Mark Steven Greenfield

Born:

1951

Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

Education:

1987

M.F.A. (Painting and Drawing) CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LOS ANGELES

 

1973

B.A. Art (Education) CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
2015
2014
2013
2011

2009
2008

2007

 "Mantras & Musings", Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“The Egun Squad”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena,CA
“Lookin’ Back in Front of Me”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Animalicious” , Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“Doo Dahz”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Blackatcha…Once Again”,  ISI Arti Associate, Naples, Italy
“Othello’s Ghost”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena , CA
“Mammygraphs” , Wignall Museum , Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
“Incognegro” , Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
“Incognegro” , 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

 

2004

“Post Minstrel”, Steve Turner Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

 

2000

“Blackatcha”, Reginald Ingraham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Iconography”, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA

 

1998

“Spirit House”, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

 

1997

“Iconography: The Banner Series”,Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles, CA

 

1987

“Crenshaw Conciousness” ,California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1986

“Crenshaw Consciousness”, William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions

2016
2015
2014
2012

 

 

2011
2010

 

 

2009
2007
2006

2005
2004  

"ABSTRACTION Group Show", Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica
 
“Farewell Eden”, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Canada-Flintridge, CA
“ Los Angeles Art Now”, Blue Roof Museum and IBox Gallery, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China
“The Armory Show, New York, NY
“Letters From Los Angeles”, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
“Go Tell It On the Mountain”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Sea of Exchange, Ireland-Los Angeles”, L.A. Print Space, West Hollywood, CA
“International Exchange Exhibition Korea-USA”, Gang Dong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
“COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Los Angeles Artist Laboratory Fellowship Exhibition”,  Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA
“Places of Validation, Art and Progression”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“inscription”, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
“Social/Political Content”, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
“Latitude 34-40”,  ART 1307, Villa di Donato, Naples, Italy
4th Thai-USA Exchange Art Exhibition, Chiang Mai Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
4th Thai-USA Exchange Art Exhibition, Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand
“Small Works”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“Distinctly Los Angeles: An African American Perspective, M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“West / Southwest”, 516 Arts, Albuquerque,NM
“Blacks In and Out of the Box”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Impressions”, El Camino College Art Gallery, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
“Alterations”, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Marks, Scratches and Doodles, Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes,CA
“Confessions” , Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
“Surface Tension”, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
“Whiteness: A Wayward Construction”,  University of Virginia Museum, Charlottesville, VA
“Fade”, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles,CA
“Broad Territories”, University of California Riverside , California  Museum of Photography,
Riverside CA
“Identification” ,Highways Gallery, Santa Monica,CA
“Only Skin Deep”, International Center  for Photography, New York,NY

 

2003

“Whiteness:  A Wayward Construction”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

 

 

“Redux”, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2002

"Color, Culture and Complexity", Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

 

" Sketches and Gestures", Mullin Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

" In Pursuit Of Peace" ,18th Street Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

 

"History and Mystery", Steve Turner Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

 

 

Storefront Live” ,Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

2001

“Blackface/Whiteface” ,LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

“Represent” ,Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

 

 

 “Banned & Barred”, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

 

“Bridging Time”, L. A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Politically Incorrect” ,Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Skin/Veneer”, Angels Gate Cultural Center Gallery, San Pedro, CA

 

 

“Capital Art”, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

2000

“Charm Offensive”, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Looking Forward, Looking Black” ,Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA

 

 

“Dae Jon – LA Contemporary Art Exhibition” ,Woo Yeon Gallery, Dae Jon, South Korea

 

1999

“Do You See What I See”, Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

1998

Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA

 

1997

Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Crosses, Crossroads & Crucifixes”, Gallery Lakaye, Los Angeles, CA

 

1996

“Affirming A Visual Heritage” ,California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“Reflections” ,City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

 

1995

“Faces” ,South Bay Contemporary Museum, Torrance, CA

 

 

“Collaborations”, Black Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Death’s Domain”, The New Gallery, Santa Monica,CA

 

 

Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

1994

“Tribute to Maya Angelou” ,National Arts Club, New York, New York

 

 

Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

 

1993

“Fusion 93” ,Pauline Hirsch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1992

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

 

1991

“Tribute to Carter Woodson”,California State University Dominguez Hills,Carson,CA

 

 

“Art Central” ,Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

 

1990

M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

 

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

 

 

Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

 

1988

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

1986

L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1984

“L..A..Weave” ,Oranges & Sardines Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1982

Biola University, La Mirada, CA

 

 

Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

 

1979

Collectors Choice Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

1978

Fowler-Mills Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

 

Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1977

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

“1st Annual Southwest African American Art Exhibition” ,Bishop College, Dallas, TX
“California Black Artists,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 

 

 

Awards

2016
2013
2012

2011

 

 

Artist-In-Residence, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Instituto Sacatar Fellowship, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
California Community Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Professor, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA
COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Award,  Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Artist Laboratory Fellowship , Los Angeles, CA
Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant, Los Angeles, CA
6th International Art Festival Workshop, Chiang Rai, Thailand
LA Artcore Crystal Award, Los Angeles, CA
Project Row Houses Residency, Houston, Texas

 

1986-87

House of Seagrams Graduate Fellowship

 

1969

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Scholarship

 

 

 

 Selected
Collections

 

Robert and Karen Duncan, Collection, Lincoln,NE
David and Edwina Dedlow Collection, La Canada, CA
Olga Garay-English and Kerry English Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Charmaine Jefferson and Garrett Johnson Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. William Weathers Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia Simonelli Penna and Renato Penna Collection, Naples Italy
CCH Pounder Collection, Los Angeles, CA
University of California Santa Barbara, Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA
Jack and Mary Lou Rutberg Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Stephen Kanter Collection, Pasadena, CA
California African American Museum Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Laurence Fishburne Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Nia Long Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Joan Aarestad and David Oswalt Collection, La Canada,CA
Lyndon and Janine Barrois Collection, Los Angelels, CA
Zimmer Children’s Museum Permanent Collection
Mitch Loch and Taylor Van Horne Collection, Pasadena, CA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

 

 

Baltimore Museum of Art Collection, Baltimore, MD
City of Los Angeles Art Collection, Los Angeles CA
Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint , MI
Steve Tisch Collection , Los Angeles, CA
Tufts University Collection, Medford, MA
Mike Stoller  and Corky Hale Stoller Collection, Los Angeles,CA

 

 

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

John and Angela Witherspoon Collection,  North Hollywood,CA

 

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Print Collection, Los Angeles,CA

 

 

Dr. V. Joy Simmons Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

LaMonte and Martina Westmoreland Collection, Pasadena, CA

 

 

Richard Pryor Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Cecil Fergerson Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Steve Turner and Victoria Dailey Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

D.L. Hughley Collection, Agoura Hills, CA

 

 

Arnold Tenenbaum Collection, Charleston, SC

 

 

Thom Mount and Chloe King Collection, Orange, CA

 

 

Ralph and Rebecca Clark Collection, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Dr. Andre Tweed Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Dr. Vaughn Payne Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Brockman Gallery Collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Bibliography:

Genie Davis, "Abstraction Group Show" Artscene, Vol. 35, No. 9, June 2016 Issue, pg. 16
Betty Ann Brown, “Lookin’ Back In Front of Me: Mark Steven Greenfield”, review, Artweek LA, July 15, 2015
Ezrha Jean Black, “Mistaken Identities: What We Miss in Our Quest for the Next”, review, Artillery, July 13, 2015
Kahlil Pyburn, “Looking Back in Front with Mark Steven Greenfield, review, IRAAA, June 30, 2015
Erin Aubrey Kaplan “The Art of  Race: Mark Greenfield’s World, and Ours, review, Departures, June 18, 2015
Carol Colin, “Lookin’ Back In Front of Me”, review, Nelaart News, April 2015
Peter Frank, Mark Steven Greenfield, Featured review, Artillery , January/February 2015
Carolina A. Miranda, “Removing the Minstrel Mask”, Feature Article, Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2014
Shana Nys Dambrot, An Artist Gets Ahead of Himself”, preview, LA Weekly, September 26, 2014
John O’Brien, Mark Steven Greenfield, review, Artillery Magazine, July/August 2011
Nancy Zimmerer, Mark S. Greenfield, review, Artscene, June 2011
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Facing the Past, Artfully”, preview, LA Weekly, May 2011
Marina Donzella, “Black Face: The Minstrels of Greenfield”, Il Punto Magazine, February 2011
Megan Kamerick, “ABQ meets LA”, preview, New Mexico Business Weekly, April 3, 2009
Rachael DeLue, “Envisioning Race in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled”,essay,The Spike Lee Reader, January 2009
Richard May, “Greenfield” review, Artillery, November/December 2008
Stacy Davies, “Jumpin’ & Jeerin’ with Jim Crow, review, Inland Empire Weekly, September 4, 2008
Carol Es, “Dis Sum Shit”, interview, Whitehot Magazine, November 2007
Julie Joyce, “Wheel about an’ turn about an’ do jis so…”, catalogue essay, Incognegro, September 2007
Walter Brooks, “Art Show Challenges Contemporary Racial Stereotypes”, review, Omaha Star, March 1,2007
Peter Frank, “Pick Of The Week”, review, LA Weekly, May 7, 2004
Leah Ollman, “Minstrel’s Message On Society” review, Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2004
Amrieka Takhar, “Whiteness: A Wayward Construction”, review, Stretcher Magazine, January 2004
David Roediger, “I Came For The Art”, review, Art Papers, May/June 2003

 

Holly Myers, “White Noise”, review, LA Weekly, April 2003

 

Bill Lasarow/Jeanne Willette, “Whiteness, A Wayward Construction”, Art Scene, preview, April 2003

 

Felicia Feaster, “Matters of Race”, Creative Loafing, review, December 18, 2002

 

Devorah L. Knaff, “Represent takes look at Ourselves”, review, The Press-Enterprise, October 2001

 

Pam Noles, “Artists’ showcase attempts to shatter stereotypes”, review, Los Angeles Times, September 2001

 

Teri Thomson Randall, “Blackface/Whiteface” review, Santa Fe New Mexican, September 2001

 

Berin Golonu “Skin/Veneer Holding/Hiding” preview, Artweek, June 2001

 

Charlene Roth, “Charm Offensive” review, Artweek, November 2000

 

Hali Bernstein Saylor , “Family History Traced with Art” review, Hemet News, January 16, 2000

 

Mary Cline,“Rich Color, Workmanship link the Past with Present” review, The Press-Enterprise, January 25, 2000