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Mark Newport

Artist-in-Residence Mark Newport

Mark Newport was appointed Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Fiber Department in 2007. He earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986 and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991. Prior to his appointment at Cranbrook, Newport taught for six years at Arizona State University, earning the rank of Associate Professor. He also taught at Western Washington University, the Kansas City Art Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Newport’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including solo and group exhibitions, most notably this past summer at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art. Group exhibitions include: “Close to You,” at the Textile Museum of Canada; “The Echoes of Resonance: Daegu Textile Documenta 2007,” South Korea; “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery,” Museum of Arts and Design; “Pins and Needles,” John Michael Kohler Art Center; and “Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation,” Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University. Solo exhibitions include: Here gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom; The Arizona State University Art Museum; The Chicago Cultural Center; The Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas; and The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

His work has been recognized with grants from the Kresge Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council. He has worked in residence at Yaddo. Newport’s work is included in numerous private collections and the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; the Racine Art Museum; Fundacion Coleccion Jumex, Mexico; Microsoft Corporation; Nowhere Ltd., of Japan; and the Progressive Insurance Company. The Greg Kucera Gallery of Seattle and the Lemberg Gallery of Ferndale, MI represent his work.


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Recent Group Shows


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Mark Newport
Batman and Robin 16, 2011
Embroidery on comic book cover. 10 1/4" x 6 3/4"

 

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Mark Newport
Figure 7, 2011
Wood and knit costume. 16" tall



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Mark Newport
Big Ends Man, 2012
Hand knit acrylic and buttons. 96" x 28" x 6"

 

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Figure 9, 2012
Wood and knit costume. 16" tall

 

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Mark Newport
Spiderman Responsibility, 2012
Embroidery on comic book cover. 10 1/4" x 6 3/4"

 

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Mark Newport
Sweaterman 7, 2011
Hand knit acrylic and buttons. 80" x 23" x 6"

 

News


Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft
Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ

The Arizona State Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center (CRC) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts present Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, the first comprehensive museum exhibition to highlight the museum’s craft holdings, including new international acquisitions in wood, ceramic and fiber. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog provide an international perspective on modern and contemporary crafts and the current level of innovation and experimentation in material studies.

The Museum’s existing craft collection focuses on both established and emerging artists who are the driving force behind the model of rethinking craft. Established artists in the show include Peter Voulkos, Ed Moulthrop and Dorothy Gill Barnes. Emerging artists include CAA alumna Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95), Academy Artist-in-Residence and Head of Ceramics, Anders Ruhwald, Academy Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber, Mark Newport, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor. For more information, visit here.