Mark S. Ciocca

Visual Arts

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.

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