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Mark Parsons received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts shifting his focus to making sculpture after studying biology.  During hat time, the artist rebuilt a hurricane destroyed sailboat and subsequently spent three years sailing around the world.  Thirty countries and 30,000 miles later he​ returned to the United States working as a carpenter for two years before completing his MFA at Cornell University, as the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits National Fellowship through the U.S. Department of Education. 

Parsons work ranges from large sculpture, to printmaking and large wall drawings.  The work usually relies on collaboration during its development often bringing artists and architects into its realization. Parsons thinks of these as portraits - of demographic or intellectual networks.  Parsons has exhibited his works at the United Nations, the John F. Kennedy center for the Performing Arts, the Provincetown Art Museum, the New Bedford Art Museum and numerous private galleries in New York City. 

Parsons currently teaches and serves as Director of Technology for the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and has taught at Cornell University and Hunter College.


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