Mark Wilson


Mark Wilson and his Epson 9500 ink jet printer.

Born 1943 in Oregon, USA.

“Born in Oregon in 1943, his [Wilson’s] undergraduate work was done at Pomona College. At the Yale Art School, he studied painting with Jack Tworkov and Al Held, and received an M.F.A. in 1967.” [Wilson, 2010]

‘During the nineteen seventies, Mark Wilson actively exhibited paintings and drawings in New York. His work was deeply involved with geometric imagery that had a distinctly technological flavor. In 1980, Wilson purchased a microcomputer and began to learn programming, with the goal of creating artworks. This work has continued, and his computer generated works have been widely exhibited, both in the U.S. and in Europe. He participated in many of the most influential exhibitions of computer art; including seven SIGGRAPH art shows, Computers and Art at the IBM Gallery in New York City, “ArtWare” at the Hannover CeBit, and Nokia’s Gallerie Atelier E in Zürich. The Victoria and Albert Museum included his work in the 2010 exhibition, Digital Pioneers.’ [Wilson, 2010]

1967 MFA from Yale Art School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1972,1974,1976 Hundred Acres Gallery, New York City
1973,1980 University of Delaware
1975 Trumbull College, Yale University
1990 The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut
1991 Galerie Atelier E, Zürich, Switzerland
1993 Galerie Shirley, Genève, Switzerland
2001 Beyond Care, Branford, Connecticut
2008 Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Selected Group Exhibitions

1973 “New York 1973,” Washington University, St. Louis
1974 “Painting and Sculpture 1974,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Indianapolis Museum of Art
1975,1977 “New Work, New York”, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo
1978 “Connecticut Painting and Sculpture,” University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
1983,1985-1986 ACM Siggraph Art Show
1984 “Rutgers National 83/84 Works on Paper,” Purchase Award
1984,1985 “The Artist and the Computer,” Louisville Art Gallery
1985 “Five with Byte,” Pittsburgh Plan for Art
1985,1987 “Emerging Expression,” Bronx Museum of Art
1986 “Smart Art,” Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
“The Computer as an Art Tool,” Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut.
1987 “ArtWare”, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Prints & Plots”, Golden Plotter Award, Cologne, Germany
“Computers and Art”, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
1988 IBM Gallery, New York City (Hatchplot Installation)
“Forum”, Hamburg, Germany
Ars Electronica, Honorable Mention, Linz, Austria
1988-1990,1992 ACM Siggraph Art Show
1989 “Electronic Print”, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
“Algorithmic Image”, The Print Club, Philadelphia
1990 TransArt Exhibitions, Cologne, Germany
1991 “Graphicon 91”, Moscow, USSR
“El Art”, Punkaharju, Finland
1992-2010 (biannual) “Computer Kunst”, Museum der Stadt, Gladbeck, Germany
Ars Electronica, Distinction, Linz, Austria
International CGA Exhibition, Tokyo
1993 “Digital Arts”, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York
“The Art Factor”, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery
“Digital Salon”, New York Art Directors Club
“Elastic Visions,” Pennsylvania State University
1995 “Investing in Dreams,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1998 “Tick Tick Tick”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
2000 “Prizewinners of the Golden Plotter”, Museum der Stadt, Gladbeck, Germany
2005 “International Digital Art Awards”
2007 “Algorists”, DAM, Berlin
“Control Print”, Royal College of Art, SEA Gallery, London
2008 “Imaging by Numbers”, Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
2009 “New Prints Winter 2009”, International Print Center New York
“Best of Digital Art”, DAM, Berlin
“line+concept”, MediaRuimte. Brussels
“Control Print”, Parsons The New School for Design, New York
“Digital Pioneers”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2010 “Matters of Pattern” Connecticut Commission on Culture Gallery, Hartford
“Think Line”, DAM, Cologne
2011 Drawing with Code, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts


1973,1978 Materials Grants, Commission on the Arts, State of Connecticut
1987,2008 Artist Fellowships, Commission on the Arts, State of Connecticut
1982 Visual Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

[Wilson, 2010]


Mark Wilson and his Epson 9500 ink jet printer.