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Mark VanBuskirk
Professor of Art

Mark VanBuskirk teaches painting and drawing, and his courses emphasize technical proficiency, academic and historical awareness, and conceptual development. Mark’s students are not clones of one another, because he encourages them to find their own artistic paths. In his own work, Mark primarily uses oil paint, a variety of drawing media,and sculpture to explore the intersection of "Popular", "Vernacular", and "Elite" culture. His works show regularly at regional galleries and juried shows.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 185

Phone
765-983-1878

E-mail

Office
252 Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Website
Website Link

Programs/Departments

  • Art
  • Film Studies
  • Art, Nature and Conservation Integrated Pathway

Degrees

  • M.F.A., Boston University
  • B.A., Swarthmore College

Selected Courses:

Mark primarily teaches studio courses in painting and drawing. These courses have several emphases; technical proficiency, academic and historical awareness, and conceptual development. Mark's students are not clones or copies of one another. Students are encouraged to find their own paths.

Mark is a contemporary artist primarily using oil paint, a variety of drawing media, and sculpture to explore the intersection of "Popular", "Vernacular", and "Elite" culture.

Recent One-Person Exhibitions

McDowell Gallery, Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN 2013  Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 2011                                

Gallery 308, Muncie, IN, June 2009                       

Arts Place, Portland, IN.  June 2007                       

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA.  October 2006                   

Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.  September 2005                       

F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  May 2002, June 1999, June 1997       

Leeds Gallery, Richmond, IN. September 2005, April 2002, January 2001 

Thiel College, Greenfield, PA. November 2001     

Recent Juried and Invitational Shows                 

Inaugural exhibition, McDowell Gallery, Richmond, IN, October 2009.  Minnetrista Juried Competition, Muncie, IN. February 2007.     

Whitewater Annual Competition, Richmond, IN.  November 1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2007, 2009-2011, 2013                

Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.  November 2000-2007, 2009-2011, 2013                

List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA June 1999

College Art Association

South Eastern College Art Conference

United States Triathlon