Teaching art is about focusing on each student as an individual. My goal is to inspire individual expression and critical thought. Making art is a process of trial and error. I try to convey the importance of experimentation, curiosity, and being open to unintended results. Mistakes can be the source of inspiration and sometimes can lead to one’s best work and growth. I am more focused on the creative process than on achieving a planned result and I try to convey that attitude to my students.
Mark Sheinkman received a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Princeton University in 1985. He has been a visiting artist and taught art since 1993 at many institutions including at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York, Parsons School in New York, New York University, Penn State University, State University of New York Plattsburgh, Jersey City University, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hunter College High School in New York.
He has had forty solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, Germany, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Solo museum exhibitions have been mounted at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri in 2005, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan in 2008, and the Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany in 2009.
In recent years, his work has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
His artwork is included in the permanent collections of twenty-seven museums including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Harvard University Art Museum in Cambridge, Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, and the National Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin.
Sheinkman's art has been written about and reproduced in Art in America, Artnews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, TimeOut New York, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, El Pais, Il Mattino, Die Welt, and many other publications
He is currently represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, and Pace Prints in New York.
Painting, drawing, and making art is an incredibly challenging, engaging, and meaningful activity. I feel very lucky to be able to make art as a profession and love teaching as a way of sharing my passion.
He is intuitive, patient, inspirational
I prefer to start with a FaceTime, or Skype meeting to discuss the goals of each student. I then design a first assignment to begin working towards those goals and the instruction begins with the second meeting after the student has begun or completed the first assignment.