Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Mark Tribe

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Mark Tribe is a visual artist and educator. He is Chair of MFA Fine Arts at SVA. His recent landscape pictures respond to the difficulties of climate change, particularly as they relate to the wild forests of North America. In 1996, he founded Rhizome, an organization focused on art and technology. He received an M.F.A. in visual art from UCSD and a B.A. from Brown.

His paintings, installations, videos, photographs, and performances have been shown in solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Momenta Art and Minus Space Gallery (Brooklyn), LACE (Los Angeles), Zhulong Gallery (Dallas), and DiverseWorks (Houston). His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the New Museum (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Queen Victoria Museum (Tazmania), and SITE (Santa Fe).

He has received grants from Creative Capital, Puffin Foundation, NYFA, and National Performance Network. His work has been discussed in Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, Die Welt, El Pais, Frieze, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Hyperallergic, the Los Angeles Times, Modern Painters, Newsweek, and The New York Times.

He is the author of two books: The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), as well as numerous articles.

While at MacDowell, Tribe worked on five landscape paintings.



Mark Tribe worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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