MARK W McGINNIS


Born: September 6, 1950
Undergraduate Study: Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD, B.S. in Ed., 1972
Graduate Study: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, M.F.A. in Painting, 1974
Professor Emeritus of Art, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 1976-2006
phone: 208-921-7189
e-mail: markwmcginnis@gmail.com
website: www.markwmcginnisart.com


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 - The Unfolding of the Untitled -  Trueblood Gallery, Boise State University, Boise, ID
2018 - Recent Work - Evermore Fine Art and Prints, Boise ID
2018 - Open Eyes /Open Mind - Eagle City Hall Gallery - Eagle, ID
2017 - Open Eyes /Open Mind - JUMP - Boise ID
2015-2016 - Constructs - Mark W. McGinnis - Visual ArtCenter, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2012 – Watercolor Sketches & Black Ink Paintings, Shangri La Tea House, Boise, ID
2011 – Gitanjali (selections from) part 1, Boise Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship, Boise, ID
2011 – Gitanjali (selections from) part 2, Shangri La Tea House, Boise, ID
2010 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors, Boise Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship, Boise, ID
2010 – This World of Ours (Issa) -- Visual Arts Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD  
2009 – This World of Ours (Issa) – Bede Gallery, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
2009 – This World of Ours (Issa) – Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
2008 – This World of Ours (Issa) – Apex Gallery, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD
2008 – This World of Ours (Issa) – Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell, SD
2008 - Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories- Mizel Museum, Denver, CO
2006-2007 – Gitanjali: 103 Small Paintings, Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD
2006 – Cloud Messenger: 90 Small Paintings, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
2006 – Cloud Messenger: 90 Small Paintings, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
2006 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Benedicta Art Center, St. Benedict’s College, St. Joe. MN
2005 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Shaman Gallery, Hot Springs SD
2005 – Watercolor Sketches from the Southwest and the Black Hills, Student Center Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen,  SD
2004 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Dakota State University, Madison, SD
2004 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Lamont Gallery, Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
2003-2004 – Gitanjali: 103 Small Paintings, Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2003 – Gitanjali: 103 Small Paintings, Tagore Festival, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
2003 – Gitanjali: 103 Small Paintings, Rabindra Mela, Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, NJ
2003 – Gitanjali: 103 Small Paintings, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
2003 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Apex Gallery, SDSM&T, Rapid City, SD
2003 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Eide/Dahlrymple Gallery, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
2003 – Handmade Artist’s Books, Williams Library, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
2002-2003 – Color, Color, Color (works from the Two Ways Project), Gallery F, Visual Arts Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2002-2003 -Designs of Faith, paintings & essays, St. John’s Art Center, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
2002 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
2002 – Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD
2001 -Designs of Faith, paintings & essays, Mizel Museum of Judaica, Denver, CO
2001 – Elders of the Benedictines, portraits and interviews, Bede Gallery, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
2000 - Mark W. McGinnis - 1980 to 2000 - Major Projects, Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2000 -Designs of Faith, paintings & essays, Steensland Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
2000 - Elders of the Benedictines, portraits and interviews, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
2000 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors,  Nobles County Art Center, Worthington, MN
2000 - People of Wisdom, collagraphs, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD
2000 - Watercolor Sketches from India, Student Center Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
2000 – Elders of the Faiths, Pierre Street Emporium, Pierre, SD
2000 – Elders of the Faiths, South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
1999 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors,  Russell Rotunda, Capital Hill, Washington, DC
1999 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors, Nicolett Tower Center, Sisseton, SD
1999 -Designs of Faith, paintings & essays, The Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
1999 -Designs of Faith, paintings & essays, The Journey Museum, Rapid City, SD
1999 -Elders of the Benedictines: Part II, paintings and interviews, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD
1998 -Designs of Faith, Part III, paintings, essays, and video, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1998 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, President's Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1998 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD
1998 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Bede Art Gallery, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
1998 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Ruddell Gallery, BHSU, Spearfish, SD
1997 -Elders of the Benedictines: Part I, paintings and interviews, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD
1997 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Broadway Gallery, Watertown, SD
1997 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, SD Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
1997 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Nicollet Tower Center, Sisseton, SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Civic Fine Arts Center,  Sioux Falls SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, W.H. Over State Museum, Vermillion, SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Circle of Courage Gallery, Lennox, SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Blue Cloud Abbey, Martin, SD
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Cannon Rotunda, Washington, DC
1996 -Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews, Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
1996 -Designs of Faith, Part II, paintings, essays, and video, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1995 -Studies for Designs of Faith, watercolors, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
1995 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, Gallery 306, Sioux Falls, SD
1995 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, Heritage Museum of Roberts County, Sisseton, SD
1995 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
1995 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, The Art Center, Jamestown, ND
1995 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Akta Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Dakota State University, Madison, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Ruddell Gallery, BHSU, Spearfish, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, The Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Community Cultural Center, Brookings, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Klien Museum, Mobridge, SD
1994 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, W. H. Over State Museum, Vermillion, SD
1994 -Designs of Faith, Part I, paintings, essays, and video, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1993 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, The Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
1993 -Lakota & Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories, paintings, Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, The Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, pARTs Alternative Artspace, Minneapolis, MN
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, painting installation and video lecture, CSPS Alternative Artspace, Cedar Rapids, IA
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, painting installation and video lecture, W. H. Over State Museum, Vermillion, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, The Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, The Colombian Legacy Institute, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, painting installation and video lecture, The New Gallery, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, The South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
1992 -The Wonderful World of Explorers, performance and painting installation, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1990 -Two Ways, performance production, Johnson Fine Arts Center, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1989 -Third World Ties, installation, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
1989 -Third World Ties, installation, Cannon Rotunda, Washington, DC
1989 -Third World Ties, installation, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1989 -Third World Ties, installation, Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
1988 -Third World Ties, installation, The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL
1988 -Third World Ties, installation, Paul Whitney Larsen Gallery, U of M, St. Paul, MN
1988 -Third World Ties, installation, Steensland Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
1988 -Portraits for the Two Ways Project, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1987 -Visual Art as a Political Voice, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
1986 -Sculpture and Paintings, University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN
1986 -Sculptural Works-Nuclear Themes, Bede Gallery, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
1986 -Paintings, Sculpture, Video, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
1985 -Major Table Projects, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
1985 -Recent Projects, South Dakota Memorial Art Center, Brookings, SD
1985 -A Faculty Sampler 1970-1985, Presidents Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1984 -Sabbatical Projects, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1984 -Projects with a Nuclear Theme, ARCC Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1984 -Five Futures and Related Works, Worthington Community College, Worthington, MN
1983 -Small Sculpture and Paintings, Buell Gallery, Rapid City, SD
1983 -Major Projects '81, '82, '83, Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
1983 -Scenes from an American Tragedy, Fort Sisseton Visitor Center, Fort Sisseton, SD
1983 -Scenes from an American Tragedy, Norwest Bank, Aberdeen, SD
1982 -Scenes from an American Tragedy, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1982 -Scenes from an American Tragedy, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1982 -Scenes from an American Tragedy, ARCC Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1982 -Variations on Utopia, Harnett Hall Gallery, Minot State College, Minot, ND
1982 -Variations on Utopia, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
1981 -Variations on Utopia, Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
1981 -Variations on Utopia, ARCC Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1980 -New Works, Lincoln Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1980 -Ten Year Retrospective, ARCC Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1980 -Screenprints, Memorial Union Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1978 -Lincoln Gallery, Northern State, Aberdeen, SD
1977 -Dakota Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
1976 -Lincoln Gallery, Aberdeen, SD
1976 -Gallery LTD, Indianapolis, IN
1975 -Gallery LTD, Indianapolis, IN

INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016-2019 — numerous group exhibitions with Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, Boise State Public Radio, Boise, ID
2017 - 2018 - numerous group exhibition with Swell Art Collective, Boise, ID
2013 – Local Color - Boise 150, Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, Boise State Public Radio, Boise, ID
2013 – What the World Needs Now ... , Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, Boise State Public Radio, Boise, ID
2012 - 2013 - Inside View, Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, Boise State Public Radio, Boise, ID
2012 – Silver Linings, Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, Boise State Public Radio, Boise, ID
2012 – Idaho Watercolor Society,   Initial Point Gallery, Meridian, ID
2012 – Watercolor in the Black Hills,  Lead/Deadwood Art Center, Lead, SD
2011 – Local Artist’s Shoes– Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2011 – More Than a Pretty Face – Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2010-11 – Textural Structures, South Dakota Museum of Art, Brookings, SD
2009 – Ten Year Celebration: Solo Exhibition Artist’s Retrospective (1999-2009), Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2007 – Ladies Choice – Bradord Brinton Memorial & Museum, Big Horn, WY
2006 – The Siouxland Landscape II, Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2002 – The Siouxland Landscape, Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2001 – 5th Anniversary Invitational, G K Gallery, Cooperstown, ND
2001 - NSU Faculty Exhibition (Designs of Faith Prints),  G K Gallery, Cooperstown, ND
1998 - NSU Faculty Exhibition (Lakota and Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories), Granary Art Center, Groton, SD
1997 - A Cherished Generation (Elders of the Faiths, paintings and interviews), Mizel Museum of Judica, Denver, CO
1997 - Please Touch: Tactile Art, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1996 -South Dakota Art Faculty, South Dakota Museum of Art, Brookings, SD, and The New Gallery, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD
1995 -Intimate Objects: A Small Sculpture Invitational, University Art Galleries, USD, Vermillion, SD
1994 -Sea Change, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
1994 -On Common Ground, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD
1993 -Freedom Made Visible, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
1993 -Sunstruck, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD
1993 -South Dakota Art Faculty, South Dakota Museum of Art, Brookings, SD, and The New Gallery, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD
1992 -Across the Western Ocean: Artists of Irish America, Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
1992 -Brenau College National Invitational Art Exhibition, Gainesville, GA
1992 -South Dakota Sculptors, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
1992 -South Dakota Sculptors, The New Gallery, SDSMT, Rapid City, SD
1991 -Prairie Weather, Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls, SD
1990 -The Great American Fax Attack, Andrea Ruggieri Gallery, Washington, DC
1989 -Everyone Has The Right To..., The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL
1989 -Art For A New Century, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, and Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
1989 -Marriage Proposals and Third World Ties, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
1988 -Franklin Furnace in Wuppertal, Zeigt Das Atelier, Wuppertal, West Germany
1988 -South Dakota Sculptors, University Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
1988 -South Dakota Sculptors, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
1987 -Disquietitudes: Landscapes and Cityscapes, (Scenes From an American Tragedy), Katherine E. Nash Gallery, UofM, Minneapolis, MN
1986 -Visions: Works on Peace by Contemporary Sculptors and Designers, (Five Futures and related works), The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL
1986 -Technesthetics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
1985 -State of Mind, State of the Union, Transference, White Columns, New York, NY
1984 -South Dakota Sculpture Invitational, University Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
1984 -Visions of America at Peace, The Concourse, San Francisco, CA
1983 -Artists For Survival, The Cannon Rotunda, Washington, DC
1983 -Discovery Gallery, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES
2011 – Grand Canyon National Park
2010 – North Cascades National Park
2007– Blue Cloud Abbey

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Visual Art Center, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD (Third World Ties, Elders of the Benedictines, Designs of Faith, Two Ways, The Wonderful World of Explorers, Five Futures, Studies of Paintings From the Western World)
Aberdeen Public Schools, Aberdeen, SD (ten of the Lakota and Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories canvases rotating between ten schools)
Prairie Peace Park, Lincoln, NE (Madonna of Baghdad)
Mizel Museum , Denver, CO
Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD
Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL
PADD, Political Art Documentation and Distribution, New York, NY
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD (One Megaton)
University Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (Scenes From an American Tragedy, Red-Blue)
Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD
South Dakota School for the Visually Handicapped, Aberdeen, SD
Northern Galleries, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Exhibition Vita

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