Biography

About

Wendy Mark is a painter and printmaker primarily known for her monotypes. Her exhibitions often include collaborations with poets and writers and she has produced limited edition books with the Pulitzer Prize winning poets, Mark Strand, Charles Simic, Paul Muldoon and David St. John. Her latest collaborations include "UNTITLED (TRIPTYCH)" with Ben Lerner and a collaboration with the great Spanish writer, Javier Marias (called the most celebrated writer in Spain , by the NYTimes ) .Their book ,"While the Women Are Sleeping ",was published by Thornwillow Press in 2017 . Other writer collaborations include Adam Gopnik and Louis Menand (staff writers with the New Yorker Magazine). 

Mark began as a writer and received her MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) from Columbia University's School of the Arts, writing division.

She has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York at ACA Galleries, Forum Gallery , Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Jill Newhouse . Her monotypes were included in the historical exhibition at The Smithsonian Institution " Singular Impressions: The monotype in America". Other museum shows include: The Lyman Allyn Museum in CT., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC and The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan.

Her prints and books are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA , The Whitney Museum of Art , the Morgan Library, The Spenser and Berg collections at the New York Public Library, the Beinecke Rare Books Library at Yale and numerous other museums and libraries .

She is among the 20 artists sited by Thomas Hoving in his article in cigar Afficionado: "20 Artists who May Be the Picasso's and Monet's of the 21st Century."

Education

Sarah Lawrence in Florence, Italy, 1970
Columbia University School of Arts, M.F.A., 1974
(In the Writing Division, Poetry)

Brandeis University, Art History, B.A., 1979
National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, 1980-86 

Solo Exhibitions

2014
"Beginning With Square One" New Monotypes and a collaboration with AGENCY architecture. Jill Newhouse Gallery , NYC

2012
"Drive" New Oils and Watercolors and Monotypes, Jill Newhouse Gallery, NYC

2011
"The Invention of Blue " The James Gallery at The Graduate Center, NYC

2009
Thornwillow Press , "WHILE THE WOMEN ARE SLEEPING" , a limited edition book :
story by Javier Marias , monotypes by Wendy Mark 

2007 
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Recent Monotypes, with Limited Edition Book, "I Might Make Out with You" with Paul Muldoon, New York, NY

2006
Dartmouth College, I Turn and the Tree Turns with Me, Monotypes, Hanover, NH

2005
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Monotypes and Books by Wendy Mark in the Print 
Collection. NYC

2004 
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Candy, Monotypes, with Limited Edition Book with Mark Strand, New York, NY

2001
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Six Landscapes, Four Pinballs, Two Roses and a Car, New York, NY
 

 

1997
The Steam Roller Project, The Kennedy Museum of Art,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1996 
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Monotypes, East Hampton, NY

1995 
The Arsenal Gallery, Parks and Recreation, New York, NY

1992 
Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Phillipe Staib Gallery, Kent, CT
Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1991 
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Hell's Kitchen Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1990 
University of Maine Museum of Art, Orono, ME
Hell's Kitchen Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1989 
Hell's Kitchen Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2015
Spring Masters NYC, ACA Galleries, NYC
Art On Paper , Jill Newhouse Gallery , NYC
Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton , NY
Seattle Art Fair, WA

2012
The Springfield Museum of Art : A Night Out On The Town, with works by Red Grooms, Thomas Hart Benton, Wendy Mark

2011
Jill Newhouse, The Art Show at the Armory, NY
The Neuberger Museum of Art, Paper Jam, Purchase,NY
Vassar College Library : Thornwillow Press
ACA Gallery, Fragments : a show of collage with Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol
John Chamberlain and others.
ACA Gallery , Summer Show, New York

2010
Jill Newhouse Gallery, NYC, ON PAPER : PAINTED, PRINTED , DRAWN,
curated by Karen Wilkin
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC FEMINIST ARTISTS AUCTION 
Arkansas Art Center, Collectors Exhibition
ACA Gallery, NYC , Small and Everlasting

2008
ACA Galleries, Small and Everlasting, New York, NY

2007 
ACA Galleries, Splash, New York, NY
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NYC Celebrating 10 Years of Gallery Artists and Art, New York, NY
Robert Steele Gallery, Chelsea Summer Dreaming, New York

2005 
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NYC Black and White, New York, NY

2004
ACA Galleries, Small and Everlasting, New York, NY
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Inauguration: Group Show 2004, New York, NY
The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Intimate Purlieus: The Diminutive Landscape and Contemporary Art, University Park, PA

2003
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Art of the Game: Vanujan Boghosian and Wendy Mark, New York, NY

2002 
The 68th Regiment Armory, Works on Paper, New York, NY

2002
ACA Galleries, Works on Paper, New York, NY
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Summer Selections, New York, NY

2001 
ACA Galleries, The 68th Regiment Armory, Works on Paper, New York, NY 

2000
Pepper Gallery, Landscapes, Boston , MA

1999
ACA Galleries, Small Treasures, New York, NY
ACA Galleries, Spring Exhibition, New York, NY
The 68th Regiment Armory, Works on Paper, New York, NY
ACA Galleries, Months and Moons, New York, NY

1998 
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, The Landscape, New York, NY ACA Galleries, The Figure You and Clouds, New York, NY

1997 
The National Museum of American Art, Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, Washington, DC

1996 
The Sharon Arts Center, Colony Printmakers: MacDowell Colony Printmakers from, 1925-1995, Sharon, NH

1995 
Sotheby's, Bid For Life, New York, NY

1994 
Brooke Alexander Gallery, Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY

1993 
Louis Newman Gallery, Contemporary Perspectives, Beverly Hills, CA
New York University, 17th Annual Small Works Show (Wouter F. Germans Van Eck, juror), New York, NY
The League at the Cape, Provincetown, MA
Riverside Art Museum, Daylight Fantasy/The Night's Dark SideLos Angeles, CA
Hiroshima Museum of Fine Art, Art From New York, Hiroshima, Japan
The Drawing Center, The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, New York, NY
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Princeton University Museum of Art, Art from the Class of 1953 collections, Princeton , NJ 

1992 
Louis Newman Gallery, The Real Thing, Beverly Hills, CA

1991 
Kornbluth Gallery, The Art of the Monoprint, Fairlawn, NJ

1990 
New York University, Small Works Show, (Ivan Karp, juror), New York, NY

1989 
University of Maine Museum of Art, Monotypes: Twenty Contemporary Artists, Orono, ME

1988 
National Academy of Design, 163rd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
Forum Gallery, American Paintings and Sculpture, New York, NY
Forum Gallery, Summer Invitational, New York, NY

1987 
Hudson River Museum, The Printed Image, Yonkers, NY

1986 
National Academy of Design, Monotypes, New York, NY
Cork Gallery, Permanent Collection of the Art Students League, New York, NY
 

Awards

1997 
Visiting Artist Fellowship : The American Academy in Rome, Rome Italy

1993 
Fellowship: Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

1992
Residency: Garner Tullis Monotype Workshop, New York, NY

1991
Fellowship: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

1990
Fellowship: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Fellowship: Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY 
Garner Tullis Monotype Workshop Residency, New York

1987
Residency Grant: The Vermont Studio Center, March-April, Johnson, VT 

1986
Purchase Prize: The Art Students League, New York, NY
Dr.Ralph Weller Prize for Painting: The National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

1985
Scholarship: The Museum School, Provincetown, MA
Alice Melrose Prize for Watercolor Painting: The National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
 

Reviews

Alice Quinn , The Poetry Society of New York Website, " Drive" and " Drive Through Town 2011
ART DAILY : "Wendy Mark Returns To Watercolor and Oils on Paper in an Exhibition at Jill Newhouse Gallery" 11/11
Barbara A. MacAdam, Wendy Mark , "Drive", Art News, 11/11
Sandra Ban, Wendy Mark "Monotypes" at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. , Art News, April 2007
Mullarkey, Maureen, "Candy," The New York Sun, 2/04
"Six Landscapes, Four Pinballs, Two Roses and a Can," Review, The New Yorker, 2001
Schillinger, Liesl, "Cloud Roses," The New Yorker, 2/01
Weil, Rex, "89 Clouds," Art News, 4/00

 

Zimmer, William, "A New Shade of Blue," Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT, The New York Times, 11/98
Lovelace, Carey, "Wendy Mark Monotypes," Newsday, 6/96
Long, Robert, "Perspectives," Southampton Press, 6/96
Hoel Randall, "Colony Printmakers," Journal of The Print World, 1996
Nadelman, Cynthia, "Heavy Machinary, Delicate Art," Steamroller Project, Art News, 1/96
Braff, Phyllis, "Wendy Mark Monotypes," The New York Times, 6/96
Hoving, Thomas, "Art for the Ages," Cigar Aficionado, 1995
Mueller, Megan, "Reviews, Mark, Forum," Art News, 12/92
Herrera, Philip, "Monotype Whiz," Connoisseur, 4/91
Lloyd, Ann Wilson, "Spiritual Metaphors…," Cape News, 4/90
Russell, John, "Juried Show Highlights…," The New York Times, 4/29/88

Selected Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MS 
The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
University of Maine Museum of Art, Orono, ME
The Spenser Collection, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Berg Collection, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Brown University Library, Providence, RI
The Whitney Museum of Art Library, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York,  NY
The Pierpont Morgan Library, and Prints and Drawings, New York, NY
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Connecticut College, New London, CT 
Art Students League Permanent Collection, New York, NY
​​Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY
The National Library, Dublin, Ireland
The Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT
 

​Agnes Gund, New York, NY
Thomas Hoving, New York, NY
Paul LeClerc, New York, NY
John Siffert
Siffert, Lankler & Wohl
Nicholas Meyer
Ruth and Fred Friendly 
David Friendly
Andy and Pat Friendly
Vassar College
JCrew
Leslie Stefanson 
Joey Ramone 
James Spader

Teaching Experience

2014
Studio in a School, visiting artist at PS 99, Queens

2011
CUNY, The James Gallery. "Caesura" Presentation:
THE INVENTION OF BLUE: WENDY MARK AND ANDRE ACIMAN TALK ABOUT THEIR COLLABORATION

2010
Haverford College, visiting artist

1989 
The Museum School, Provincetown, MA, Monotype Workshop
 

1993 
Castle Hill Monotype Workshop, Truro, MA

1993 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NJ, Visiting Artist

1991 
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, Monotype Workshop
 

Projects

Three Character Pieces after Monotoypes by Wendy Mark. by composer, Steven Sacco 
1995

Wendy's Pinball, a limited edition book with poems by Charles Simic and monotypes by Wendy Mark. Published by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 150 copies, 1996.

Paris Review-Winter 1998 issue. Monotype for The Title Page. 

"89 Clouds," poem by Mark Strand, montypes by Wendy Mark, published by ACA Galleries, designed by The Grenfell Press, 1999.

"The Figure You", poem by David St.John , monotypes by Wendy Mark
published by Thornwillow Press , 20 copies with 5 original monotypes each, 1999.

Six Landscapes, Four Pinballs, Two Roses and a Car, with writing by Adam Gopnik, Eli Gottlieb, Louis Menand, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright, monotypes by Wendy Mark, published by Lori Bookstein Fine Art in association with Hardpress, 2000. 

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Scrim and video of clouds by Wendy Mark. Kaye Playhouse, New York, NY, 2003. 

Candy, poetry by Mark Strand, monotypes by Wendy Mark, published by Thornwillow Press, New York, NY, 2004. 

I Might Make Out with You, Limited Edition Book, poem by Paul Muldoon, monotypes by Wendy Mark, published by Lori Bookstein Fine Art and the Studley Press, 2007

While The Women Are Sleeping, by Javier Marias , with monotypes by Wendy Mark.
A limited edition ( 250 copies) published by Thornwillow Press. New York, 2009

"UNTITLED (TRIPTYCH)"  by Ben Lerner , monoytpes by Wendy Mark 

A Limited edition (150 copie ) published by Stinehour Editions , 2018