Begovich Gallery director, Mike McGee (L); Tomaselli installation, 2015 (R)

Mike McGee
Director, Begovich Gallery
Professor, Exhibition Design and Museum Studies
Museum Studies Coordinator

Location: VA 193A
Phone: (657) 278-7749

Contact the Art Department Office at (657) 278 -3471 for current office hours.

Jacqueline Bunge
Gallery Programs Curator, Begovich Gallery

Location: VA 193
Phone: (657) 278-77 50

Mike McGee has worked as an art writer, curator, and arts administrator since 1982. He has organized and written catalog essays for more than two hundred exhibitions working with artists such as Lita Albuquerque, Don Bachardy, Tony DeLap, Paul McCarthy, Rachel Rosenthal, Mark Ryden, Kenny Scharf, and Robert Williams. His recent books include John Paul Jones: The Pursuit of Beauty’s Perfect Proof (Begovich Gallery; 2009), Manuel Pardo: Universo Sonado in Technicolor (Grand Central Press; 2011), F. Scott Hess: A Retrospective (Grand Central Press; 2014), Roland Reiss: Painting and Sculpture (Grand Central Press; 2015), and Fred Tomaselli: The Early Work or How I Became a Painter (Grand Central Press; 2015). 

McGee is an active arts advocate and a committed volunteer leader for arts organizations. He is past President of the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and a founding board member for Arts Orange County. He is also a founding a member of the City of Santa Ana Arts Commission. McGee has nearly doubled the number of works in the CSU Fullerton sculpture collection and established the Richard Newquist Memorial Sculpture Court. In 1999, McGee founded the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana, California.