Artist Statement

Mark Andrew Wilson (b.1973) is a Bay Area abstract artist originally from New York. Mark works mostly with boldly colored paints on rough texture canvases and linens to represent the diverse landscape of people and the changing political landscape. What affects us effects everyone outside of our circles in much different ways. This perspective of outside opens a door to those who are challenged by being born as something they don't recognize, being of a race in a landscape largely to their disadvantage, having monies worth of value, but none of the wealth recognized by our monetary system. Movement of class boundaries, change of life due to circumstances, and the emotionally driven landscapes have been examples of Mark's use of form and color over the large surfaces he uses. The disenfranchised body politic is often recognizable in even the most abstract of Mark's works as reigning over the ill informed and largely powerless populace. Mark's awareness is informed by time spent working in politics, health care, information technology, and the banking industries. Dissociation of self and displacement to other's personas through magnified realities are informing Mark's current goals to work in video and bring some of his greater ideas to light. Mark has worked as a professional photographer for over 25 years in the Bay Area and New York City.


EDUCATION

2005-2006 MFA (candidate) in Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

1999 BA in Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 A Study of Abstraction: Monoprints, Joli Bijou, San Francisco, CA, USA

2011 Movement and Flow of Dance II, - Photography, Painting, Choreographed Dance Performance, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2010 Movement and Flow of Dance I, Printmaking, Photography, Choreographed Dance Performance, Viracocha, San Francisco, CA, USA

2004 10,000 miles to go, Travel Photographs, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY, USA

2002-2003 Abstraction in Nature Paintings, Casey’s North Gallery, North Creek, NY, USA

2001 A Survey of Photography and Paintings, Professor Java's Cafe, Photography and paintings, Albany, NY, USA

2000 A Survey of Photography and Paintings, Mother Earth's Cafe, Albany, NY, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Group France Painters, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 Blue Door Workshop Open Studio, Caunes Minervois, France

2016 France Painters, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 Blue Door Workshop Open Studio, Caunes Minervois, France

2015, 2013, 2012 Annual Printmakers Spring Show, Monoprints, City College of San Francisco at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, USA

2010-2011 I Love People: Street Photography from San Francisco, Photographs, San Francisco Studio School, San Francisco, CA, USA

2010 Annual Printmakers Spring Show, Linocuts, City College of San Francisco at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, USA

2007-2008 Divisadero Show, Dance Photography Images, San Francisco, CA, USA

2004 Taking the Shot, Photography Show, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY, USA

1999 Conceptual Art Site Specific Performance, Shellburn Art Museum, Shellburn, VT, USA

1999 Conceptual Painting and Performance, Performance/Installation Piece, University at Albany, NY, USA

1996 Black Velvet Sculpture, Art Auction for Double H Ranch, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, USA


COLLABORATIVE WORKS

2006 “This Lily Was (Fontana)” Director. (Awarded Best Female Solo Show of the San Francisco Fringe Festival), Full Length Play by Mia Paschal at Exit Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA

1999 Conceptual Art Sculpture, Mickey Mouse Pez Dispenser, Site Specific Outdoor Art Installation, University of Albany, NY, USA

1996 Drafter for a Sol LeWitt Installation, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, USA


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