Mark Joshua Epstein Epstein received his MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University.

Epstein's work has had solo exhibitions at Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), Caustic Coastal (Manchester, UK), Vane Gallery (Newcastle, UK), Biquini Wax (Mexico City, Mexico) and Brian Morris Gallery (New York). Group shows include: Good Children Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Monaco Gallery (St Louis, MO), Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University (New York, NY), Beverly's (New York, NY), and Hoffman Lachance (St Louis, MO). Epstein has been a resident at Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, Macdowell Colony, Saltonstall Foundation, and the NARS Foundation, amongst others.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions:

*indicates solo or two person exhibition


Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA, Queer Abstraction (curated by Jared Ledesma)

Good Children Gallery, New Orlean LA, Summer Solstice (curated by Joshua Edward Bennet)

Monaco, St Louis MO, Time Share (Curated by Jeff Robinson)

DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, Inquiry: Investigation Through Abstraction (curated by Mark Brosseau)


*Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY, O to be marked reciprocally

AGENCY, Brooklyn NY, Key Change (Curated by Eric Sutphin)

*NARS Foundation Project Space, Brooklyn NY, Part+Parcel (collaborative two-person show with Todd Kelly)

BS Projects, Houston TX, Small Paintings(ish) (Curated by Bret Shirley)


Beverly's, New York, NY, This Kitten Got Your Tongue Tied (Curated by Leah Elizabeth Dixon)

*Caustic Coastal, Manchester UK, Exciting things for exciting people

*Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Hold Tight (collaboration with Stina Puotinen)

*Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Just Below the Bang Bang 


Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University NY, No Regrets

TSA NY, Brooklyn NY, Flat File Exhibition

Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA,  Casheesh

Schema Projects, Brooklyn NY, PPP

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD,  Small Victories

*Demo Projects, Springfield IL, Excavators (collaboration with Will Hutnick)

*Biquini Wax, Mexico City, House Proud

Harper Gallery, Clinton SC, Art in America


Christian Ruiz Berman Studio, Brooklyn NY,  Double Visions (part of Bushwick Open Studios)

Hoffman LaChance Gallery, St Louis MO, Microscopes and Binoculars

Breve, Mexico City, Stupid Meetings (Collaborative two-person show with Mark Dzula)


*Feral, Mexico City, Mark Joshua Epstein 

C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA, Layers

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, (Re)forming Education

Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, Waiting Room


*Illinois State University, Normal, IL, I can’t remember where I live… 

West Chicago City Museum, West Chicago, IL, Where History & Progress Meet


Customs House Gallery, South Shields, UK, Pardon me for asking, pardon me for thinking (solo)

Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, All of me is asking, all of me is thinking (solo)

MR Fine Arts, New York, NY, Dystopian Delight


TrueSilver Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Space Series #1

Nurtureart, Brooklyn, NY, The New Intimists

Brucennial, New York, NY


Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY, Curly Q

Vane Gallery, Newcastle UK, Uncommon Ground


Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, Mark Epstein & John Walter

Limoncello Gallery, London UK, Hexospective

Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ, Tacit Object


*The Hex, The Modern Way With Color Contains Clashes as well as Harmonies, London, UK 

Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, Eye Tricks

Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Drawing the Line

Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy, Spazi Aperti


Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ, Victory Hall Annual

London Art Fair, Toni Heath Gallery, London, UK


*Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, Local Knowledge

Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, New Art ’05

The Tank, New York


Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK, The Relaxed Audience or Why We Are So Wise

Candid Arts Trust, London, UK, Reoccupy

Space twotentwo, London, UK, Delayed Gratification


Curatorial Projects

2018 Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State University, State College PA, HOLD(ing) Tight

2017 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York NY, To See The Moon Fall From the Sky

2016 E.Tay Gallery, New York NY, Verblist

2015 Trestle Projects, Brooklyn NY, OVERRIPE

2010 One Night Stands, Brooklyn NY


Selected Residencies, Awards and related Professional Activities:

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson VT

NARS Foundation Studio Residency, Brooklyn NY

Illinois State University Long-Term Visiting Artist Residency, Normal IL

Alumni Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz NY 

Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, Ithaca NY

MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough NH

Jentel Foundation Residency, Banner WY

Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture Residency, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

I-Park Foundation Residency, East Haddam CT

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City NE

Dolbey Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, London England



New American Paintings #122

a-n magazine

Contact Project Journal

Points of Reference

The Boston Phoenix 




Artist Talk, Eastern Michigan University School of Art & Design


Artist Talk, Penn State University

Artist Talk, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College


Artist Talk, Pratt Institute (Color Theory Class)

Artist as Curator, Penn State University (Curatorial class, via Skype)


Visiting Artist Lecture, Hite Institute of Art, University of Louisville

Artist Talk, University of Illinois

Artist talk, Wassaic Project (with studio visits)

Graduate Painting Studio visits, School of Visual Arts


Exhibition Talk, Biquini Wax Gallery


Artist Talk, Reed College, (Painting 1 class, via Skype)


Visiting Artist Lecture, Northumbria University


Visiting Artist Lecture, Illinois State University


Guest Lecturer for short course, San Francisco Community College


Visting Artist Lecture, Northumbria University (with studio visits)




Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington DC (Fall & Spring semesters, The Studio Experience)


Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington DC (Spring semester, Artist's Perspective: Painting)


Long-Term Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL