Mark John Smith is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design and BA Hons Degrees in Fine Art and Art History from The University for the Creative Arts, in the United Kingdom.
Known for his use of language and spray painted soft sculptures, Mark's work exists in both public and private spaces, museums and galleries. In 2011 Mark launched the LIVELIVE Project - a world first critically acclaimed interactive digital art project. Attracting an audience of 100,000 daily participants, the LIVELIVE Project reengages communities with their collective cultural heritage.
Investigating the removal of a bodily presence in the contemporary notion of experience, Mark's work explores political and autobiographical implementations of the facade, prejudice and self.
Later this year, Mark has gallery shows opening at the Ivy Brown Gallery, Chelsea, NYC; the Ethan Cohen Gallery, Chelsea, NYC; 2 Rivington Street, LES, NYC; The Window at 125, Midtown, NYC; the Sawtooth Gallery, Tasmania; and the PAS Gallery, Sydney, followed by the unveiling of a new commissioned public work for the Jefferson Market Library, New York. Currently, works on view include: Motto at Parsons the New School, NYC; Discover at The Beaney Museum, Canterbury; and Surface at UCA Gallery, Surrey.
Mark’s work is in the permanent collections of Art Below, London: the Beaney Museum, Canterbury; the British Broadcasting Corporation, London; the British Library, London; the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne; and the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, London.
More on artist go to: www.markjohnsmith.co.uk