Mark Planisek is an artist born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has been working out of studios in the Washington, D.C. area since 1987.

"My mixed medium-photo collage/montage pieces have transformed and developed in ways I never could have predicted.

The experimental aspects and use of different materials in my work becomes collective knowledge and keeps building itself into the vision."

I have exhibited my artwork at The Westbeth Gallery, and SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., The Washington Project for the Arts/ Corcoran, Washington, D.C., Texas Tech University, The Fine Art Center En Taos, New Mexico, The Anthanaeum Museum, Alexandria, Virginia, and abroad at Roxie's Art Museum, Hamburg, Germany, Gallerie Ambiente', Gelnhaussen, Germany, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, and the Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India. I have Received various awards through NASA (national poster design contest), Washington, D.C., Westbeth Gallery, New York City, and several other awards from nationally renown curators and critics.

In 1999 I will be exhibiting at the Fine Art Center En Taos, New Mexico, (April), Roxies' Art Museum in Hamburg, Germany, and in various group exhibits in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Art in 1979, I continued my education through the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,

Northern Virginia Community College, and the Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C.


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