Mark Engel

mark_engel_2Mark Engel is a Brazilian-American artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1967, he currently lives and works in New York City. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1991. Mark’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions since 1993 at such venues as MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Art in General (New York, NY), Centro Cultural Candido Mendes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), University of North Texas (Denton, TX), and Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX) among others. Mark has done extensive and pioneering creative work with digital paintings starting in 1995 as well as developed and organized new projects for emerging artists. His artwork deals with issues of abstraction vs. representation, contemporary art practices, art history and humor He has been critically praised in print by the New York Times, Jornal do Brasil, O Globo and other outlets. His work is included in private and institutional collections in Brazil, Europe and the United States.

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Gongshi
Banco do Brasil, New York, NY

1995

O Outro Lado da Moeda
Villa Riso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1995

Flags
Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1995

Mark Engel - Paintings & Stefán Jónsson - Sculptures
NAW Gallery (New Artists Warehouse), New York, NY

1993

A Bestiary
DeCompression Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Group Exhibitions

2017

Meus Olhos Te Tocam - de Man Ray a Diane Arbus
Centro de Artes Calouste Gulbenkian, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curated by Lucia Avancini and Marilou Winograd

2015

Fernando Lindote: Trair Macunaíma e Avacalhar o Papagaio
MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curated by Paulo Herkenhoff and co-curated by Clarissa Diniz and Leno Veras

2000

International Exhibition
New Jersey Center For the Arts, Summit, NJ

Selected by Dan Cameron, The New Museum, New York, NY

1999

Surface Tension
Art In General, New York, NY

Curated by Catherine Ruello

1997

New American Talent - 13th Exhibition (Texas Fine Arts Association)
University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX

Selected by Robert Storr, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1996

New American Talent - 12th Exhibition (Texas Fine Arts Association)
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Selected by Lisa Phillips, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1995

New Directions ’95
Dutchess County Art Association-Poughkeepsie, New York

Selected by Matthew Drutt, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1995

The Business Of Making Art
Bentley College, Waltham, MA

1995

Gossip Kitchen
Berlin, Germany

1994

Winter ‘94
DeCompression Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Press & Media

Sunday Star Ledger, Art (New Jersey, NJ) Feb. 13, 2000

The New York Times, Art in Review – Grace Glueck (New York, NY) Oct. 8, 1999

The Tribeca Tribune, Arts, etc. (New York, NY) Oct. 1999

Public News, Consumer Culture ART-Ericka Schiche (Houston, TX) Oct. 15, 1997

Austin American Statesman, Entertainment (Austin, TX) Jun. 10, 1996

Jornal do Comércio, Arte e Mercado (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Dec. 3, 1995

Jornal do Brasil, Caderno B (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 28,1995

Jornal do Brasil, Revista Programa (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 24, 1995

O Globo/Barra, Serviço e Lazer (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 23, 1995

O Globo, Segundo Caderno/Rioshow (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 23, 1995

Jornal do Brasil, Registro (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 22, 1995

Tribuna da Imprensa, Outras Telas (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 21, 1995

Veja Rio, A Semana (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Nov. 20, 1995

O Globo, Segundo Caderno/Rioshow (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) May 31, 1995

Jornal do Comércio, Capital Cultural (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Jul. 31, 1995

O Fluminense, 2º Caderno-Artes Plasticas (Rio de Janeiro, Brasi) Jun. 9, 1995

Jornal dos Sports, Recado (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Jun. 4, 1995

Jornal dos Sports, Recado (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Jun. 11, 1995

GloboSat, Multishow (TV Interview) (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Dec. 3, 1995

TV Educativa, Caderno 2 (TV Interview) (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Jun. 6, 1995

CNT TV, CNT Estado (TV Interview) (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Jun. 6, 1995

Curatorial Projects

1995

Who Got Sublime On My Enigma
NAW Gallery (New Artists Warehouse), New York, NY
Education

1987-1991

Parsons School of Design, BFA

1985-1987

University of Southern California
Collections

MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil