Mark Eanes

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Biography:

Mark Eanes is a painter, printmaker, photographer, curator, and educator who has spent the last

20 years living and working in Benicia, California. Mark is currently an Associate Professor at

California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught for over twenty five years. Eanes has

shown his paintings throughout California as well as nationally and internationally. He has also

had solo exhibitions at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, the Patricia Sweetow and Michael

Dunev Galleries in San Francisco, Fairfield Center for the Arts, Dominican College in San

Rafael, the Mill Valley Arts Commission Gallery, and the Hanford Center for the arts.

Eanes's works have been included in selected exhibitions at the Applied Arts Museum in

Belgrade, Serbia, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA., San Francisco’s Museum of

Modern Art’s artist gallery, the Etra Gallery in Miami, the Ruth Bacofner Gallery in Los Angeles,

the Cumberland gallery in Nashville TN, and the San Paulo Biennale, among many others.

Eanes's work is in numerous private and corporate collections, nationally and internationally.

 Mark Eanes CV 2018_SGG.pdf

 

Statement:

My interest is to pay close attention, to glimpse - and then give expression to

certain feelings and observations. In recent years I have turned to photography

in order to exercise and strengthen another muscle for seeing. My current work

reflects a keen interest in the surface history of the ancient walls, portals and

alleyways I witnessed while recently traveling to Napoli, Italy and Palermo, Sicily.

My working process consists of many layers...time and material.

In the studio I move from knowing to not knowing.

From reckless abandon to careful consideration.

The act is never tedious or boring,

for I feel as though I am always betting the house on the final outcome.

My favorite moment is when the conversation is over.

That can take days, weeks, even months.

The moment of conclusion is to know there is nothing more to be done -

that everything I could possibly say

has been said, and at last I can step away

and think to myself, this works.

The act of painting is the act of discovery.

It is adventurous.

It is arduous.

Ultimately the joy is in the doing.

The making of the thing.

The work itself.