Mark Van Buskirk, MFA

Professor of art, painting and drawing

Email:[email protected]

Department: Art

Program: Film Studies
Art, Nature and Conservation applied minor

Location: Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Room 252
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47274

About me

I teach painting and drawing, and my courses emphasize technical proficiency, academic and historical awareness, and conceptual development. My students are not clones of one another because I encourage them to find their own artistic paths. In my own work, I primarily use oil paint, a variety of drawing media, and sculpture to explore the intersection of “Popular,” “Vernacular” and “Elite” culture. My work shows regularly at regional galleries and juried shows.

Visit my website to view my work.


  • MFA, Boston University
  • B.A., Swarthmore College

Professional memberships

  • College Art Association
  • South Eastern College Art Conference
  • United States Triathlon

Published works

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

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.