ABOUT MONA MARK
Mona Mark, a native of New York City, received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her M.A. in philosophy from the New School For Social Research. She taught at the School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C., The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, F.I.T. in N.Y.C. and at SUNY New Paltz.
Her involvement with the relationship between visual and verbal language expresses itself in her work and writing. Through painting, photography, sculpture and writing in which she explores the underlying meanings that link these forms of expression, both structurally and poetically, her work is continually evolving.
A native New Yorker now living in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY. Mona Mark's work has been shown both nationally and internationally since the early seventies by, among others, John Weber, MOMA, The New Museum and UNESCO. Her work, is in the collections of Restaurant Associates and was installed at Lincoln Center, New York displaying 50 oil pastels for 12 years. These works on paper have now been moved and are on display at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Her art is also included in the collections of the Dime Savings Bank, New York City, The Boston Ballet Company, Boston and L'Oreal Lancome, Paris.
Through UNESCO she attended the World Conference of Women in China in 1995 creating a project that was exhibited in Salonica, the E. U. Capital of Culture in 1997. This led to another photo project of Ex Prostitutes through SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation) that was exhibited in Hudson, NY.
Three grants by L'Oreal over a period of six years led to a body of work on progressive prisons in Spain with the Director General of Madrid and a project celebrating women in Salonica, Greece through UNESCO. While in Salonica in 1997 she exhibited her Photo Triptychs based on her trip to China.
Some other collections: The Delta Consulting Group, New York, Croidon Business International, Canada, John Weber, Suzana Sassoon and Joyce Nereaux.
She currently shows with Thompson Giroux Gallery in Chatham N.Y. and has been included in several regional museum shows at the Berkshire Museum in 2010, Albany Institute Of History And Art in 2011 and 2014 and at the University Art Museum at Albany in 2015 for which she received a jurors award.
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