EDUCATION
» 1991 Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
» 1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
» Mending, Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2014
» Sweaterman: AKA Mark Newport, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
» My Heroes, North Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
» Mark Newport: Recent Work, Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2012
» In Action, Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
» Alter Egos, Faribanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

2011
» Sweatermen, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

2010
» New Work, Greg Kucera Gallery
» Mark Newport: Self-Made Man, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2009
» Mark Newport: Superheroes In Action, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Exhibition and performance. Catalog.
» Mark Newport: Alter Egos, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.

2008
» Un-Knitting: A Performance, The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Fine Arts Center, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas.

2007
» A Performance by Mark Newport, Housing Projects, Phoenix, Arizona.

2006
» The Guardians, live performance at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona.
» Heroic Endeavors, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
» Mark Newport: Superheroics, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
» Ready for Action, Gallery 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK

2005
» My Heroes, LyonsWier Gallery NYC, New York, New York.
» Mark Newport: Super Heroics, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Brochure.

2004 -05
» Mark Newport: New Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.

2004
» Superherp Pantheon, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

2000
» Samplers and Plaques, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999
» Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
» Ours for the Giving, Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV

1998
» Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
» Doing Good Works, Western Washington University Art Gallery, Bellingham
» Faithfully Yours.., The Lusty Lady Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996
» Acts of Devotion, Lyons – Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
» Mark Newport – Sculptures, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, GA
» Action Figures – New Work By Mark Newport, The Writer’s Place, Kansas City

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
» Macho: The Mask of Masculinity, DCAC and Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington D.C. Catalog.
» Detroit Sequential: The Exhibition, Signal Return, Detroit, Michigan.
» Here I Come to Save the Day: The Science, Culture, and Art of Superheroes, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
» Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona.
» Western Pop, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona.

2016
» EDITION, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.
» Erote, The Hollows Art Center, Brooklyn, New York.
» ReFashion, form & concept Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
» From Lausanne to Beijing: The 9th International Fiberart Biennial, Guan Shan Yue » Art Museum, Guangdong Province, China P.R. Catalog.
» Fiber Face 4, http://en.babaransegaragunung.org.

2015
» My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California. Traveling to: California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville Alabama; Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan; South Dakota art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia through December 2018. Catalog.
» Soft Core, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
» A Very Complete Opposite: Iris Eichenberg, Heather McGill, and Mark Newport, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.
» Scrimmage, University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado.
» Speaking with Threads, The Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, Missouri.
» A Whole Other World: Subculture Craft, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
» Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, The Textile Museum, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
» Heroes, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Midland, Michigan.

2014
» Some Pretty Interesting Characters: Works From RAM’s Collection Part 2, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
» I Am Your Man, ISE Cultural Center, New York, New York.
» Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books, Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland.
» Saints, Stars, and Selfies, H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.
» Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home, Craft Alliance Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2014
» Compulsive Narratives: Stories That Must Be Told, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.
» American Pop, Tempe Art Center, Tempe, Arizona.

2013
» Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Catalog.
» Top Ten at Ten, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
» Art X, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.

2012
» Innovators and Legends, Muskegon Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center Auburn, New York; Art Museum of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; and University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado. Traveling through 2014. Catalog.
» Cast of Characters, Clarion University Clarion, Pennsylvania and 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
» Women’s Work, Northeastern Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
» Single Channel: Mark Newport, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
» Super Heroes Like Us, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio.
» Humor in Craft, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kendall College of Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
» Textiles Today, Durango Arts Center. Durango, Colorado.
» Fairytales, Fantasy, and Fear, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.
» Beyond the Mask: Women, Men and Masculinities, University of Detroit, Mercy, Detroit Michigan and the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
» Cross Currents, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.

2011
» Forty after Forty, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.
» No Object is an Island, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Catalog.
» Clothing, Public Pool, Hamtramck, Michigan.
» Transition: figure, Coastline community College Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, California.
» Mars versus Venus, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
» Manhood: Masculinity, Male Identity, and Culture, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe Vermont.
» Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil, and Everything in Between, 516Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
» Gender and Media, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
» Hero Worship, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Florida.
» Identify Yourself, The Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, Missouri.
» Nude, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, Michigan.
» Heroes Like Us?, Richmond Gallery Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
» Figuration, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.
» Dropping Stitches: Knitting Trends in Contemporary Art, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky.

2010
» Bodily Functions. Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham University Art Gallery, Framingham, Massachusetts.
» Critical Stitch, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York.
» MAKE: CRAFT, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.
» D.I.Y: A Revolution in Handicrafts, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
» KAPOW, AXENEO7 Artistes Centre. Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
» Black and Blue, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.
» Made in America, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

2009
» Form Follows Function or Does It? University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.
» Detroit Collects, Part 1: The Nature of Art, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
» Thread Baring: A Portrayal of Masculinity One Stitch at a Time, Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
» Sur Le Fil: Deviances Textiles, Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France and Musee International des Arts Modestes, Sete France. Catalog.
» Dissolving Views, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, Cheongju South Korea.
» Loose Ends, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, Colorado.
» I.D.: Individual Demographics, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
» Staged Stories: The Renwick Craft Biennial 2009, Renwick Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
» Michigan Masters Invitational, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
» Northwest Selections, Rainier Club, Seattle, Washington.

2008
» Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York. Catalog.
» Close to You, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Traveling to the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario. Catalog.
» Knitnic, Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway. Traveling to the National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway and Gallery Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway.
» Heroes, Bowling Green State University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio.
» Superheroes and Secret Identities, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Idaho.
» Vested Interest, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
» Noun, Verb, Adjective: Cranbrook Defines Craft, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
» Un-Knitting, The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Fine Arts Center, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas. and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas. Catalog.

2007
» Gender Stitchery, Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota. Catalog.
» Loyal Oppositions, Texas State University Art Gallery, San Marcos, Texas.
» The Gun Show, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey.

2006
» Transformative Portraits: Altered Identities in Contemporary Art, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
» Embroidered Stories and Knitted Tales, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California.
» Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo, Fundacion Coleccion Jumex, Ecatapec, Mexico. Catalog.
» The Body in Fiber, The Tarble Art Gallery, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. Catalog.
» Patchwork and its Affinities, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
» Thread Bare, Kleinert James Art Center, Woodstock, New York.
» Let’s Talk About…, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, New York.
» Pop: Contemporary Textiles Influenced by Popular Culture, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois.
» Quirks of Art, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
» Artists and Their Children: Creating Together, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona.

2005
» Warning: Contains Graphic Images, A Social Commentary Through Comics, The Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
» Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, Florida.
» Humor, Fiberscene, http://www.fiberscene.com, based in San Francisco, California.
» A Selection of Recent Inventory Acquisitions, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
» Extra / Ordinary : Fiber Artists Rethinking Art and Everyday Life, The Cube at Beco, Kansas City, Missouri.
» Material Inquiry 2005, Macalester College Art Gallery, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

2003-04
» Pins and Needles, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2003
» Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Regina Gouger » Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; traveling to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham (catalog)
» The Continuing Thread: Six Contemporary Artists Using Fiber, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
» Stitch by Stitch, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2002
» SuperHero, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland (catalog, touring)

2001
» Jerry Bleem and Mark Newport, Maryville University, St Louis
» Drawing the Thread, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX (brochure)
» Narrative Sampler, Lyons – Weir Packer Gallery, Chicago
» Read All About It!, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
» Sleight of Hand, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS

2000
» Materials, Process and Object: Expanding the Practice of Fiber Art, » Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID and Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley (web page and CD-ROM catalog)
» Inherited, Salvaged, Embroidered, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, OR
» Embellished, Fiberscene, www.fiberscene.com, San Francisco
» Consumed: Craft Inspired by Popular and Media Culture, Craft Alliance, St Louis
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Weir Gallery, New York
» Material Evidence, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas and Sherr Leedy Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalog)

1999-00
» Game Show, Bellevue Art Museum, WA

1999
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Weir Gallery, Chicago and New York
» Men of the Cloth, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO (catalog, traveling)
» Object Makers, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
» Embodiment, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK (brochure)
» No Strings Attached, Edison Eye Gallery, Bow, WA
» National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts an Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1998
» Muse of the Millennium: Emerging Trends in Fiber, The Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA (catalog)
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Weir Gallery, Chicago
» Review/Preview, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Denver Museum of Natural History, CO

1997
» Boy Oh Boy, Newmark Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
» Fiber Art 1997, Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Denver, CO
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Wier Gallery, Chicago
» Celebrity: Figures of Worship, Fame, Fortune, Heroism, and Infamy, curated by the Greg Kucera Gallery, Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts, Seattle Center
» Luminous Code: Photo – Based Artworks, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX and Centerspace, Austin, TX (catalog)

1996
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
» National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
» Pleasure (Beyond Guilt), Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
» Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons – Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago
» Men In Action, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
» Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, The Contemporary Gallery of the Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON, Canada
» Fiber as Sculpture, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL

1994
» Artists Invite Artists, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
» Jerry Bleem, Mark Newport, and Carrie Seid, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
» Knots and Nets: Universal Connections, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA (catalog)
» Jerry Bleem and Mark Newport, Contemporary Gallery, The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON, Canada
» Fiber: Invitational Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992
» Material Departures: Tradition and Change, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
» Artspeak: Works in Abstract, Hinsdale Center For the Arts, Hinsdale, IL

1993
» Outer Skin/ Inner Space, Pro-Art, Saint Louis, MO
» Stretching Our Roots, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL
» Knots and Nets: Spiritual Connections, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa (traveled to six venues over a two year period; catalog)
» Third Annual Basketry Invitational, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
» Material Inquiry, Macalester College Gallery, St. Paul, MN (catalog)
» Textile Traditions/Textile Currents, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL

1991
» Extended Boundaries, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
» Basketry From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN (brochure)
» David Crismon, Melissa Leonard, and Mark Newport, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

1990
» Fiber National 1990, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY (catalog)
» Art and Ecology: The Artist’s Response, Up Front Gallery, Bloomington, IL (brochure)

1987
» Small Forms, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL

1986
» Dimensions ’86, Lenexa, KS
» Paper/ Fiber IX, Iowa City Arts Center, Iowa City, IA (catalog)

AWARDS

2013
» Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. New York, New York.

2011
» Kresge Artist Fellowship. Detroit, Michigan.

2006
» Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant. Phoenix, Arizona.

2005
» Arizona Commission on the Arts Career Advancement Grant. Phoenix, Arizona.
» Creative Capital Visual Arts Grant. New York, New York.

2004/05
» Katherine K. Herberger Research Grant, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

2003/04
» Artist in Residence. Yaddo. Saratoga Springs, New York.

2001
» Summer Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham

2000
» Grant-in-Aid, Western Washington University, Bellingham

1999
» Grant-in-Aid, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham

1998
» Mini-Grant, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham

1997
» Grant-in-Aid, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham

1994
» Faculty Development Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1993
» Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Awards, Chicago, IL

1991
» Jurors Award of Excellence. Basketry From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

COLLECTIONS

» The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
» The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
» Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan.
» Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
» Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona.
» Fundacion Coleccion Jumex, Ecatapec, Mexico.
» The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.
» The Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
» Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington.
» Progressive Insurance Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
» 4 Culture, Seattle, Washington.
» City of Phoenix Public Art. Phoenix, Arizona.