Mark Iwinski is a conceptual artist using interdisciplinary means including site specific, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and book arts to reveal layers of absence and memory in our landscape and cities. Originally, from Milwaukee, he studied sculpture, life drawing, watercolor and film, receiving his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1991. He has taught at The College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and most recently at Colorado College. He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. He is the past recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant in 2006 for works on paper. Iwinski uses site specific work including the gold leafing and printing of old growth stumps in situ to document the loss of old growth and bring awareness to deforestation. His artist’s book Crosscuts has been featured in the international artist’ book tour Arcadia Id Est and featured in several book arts collections. Ghost Trees and Crosscuts: Intersections Between the Forest and History, was a one person exhibition shown at Lawrence University in 2006 and Terrains of Absence at Wells College, Aurora, NY in 2008. This work was also featured in Print Summit 2010 a survey of contemporary printmaking at Eastern Carolina University in 2010. He is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow for his photographic work entitled This was now and the ghost architecture of Terrains of Absence both exhibited in 2010 and 2012. He is a 2012 North Carolina Arts Fellow and is represented by Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703