Mark Dion

Mark Dion (b. 1961, New Bedford, Massachusetts) lives in New York. He studied at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut (1981-82), where he was awarded a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2002). Dion attended the School of Visual Arts in New York (1983-84) and completed the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (1984-85). He was made a Guggenheim Fellow (2019); has an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Ph.D.) from The Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia (2015); and is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University (2014). Awards include the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001); The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007); and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008). Large-scale public projects include David Fairchild’s Laboratory, commissioned for The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Miami (2016); Den, commissioned for the Norway National Tourist Route (2012); and Neukom Vivarium, commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum (2006). Dion has also produced permanent commissions for Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); and the Montevideo Biennale, Uruguay (2012). He is co-director of Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. Select solo exhibitions include The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2017); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2016); Natural History Museum, London (2007); Miami Art Museum, Miami (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield (2003); and Tate Gallery, London (1999). His work is held in public and private collections including Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The New York Public Library, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate, London. 

Last updated: 18.04.2019


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