Mac Premo

Photo by Maximilian Glas


Artist, Filmmaker


Mac Premo makes art, commercials, and short films. His films and art have been exhibited worldwide, including at The Brooklyn Museum, the Ringling Museum, PS1 MoMA, and The New Museum. Mac has won 13 New York Emmy® Awards for his video and animation work, including awards for his photography and set design and for best commercial and best PSA. He sometimes writes and performs one-man plays. Mac is a NYFA Fellow and lives in Brooklyn with his tremendous wife, two totally radical kids, and their dog, Philomena.

Born in Washington DC in 1973, Mac graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 and moved to New York that same year.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE Mac was involved in several programs as a fellow.

I’m Usually Pretty Good At Naming Things
  • Smash Bulb, 2012

  • Sew it goes, 2022


What gives you hope?
The possibility of change.

How does change happen?
Through the enactment of hope.

Describe yourself in 3 Words?
I make stuff.

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