About: Resume



Listed below is an abbreviated selection of Alex MacLean's resume. To view his full resume, click here. 


2016-17 Landesmuseum for Nature and Man, Oldenburg, Germany, "Man and Coast: What to do When the North Sea Risis" 

2016 Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France, "Finite World" 

2015 Domaine de Chaumont Sur-Loire, Chaumont, France,"Unearthed" 

2014 Beetles + Huxley Gallery, London, “Aerial Perspectives” 

2011 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA “The American Landscape at the Tipping Point” 

2005 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, “Airlines” 

2003 BETC Euro RSCG with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, France, “Americaland” 

2000 The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, "From Above: Photographs of Houston by Alex S. MacLean”  


2017 Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, "Notions of Home" 

2017 Fondacion Cartier, Paris, France, "Autophoto" 

2015 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, "Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art" 

2014 Beetles + Huxley Gallery, London, UK, “The Photographers 2014” 

2013 Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France, “Views from Above” 

2010 Academy of Art, Berlin, Germany, “Return of Landscape” 

2006 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, “Painters of Modern Life: Donation – The Caisse des Depots, Photographic Collection” (is now part of the permanent collection of the Musee national d’art moderne)  

2005 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Il “Manufactured Self” 

2000 Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux, France, “Mutations: Événement Culturel sur la Ville Contemporaine” 


Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Insititute, Artist in Residence, Delmenhorst, Germany, 2015 

CORINE International Book Award: For OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point, 2009. This award is given to outstanding works of fiction and poetry as well as for excellent non-fiction books. The award was created in order to promote the cultural and economic relevance of the medium book at one of the world’s foremost publishing places, which is Munich, and to further promote reading and to explore new fields to readers. 

American Academy in Rome: Awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture for 2003-2004. 

Seaside Institute, Escape to Create Program: Artist in Residence, 1994. 

National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant: Co-principal Investigator in affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Registration Project, 1990-1992. 

National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant: Demonstration project exploring the uses of aerial photography for urban planning, 1980-1981. 


2008 Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point (New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) Aerial Photographs and Essays by Alex S. MacLean, Introduction by Bill McKibben. 

1996Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (New Haven: Yale University Press), Aerial photographs by Alex MacLean. Co-authors: James Corner, and Alex MacLean. 

1993 Look at the Land: Aerial Reflections on America (New York: Rizzoli), Author, Alex MacLean with text by Bill McKibbin, aerial photographs by Alex MacLean. 


2014 “Detroit By Air,” New York Times Sunday Review, December 2014. 

2014 “Beneath the Surface,:…Tar Sands Oil,” Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2014.  

2014 “Flight Patterns.” Conde Nast Traveler, July 2014. 

2004Shared Wisdom, An Unflinching Eye,” Landscape Architecture, September 

2002 "Flying Solo”, a film by French videographer Odile Fillion, documents MacLean as he begins his work in Kansas City. Film Length is approx. 1 hour 

1995 “Aerial Metaphors - Beyond Landscapes,” Judith Bell, The Rangefinder, April. 


DeCordova Museum
Centre Pompidou
George H. W. Bush Library
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
North Dakota Museum of Art
Peabody Essex Museum
Steven Spielberg
Wells Fargo