McKnight Printmaking Fellowship Exhibition | Mike Marks
Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents an exhibition of work by McKnight Fellow Mike Marks
Please join Highpoint to celebrate the second annual McKnight Printmaking Fellowship with this culminating exhibition. Mike Marks, a 2020 Fellow, was awarded access to Highpoint’s state of the art printmaking studio with technical support, studio visits with invited arts professionals, and a $25,000 unrestricted award. Additional information about the artist and his work is included below.
This exhibition will fill Highpoint’s galleries with original intaglio and relief prints, objects, and a video installation made by Marks.
About the Artist
Mike Marks holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware. In 2016 he relocated to Minneapolis where he now lives and works. Mike’s prints are included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museo do Douro (Douro, Portugal), Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art (Aomori, Japan), Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), and the California College of Arts (Oakland, CA). Marks has been a resident artist at South Dakota State University, the University of Evansville, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Crooked Tree Arts Center/Good Hart Residency, Stone Trigger Press, and Acadia National Park. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He recently received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, during which he produced his most recent solo exhibition, No Trace (2020).
Mike’s work focuses on critical habitat and landscapes under duress, using printmaking as an analogue for the mechanisms that reshape the environments around us. The prints often incorporate an act of deletion in their image-making process, representative of Mike’s ongoing interest in unmaking one object in order to create another.
PLEASE NOTE: Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time and visitors are required to wear a mask while inside Highpoint. Please call or visit highpointprintmaking.org for more information on visitor protocol.
Image Credit: Mike Marks, Snake River Cloud Echo, woodcut
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