Mark Horst grew up in small town Minnesota. He studied pottery and printmaking in high school and college, but his encounter with Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker led to years of very different work. After earning a Ph.D. in theology from Yale University, he spent time teaching and working toward neighborhood renewal in south Minneapolis. He pursued the craft of painting and drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the New York Studio School. He lives in Albuquerque.
If paint were a means of freezing time and protecting us from the dangerous life of the spirit, I would put down my brushes. But, for me, painting is a way of breaking time’s grip and setting loose something wild and strong.
exhibition history & resume
January-April, “On the Map”, Albuquerque Museum.
February, “The Artist’s Gaze” Group Show. Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, Florida.
March, “Foodie Lithography” Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
March, “green chile with shadow” in collection of the University of New Mexico Art Museum
April, Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
April,“Prairie Winds” with Tim Lloyd at the Northfield Arts Guild, Nfld. Minnesota
April,“john” mural added to City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.
publications + press
Jan. “the artist’s gaze, interview” “Poets and Artists Magazine
Jan. “The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century” catalogue.
February Group Show, Act 1 Gallery, Taos, NM
June, Fine Art Associates, Boulder, CO
July, Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
May 25, 2014, "Mark Horst: Figure Paintings and More" Local IQ, Katherine Oostman.
February Group Show, Act ! Gallery, Taos, NM
April, Group Show, “the human form” Hilliard Gallery, K.C. MO.
April, Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
Fall: featured in the book, “Contemporary Art of the Southwest” by Ashley Rooney.
February, Solo Exhibition, Sumner Dene Gallery.
June, Group Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.
August, Solo Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.
Spring: “Escape Into Life” interview published.
Summer: featured in "The Art of Man, 9th edition”
September, Group Show, Phillip Morton Gallery.
August, Phillip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
July, Solo Exhibition, Canyon Road Contemporary Art.
June, Group Landscape Show, Sumner Dene Gallery.
February, Group Show, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe.
January, Group Show, Sumner Dene Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
March-April, Solo Exhibition, Stillwater Public Gallery, Stillwater, MN
August, Group Show, G5 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
December, Solo Exhibition, Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson, WS.
Octobe,r Mapworks Stillwater Group Show, Stillwater, MN
Fall Work exhibited at Gallery 360. Minneapolis, MN.
July, Work featured in L.A. Life, online arts magazine.
Summer Solo Exhibition St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral, Mpls. MN.
Winter Gallery 310, 310 Main Street, Stillwater, MN.
December, Group Show, “Art of the Incarnation” St. Paul’s Monastery.
November, Featured Artist, Gallery 310, Stillwater, MN.
Augus,t Solo Exhibition, Café Juliahna, St. Paul, MN.
May, Gallery 310, 310 Main Street, Stillwater, MN.
February, Group Exhibition, Fallout Gallery, Minneapolis.
September, Minnesota Men’s Conference, “Portraits of Robert Bly.”
relevant education & training
2008 Spring Painting Marathon, Graham Nickson, New York Studio School.
2007 Spring Painting Marathon, Graham Nickson, New York Studio School.
2005-6 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, study in painting, drawing & printmaking,
1985 Ph.D. Yale University, Theology