Mack McFarland

Interim Public Art Project Manager


Mack McFarland is an artist, curator, educator, and dreams of being an impresario one day. As one of the Public Art Project Manager for Regional Arts & Culture Council, Mack spends his days flexing his passion and skills for supporting artists, engaging with communities and clients, all the while advocating for the impacts art and culture have on our lives. For the last twenty years, it has been his privilege to collaborate with many cultural producers in the process of bringing to life the shared cultural experiences that are so vital for sustaining and creating communities, while aiding us in grappling with and discerning meaning from the events of our world.
As an artist Mack has shared his postcards, videos, and performances at Portland Biennial- Oregon, Kaunas Biennial- Lithuania, Time Based Art Festival- Portland, OR, documenta 13- Kassel Germany, Northwest Biennial- Tacoma, WA, and many other venues and festivals. As a curator he has been fortunate to work with many artists, including commissioned projects from tactical media practitioners Critical Art Ensemble, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Disorientalism; as well as solo exhibitions with Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Joe Feddersen, David Horvitz, Joe Sacco, Cauleen Smith, and many others.
In May 2020 he co-founded Congress Yard Projects with Ariana Jacob, an outdoor exhibition space begun in the time of physical distancing.