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Artist Statement -



Ideally the artist is employed by society at large. The artist helps define culture and culture makes us who we are in whatever time and place we are at. Of course most of us are not living in caves anymore but even then art helped society function; helped the hunter hunt, showed people what to do. Art is still showing people what to do in a way. Whether it is raising awareness by showing what is going on, teaching by example or simply exploring ideas that give people ideas.
My art is about ideas as much as anything else but it is a surrealistic and intuitive approach. So what is presented isn't a literal interpretation, it is more like exploring the idea with art. It is really another reality. It mirrors our reality and/or it is influenced by our reality. I can't help but be affected by what is going on around me and I am interested in the transcendental as well.
Please visit my website, www.markschwing1.com, for more images.

Artist Exhibitions



2019

6x6x2019, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2018

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2018, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2017

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
100 BUCKS SHOW, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2017, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2016

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2016, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY
BIENNIAL ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION 2016, Juried Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI

2015

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
THE GREAT BIG SMALL ART SHOW, Group Show Blick Art Materials, Detroit MI
GARDEN PARTY ART SALE, Benefit Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2015, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2014

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME, Open Call Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2014, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2013

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
GARDEN PARTY ART SALE, Benefit Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2013, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2012

GROUP ART SHOW 4731, Detroit MI
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
SOLO SHOW Traffic Jam Snug Restaurant, Detroit MI
80 Bucks Benefit Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
2012 GARDEN PARTY ART SALE, Benefit Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2012, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2011

2011 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
SUMMER SOLSTICE XI, Group Show Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
2011 GARDEN PARTY, Benefit Hosted by Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
6x6x2011 GLOBAL, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY
OPEN CALL EXHIBITION, Group Show Whitdel Arts, Detroit MI

2010

2010 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT, EXHIBITION V Group Show 4731 Gallery, Detroit MI
ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit CCS Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center, Detroit MI
SUMMER SOLSTICE X, Group Show Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
6x6x2010, Benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2009

THE CREATORS SELF-PORTRAITS, Group Show WCCC Brown and Juanita C. Ford Gallery, Detroit MI
2009 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
14th ANNUAL ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Bham MI
WINTER TRIUMPH, Gallery Artists Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
CHANGE, Group Show work • detroit, Detroit MI

2008

2008 ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
ECO dART, Group Theme Show Wayne County Community College, Detroit MI
13th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI
50 Bucks, Benefit Center Galleries - College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT III, Juried Group Show 555 Studio Gallery, Detroit MI
GALLERY ARTISTS SHOW Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI

2007

75th ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
2007 ACTUAL SIZE BIENNIAL, Group Show Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit Ladybug Gallery, Detroit MI
12th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI
TWO PERSON SHOW 1st Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT II, Juried Group Show 555 Studio Gallery, Detroit MI USA
2007 WINDSOR BIENNIAL, Bi-National Juried Group Show Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario Canada

2006

HOLIDAY SHOW 2006, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
THE BEN FRANKLIN PROJECT, Group Show 555 Studio Gallery, Detroit MI
11th ANNUAL MAPP ARTWORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn MI
SHELTER, Juried Group Show Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit CAID, Detroit MI
POST IT, Mail Art Show Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport UK
MEMBERS EXHIBITION Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI USA
UU ORIGINALS, Group Show 1st Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI
WHAT IS ART, Invitational Wayne County Community College, Detroit MI
ADAM EVE, Group Show Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI other locations

2005

FRUITCAKE, Holiday Art Show Sale A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI USA
ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Juried Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
10th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit Masonic Temple, Detroit MI
28th ANNUAL DALLY IN THE ALLEY, Outdoor Festival Cass Corridor, Detroit MI
GALLERY ARTISTS A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
NINTH ANNUAL ALL-MICHIGAN OPEN COMPETITION University of Michigan-Dearborn
MORE THAN MINUTES, Contest Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago IL
OFF THE WALL, Group Project-Fund Raiser A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
RIVERS BRIDGES, International Mail Art Exhibition Laredo Community College
Teaching Gallery, Laredo TX
FIRST UU @ BUC, Group Show Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI
MONA LISA PROJECT, Mail Art Michael Rosenthal-nupink art, San Francisco CA

2004

A.C.,T. MEMBERS SHOW A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
9th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit Masonic Temple, Detroit MI
GROUP SHOW University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MURAL PROJECT Commission, Detroit MI
SELF PORTRAIT EXHIBITION, Group Show Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit MI
COBO HALL, Group Show Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center, Detroit MI



2003

MURAL WORKSHOP, Fellowship and Show The National Academy of Design, New York NY
3, Group Show A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
REGIONAL DRAWING EXHIBITION, Juried Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit MI
GROUP SHOW First Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit MI
SILVER MEDAL EXHIBITION, Juried The Scarab Club, Detroit MI

2002

HOLIDAY SHOW, Group Show A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
MODERN NARRATIVE, Solo Show Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills MI
7th ANNUAL MAPP ART WORKS FOR LIFE, Benefit Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores MI
TWO DAM WEEKS, Group Show Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
OFF THE WALL, Group Project-Fund Raiser A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI

2001

SPACE PROGRAM Mark Schwing, Solo Show A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
A.C.,T. SHOWS, Group Show Pure Detroit, Detroit MI
MANIPULATION NO STRINGS ATTACHED, Group Show A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
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