Biography

China Marks
B. 1942
Lives and works in New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
China Marks, Owen James Gallery, New York, NY
2017
China Marks: Gods and Men, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
2016
China Marks: Not Quite Human, Owen James Gallery, Brooklyn
China Marks: Art Hysterical, Errors and Omissions.The Hampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, MA
Radiant Messenger, Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Techology, Melbourne, FL
China Marks: Time Traveler, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2015
China Marks: Nowhere/Everywhere, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
2013
China Marks, The Usual Magic, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Sewn Drawings of China Marks, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
2010
Sewn Drawings of China Marks, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT
Schoolhouse History & Art Center, Colstrip, MT
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culkture, Boseman, MT
2009
Sewn Drawings, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
Everything Old is New Again: the Sewn Drawings of China Marks, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University,Nacogdoches, TX
2007
Let Me Show You the World: the Sewn Drawings of China Marks, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
2006
Fabrications, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
2004
New Work, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
2003
Corporeal Threads, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX
1998
Solo Installation: Who Killed the Queen?, Part Four of the Parallel World, Tomasulo Gallery, Union College, Cranford, NJ
1997
Drawings and Paintings, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
1994
Is There a Circus on Mars?, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1991
Solo Installation: Sacred Precinct, Part Three of the Parallel World, Petrosino Park, NYC
1990
Angel Fool Prophet King, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Fifteen-year Retrospective, The Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Recent Works on Paper, Johnson and Johnson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
1989
Solo Show, Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
1987
Solo show, Coup de Grâce Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
Solo Installation: A World Made Flesh, Part Two of the Parallel World, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
1986
Solo Installation: Intimations of a Parallel World, Two Two Raw Downstairs, 22 Wooster Gallery, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2017
The New Normal, Owen James Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fight or Flight, the Painting Center, NYC
2016
China was the guest curator of Transformers: Re-Contextualizing Our
Material Culture, a group exhibition at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile
Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (catalogue)
2015
Face to Face, Baker Museum/Artis Naples, Naples, FL
Lay Lines, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
HEAD, Hampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, Amherst MA
2014
A Redefined Existence, J.  Cacciola Gallery, NYC
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, Worland, WY
Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
The Richard E, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
2013
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA
James and Anne Duderstadt Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Some Assembly Required, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Face to Face: Artists' Self-Portraits, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Four Portrayals, J. Cacciola Gallery, NYC
2012
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Florida Gulf Coast University , Fort Meyers, FL
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies, Center for Book Arts, NYC
Strange Glue I: Traditional and Avant-garde Collage)
Strange Glue II: Collage and Installation)
Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
NYFA@Governors Island, Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
Blessed Are the Artists: Religion in Contemporary Art, The Viseglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
2011
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Keene State College, Keene, NH
A Novel Idea, Hampton Gallery Incubator Project Space, U Mass Amherst, Amherst, MS
2010
Pages: Books as Medium, Catalyst & Venue, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2009
Pretty, Strange, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning, Center for Book Arts, NYC
2007
The Beast in Me, Pelter Gallery, Greenville, SC
Rare Birds, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
Group show, Charlotte & Phillip Hanes Art Gallery at Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC
2006
Threads of Memory, Margaret Mathews-Berenson, Curator (illustrated essay), Dorsky Project Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Stilled Life, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma's Doily, Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, OR
Fractured Fairy Tales, Asian American Arts Centre, NYC
2005
A Selection of Works from the Luise Ross Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC
New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding, Traun, Austria
2004
2004 Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2003
Gallery Group, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
2002
Me Myself & I: Self-Portraits, George Adams Gallery, NYC
Drawings, 2002, New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ
2001
Artists Respond, George Adams Gallery, NYC
2000
Fast: Five Years at Grand Arts, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
25th Anniversary Exhibition, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
The Color Line in the 21st Century, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
1999
The Art Formerly Known as Prints: 1999, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1998
Biennial: Lines of Direction, Ben Shahn Galleries at Wm. Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Peep Show, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
1997
A Show of Hands, George Adams Gallery, NYC
Collectors Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1996
Out of ‘Toon: Another Look at Art & the Comics, George Adams Gallery, NYC
Extensions: Large-Scale Drawings, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC
Black and White Sculptors’ Drawings, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NYC
Body Language, Art Museum, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

HONORS AND AWARDS
2013
Grant, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2011
Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, Gregory Millard Fellow, New York Foundation for the Arts
Residency, Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2006
Grant, The George Sugarman Foundation, Inc.
2005
Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books, New York Foundation for the Arts
2003
Artist-in-Residence, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2002
Grant, The George Sugarman Foundation, Inc.
1994
Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (Works on Paper), MidAtlantic Arts Foundation
1993
Arts Fellowship in Graphics (Drawing), New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Purchase Award, Esseff Foundation for the Arts
1989
Printmaking Fellowship, funded by the New Jersey State Council, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ
Exhibition Grant, Artists Space, NYC
1988
Designation as a Distinguished Artist New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Arts Fellowship in Experimental Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1985
Arts Fellowship in Mixed Media, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1974-76
Graduate Fellowship, The Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO
1973
Grant for the documentation of Tibetan bell-casting in Nepal and India, The POINT Foundation, San Francisco, CA
1972-74
Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship to make sculpture in Nepal, Institute for International Education, NYC