Michael Mark

1969born Brooklyn, NY, USA

Education

2008 Doctor of Philosophy , Melbourne University / VCA, Melbourne
1995 Master of Fine Arts , Tufts University / Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
1991 Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) , Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA

SOLO Exhibitions

2011 New Paintings 2011, Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond
2010 New Paintings 2010, Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond
2007 New Paintings 2007, Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond
2007 Describing Air with Earth, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts
2004 New Works, University of Illinois, Springfield
2004 Encaustics, Sadlon Gallery, Millerton, New York
1995 Paintings and Drawings, Koppelman Gallery, Boston

GROUP Exhibitions

2010 Summer Salon, Jenny Port Gallery
2006 Burnt Lumber, PB Gallery, Swinburne University
2007 Backwash, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
2006 Melbourne Abstraction II, red gallery
2005 Melbourne Abstraction I, red gallery
2005 G.Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Sadlon Gallery, Millerton, NY, USA
2004 Three Painters Space Gallery, Denver, USA
2003 Sculpt/Paint, The Art Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
2003 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2001 Savanah Broome Street Gallery, Broome St., NYC, USA
2000 Year End Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2000 Landscape, Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville, CT, USA
2000 Both here and there, Salisbury Gallery, Salisbury, CT, USA
1999 Group show, Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
1999 Joel Schapira Gallery, Millerton, NY, USA
1999 Group show, Corscaden Gallery, Keene Valley, NY, USA
1998 Alumni show, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998 The Ballroom exhibition , Hudson, NY, USA
1996 Landscape Exhibition Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, USA

Publications

2007 F. Johnson, ‘Dissolving Into More’ The Age, Melbourne
2004 R. Nelson, 'Melbourne Abstraction', The Age, Melbourne
1998 A. Carlo, 'Creature vs. Glow Ball invades Balsamo', Register Herald, Pine Plains, New York
1996 C. Temin, 'Landscape Show lights up Boston Center for the Arts', Boston Globe, MA

Awards

2007 Laughing Water Residency, Eltham
2005Anthony Ganim Foundation, VCA, a grant to further research pigments in South-eastern Victoria.
1997-98 Netherland America Fellowship, Amsterdam, Netherlands, a year-long grant awarded through the Fulbright commission. Investigated Rembrandt's painting techniques, collaborated with chemists, art historians and artists.
1991 Irvine Fellowship, Los Angeles. A grant funding departmental projects. Selected, photographed, and catalogued slides for a multicultural expansion of the slide library at Occidental.
1991Prize for Artistic Excellence in Painting, Occidental College
1989Richter Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA A travelling research grant awarded by Occidental College. Two month study in Australia, researching Australian Impressionist landscape painters. Summer.

teaching Experience

2010 - Deakin University, Associate lecturer
2004-10 La Trobe College or Art & Design, Lecturer
2008-10 The University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, CFI, Tutor
2006-07 The University of Melbourne, School of Creative Arts, Lecturer
2005 The University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Conservation Centre, Lecturer
2000-02 Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA, Professor of Foundations
2000Anderson Ranch, Colorado, Instructor
1999 Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, MA, Adjunct Faculty Methods and Materials - aquisition and the preparation of painting materials
1999 Norman Rockwell Museum, Lee, MA Visiting Instructor: Methods and Materials.
1997-08 Rijksakademie van Beelende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Visiting Lecturer. Prepared panels demonstrating techniques used by Giotto, Titian and Rembrandt.
1996-97 The Landon School, Bethesda, MD, Art Instructor. drawing, painting, photography, computer presentations, video and ceramics.
1993-95 The Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Graduate teaching assistant. Technical Painting Workshop: Renaissance approach involving gilding, egg tempera, fresco and mosaics.
1991-92 The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. Assistant Art Instructor: painting, design and architecture, gallery assistant, co-ordinated AP program in art.
1989 The Fintona Girls School, Melbourne, Australia artist-in-residence.