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Mark Lewis - Resume / Printable PDF

Education

MFA Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT 1984

BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 1982

Yale University, Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT 1981

Oklahoma State University, 1978-1980

 

Individual Exhibitions

2018 University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas

2017 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014 The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut

2013 University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas 

2013 Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

2012 Bowery Gallery, New York, New York 

2008 Tulsa Artist Coalition, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2008 Oklahoma State Capitol, East Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2008 BOK Arena, “The Tallgrass Prairie,” permanent installation of 25 paintings, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

2006 Georgetown University Art Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

2006 Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

2006 Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2005, 2002 Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, New York

2004 Arts Place, Ponca City, Oklahoma (2 person)

2001 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1998 Holliman Gallery, Holland Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1995 Mingenback Gallery, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

1994, 1992 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

1994 IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1994 Rogers University, Claremore, Oklahoma

1993 Alexandre Hogue Gallery, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2 person)

1989 Georgetown University Art Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

1989 Fayerweather Art Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

1988 The Circle Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 New Directions: Recent Work by School of Art Faculty, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2016 58 th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Liz Garvey, Juror

2016 “Pieced Together: Collages by Lance Letscher, Mark Lewis & Mary McCleary”, Curated by

Derek Frazier, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas

2015 2015 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, Steven Harvey, Juror

2015 57 th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, George Dombek, Juror

2015 “Tulsa Paint and Paper Co.”, Mainline Gallery (with TU graduate students), Tulsa, Oklahoma

2015 “Gray Scale”, Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eleanor Carmack, Curator

2014 2014 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, Jed Perl, Juror

2014 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Brian Rutenberg, Juror

2014 The Sixth National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, New York,

 Lois Dodd, Juror

2014 -13 “Face to Face: Artist Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.”

 Townsend Wolfe Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2013 “Oh, Tulsa,” Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2013 “Faculty Show,” Zarrow Gallery, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

2013 “Art Now 2013,” City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louise Siddons, Curator

2013 55th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Monica Bowman, Juror

2013 “8.x.2.” Gallery Emunah, Congregation B’nai Emunah, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2013 Drawing from Perception VII, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Stanley Lewis, Juror

2013 “Higher Education in the Visual Arts,“ Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eleanor Carmack, Curator

2012 “Tenses of Landscape,” University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sam King, Curator

2012 54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Tom Butler, Juror 

2012-94 M. A. Doran Gallery, Gallery Artists, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2011 “Shipped and Shaped,” Andrews Gallery. William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

2011 “The Art of the Landscape,” M A Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2011 “Oh, Tulsa,” Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

2010 Faculty Show – The University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2010 OVAC Tulsa Studio Art Tour, and Circle Cinema Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2009 National Contemporary Realism, M A Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2009 Drawing from Perception VI, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

2009 “Portraits of Artist and Their Art,” PAC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eleanor Carmack, Curator

2008 “Autobiovisual,” Riney Gallery, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas

2007-99 “Contemporary Landscape,” M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2005 “Common Ground,” University of Tulsa Faculty Exhibition, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, 

2004 Drawing from Perception V, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

2004 IAO, 25 Odd Years and Counting (A Gallery Retrospective), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2004 36th Collector’s Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2003 Oklahoma In London, Diorama Gallery, London, England

2003 Oklahoma Painting Biennial VII, City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2002 University of Tulsa, Faculty Exhibition, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2002 Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2000 32nd Collector’s Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2000 The American Landscape, A Contemporary Perspective, Main Site Contemporary Art, 

 Norman, Oklahoma

2000 A Decade of Excellence, Oklahoma Visual Arts, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, St. 

 Gregory's University, Shawnee, Oklahoma

2000 University of Tulsa, Faculty Exhibition, Holliman Gallery, Holland Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2000 Drawing from Perception III, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1999 Rogers State University, Faculty Show, Claremore, Oklahoma

1999 Alexandre Hogue Gallery, The University of Tulsa Faculty Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1998 31st Collector’s Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1998, 95, 92, 91 Mixed Media, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1997 Art Works, Rogers University, Claremore, Oklahoma

1997 Art in the Woods, Overland Park, Kansas

1996 Drawing from Perception, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1995-92 Summer Show, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

1994 Measurement, Metaphor & Color, A Still Life Show, Maryland College of Art and Design 

 Silver Spring, Maryland

1993 Oklahoma Painting Biennial II, Hulsey Gallery, Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1989 Unseen Art, Tulsa Center for Contemporary Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1989 Landscape, Three Painters, Bell Atlantic NSI Gallery, Arlington, Virginia

1988 Art Faculty Exhibits - Self, Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

1987 American University Faculty Show, American University, Washington, D.C.

1987 Collage, The New Art Center, Washington, D.C.

1986, 85 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

1984 New Talent, Four Artists, The Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1984 Yale University MFA Thesis Show, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Group Traveling Exhibitions

2016 - 2015 “Face to Face: Artist Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.”

The exhibition travels to the following museums:

Baker Museum, Naples, Florida

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

2016 - 2015 “Beyond the Window,” Phyllis Floyd and Zeuxis, Curator, Exhibitions travels to the following galleries:

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY

Bowery Gallery, NY, NY

Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Mark W. Potter Gallery, Taft School Watertown, CT

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

2006 - 2007 “Facets of Perception,” Phyllis Floyd and Zeuxis, Curator, Exhibitions travel to the following:

Wiegand Gallery, Belmont, California

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Newhouse Center, Staten Island, New York

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia

Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2003 - 2004 “Seven-State Biennial,” USAO Art Gallery, Chickasha, OK, Exhibition traveled to the 

1987 - 1988 “Visions and Traditions,” Hearne Pardee, Curator, The Morris Museum, Morristown, 

Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

New Jersey, Exhibition traveled to the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

 

Gallery Representation

Present – 2016 Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY

 

Commissions

2016 Tulsa City County Library, Tulsa Oklahoma

2014 First Oklahoma Bank, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2006 - 2008 BOK Center Arena, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cesar Pelli Architect

 

Teaching Experience

Present – 98 Applied Associate Professor, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

2015 Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

2015 Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, NY, NY 

2011 Visiting Drawing Professor, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

2004 Painting Professor, Painting in Umbria, Montone, Italy

2000-97 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK 

1995-92 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK 

1989-88 Lecturer of Studio Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 

1988-86 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

1987 Adjunct Assistant Professor, American University, Washington, D.C. 

1985-84 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 

1984 Teaching Assistant to Gretna Campbell, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 

1983 Teaching Assistant to Deborah Brown, Yale School of Art, Summer Program, 

 

Visiting Artist Lecturer and Interviews

2016 The Tyler Art Museum, Tyler Texas

2015 Gallery Talk “Landscape’ with Susan Green, Philbrook Museum of Art

2015 Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

2014 The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut

2014 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 

2014 “Painted Faces” Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014 “Painted Faces Interview,” Studio Tulsa, Rich Fisher, 89.5 KWGS, NPR

2013 Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition, (A. S. K. Workshop)

 Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2013 University of Texas / Tyler, Tyler, Texas 

2012 “Chat with the Noted Tulsa-Based artist Mark Lewis,” Interview with Rich Fisher, “Studio

 Tulsa,” 89.5 KWGS – National Public Radio, July 6

2011 Demonstrations, Vision in Action, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma

 Held in conjunction with the “Magnificent Vision” exhibition

2011 Chit Chat, (multi-disciplinary artists speak about their work) Blue Dome Diner, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

2009 New York Studio School, New York, New York

2008 MidAmerican College Art Association (“Nature Studies: Continuity or Decline”),

 IUPUI University, Indianapolis, Indiana

2008 Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition, (Art in Public Spaces, A.S.K. Workshop), 

 Oklahoma City, OK 

2006 Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, Artist-in-Residence

2006 Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 

2006 Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

2004 CAA Annual Conference Panel Discussion (Mirroring Landscape), Seattle, Washington

2002 New York Studio School, New York, New York

1995 Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

1994 Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma

1994, 93 Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Painting Field Camp, Cody Wyoming

 

Publications

2005 American Artist, Drawing, February 2005, New York, New York

1999 New American Paintings, Number 24, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts

New Haven, CT 

1997 New American Paintings, October 1997, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts 

 

Documentary

2015 Street Art: More Than Graffiti, Adrian Alexander (producer and director) and Matt Jenkins (executive

director), Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Featured Artist: Peregrine Church, Xach Fisher, Phillip Gor, Mark Lewis, David Mills, Cheyenne Randall,

and Chip Thomas.

 

Selected Reviews, Articles and Blogs

2016 “Interview: Mark Lewis,” MW Capacity, by Sam King, April 10, 2016, www.mwcapacity.wordpress.com

2013 “Piecing Life Together,” Patriot Talon, University of Texas / Tyler, Samantha Copus,

 October 8, www.patriottalon.com.

2013 “Artist Mark Lewis Inspired by Tulsa Streets,” Tulsa World, by James Watts, May 8

2013 “The Best of the Delta,” Arkansas Democrat – Gazette, by Paul Greenfield, February 13 

 townhall.com/columnists/paulgreenberg 

2012 “An Interview with Artist Mark Lewis,” www.mediafoam.com, by Sarah Neal, November 3

2012 “Teacher, Street Artist Builds Images of Tulsa,” News on 6, By Rick Wells, June 26

2012 “Urban landscape inspire local artist,” The Journal Record, by Kirby Lee Davis, July 2

2012 “Mark Lewis: Tulsa Streets, Collages and Paintings, Blouin Artinfo. By Allana Martinez

 July 10, www.artinfo.com Bowery Gallery, NY

2012 “Tenses of Landscape (pt.1 and 2),” MW Capacity, by Sam King, October 1 and 8

 www.mwcapacity.wordpress.com

2012 “Tenses of Landscape,” Painters Table, (painters-table.com/blog) interview with Sam King and 

 Christopher Lawrence (curators), October 18

2012 “Chat with the Noted Tulsa-Based artist Mark Lewis,” Interview with Rich Fisher, “Studio

 Tulsa,” 89.5 KWGS – National Public Radio, July 6

2012 “Delta Exhibition Opens at Arkansas Art Center,” In Arkansas.com, by Karen Martin, January 27

2010 “Tulsa itself is the backdrop he likes.” Tulsa World. By James D. Watts, April 15.

2008 “BOK Center Art,” art Focus Oklahoma, By Gretchen Collins, September/October,

 Volume 23, No. 5

2008 “Artists Enliven BOK’s Interior,” Tulsa World, by Brian Barber, August 24

2008 “Urban Life Portrayed by Painter’s Observations,” The Oklahoman, by John 

 Brandenburg, July 6

2006 “Artist Likes Surprises in His Work,” Tulsa World, by Brian Barber, December 24

2006 “Artists Commissioned for Arena,” Tulsa World, by Brian Barber, November 14, 

2006 “Visual and Visceral” Estes Park Train Gazette, by Valerie Pehrson, Estes Park, CO

2006 “Seeing is Believing” Artist’s One-Man Show Put Pride of Place on Display, 

2001 “Works in Lewis’ New Exhibit Focus on Artist’s Immediate Surroundings” Tulsa World, 

1998 “Mixed Media Competition Winners Shown” The Sunday Oklahoman,

1995 “Visiting Artist at Mingenback” Bethany College Messenger, by Laura Krom, 

1994 “Art Reviews” Oklahoma Gazette, by George Oswalt, Oklahoma City, OK

1994 “Art Review” Kansas City Star, by Alice Thorson, Kansas City, MO

1992 “An Especially Lively Series of Still Lifes” Kansas City Star, by Alice Thorson,

1989 “Lewis’ Wild Images Filled With Feeling” The Daily Progress, by Ruth Latter, 

1988 “Vision and Tradition” Randolph Reporter, by Rachel Mullen, Randolph, NJ

 

Grants and Awards

2016 Honorable Mention, 58 th Annual Delta Exhibition, Juror, Liz Garvey, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2015 Grand Award, 57 th Annual Delta Exhibition, Juror, George Dombek, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2015 Contemporaries Delta Award, 57 th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2014 Subvention Fund, University of Tulsa, Support for shipping work to New York and Arkansas

2014 Honorable Mention, 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, Juror, Brian Rutenberg, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2013 Jurors Award, “Oh Tulsa,” biennial exhibition, Living Arts, awards juror, Laura Warriner, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2013 Grand Award, 55th Annual Delta Exhibition, Juror, Monica Bowman,, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2013 Jurors Award, Stanley Lewis, Drawing From Perception VII, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

2012 Contemporaries Delta Award, 54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Little Rock, Arkansas

2012 Subvention Fund, University of Tulsa, Support for solo show in New York

2009, 08 Nominations: National Academy, Invitational Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, New York

2008 Artist of the Year Award, Paseo Artists Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2006 Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, Artist-in-Residence

2006 Professional Grant, Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2006 University of Tulsa Research and Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office Support for Solo Exhibitions and Shipping

2005 Creative Projects Grant, Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2005 Subvention Fund, The University of Tulsa, Support for artist’s catalogue

2004 University of Tulsa, Faculty Research Grant

2004 Jurors Award, Charles Cajori, Drawing From Perception, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

2003 Oklahoma Painting and Drawing Biennial VII, Award of Merit, Raechelle Smith - Director H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute

1999 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Award of Excellence, Juror, Don Bacigalupi, Director - 

1998 Chrysanthemum Family Foundation Award of Merit for Mixed Media Exhibition, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1997 Jurors Award, Rackstraw Downes, Art in the Woods, Overland Park, Kansas

1996 Jurors Award, Bernard Chaet, Drawing from Perception, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1991 Chrysanthemum Family Foundation Award of Merit for Mixed Media Exhibition, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1986 Ingram-Merrill Foundation Grant for Painting

1984 Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Yale School of Art

1982 Peter T. Bohan Drawing Competition - 1st Prize, Kansas City Art Institute

1981 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, Connecticut

 

Selected Public and Private Collections

Tulsa City County Library, Tulsa, Oklahoma

First Oklahoma Bank, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Myra and George Kaiser

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Youth Services of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

20th Century Companies, Kansas City, Missouri

Ruth Miller, Andrew Forge, Washington Depot, Connecticut 

Stillwater National Bank, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Stephens Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas

Brown & Woods, Washington, D.C.

Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr’s Julia Karlak and David Martin, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Kathy and Thomas Horne, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Caroline and Tom Benediktson, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Eleanor Carmack, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Collection of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Burt Holmes and Mary Lee Townsend, Tulsa, Oklahoma