Mark holds a Masters Degree in Education from the State of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University and Associates of Arts Degree from Keystone College. He has completed additional graduate work at Ohio State University, Moore College of Art, Marywood University and other institutions. He is presently a secondary art teacher at Pocono Mountain School District and previously art adjunct at Keystone College for several years.
His professional endeavors have included participation at the local, state and national levels in education. He was also given an award by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s “The Lab School of Washington, D. C“. He was accepted at the National Art Education Association’s Distinguished Fellows Multicultural Art Education Institute at the Ohio State University, The Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art and Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and four programs with the Teachers Summer Institute on Public Art at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia. He has also juried several local and state exhibitions and serves as Vice-President and Gallery Chair with Afa Gallery Scranton, PA.
As an exhibiting printmaker in serigraphy and linocuts, his work has been recognized and rewarded on the local, state, and national levels. He was invited to participate in his first international solo exhibition in Germany, 2004, “Kunst Macht Druck” (Art made with Pressure). The most recent was being selected for Honorable Mentions in the 4th, 6th , and 8th NBC Meshtec International Screen Print Invitational Biennial, Tokyo, Japan. He has also participated in several International Invitational Salon exhibitions with the New Arts Program. His print “American Dream Diminishing” was the cover art for the San Diego Reader magazine, August 2016. An illustration was published in the “Art for Aleppo” book, 2017. The following month Mark had a solo exhibition at The University of Scranton. His architectural ink illustrations of the Greater Lackawanna County area are widely known and collected.
Mark continues with work from his studio.