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Mark Andres

EDUCATION

1987- 1988      University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1986                 Berger Summer School, Normandy.

1985- 1986      Art Institute of Boston.

1977- 1981      Williams College, Williamstown

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004    Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR.

2002    Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

            Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR.

2001    University of Portland, Portland, OR.

1999    Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

             Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

             Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

1998    Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

             Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver, WA.

             Metro Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR.

1996     Gallery 214, Portland, OR.

1995     Signature Fine Art, Lake Oswego, OR.

1993     Washington Street Loft Gallery, Portland, OR

1990     Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

1989     Fauve Gallery, Amherst, MA.

             Congress Square Gallery, Portland, ME.

             Congregation Young Israel, Brookline, MA.

1988     University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

1985      Biblioteca Regional de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

              Clube dos Mulheres de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1981      The Open Book, Portland, ME.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003       Art Gym, Marylhurst University, West Linn, OR.

2002       Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

2001       Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. (jury show)

               Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

               Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR.

2000       Pacific Northwest College of Art Faculty Show, Portland, OR.

               Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

               Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

1999        Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

                Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

                Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

1998        Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR. (jury show)

                Newport Art Association, Newport, OR. (jury show)

                Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

1997        Pacific Northwest College of Art, Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR.

                Gallery 214, Portland, OR.

                Gango Gallery, Portland, OR.

1996        Corvalis Art Center, Corvalis, OR. (jury show)

1995        The Studio In Essex, Essex, NY.

                 Mullahey Gallery, Portland, OR. (3 shows)

1993         Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. (jury show)

                Washington Street Loft Gallery, Portland, OR.

1992         Artquake Visual Arts Gallery, Portland, OR. (jury show)

1991         Art Slate '91, Condon, OR. (jury show)

                Artquake Visual Arts Gallery, Portland, OR. (jury show)

1990        Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA.

                Northampton Studios, Northampton, MA.

1989        Fauve Gallery, Amherst, MA. (2 shows)

                Sync Gallery, Northampton, MA.

1988        Massachusetts Eye and Ear Clinic, Boston, MA.

1986        Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA.

1985        Federal Reserve Building, Boston, MA. (jury show)

GRANTS AND AWARDS

1998         US Bank/PCC Faculty Federation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

1996          Oregon Literary Arts Grant.

1990          Massachusetts Artist's Foundation Fellowship.

1988          Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council.

1983          Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council.

TEACHING AND LECTURES

1991- 2004   Portland Community College, Portland, OR

1995-2001    Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

1999-2002    Portland  Drawing / Painting Intensives (with Joseph Mann)

1998-99        Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver, WA.

1997             Sayde Bronfman Center for the Arts, Montreal, Canada.

                     Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR.

1996-1997    Creative Arts Community at Menucha, Portland, OR.

1991- 2002   Art Beat, Portland Community College: Portrait Painting.

1990              Northampton Studios: Landscape Painting.

1988- 1989   B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Oregon Health ans Sciences University, Portland, OR.

Regional Arts and Culture Council (Visual Chronicle of Portland), Portland, OR.

Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

People's National Bank, Liberal, KA.

Artist's Statement

Painting is a preverbal experience which connects us to the mystery of the world before we learned the names of things.

The most revolutionary thing I can do as an artist is pay very close attention to how I perceive the world from moment to moment and be as true to that as possible.  The intimacy of seeing is bigger than any issues of art history, or politics or of painting.

All art is conceptual and all art is political but in the end it is the quality of the image that matters.  Much conceptual work is predicdable and much political art is a bore.

Painting can still be beautiful.  Beauty is all that is left of the art of the past.  Beauty does not mean pretty landscapes or pretty women-- though it could.   Beauty is not about what but about how.  And it is never about a style.  It is about the quality of attention.  Anything intensely seen is beautiful.

The triggers which awaken an artist's most intense feelings are very important. One can argue about the quality of a work of art but never about the trigger.

Painting is not in competition with photography, film, television, mechanical reproduction or the internet.  If these forms are about speed, then painting is about slowness.  The slow build-up of the image, the scrutiny of the subject-- these are unique to painting and drawing.

There is no such thing as "just painting from observation" or "just looking."  The mind is part of the eye.  A painting is a record of how the mind holds an image.  Painting was invented as an artifact of how the mind holds an image.

How the mind can hold an image is different from how a camera can hold an image.  Painting is about the mental projection of an image from the mind of the painter onto the mind of the viewer.  The painting in itself is only a vehicle for this to happen.  The art is as much in the painting as in this exchange.

It is hard to write well about painting, but it is much harder to paint well.  Painting exists in its own world, another world like the world of dream or myth or religion, another world to which we intensely "feel the tie" (Melville).

A painting is not an escape but a re-entry. 

copywright Mark Andres 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Courses...

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  Fall 2014 Course No.   Course Title Section
    ART 131A Drawing I 45238
    ART 131B Drawing I 45239
    ART 131C Drawing I 45240
    ART 181A Painting I 45281
    ART 181B Painting I 45282
    ART 181C Painting I 45283
    ART 231A Drawing II 45289
    ART 231B Drawing II 45290
    ART 231C Drawing II 45291
    ART 277A Life Painting 45387
    ART 277B Life Painting 45388
    ART 277C Life Painting 45389
    ART 281A Painting II 45408
    ART 281B Painting II 45409
    ART 281C Painting II 45410

  Winter 2015 Course No.   Course Title Section
    ART 131A Drawing I 15228
    ART 131B Drawing I 15230
    ART 131C Drawing I 15231
    ART 181A Painting I 15242
    ART 181B Painting I 15243
    ART 181C Painting I 15244
    ART 231A Drawing II 15232
    ART 231B Drawing II 15233
    ART 231C Drawing II 15234
    ART 277A Life Painting 15248
    ART 277B Life Painting 15249
    ART 277C Life Painting 15250
    ART 281A Painting II 15245
    ART 281B Painting II 15246
    ART 281C Painting II 15247



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