Artist-in-Residence Mark Newport
Mark Newport was appointed Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Fiber Department in 2007. He earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986 and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991. Prior to his appointment at Cranbrook, Newport taught for six years at Arizona State University, earning the rank of Associate Professor. He also taught at Western Washington University, the Kansas City Art Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Newport’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art. Solo exhibitions include: Duane Reed Gallery; the Downtown Gallery of the University of Tennessee Knoxville; Here gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom; The Arizona State University Art Museum; The Chicago Cultural Center; and The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Group exhibitions include: the 2009 Renwick Craft Biennial, “Staged Stories”; “Close to You,” at the Textile Museum of Canada; “The Echoes of Resonance: Daegu Textile Documenta 2007,” South Korea; “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery,” Museum of Arts and Design; “Fairytales, Fantasy, and Fear” at the Mint Museum; and “Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft at the Arizona state University Art Museum.
His work has been recognized with grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council. Newport’s work is included in numerous private collections and the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Detroit Institute of Art, the Mint Museum; the Cranbrook Art Museum; the Racine Art Museum; Fundacion Coleccion Jumex, Mexico; Microsoft Corporation; Nowhere Ltd., of Japan; and the Progressive Insurance Company. The Greg Kucera Gallery of Seattle and the Duane Reed Gallery of St. Louis represent his work.
Recent Solo Shows
“Mark Newport: Recent Work,” Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri. 2014.
“In Action,” Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 2012.
“Alter Egos,” Faribanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 2012.
“Sweatermen,” Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 2011.
Recent Group Shows
“Saints, Stars, and Selfies,” H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. 2014.
“Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home “ Craft Alliance Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.
“Compulsive Narratives: Stories That Must Be Told,” Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey. 2014.
“American Pop,” Tempe Art Center, Tempe, Arizona. 2014.
“Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft,” Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Catalog. 2013.
“Art X,” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan. 2013.
“Innovators and Legends,” Muskegon Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan; the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center Auburn, New York; Art Museum of University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; and University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado. Traveling through 2014. Catalog. 2012.
“Cast of Characters,” Clarion University Clarion, Pennsylvania and 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2012.
“Single Channel: Mark Newport,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa. 2012.