Mark Mastroianni in his studio

Mark Mastroianni

United States


Mark Mastroianni
Mark Mastroianni
United States
October 18, 2015
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Mark Mastroianni is an American artist, known for creating atmospheric paintings using primarily warm earth colors. He received his education at Ohio State University, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1981. He worked as a studio assistant to Malcolm Morley until 1995, and has been working as an Instructor of Life Drawing at Cherry Valley Community Center in New York since 2011.
Mastroianni draws inspiration from nature, seeing beauty in simple things, such as the motion of water, and the play of light as it reflects from it. Even though he mostly paints on canvas, Mark’s favorite surface is tar paper, because it gives smoothness and evenness to his paintings.

Mixed pigments on gessoed panel

Mark Mastroianni - Autumn Fence, 2012
Mark Mastroianni – Autumn Fence, 2012

Mark’s art could be classified as geometric abstraction. However, the complexity of his style defies any formal classification. The influences of Rothko is noticeable in the way he accentuates color. Patterns and shapes are also important in Mastroianni’s works – especially rectangle. Rectangles enable him to divide the surface he’s working on, setting up a basis onto which his artistic language builds up.

HM2 Exhibition

Mark Mastroianni - Late Day, 2003 and Pool, 2003
Mark Mastroianni – Late Day, 2003 and Pool, 2003

The artist’s paintings is in both private and public collections across the world, like Scandinavian Friends Inc. In Hamburg, Celmark in Sweden, and Worthington Industries in Ohio, US. His works have also been displayed in many galleries and museums worldwide since 1982. Some of his more notable exhibitions include a 2009 duo show Signs of Life with Rick Begneaud, and a 2012 solo exhibition Natural Wisdom, both of them organized by Woodward Gallery.

Natural Wisdom Exhibition at Woodward Gallery

Mark Mastroianni - Hay Bale, 2010 and Snow Ball, 2010
Mark Mastroianni – Hay Bale, 2010 and Snow Ball, 2010

Mastroianni is currently represented by Woodward Gallery

Mark Mastroianni lives and works in upstate New York, with his wife and son.

All images courtesy of Woodward Gallery

YearExhibition TitileGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Sur-RealWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2012Natural WisdomWoodward Gallery, NYCSolo
2010BIG Paper Winter - featuring original works by Basquiat, Calder, DeKooning, Richard Hambleton, Franz Kline, Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, WarholWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2009Cycles: Work on Tarpaper by Mark MastroianniGrosvenor Gallery, Cobleskill, NYSolo
2009Mark Mastroianni & Rick Begneaud: Signs of Life Woodward Gallery, NYCDuo
2008Works on PaperWoodward Gallery at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, NYGroup
2006Gallery Artists ‘06-’07Woodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2005Winter Paper SevenWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2004HM2 - Hiro, Mark, MauraWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2004Vote With Your ArtO.K. Harris Gallery, New YorkGroup
2003Paper Invitational VIWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2002Paper Invitational VWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2001Paper Invitational IVWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2001Hit and Run 2001Woodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2000Mark Mastroianni: Altitude and AtmosphereWoodward Gallery, NYCSolo
2000Paper Invitational IIIWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2000Over the SeasRoda Sten, Goteborg, SwedenGroup
1999Paper Invitational IIWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
1998Mark Mastroianni: Here and AbroadWoodward Gallery, NYCSolo
1998European EchoesRoda Sten, Goteborg, SwedenGroup
1998Paper InvitationalWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
1995Group ShowWoodward Gallery, NYCGroup
1995Group ShowGallery of Living Artists, at the Roundabout Theatre, New York, NYGroup
1994Group ShowStylt Gallery, Goteborg Museum, SwedenGroup
1994Group ShowAdams Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1993Mark MastroianniMount Union College, Alliance, OHSolo
1993Group ShowE.S. Vandam, New York, NYGroup
1993Group ShowGalerie Segahaier, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1993Group ShowStylt Gallery, Goteborg, SwedenGroup
1992Mark MastroianniKjell Bergin Gallery, Goteborg, SwedenSolo
1992Group ShowArt in General, New York, NYGroup
1992Group ShowJens Bonesmo Gallery, Oslo, NorwayGroup
1991Group ShowSenegal National Museum, Dakaar, Senegal, AfricaGroup
1990Mark MastroianniSusan Schreiber Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1990Group ShowSusan Schreiber Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1990Ten Year of Artists in the MarketplaceThe Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NYGroup
1989Mark MastroianniThe New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NYSolo
1989Wall WorksAMMO Artist Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1988Boats & BridgesAMMO Artist Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1988Vital SignsBrooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1988Artists in the MarketplaceThe Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NYGroup
1987Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Spring ShowBrooklyn, NYGroup
1987Expanding Views & Vanishing PointsAMMO Artist Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1986Group ShowNew York Institute of Technology, New York, NYGroup
1986Group ShowSemaphore East Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1983Mark MastroianniMount Union College, Alliance, OHSolo
1982Group ShowBlakelock & Gardner, Canton, OHGroup
1982Group ShowOhio Union Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OHGroup