Mark Joshua Epstein
Toni and Tim Urban International Artist-in-Residence: Mark Joshua Epstein
Mark Joshua Epstein (he, him, his) received an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London (London, England) and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University (Boston, MA). Epstein has had solo or two person shows at Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), Caustic Coastal (Salford, England) Vane Gallery (Newcastle, England), Demo Project (Springfield, IL), Biquini Wax (Mexico City, Mexico), Breve (Mexico City, Mexico) and Brian Morris Gallery (New York, NY).
Group shows include Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), AGENCY (Brooklyn, NY), Beverly’s (New York, NY), Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY), and Hoffman LaChance Gallery (St Louis, MO). Epstein has been a resident at Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, Saltonstall Foundation, Millay Colony, Jentel Foundation, Macdowell Colony, I-Park and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, amongst others. He is the recipient of a Traveling Scholar award for alumni from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Epstein divides his time between Brooklyn, NY and Ann Arbor, MI.
Mark Joshua Epstein is the fourth Toni and Tim Urban International Artist-in-Residence. In addition to this gallery talk, he is serving as a guest educator in several capacities for the Art Center including leading experiences for LGBTQ community leaders, people with dementia and their care partners, and teens. Funding for this residency was established in 2015 with the aim of bringing artists from foreign countries, particularly of Jewish heritage, to the Des Moines Art Center and the communities we serve.