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Biography

Mark Joshua Epstein received his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London, UK, and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Boston, MA. Epstein has had solo and two-person shows at Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NY, NY), Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), NARS Foundation Project Space (Brooklyn, NY), Caustic Coastal (Salford, UK) Vane Gallery (Newcastle, UK), Demo Project (Springfield, IL), Biquini Wax Gallery (Mexico City), Breve (Mexico City) and Brian Morris Gallery (New York, NY). Selected group shows include Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), Collar Works (Troy, NY), Good Children Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Monaco (St Louis, MO), DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati, and Beverly's (New York, NY). In early 2021 he will have a solo exhibition at Ortega y Gasset's Skirt Project Space (Brooklyn, NY). In 2019, Epstein was included in Queer Abstraction, curated by Jared Ledesma at the Des Moines Art Center. The show then traveled to the Nerman Museum in Overland Park, KS. He has been an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, Jentel Foundation, Macdowell Colony, Saltonstall Foundation, I-Park and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, amongst others. His work has appeared in publications, such as New American Paintings, Art Maze Magazine, Dovetail and Two Coats of Paint. Epstein has curated or co-curated exhibitions at Woskob Gallery, Penn State University (State College, PA), Spring Break Fair New York (New York, NY), and MONO Practice (Baltimore, MD), amongst other venues. He currently works as a lecturer at the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan.