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EDUCATION

2015 Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Riverside 

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute 


SELECT EXHIBITIONS (* denotes solo or two-person exhibition)

2019

Close to Home, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

Shadow and Shadow of Shadow, Roger’s Office, Los Angeles, CA*

In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to Present, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

 

2018

Turn Into, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA*

...if water forgets how to play mirror, Queens, Los Angeles, CA*

Monotasking, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA

 

2017 

A Spaghetti Dress for world Peace, Park View/Paul Soto, Los Angeles, CA

Facing, BBQLA, Los Angeles, CA

La Mesa Brutal, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA

 

2016 

The Upper Deep, Open House, Los Angeles, CA 

9-11, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA 

 

2015 

Russian Doll, M+B, Los Angeles, CA

Surface of Color, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

20/20, Christophe Guye (Selection of Grupa o.k.), Zurich, Switzlerland

The Year of the Goose, Either Way, Los Angeles, CA

He's Time. I'm Just a Clock., Strongroom, Los Angeles, CA*

Objects & Actions of Consequence (MFA Thesis), Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, CA*

 

2013 

Dressed in Gray, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Greater Los Angeles MFA, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

 

2011 

California Continued: New Approaches in West Coast Photography, Smith Andersen North, San Rafael, CA

 

2010 

Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

The Informers, J-MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

Icons & Allegories, Sight School, Oakland, CA

The Lightbearers, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

 

2009 

10x10x10, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

Involved, Socially, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA 

 

2008 

Young Curators, New Ideas, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Various Photographs, Curated by Tim Barber, The New York Photo Festival, New York, NY 

 

2007 

Many Meanings are Attached to Mountains, Iceberger, San Francisco, CA*

TinyVices, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri 


PUBLICATIONS

In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs & Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California 1950 - Present, Riverside, CA: Inlandia Institute, 2019

NOUNS, Los Angeles, CA: Bread & Butter, 2017

Pescador, Paul. Surface of Color, Los Angeles, CA: The Pit, 2015.

Myers-Szupinska, Julian & Szupinska-Myers, Joanna. 20/20 (Exhibition Catalog), Zurich, Switzlerland: Sturm & Drang, 2015.

Smoke Bath, New York, NY: Seems Books, 2010

Icons & Allegories, Los Angeles, CA: Bread & Butter Books, 2010

Involved, Socially, San Francisco, CA: Triple Base, 2009

Various Photographs, New York, NY: TV Books, 2008

Vol. 1, Remain in Light, Cambridge, MA: Lay Flat, 2008


GRANTS & AWARDS

2019 Light Work Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2018 BarFund, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Artist in residence, Storm King Art Center / Shandaken Projects, New York, NY

2016 Echo Park Film Center, Artist Commission, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Lois Roth Endowment

2008 Fulbright Scholar, Helsinki, Finland


CURATORIAL

2015 FLASH! (September), The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. 

2010 Icons & Allegories, Sight School, Oakland, CA.  


PRESS, RADIO, TEXT

Feinstein, Jon. “Review: Mark McKnight at James Harris Gallery,” Photograph Magazine, November/December, 2018

“Mark McKnight: Turn Into, Paul Berger: Multiplex, and more,” City Arts Magazine, Seattle, Washington, 2018

“Photography Highlights…Seattle Art Fair,” Humble Arts Foundation, New York, 2018

Cameron, Andrew. “Mark McKnight: Object Permanence,” (Supplementary exhibition text), James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2018

Adams, Thomas. "Episode 19: Mark McKnight", Art Traffic, Online (Audio Interview), 2018

Darling, Nikki. "Shadow Boxing Mark McKnight" (Supplementary exhibition text), QUEENS, Los Angeles, 2018

Myers-Szupinska, Julian & Szupinska-Myers, Joanna. "20/20: Mark McKnight" (Exhibition catalog text), Sturm & Drang,  Zurich, Switzlerland, 2015

Pescador, Paul. "Surface of Color: Mark McKnight" (Exhibition catalog text), The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Forging Queer Identity with Abstraction,” Ahn, Abe. HyperAllergic. October 19, 2015

Artists meld life and art.” SFGate. August 20, 2009


TEACHING

Chaffey College, 2018 - 19

New York Film Academy, 2016 

UC Riverside, 2013 - 15

Art Institute of Las Vegas, 2011 - 12 


LECTURES + VISITING ARTIST TALKS

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 2019

USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

San Francisco Art Institute, 2018

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, 2014  

UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, 2013

Pitzer College, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2013

Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2010

University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2009

PhotoAlliance at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2009