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Mark Stockton
updated: 10/08/2009
website: mtstockton.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Composition 1, 2, and 3 (triptych)
Composition 1 (left drawing of triptych)
Composition 2 (middle drawing of triptych)
Composition 3 (right drawing of triptych)
Tyson
Double: Stallone (diptych)
Double: Schwarzenegger (diptych)
Double: Madonna (diptych)
Double: Britney (diptych)
Double: One More Time (diptych)
Jake (1974)
Pete (1974)
Mr. Olympia (1974)
Poised (1983 series)
Nick (Record series)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, portraiture, gender/sexuality, mimetic, obsessive, consumer culture, memory
 
 
Composition 1, 2, and 3 (triptych) by Mark Stockton
Composition 1, 2, and 3 (triptych)
Graphite on 3 sheets of 26
2009
26 " x  60 " 
Composition 1 (left drawing of triptych) by Mark Stockton
Composition 1 (left drawing of triptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
20" x  26" 
Composition 2 (middle drawing of triptych) by Mark Stockton
Composition 2 (middle drawing of triptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Composition 3 (right drawing of triptych) by Mark Stockton
Composition 3 (right drawing of triptych)
graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Tyson by Mark Stockton
Tyson
Graphite on BFK Rives Paper
2009
26 " x  20 " 
Double: Stallone (diptych) by Mark Stockton
Double: Stallone (diptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26 " x  40 " 
Double: Schwarzenegger (diptych) by Mark Stockton
Double: Schwarzenegger (diptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Double: Madonna (diptych) by Mark Stockton
Double: Madonna (diptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  40" 
Double: Britney (diptych) by Mark Stockton
Double: Britney (diptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  40" 
Double: One More Time (diptych) by Mark Stockton
Double: One More Time (diptych)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Jake (1974) by Mark Stockton
Jake (1974)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Pete (1974) by Mark Stockton
Pete (1974)
Graphite on 26" x 20" BFK Rives paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Mr. Olympia (1974) by Mark Stockton
Mr. Olympia (1974)
Charcoal
2009
108 " x  60 " 
Poised (1983 series) by Mark Stockton
Poised (1983 series)
Charcoal
2007
108 " x  74 " 
Nick (Record series) by Mark Stockton
Nick (Record series)
Graphite
2006
108" x  74" 

Artist Statement
I engage in the process of drawing to suspend time and reexamine previously consumed, popular imagery.  
Focusing on images of the famous and infamous, I rely on my memory to inform and reflect our media-saturated, collective consciousness.  I work in exaggerated scale, both very large and small, allowing viewers to reconsider their relationship to the iconic characters I depict.
My drawings often develop into extended series based on fixed points in time. In the series ‘1974,’ I cull images from the year of my birth to measure the trajectory of an image that is aging with me.  Recently, my compositions have become compilations, multiples that are visually organized by the images’ inherent formal characteristics rather than their subjective narratives.
My technique involves time-intensive methods of traditional drawing, adding a level of investment to my fleeting subjects. Through this labor, I am reproducing the synthetic product of celebrity through hand-drawn and intimately human means.

Artist Bio / CV

b. 1974, Portsmouth, VA
 
EDUCATION
1997-2000
MFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1992-1996
BFA, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 
2009   
About Face, Rio Hondo College, Rio Hondo, CA (curator: Chris Acuna-Hansen)
Drawing in the World, UArts, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curator: Sid Sachs)
You Open So Late, You Close So Early, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA (curator: AmyAdams)

2008
The Object Direct, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY (curator: Matt Fisher)
New Work, New York, Mississippi State University Art Gallery, MS 
Enantiomorphic Chamber, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY (Feb-Mar)
Imitation of Life, Cinema in Contemporary Art, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA (Jan-Feb)

2007
1983, (Solo Show) Acuna-Hansen, Los Angeles, CA (Sept-Oct)
LA Art Fair, New York, NY (Represented by Acuna-Hansen)

2006
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Represented by Acuna-Hansen)
Record, (Solo Show) Acuna-Hansen, Los Angeles, CA (Mar-Apr)
Reality Effect (curator: Loren Sandvik), Santa Ana College, CA
Samurai (curator: Ciara Ennis) collaboration. UC Riverside Cal. Museum of Photography
Peekskill Project, collaboration for the HVCCA in Peekskill, NY Scope Art, New York, NY (Represented by Acuna-Hansen)
Art LA, Santa Monica, CA (Represented by Acuna-Hansen)

2005
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Represented by Acuna-Hansen)
Sex, Power + Politics in the Global Economy, Museum of Fine Arts FSU, Talahassee, FL
Pencil on Glass, Voz Alta Gallery, San Diego, CA

2004
Connections, Iron Monkey Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Portrait/Self-Portrait, The Gallery at Mercer County College, Trenton, NJ
Red Ball Invitational, Sushi Art and Performance Space, San Diego, CA
Soldiers, Zombies, and Other Fine Americans, Iron Monkey Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Sunday Afternoons, MatchArt.com

2003
Immortal Immolation, The Gallery at Mercer County College, Trenton, NJ
Bubbles, Sushi Art and Performance Space, San Diego, CA
Artist and Models 20, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2002
A Mid-Summer Night’s Interlude, Sothebys, New York, NY

2001
Indivisible Men (Solo Show), Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY