017

"Members Show”, Photo Center of the Capitol District, Troy, NY, Sept. 2017

“Wall to Wall”, Collaboration Show, Nave Gallery, Sommerville, MA, Sept. 2017  

“Planes-Trains-Autos”,1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, catalog, July 2017

"Exposed: The Contemporary Nude”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 2017

“Windows & Doors”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, catalog, May 2017

“The HAND # 15”, page 9, Jan. 2017

“MHR-80”, Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Glens Falls, NY, Oct. 2016

“Self: Selfies & Self Portraits”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2016

“Members Show”, Photo Center of the Capitol District, Troy, NY, Sept. 2016

“art & beyond”, Nude and Figurative Art, Issue 38. Page 28 & 29, July 2016

“Girls, Girls, Girls”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. May 2016

“Lines & Curves”, PH 21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, April 2016

“Donnie 2016” Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 2016

“Reflections”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 2016

“The Man Show”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 2016

“The Body”, PH 21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 2015

“Skyward”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2015

“Splash”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2015

“Trees”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2015

“Urban Landscapes”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 2015

FONLAD # 11, Festival for Digital Arts, Photography, Portugal. May 2015

14th Lessedra– Mini Print 2015, show catalog Sofia, Bulgaria, April 2015         

“NUDE”, SEITIES14/15, show catalog, Calagary, Canada, April 2015

“Hidden Treasure Art Magazine”, Szekesfehervar, Hungary, March 2015

“I'll be your mirror”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March 2015

“DONNIE 2015” MOCA:Museum of Computer Art, juried, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 2015

“Mini Print International of Cadaques”, Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 2015

“5th  Lessedra International”, show catalog, Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 2014

“BODY LANGUAGE”, show catalog, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA, Oct. 2014

“DOORS & WINDOWS”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2014

Blanche Arts National Show, catalog, Sharon, MA, Sept. 2014

“Personality”, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 2014

“Dreams, Fantasies & Illusions”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middleburry, VT, Sept. 2014

“LANDSCAPES: THE BIG COUNTRY”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 2014

Art & Beyond, “NUDE theme”, online magazine, June 2014

“The Contemporary Nude”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 2014

“Pratt Pack 2014 Fine Art Auction” benefit Catalog, juried, Seattle, WA, April 2014

“DONNIE 2014” MOCA:Museum of Computer Art, juried, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 2014

“One by One”, show catalog, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, Jan. 2014

“Snow & Ice”, show catalog, 1650 Gallery, juried, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 2014

“CELESTE prize”, catalog of finalists, Photography and Digital Graphics, Rom Dec. 2013

“Reflections: The Visual Echo”, 1650 Gallery, juried, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2013     

“Important World Artists Volume 1”, Premium Artist, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov. 2013

“Annual Members Show”, show catalog, Photography Center, Troy, NY, Oct. 2013 

“FACES”, A Smith Gallery, show catalog, Johnson City, TX, Aug. 2013           

“Okanagan Erotic Art Festival”, show catalog, Kelowna, BC, Canada, July 2013

“Top 100”, Perfect Exposures Gallery, show catalog, Los Angeles, CA, June 2013

I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR: PORTRAITS 2013, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013

“ENCHAMENT”, Plates to Pixels Gallery, juried show catalog, Astoria, OR, Jan. 2013

“Get Real”, juried group show catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2012

“Regarding the 3rd Dimension”, South Shore Art Center, Award, Cohasset, MA, Oct. 2012

“Photo Center Troy”, catalog of group show, Troy, NY, Oct. 2012

Direct Art magazine, Volume 19 pg. 42, Hudson, NY, Nov. 2012

ePHOTOzine, online magazine, Interview with Pinhole Photographer, Aug. 2012

“EXPOSED”, Contemporary Nude”, juried show, catalog, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA July 2012

“Nude But not Rude”, juried show catalog, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

“BEAUTY”, juried show catalog, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA, Feb. 2012

“UNREAL”,  juried show, catalog of show, Gallery 1650, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2011

“Photo Center 5”, members show, catalog, Photo Center, Troy, NY, Aug. 2011

“The Edge of Night”, Okanagan Erotic Art Show, catalog, B.C. Canada, Aug. 2011

“TPS 20:International Competition”, juried show, catalog, San Antonio, TX, Aug. 2011

“EXPOSED: Contemporary Nude”, juried show, catalog, Gallery 1650, Los Angeles, CA, July 2011

“Seattle Erotic Art Festival”, juried show & catalog, Seattle, WA, May 2011

“I'll Be Your Mirror”, juried show, catalog of show, Gallery 1650, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

“Anthology of Friends”, group project by members of Ovation TV, pg. 36-37, April 2011

“My Nude Valentine”, Rogue Space Gallery, catalog, pg. 13 Chelsea, NY, Feb. 2011

“THAT’S WEIRD”, catalog, juried group show, Gallery 1650, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 2011    

“Exploring Color Photography”, 5th ed. textbook, pg. 208, Robert J. Hirsch, Jan. 2011

“Museum of Computer Art” Donnie 2011, catalog, pg. 34, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 2011

“POSE AND GESTURE”, PhotoPlace Gallery, catalog, pg. 56, Middlebury, VT,  Jan. 2011

“One Cubed”, RoHo Gallery, juried show, catalog, pg. 50, Cincinnatti, OH, Sept. 2010

PHOTOCENTER, color catalog, members show 2010, pg. 75-76, Troy, NY, Aug. 2010                                  

“9th LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL”,  pg. 19, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2010

“Planet Earth Planet Art”, Mirca Art Group, Edited Bruce R. 10imell Feb. 2010

“A Book About Death”, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NY, NY, Sept. 2009

“Neo Pop Realism STARZ, EROTICA”, color catalog, Sept. 2009

“Figures & Faces” color catalog, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, CA, Aug. 2009

“8th LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL”, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2009

“PHOTOCENTER”, color catalog, PCCD group show, Troy, NY, Jan. 2009

“Neo Pop Realism STARZ”, color catalog, Jan. 2009

“Museum of Computer Art” Inaugural Exhibit, catalog of show, Brooklyn, NY Sept. 2008

“Le Stenope”, De La Photographie Sans Objectif”, Photo Poche, pg. 34, Paris, Nov. 2007       

“Light and Lens - Photography in the Digital Age”, textbook, pg. 251, Robert J. Hirsch, Sept. 2007 

“Camera Arts”, Krappy Kamera Show, image pp. 24-25, May – June 2007                 

“4th LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL”, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2005

“Exploring Color Photography”, textbook, pg. 17, Robert J. Hirsch, July 2004

“The 2River Review”,Spring Issue 2004, cover of poetry review, Pitsburgh, PA, April, 2004

“CONSTELLATION, celebrating the Center’s first 25years” CPW, Woodstock, NY, May, 2003

“SHOTS #79” quarterly of Photography, Minneapolis, MN, pg. 42, Mar. 2003

“Digital photography & design”, Australia, Issues 15 & 16, March & June 2001

"Black and White Photography / Manifest Visions", James Luciana, Mar. 2000

"The Art of the ENHANCED PHOTOGRAPH", James Luciana, Mar. 1999

"LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT LITERARY REVIEW", Nov.     1997

"EAT" Russell Sage Coll., Edited by Ken Johnson, April, 1992

"NEW RELATIONS ..." CPW CENTER QUARTERLY #50, Feb. 1992

"THE CONSTRUCTED IMAGE" catalog, M.A.S.C. Pough., Feb.1991

"VIEWFINDER"# 20, Focal Point Gallery, City Island, NY, July 1996

"KOBE AID FUND", Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1996

"SIGNS OF THE TIMES", CPW CENTER QUARTERLY #58, Feb. 1994

"TRADITION ... UNPREDICTIBLE", Muse. Fine Art, TX, Jan. 1994

"THE PHOTO REVIEW" Philadelphia, PA, Summer issue, Aug. 1993

"BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" monograph, Jan. 1989

"26 PHOTOGRAPHERS", 1982/83 CAPS Fellows pg.17, Oct. 1983

"NEW AMERICAN NUDES" Morgan & Morgan pg. 54-55, May 1981                         

"THE DIANA SHOW" UNTITLED #21 pg. 23, Mar. 1980

"OFF THE WALL", FLASH 2:1 pg. 8, June 1979

"APERTURE",18:2-1974, 17:1-1972, 15:3-1970

"THE MULTIPLE IMAGE" University of Rhode Island, April 1972

“PHOTO MEDIA”, show & catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC, October 1971 

Earlier Publications


Creative Work

2018

“CORPOREALITIES “, PH-21 Gallery,   Budapest, Hungary, June

“FotoTexas II: People, Places & Culture “, TPS. Frisco, TX, June

“Nude at Home”, solo show, Photography Center Troy, May

“Your Best Shot”, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY, May

“View Points 2018”, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, May

“Silent Auction”, benefit, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, May

“The Art of the Figure”, Gallery North, Setaukt, NY, May

“29th  Salon of Small Works”, New Art Program, Kutztown, PA, May                

“100 for 100”, benefit Gallery at Rhinebeck, NY, May

“Head on”, Photo Festival, semifinalist, Sydney, Austrailia, May

“6x6”,  benefit, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester        May

“Together”, 1650 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April

“Blast to the Past”, Benefit, Pratt Art Center, Seattle, WA, April

Member Show, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY, April

“I’m in the Band”, 1650 Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA, March

Member Show, Barrett Art Center,  Poughkeepsie, NY, March

GALERIA ZERO – NY,  photography festival, New York, NY, March

Silent Auction, Green County Arts Council,  Catskill, NY, March

“Black & White Spider Awards”, Nominee Award, March

“Enter into Art”, Mini print, Cologne &, WeiBenthurm, Germany, March

“EROTICA”, Rochester Erotic Art Festival, Rochester, NY, March

“Off the Wall”, benefit,   Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, March

“International Color Awards,  Nominee Award, March

Thomas Holm , Nude Shoot Awards 2018, MERIT AWARD, March

“In The Bag”,  Maryland Federation of Art, Benefit, Annapolis, March

“Forever Young”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, March

Member Show,  Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY, February

Member Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, February

“50 Years of Figurative Photography” slide talk, Marist College, February

Art Dept GALLERY, Luciana & McCormack, Marist College, February

“No Place Like Home”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis,MD, February

Member Show, Byrdcliff Guild, Woodstock, NY, February

ART SONG GALLERY, Finalist, Salado,Texas, February

Member Show, Barrett  Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, February

“SHUGMUG” 2018 Photography, Contemp. Art Gallery on line, January

“BLURRY”,  1650 Gallery, juried show, Los Angeles, CA, January

Member Show,  Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, January

“Best of 2017”, Photo Center of the Capitol District, Troy, NY, January

“DIRTY SHOW”, juried show,  Detroit, Michigan, January

2017

“PORTRAITS”.  CICA Museum, Featured, Gimpo, South Kprea, December

Member Show,  Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, December

“16th Annual Lessedra World Mini Print”, Sofia, Bulgaria, December

“Snap to Grid”,  LACDA Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA, December

“Cadaques Mini Print International 2017”, Barcelona, Spain, December

Members Show, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY, December

“FINE ART”,  Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, December

“Greetings from Montclair”, Studio Montclair,  Montclair, NJ, December

Members Show, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, December

“Winter Solstice Show”, Griffin Museum,  Winchester, MA, December

“PATTERNS”, Exhibitions without Walls, juried online show, December

“PHOTO CENTRIC”, Garrison Art Center, juried, Garrison, NY, December

“In the Zone”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November

“5x7”,  Byrdcliff Guild, benefit show,  Woodstock, NY, November

Member Show,  Green County Arts Council, Catskill, NY, November

“Little Boxes”, Silent Auction, Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY, November

“Members Show”, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY, November

“Rochester Contemporary Art Center”, Rochester, NY, November

“Nude Nite Orlando”, juried show,  Orlamdo, Florida, October

Member Show,  Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY, October

“3rd Annual Faces & Figures”, Fusion Art, Honorable Award, October

Riverwinds Gallery,  juried show,  Beacon, NY, October

Members Show”, Photo Center of the Capitol District,  Troy, NY, September

Juried Fine Arts,  BelleLevine Arts Center, Putnam Arts Council, September

“Wall to Wall”, Collaboration Show, Nave Gallery.Sommerville,MA, September   

“Naked in New Hope”, Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA, September 

“In the Bag”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, August

Member Show, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, August

American Art Awards 2017, in top ten Figurative Photographers, August                 

Fifty Mile Radius, juried show,   WAAM, Woodstock, NY, August    

“Planes-Trains-Autos”, 1650 Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA, July

Member Show, Hall Walls Gallery, Buffalo, NY, July

“10x10”, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY, June

Member Show,  Center for Contemporary Art,  Bedminster, NJ, June

Real People, 1st Place Prize, Old Court House Gallery, Woodstock, IL, June

“Member Show” Florida Museum of Photography,  Tampa, FL, June

“Art as Protest”, Orange Co. Center for Cont. Art, Santa Ana, CA, June

Member Show,  Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, June 

Member Show,  Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY, June

“ART UNDRESSED”,  Festival,  Art Hood Gallery,  Maimi, FL, May

“6x6”, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, May

“Cell Phone Photos” Solo Show, Arts Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, May

“100 for 100”, Benefit Auction, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, May

“Little Gems”, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock, May

Member Show, Center for Photographic Art,  Carmel, CA, May

“Ruby Riot”  Benefit Auction, Pratt Fine Arts Center,   Seattle, WA, May

“Exposed: Contemporary Nude”, 1650 Gallery, Los Abgeles, CA, May

Benefit Auction,  Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, May

Member Show, Tubec Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ, May                   

“Focus on Figures” 2nd  Place, N. River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA, April

Member Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, April

Benefit Auction,  Masur Museum of Art,  Monroe, LA, April

Member Show, Athens Cultural Center,  Athens, NY, April

Member Show, BEST in SHOW Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, April

“Seattle Erotic Art Festival”, juried festival, Seattle, WA, April

“Photographic Nude 2017”, Light Box Gallery, Astoria, OR, March

“IN THE BAG”, mfa, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MA,  March 

“EROTCA”, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY, February

“Members Show”, Yeiser Art Center,  Paducah, KY, February

“Nude Nite Orlando”, Orlando, FL, February

“Photography Unsettled”, Artworks Gallery, Jurors Award Loveland, CO, February

“Magic of Light”. Image City Gallery.  Rochester, NY, February

“Next Up”,  Next Gallery,  Denver Colorado, February

“The Nude”, Chris Davison Gallery,  Beacon, NY, February

“Members Show”, Award, Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey, February

“Members Show”, New Space Center for Photography, February

“Members Show”, Award, Maryland Federation Art, Annapolis,  MD, January        

“Members Show”, Byrdcliff Guild, Woodstock, NY, January

“All Photography Show”, Fredericksburg Center Creative Arts,  VA, January

“Members Show”,  Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, January

“Nasty Women Artists”, Redux Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, January

“Forever Young”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts,  Miami, FL, January  

"DONNIE  2017”,  Museum of Computer Art,  NYC, January

Earlier Creative Works


Awards & Honors

Ultimate Eye Foundation, figurative photography, 2009

Woodstock School of Art, Workspace/Fellowship,1993          

Andy Warhol Foundation, exhibition support,1991                

NYSCA-CAPS PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP, 1982                                 


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