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MARK SCHWING
459 PRENTIS STREET APT 214
DETROIT MI 48201-1266
(313) 452-7894


STATEMENT

   Art is a phenomenon. Art is a catalyst for social growth. I’m hopeful art can encourage society to solve problems such as in energy, create social justice and come to terms with its place in the world. Art is the dream that sustains our spirit.
   It has become obvious that art is more than just an illusion, it helps define our lives. An artist can “break the ‘paint-barrier’” if he or she can think of paint in terms of its actual physical nature. Art is a product of its environment, its relevance is a given.
   Public art is a chance to meet the challenges of modern life.
   With art we may find common truths that help us to understand each other.
   Art is experience, art is communication, art can bridge the gap.
   Art is for everybody.
   My work is derived from everyday life, its interactions and the social events I am witness to.


RESUME

2017
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
$100 BUCKS SHOW, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2017, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2016
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2016, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)
BIENNIAL ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION 2016, Juried Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI

2015
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
THE GREAT BIG SMALL ART SHOW, Group Show / Blick Art Materials, Detroit MI
GARDEN PARTY & ART SALE, Benefit / Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2015, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2014
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME, Open Call / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI  (More Info)
6x6x2014, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2013
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
GARDEN PARTY & ART SALE, Benefit / Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2013, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2012
GROUP ART SHOW / 4731, Detroit MI
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
SOLO SHOW / Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant, Detroit MI
80 BUCKS, Benefit / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
2012 GARDEN PARTY & ART SALE, Benefit / Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2012, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2011
2011 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
SUMMER SOLSTICE XI, Group Show / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
2011 GARDEN PARTY, Benefit / Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2011: GLOBAL, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)
OPEN CALL EXHIBITION, Group Show / Whitdel Arts, Detroit MI

2010
2010 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT, EXHIBITION V, Group Show / 4731 Gallery, Detroit MI  (More Info)
15th ANNUAL ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / CCS Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center, Detroit MI
SUMMER SOLSTICE X: DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, Group Show / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION / Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA  (More Info)
6x6x2010, Benefit / Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY  (More Info)

2009
THE CREATORS: SELF-PORTRAITS, Group Show / WCCC Brown and Juanita C. Ford Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
2009 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
14th ANNUAL ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham MI
WINTER TRIUMPH, Gallery Artists / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
CHANGE, Group Show / work • detroit, Detroit MI (More Info)

2008
2008 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
ECO d’ART, Group Theme Show / Wayne County Community College, Detroit MI (More Info)
13th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI
50 BUCKS!, Benefit / Center Galleries - College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT III, Juried Group Show /  555 Studio & Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
GALLERY ARTISTS SHOW / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI

2007
75th ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
2007 ACTUAL SIZE BIENNIAL, Group Show / Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit & Ladybug Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
12th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI
TWO PERSON SHOW / 1st Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT II, Juried Group Show /  555 Studio & Gallery, Detroit MI USA (More Info)
2007 WINDSOR BIENNIAL, Bi-National Juried Group Show / Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario Canada (More Info)

2006
HOLIDAY SHOW 2006, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI USA
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT I, Juried Group Show /  555 Studio & Gallery, Detroit MI
11th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI (More Info)
SHELTER, Juried Group Show / Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), Detroit MI (More Info)
POST IT, Mail Art Show / Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport UK (More Info)
MEMBERS EXHIBITION / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI USA
UU ORIGINALS, Group Show / 1st Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI
WHAT IS ART?, Invitational / Wayne County Community College, Detroit MI (More Info)
ADAM & EVE, Group Show / Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI & other locations (More Info)

2005
FRUITCAKE, Holiday Art Show & Sale / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI USA
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Juried / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
10th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / Masonic Temple, Detroit MI (More Info)
28th ANNUAL DALLY IN THE ALLEY, Outdoor Festival / Cass Corridor, Detroit MI (More Info)
GALLERY ARTISTS / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
NINTH ANNUAL ALL-MICHIGAN OPEN COMPETITION / University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn MI (More Info)
MORE THAN MINUTES, Historical Theme Contest / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago IL (More Info)
OFF THE WALL, Group Project-Fund Raiser / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
RIVERS & BRIDGES, International Mail Art Exhibition / Laredo Community College Teaching Gallery, Laredo TX
FIRST UU @ BUC, Group Show / Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI (More Info)
MONA LISA PROJECT, Mail Art / Michael Rosenthal-nupink art, San Francisco CA (More Info)

2004
A.C.,T. MEMBERS’ SHOW / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
9th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / Masonic Temple, Detroit MI
GROUP SHOW / University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI (More Info)
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MURAL PROJECT / Commission, Detroit MI (More Info)
SELF PORTRAIT EXHIBITION, Group Show / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
COBO HALL, Group Show / Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center, Detroit MI (More Info)

2003
MURAL WORKSHOP, Fellowship and Show / The National Academy of Design, New York NY (More Info)
“3”, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
REGIONAL DRAWING EXHIBITION, Juried / Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
GROUP SHOW / First Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI (More Info)
SILVER MEDAL EXHIBITION, Juried / The Scarab Club, Detroit MI

2002
HOLIDAY SHOW, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
MODERN NARRATIVE, Solo Show / Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI (More Info)
7th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit / Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores MI (More Info)
TWO DAM WEEKS, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
OFF THE WALL, Group Project-Fund Raiser / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

2001
SPACE PROGRAM Mark Schwing, Solo Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
A.C.,T. SHOWS, Group Show / Pure Detroit, Detroit MI (More Info)
MANIPULATION: (NO) STRINGS ATTACHED, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

2000
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DESIRES, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
SELF-PORTRAIT SHOW, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
GALLERY ARTISTS, Group Show / Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
OFF THE WALL SHOW AND SALE, Group Project / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
THE FINAL MARK DOWN!!!, Four Person Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

1999
A SMALL PRESENCE, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
DOCUMENTA USA, Archive / Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac MI (More Info)
MY OWN PERSONAL MAIL ART SHOW, Mail Art / Various Locations
POTHOLDERS SHOW, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
THE SUMMER CIRCUS SHOW, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
SWANN AUCTION / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
APRIL SHOWERS, MAY FLOWERS, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
SOLO SHOW / Millers Artist Supplies Co., Ferndale MI (More Info)
LANDSCAPE SHOW, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
GROUP SALON SHOW, Invitational / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

1998
DECK THE WALLS, Invitational / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
HOLIDAY SHOW, FANTASY SHOW, FIRE WORKS, Group Shows / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
TIME CAPSULE 2098 / Art Time Capsule Project (More Info)
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS ONLY SHOW / Detroit Focus, Detroit MI
THE SMALL WORKS SHOW, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
GROUP SHOW / Craig Gallery, Ferndale MI
UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENON, Mail Art Exhibition / Trumbull Art Gallery, Youngstown OH (More Info)
FROM THE FIRE, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
NEW MEMBERS SHOW, Invitational / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
OFF THE WALL SHOW, Auction / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
INVITATIONAL / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

1997
CHRISTMAS SHOW, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
RED, Group Show / A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)
ART ON VIEW, Solo Show / First Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI (More Info)
RECYCLING AS A WAY OF ART, Mail Art Show / Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale VA and Galaxy Hut, Arlington VA
SMALL WORKS, Group Show / Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
GUILTY OF SELF-PROMOTION, Event / Detroit MI and other locations
THE MAYFLY AUCTION, Auction Show / Mask Gallery, (Pioneer Building) Detroit MI

1996
GROUP SHOW / Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI

1995
SILVER MEDAL EXHIBITION, Juried Group Show / Scarab Club, Detroit MI

1991
NO BIGGER THAN, NO MORE THAN, Invitational / Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit MI

1990
NFS, IT’S WORK BY MARK SCHWING, One Person Show / Willis Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

1989
AFTER TEN YEARS: DETROIT FOCUS, Juried Invitational / Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit MI
MARK SCHWING, Solo Show / Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI (More Info)

1988
SUPER-REALITIES, SURREALISM IN DETROIT, Invitational / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI (More Info)
INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION #6 / Ariel Gallery, New York NY (More Info)
THE WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS / Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood PA (More Info)
ANNUAL ALL MICHIGAN SILVER MEDAL EXHIBITION / Scarab Club, Detroit MI

1985
ART, Group Exhibition / Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit MI
ANNUAL ALL MICHIGAN SILVER MEDAL EXHIBITION / Scarab Club, Detroit MI (More Info)
GROUP EXHIBITION / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI

1984
ONE MAN SHOW / Sixth Street Gallery, Royal Oak MI (More Info)
TWO PERSON EXHIBITION / WDIV Gallery, Detroit MI

1983
PAINTING AND DRAWING, Group Show / Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit MI
SAY YES TO DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET, Group Show / Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
24th ANNUAL MID-MICHIGAN EXHIBITION, Juried / Midland Center for the Arts, Midland MI
PETER PICKS PAINTINGS, Juried Show / Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit MI (More Info)

1981
FROM THE EAST VILLAGE, Solo Show / Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI (More Info)


EDUCATION

CENTER FOR CREATIVE STUDIES Lithography Workshop, 1983–1984, Detroit MI (More Info)
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, 1975–1980, New York NY (More Info)
LAHSER HIGH SCHOOL, 1973–1975, Bloomfield Hills MI (More Info)


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