BFA 1997, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Painting and Printmaking)
Six Color Lower Carlsbad, 2020
Acrylic and screen print on dyed fabric
30 x 48 inches
Mark Williams earned his BFA from Miami University in 1997 followed by an MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2004. His work has been written about in many publications and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions. His work is in several public and private collections, including The LeWitt Collection, Great Meadows Foundation, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
My current work is based on cave interiors, especially the formations of flowstones, stalactites, and stalagmites. During the past 18 years, I have visited nearly 100 caves photographing the settings. This painting is inspired by these images. Nostalgia is often referenced in the use of decades-old fabrics for the base of paintings. Repeated imagery becomes a rhythmic pattern to suggest that one is looking at something that is part of a larger, unseen whole. My artwork alludes to the fact that we are all part of a larger realm measured in geologic time.