Mark Brosseau - Ornamented (detail), 2013

Mark Brosseau

United States 1976

Abstract Art

Mark Brosseau
Mark Brosseau
United States
November 7, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Mark Brosseau is an American artist, known for his abstract art characterized by long, sinuous lines he draws with his favorite pin striping brush.

Brosseau was born and grew up in Lyndon, a town in Caledonia County in Vermont. After Lyndon high school, he enrolled Dartmouth College’s chemistry studies. It wasn’t long before his focus shifted to architecture for what it was required presence at a drawing classes. Attending those classes actually changed Mark’s whole life! He entered into a world of free creative exploration – his painting practice is driven by curiosity ever since.

Charmed and Enamoring

Mark Brosseau - Charmed, 2005 and Enamoring, 2013
Mark Brosseau – Charmed, 2005 and Enamoring, 2013

In 1998, Brosseau graduated in Studio Art from Dartmouth with honors. His next step was an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002, Mark went to Iceland on a Fulbright Scholarship for painting and printmaking.

As an artist, Mark is equally interested in color and science, math and emotion. He always strives to develop even further his own abstract visual language – to play with shape, color and pattern, constantly looking for things that give more variety in mark, edge, and surface.

Spectral and Bucolic

Mark Brosseau - Spectral and Bucolic, 2014
Mark Brosseau – Spectral and Bucolic, 2014

Mark’s artistic influences are names such as Bonnard, Braque, Matisse or Vermeer. Joanne Greenbaum, Thomas Nozkowski, Amy Sillman, David Aylsworth are among his contemporaries that he strongly admires.

The artist is represented by EBK Gallery.

Mark Brosseau currently lives in New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia.

Featured image: Mark Brosseau – Ornamented (detail), 2013
All images courtesy of EBK Gallery

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Tiger Strikes AsteroidPhiladelphia, PASolo
2015Paintings, EBK Gallery [small works]Hartford, CTSolo
2015Tiger Strikes Asteroid PhiladelphiaPayne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PAGroup
2015Little HandDrawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJGroup
2015VisionConcepto Hudson, Hudson, NYGroup
2015Other Selections: Local Artists Respond to the Museum CollectionThe Center for Art in Wood,Philadelphia, PAGroup
2015Nor'EasterNew Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; juried by Sharon ButlerGroup
2015Dartmouth Alumni in the Arts Biennial ExhibitonsHopkins Center, Dartmouth College,Hanover, NHGroup
2014Here, In This PlaceMist Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup
2014Painting Now: A Contemporary Painting ExhibitionFlorence Quater Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tuscon, AZGroup
2014Color: Imagined and ObservedAndrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VAGroup
2013Benefit Exhibition for Ballet XBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013New PaintingsThe Fountain at the Four Seasons, Philadelphia, PASolo
2012Recent AcquisitionsArt Bank Gallery, United States Department of State, Washington, DCGroup
2012Summer Pop Up GalleryMichael Ryan Architects, Loveladies, NJGroup
2012Faculty ExhibitionSoutheastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LAGroup
2011Delta Mouth Literature & Arts FestivalEphemeral Gallery, Baton Rouge, LAGroup
2010Philadelphia PaintersThe Painting Center, New York, NY; curated by Matthew FarinaGroup
2010Wondrous SpacesBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PASolo
2010PennDesign Alumni Print ExhibitionBahdeebahdu, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2010Benefit Show for Ready, Willing, and AbleBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009Benefit Show for Back on My FeetBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008Gallery Group ShowBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PAGroup
2007Black & WhiteBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2007Pattern DisruptiveHopkins House Gallery, Collingswood, NJGroup
2007Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PAGroup
2007From Eye to Eye: A Collaborative Drawing ProjectBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2007Young TalentWashington Art Association, Washington Depot, CTGroup
2006The Red ShowBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2006FirecrackerBridgette Mayer Gallery New Hope, New Hope, PAGroup
2006Dear FleisherFleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2006Color My WorldBridgette Mayer Gallery New Hope, New Hope, PAGroup
2006Bridgette Mayer Gallery Group ShowTierney Communications, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2006WordSpaceBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PASolo
2005VocabularySaint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PASolo
2005Sum of All PartsBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
200510 x 10 x 10Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PAGroup
2005Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's CollectionsHood Museum of Art, Hanover, NHGroup
2004Visible SpectrumBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2004Penn PrintmakersBurrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2004Folio 2004Graduate Student Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2003UrbanBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2003Summer InvitationalGross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2003MFA Alumni ShowKroiz Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2002Friends of Iceland traveling to OlafsvikAkureyri, Reykjavik, and Hofn, IcelandGroup
2002Members ExhibitionIcelandic Printmakers’ Association, Reykjavik, IcelandGroup
2002Experiential/SpatialStraumur International Art Commune, Hafnarfjordur, IcelandSolo
2002The Space ProjectGalleri Skuggi, Reykjavik, IcelandSolo
2002New Works on PaperIcelandic Printmakers’ Association, Reykjavik, IcelandSolo
2001New WorkLa Terasse, Philadelphia, PASolo
2001Thesis 2001Horton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; curated by Matthew FreedmanGroup
2001Folio 2001Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2001MFA Thesis ExhibitionMeyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2000Juried Small Print ExhibitionFox Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2000New TalentGross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2000Folio 2000Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2000Vital Signs: Drawing as InquiryCreative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; juried by Robert ReedGroup
2000Six ArtistsLa Terasse, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2000New PrintsMorgan Print Gallery, Philadelphia, PASolo
1999New PaintingsQuimby Gallery, Lyndon State College, Lyndon, VTSolo
1999Juried Small Print ExhibitionFox Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
1998Catamount Arts Gallery Group ExhibitionCatamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury, VTGroup
1998Senior Majors ExhibitionJaffe Friede and Strauss Galleries, Hanover, NHGroup