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Artist Marc Mitchell: Experimentation, Authenticity, and the Connections That Fuel an Artistic Career

Marc Mitchell holds a M.F.A from Boston University. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton; TOPS Gallery, Memphis, TN; GRIN Gallery, Providence, RI; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; and others. Mitchell has been featured in publications such as the Boston Globe, Burnaway, and Number Inc; and was selected for New American Paintings in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2020. Mitchell has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Jentel Foundation, and Tides Institute/StudioWorks. In 2021, Mitchell was a Fellow at The American Academy in Rome.

In addition to his studio practice, Mitchell has curated exhibitions that feature artists such as Tauba Auerbach (Diagonal Press), Mel Bochner, Matt Bollinger, Mark Bradford, Tara Donovan, Chie Fueki, Daniel Gordon, Sara Greenberger-Rafferty, Philip Guston, Josephine Halvorson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Arnold Kemp, Allan McCollum, Kay Rosen, Erin Shirreff, Lorna Simpson, Jered Sprecher, Jessica Stockholder, Jason Stopa, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, Wendy White, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and many others.

"I am influenced by many things—1980’s guitars, VHS tapes, World War I battleships, sunrise/sunset gradients, moiré patterns, and more. Over the past 3 years, ‘notions of cycle’ have played an increased role in the development of my paintings; and I’m curious how the avant-garde succeeds and fails within popular culture. Currently, I’m interested in how the landscape has been depicted throughout American culture. Whether it’s Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt of the Hudson River School, Georgia O’Keeffe’s monumental work at the Art Institute of Chicago, or an Instagram post of a sunset—each conveys a romanticized view of our world. The most recent paintings are an amalgamation of experiences that I’ve had within the American landscape; with each painting flowing freely between representation and abstraction."




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