Chronology

 
1971 Born, Daly City, California
   


Awards

 
2014 Emerging Icon in Photography, George Eastman House, International Museum of Film and Photography
   
2008 New Works Grandt, Andy Warhol Foundation, San Fransico, CA
   
2007 Alternative Exposure Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation, San Fransico, CA
   
1996 Honorable mention, Photo Metro
   
1992 John Long Memorial photography Scholarship, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2012 Marking Time, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City
   
2011 Pure Photography, Post Production and Mixed Media Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   
2011 Out of the Dark Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
   
2011 Seeing is Knowing: The Universe, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
   
2011 Heavens: Photographs of the Sky & Cosmos, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
   
2010 35th Anniversary Exhibition Part 2, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
   
2010 State of Mind, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   
2010 Sunburned, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2010 Burning Desire, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
   
2010 Elemental, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2010 Exposed, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
   
2010 Past Forward, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2010 Edges of Light, Arts Benecia, Benecia, CA
   
2010 EcoArchive, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
   
2010 California Continued, Smith Anderson North, San Anselmo, CA
   
2009 Keeping Time, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
   
2009 Landmark, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2009 Transmutations, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
   
2009 The Edge of Vision, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
   
2009 10x10x10, San Francisco Arts Commission/PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, CA
   
2009 Surface Tension, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
   
2009 New Works, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2008 Sunburn, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX
   
2008 Mineral, Hous Projects, New York, NY
   
2008 Grace, PEER Gallery, New York, NY
   
2008 Each Sun, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2008 People & Places, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
   
2008 Sunburns, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2008 Landscape/Other, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
   
2008 Sunburns, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
   
2008 New Work from the Sunburn Project, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
   
2007 Lucky Day, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
   
2007 Sunburns & Platinum Work, Moab Art Works, Utah
   
2007 Sunburn, Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA
   
2007 Strange Weather, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA
   
2007 Time Tracers, Houston Center of Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
   
2006 The Family Farm, San Francisco International Airport Museum, San Francisco, CA
   
2006 Contemporary Landscape, Baxter/Chang/Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
   
2006 Lost Out West, 19th & Union Gallery, Oakland, CA
   
2006 Outmoded, San Fancisco State University, San Francisco, CA
   
2006 Patinum Places, Watermark Fine Art, Houston, TX
   
2006 Eyewitness II, UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA
   
2006 Sunburned & Waterlogged, Gallery of Urban Art, Oakland, CA
   
2005 Travelogue, Fusion Artspace, San Francisco, CA
   
2005 The Family Farm, Watermark Fine Art, Houston, TX
   
2005 Vital Signs, George Eastman House, Rochester, Ny
   
2005 Contemporary American Photography, International Fototage, Mannheim, Germany
   
2005 Romancing the Shadows, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
   
2004 Live Free or Die, Freewheel, San Francisco, CA
   
2003 Chris McCaw- American Photographs, Image/Imatge, Orthez, France
   
2002 Identity, San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco, CA
   
2001 Vivid, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
   
2000 Timeless Light, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
   
1999 Portraits, Bloom Studio, Oakland, CA
   
1998 Road Trip Documents, Spindler, San Francisco, CA
   
1995 Graduate Show, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
   
1993 Friends of the South Bay Punk Scene, The Other Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
   
1991 Infrared Views, The Other Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2015 Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
   
2014 After Ansel Adams, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   
2013 Light Sensitive: Photographic Works From North Carolina Exhibitions, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
   
2013 Landmark: Fields of Photography, Somerset House Trust, London, UK
   
2013 Currents: Photograms from the Collection of Allen Thomas Jr., Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, OH
   
2013 Reality Check, Balker & Pine Galleries: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
   
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Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
George Eastman House International Musum of Photography, Rochester, NY
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphpia, PA
Princeton Universtiy Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Harry Ransom Center of Humanities, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Museum of Photographic Arts of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
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Bibliography

What Does a Photograph Sound Like?. Jessie Wender. The New Yorker, New York, 2014
 
Chris McCaw in Transformational Imagemaking, Handmade Photography since 1960. Robert Hirsch. Taylor and Francis Group, Abington, United Kingdom, 2014
 
Chis McCaw: Marking Time. Ken Johnson. The New York Times, New York City, 2012
 
Sunburn Can Be a Beautiful Thing. Rebecca Horne. Discover Magazine, December Issue, 2012
 
Sunburn. Chris McCaw. Candela Books, Richmond, 2012 (photo-eye Cat# DS003H)
 
June Issue. Photo District News (PDN), 2011
 
Number 99/ Volume 25/ Number 1. PQ, A Journal For Contemporary Photography, 2010
 
July/August Issue. B&W Magazine, 2010
 
December Issue. British Journal of Photography, 2010
 
Issue #11, Winter. SeeSaw Online Magazine, 2009
 
May/June Issue. Art On Paper Magazine, 2009
 
October Issue. B&W Magazine, 2009
 
July/August Issue. View Camera Magazine, 2007
 
Fall Issue. Daylight Magazine, 2007
 
International Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen. Das Bild Forum, Germany, 2005
 
Image/Imatge. Recontres Photographiques, France, 2003
 
Volume XV, Number 4, July/August. View Camera, 2002
 
Vol. 28, No. 2. SF Camerawork Journal of Photographic Art, 2001
 
September/October Issue. Raygun Magazine, 2000
 
Issue 151, October. Photo Metro, 1998
 
Contest Issue- Honorable Mention. Photo Metro, 1996
 
August Issue. Thrasher Magazine, 1994
 
March Issue. Maximum Rock & Roll, 1992
 
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Education

 
1990 De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
 
1995 Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, BFA Photography
 






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