Mark Mitchell is an international artist and painter of Conceptual Pop Art. As a PRATT grad, SVA alum, and former NYC advertising creative director, he has spent his entire career honing his visual communication skills.
Mitchell’s work has been exhibited during ART BASEL MIAMI at SCOPE, shared on digital displays at THE LOUVRE and ARMORY ARTS WEEK NYC, selected by pop-surrealism master RON ENGLISH for BATON ROUGE GALLERY, and gained west coast exposure at bG GALLERY, Santa Monica. He currently has four originals exhibiting on ARTSY.net.
Since relocating to St Petersburg, FL, Mitchell has presented a number of solo shows at noteworthy galleries in the greater Tampa Bay area. His paintings have been awarded at GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL, ART CENTER SARASOTA, SOFT WATER STUDIOS and the FLORIDA ARTISTS GROUP Annual Members Exhibition at DUNEDIN FINE ARTS CENTER.
Mark has been interviewed on FOX13-TV GOOD MORNING TAMPA BAY and published in TAMPA BAY TIMES. He participated in the GOAT PROJECT’s charity auction at ZooTampa during Super Bowl weekend, and is exhibiting work at FAIRGROUNDS PROJECTS. He’s also been selected as featured artist for permanent showcase in public areas of the new HYATT HOUSE Tampa Airport/Westshore. He is a proud recipient of the CREATIVE PINELLAS Emerging Artist Grant 2019-20, and current Warehouse Arts District member. This year, Mitchell’s work is slated for a show at the EPICUREAN HOTEL, and will be represented by the area’s newest upscale contemporary art venue opening this Fall, MUSONIUM GALLERY, Tampa.
Mitchell creates bold, colorful large scale paintings—a style which follows in the tradition of classic Pop Artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and most notably, James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselman—but with a 21st-century edge, incorporating elements of urban art and social commentary.
Always in pursuit of “The Big Idea”, Mark has learned how to put concept first, and manipulate imagery to surprise, provoke and reward the viewer.
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