Mark Joshua Epstein (b.1979) is a visual artist, curator and educator. Epstein received his MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Epstein's work has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at Caustic Coastal (Manchester, UK), Vane Gallery (Newcastle, UK), Biquini Wax (Mexico City, Mexico) and Brian Morris Gallery (New York). Epstein has participated in group shows at TSA NY (Brooklyn, NY), Leroy Neiman Gallery (New York, NY) and Beverly's (New York, NY) Hoffman Lachance (St Louis, MO), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) and Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA). Epstein has been a resident at the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation and the NARS Foundation. He has upcoming solo or two person shows at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY) and Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY).

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2017

Beverly's, New York, NY, This Kitten Got Your Tongue Tied

*Caustic Coastal, Manchester UK, Exciting things for exciting people

Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Hold Tight (collaboration with Stina Puotinen)

*Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Just Below the Bang Bang 

2016

Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University NY, No Regrets

TSA NY, Brooklyn NY, Flat File Exhibition

Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA,  Casheesh

Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State University PA, Deal with it

Schema Projects, Brooklyn NY, PPP

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD,  Small Victories

Demo Projects, Springfield IL, Excavators (collaborative two-person show with Will Hutnick)

*Biquini Wax, Mexico City, House Proud

Harper Gallery, Clinton SC, Art in America

2015

Christian Ruiz Berman Studio, Brooklyn NY,  Double Visions (part of Bushwick Open Studios)

Hoffman LaChance Gallery, St Louis MO, Microscopes and Binoculars

Breve, Mexico City, Stupid Meetings (Collaborative two-person show with Mark Dzula)

2014    

*Feral, Mexico City, Mark Joshua Epstein 

C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA, Layers

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, (Re)forming Education

Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, Waiting Room

2013    

*Illinois State University, Normal, IL, I can’t remember where I live… 

West Chicago City Museum, West Chicago, IL, Where History & Progress Meet

2012    

Customs House Gallery, South Shields, UK, Pardon me for asking, pardon me for thinking (solo)

Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, All of me is asking, all of me is thinking (solo)

MR Fine Arts, New York, NY, Dystopian Delight

2010    

TrueSilver Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Space Series #1

Nurtureart, Brooklyn, NY, The New Intimists

Brucennial, New York, NY

2009    

Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY, Curly Q

Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Uncommon Ground

2008    

Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, Mark Epstein & John Walter

Limoncello Gallery, London UK, Hexospective

Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ, Tacit Object

2007    

*The Hex, The Modern Way With Color Contains Clashes as well as Harmonies, London, UK 

Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, Eye Tricks

Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Drawing the Line

Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy, Spazi Aperti

2006    

Victory HallJersey City, NJ, Victory Hall Annual

London Art FairToni Heath Gallery, London, UK

2005    

*Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, Local Knowledge

Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, New Art ’05

The Tank, New York

2004    

Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK, The Relaxed Audience or Why We Are So Wise

Candid Arts Trust, London, UK, Reoccupy

Space twotentwo, London, UK, Delayed Gratification

 

*indicates solo exhibition

 

Curatorial Projects

2017     

SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY To See The Moon Fall From the Sky

2016     

E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY Verblist

2015     

Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY, OVERRIPE

2010     

One Night Stands, Brooklyn NY

 

Selected Residencies and Awards and related Professional Activities:

NARS Foundation Studio Residency, Brooklyn NY

Illinois State University Long-Term Visiting Artist Residency, Normal IL

Alumni Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz NY 

Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, Ithaca NY

MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough NH

Jentel Foundation Residency, Banner WY

Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture Residency, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

I-Park Foundation Residency, East Haddam CT

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City NE

Dolbey Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, London England

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Artsy.net (SPRING/BREAK Art Show)

Artsy.net

Bmoreart.com

New American Paintings #122

a-n magazine

Bombsite.com

Contact Project Journal

Points of Reference

The Boston Phoenix 

 

VISITING ARTIST/LECTURES

2017  

Artist Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY (Color class, forthcoming)

Artist as Curator, Penn State University, State College, PA (Curatorial class, via Skype)

2016   

Visiting Artist Lecture, Hite Institute of Art, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

Artist Talk, University of Illinois, Springfield IL

Artist talk, Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY (with studio visits)

Graduate Painting Studio visits, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2015   

Exhibition Talk, Biquini Wax Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2014   

Artist Talk, Reed College, Portland, OR (Painting 1 class, via Skype)

2012  

Visiting Artist Lecture, Northumbria University, Newcastle, England

2013  

Visiting Artist Lecture, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2010   

Guest Lecturer for short course, San Francisco Community College, San Francisco, CA

2009   

Visting Artist Lecture, Northumbria University, Newcastle, England (with studio visits)

 

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING:

2017  

Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington DC (Fall & Spring semesters, Studio Experience)

2016   

Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington DC (Spring semester, Painting)

2013   

Long-Term Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL