Wendy Mark is a painter and printmaker known primarily for her work in monotype. She began her career as a writer and has continued to combine art and literature by producing limited edition books with Mark Strand, Charles Simic, Paul Muldoon, David St. John, Adam Gopnik and Louis Menand. Most recently Mark worked with the renowned Spanish writer Javier Marias.
Mark attended the Sarah Lawrence College program in Florence, Italy in 1970, and then received her M.F.A. from the Writing Division in Poetry from Columbia University School of Arts in 1974. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Brandeis University in 1979 and worked at the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts from 1980-86. Mark has held several workshops in monotypes at The Museum School, Provincetown in 1989, Sweet Briar College, VA in 1991, and at Castle Hill, in Truro, Massachusetts in 1993. Mark was also an artist in residence at Dartmouth College in 1993 and a visiting artist at Haverford College in 2010.
Mark is an established New York artist and has exhibited at ACA Galleries, Forum Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Art. Her monotypes were included in the historical exhibition at The Smithsonian Institution “Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America.” Her work has been shown at The Lyman Allyn Museum in Connecticut, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, and The James Gallery at The Graduate Center in New York. Mark’s monotypes are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library, the New York Public Library and numerous other museums.