mark horst: resume

artist statement
Public art—as I practice it—is [1.] immersive, [2.] particular and, [3.] inviting and playful.
[1.] For me, the most interesting public art is looked through as much as looked at; it responds to and changes with its surroundings; it enlivens the space around it and invites us, as we explore it, to sense some new things about our world. I seek to establish spaces that filter and reframe our experience.
[2.] I am interested in public art that takes its place in a social and architectural context; rather than as a generic commodity, I want my work to engage the community in which it is built in specific to take root in a process of listening to and learning from community members. I am committed to networking and building consensus for a project as it develops.
[3.] I want the substance of my work to evoke a response be it curiosity or recognition or momentary confusion. I am interested in the ways that familiar materials and textures can become mysterious and magical when viewed at an unfamiliar scale: the skeleton of a leaf becomes a forest of shapes; a fly's wing becomes a pattern of undulating waves. 

recent public art installations
April finalist: Las Cruces, NM Bridge Art Project
June completion of University Heights Neighborhood Mural. [selected from national call]
Sept finalist: for Lansing Michigan Roundabout Project
Sept fabrication + install of “vecinos: South Valley Gateway” sculpture. 
[Budget $75,000. Bernalillo County Arts Board.]
Oct. South Valley Portraits: temporary mural installation.

March “portraits” video installation with Dan McCulley. Harwood Art Center.
Sept. SOMOS Sculpture Gateway/Pavilion with Elisabeth Horst, fabric artist.
Nov. “until we have faces” video installation with Dan McCulley, Central Ave.

February “reach” mural selected by jury for Monte Vista site by City of Albuquerque Arts Board. 
[Budget 20,000. approximate size: 25’ x 100’] Completed June 2016
Oct./Nov. “topography” a public art installation in Grants, NM with Elisabeth Horst. 
1 of 7 in “TIME: Cibola County” curated by Axle Contemporary.
Sept. “public art in Albuquerque—panel discussion” Albuquerque Museum

January-April “On the Map”, Albuquerque Museum.
April “john” mural added to City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.

annotated exhibition history
March Figure Show, Sumner Dene Gallery
Sept. “Albuquerque Treasure” Albuquerque Museum

publications + press
March. feature article and interview. HDL Magazine, Tel Aviv.
July. work included in Helen Birch, “Drawn from Life: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques.” UK.

May Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery—with Frank McCullough.
July “architecture show” Sumner Dene Gallery.
August “the path made by walking” show with Suzie Protiva, Harwood Art Center.

publications + press
Spring, Featured artist in online zine: “Inspirational 12 the human dimension” UK. 

February “The Artist’s Gaze” Group Show. Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, Fl
March “Foodie Lithography” Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
April Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
April “Prairie Winds” with Tim Lloyd at the Northfield Arts Guild, Nfld. Minnesota
August “4th National Juried East End Arts Exhibit” East End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, NY 

publications + press
Jan. “the artist’s gaze, interview” “Poets and Artists Magazine
Jan. “The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century” catalogue.

Jan-Feb. Artist residency, Cholamandal Artist Village, Injambakkam, Tamil Nadu.
July Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
September Solo Exhibition: “On India” Canyon Road Contemporary Art.
October Solo Exhibition, Act 1 Gallery.
November Group Show, Fine Art Associates, Boulder, CO
November “seven ways to wreck paintings” talk @ Rio Grande Art Assoc.

publications + press
May: “Contemporary Art of the Southwest” by Ashley Rooney. Schiffer Press. 2014
June 25, “Mark Horst: Figures and More” review by Katherine Oostman, Local IQ, Albuquerque.
Sept. 19. “Exhibitionism: Mark Horst's "On India" Pasatiempo, Santa Fe.

February Group Show, Act ! Gallery, Taos, NM
April Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
April Group Show, “the human form” Hilliard Gallery, K.C. MO.

December: “Poets and Artists Magazine” interview.

February Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
June Group Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.
August Solo Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.

Spring: “Escape Into Life” interview published:
Summer: featured in magazine: “The Art of Man.”

September Group Show, Phillip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
July Solo Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.

March-April Solo Exhibition, Stillwater Public Gallery, Stillwater, MN
November Inpost Solo Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
December Solo Exhibition, Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson, WS.

October Mapworks Stillwater Group Show, Stillwater, MN 
Summer Solo Exhibition St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral, Mpls. MN.

December Group Show, “Art of the Incarnation” St. Paul’s Monastery.
November Featured Artist, Gallery 310, Stillwater, MN.
August Solo Exhibition, Café Juliahna, St. Paul, MN.

relevant education & training
2008 Spring Painting Marathon, Graham Nickson, New York Studio School.
2007 Spring Painting Marathon, Graham Nickson, New York Studio School.
2005-6 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, study in painting, drawing & printmaking, 
1985 Ph.D. Yale University, Theology
1977 B.A., Carleton College, Nfld, MN; Major: History, Minor: Studio Art
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