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Mark Dorf is a New York based artist whose practice utilizes photography, video, digital media, and sculpture. In his most recent work, Dorf is influenced by human’s perceptions of and interactions with what we call “Nature”, urbanism, design, and virtual environments. As opposed to seeing these subjects as categorically separate, Dorf reveals their entanglement and integration with one another as an inclusive and lively planetary ecology. Being both self-aware and critical of their own means of production, Dorf’s works craft a vision of a more inclusive future both ecologically and socially, helping to navigate away from environmental collapse in the Anthropocene and imagine a New Nature.

Dorf has exhibited widely both domestically and internationally at the Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2020; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR, 2020; Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR, 2019; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE, 2018; Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2020, 2017; Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2017, 2015; Division Gallery, Toronto, CA, 2015; The Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru, 2014; Mobile World Centre, Barcelona, ES, 2014; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, 2013 amongst many others. Dorf’s work is included in the Foam Photography Museum Permanent Collection, the Fidelity Investments Collection, and the Deutsche Bank Collection, amongst others. Dorf’s books are housed in libraries across the world such as The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University, and the Avery Library at Columbia University.

Inquiries Directed to:
Postmasters Gallery
New York, NY
Email: postmasters@thing.net
Tel: 212.727.3323

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BORN LACONIA, NH
RAISED LOUISVILLE, KY
LIVE/WORK NEW YORK, NY
EDUCATION MFA 2019, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
                        BFA 2011, Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
2021
Contours, VDrome.orgOnline 

2020
Contours, Somerset House, London, UK – curated by Marcel Feil – Cancelled due to Covid-19

2017
Translations, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Transposition, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Cityscapes, Galerie Philine Cremer, Düsseldorf, DE

2016
Transposition, Prague Botanical Gardens, Fotograf Festival #6, Prague, CZ
Irreality, School Of Visual Arts CP Project Space, New York, NY

2015
Emergence, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Second Nature, Outlet Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Emergence, Neon Heater Gallery, Findlay, OH
Axiom & Simulation, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2013
Environmental Occupations, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

SELECTED GROUP AND ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
2021
Maine Center For Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME – Forthcoming
Frameless30, frameless-muenchen.deForthcoming
EcoSpirits, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

2020
Natura-lism: The Age of Digital Nature, Presenza, London, UK
Keeper of the Hearth, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
On Earth, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR – Curated by Hinde Heast and Marcel Feil
Tree of Life, bitforms Gallery, New York, NY – Curated by Claudia Hart
Well Now WTF?, hosted by Silicon.Valet, Online – Curated by Faith Holland, Lorna Mils, and Wade Wallerstein
On Earth,
 Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Nature In Play, Metronom Gallery, Modena, IT
The Drowned, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, AL – Curated by Aaron Garvey

2019
On Earth, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR – Curated by Hinde Heast and Marcel Feil
Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair, Silent Face Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Photobook Festival, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
Autumn Invitational,
Barney Savage Gallery, New York, NY
Foam Talent Exhibition, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, UK
Foam Talent Exhibition, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
Living Still, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Foam Talent Exhibition, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, NY
From My Point of View, Metronom Gallery, Modena, IT

2017
Foam Talent Exhibition, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL
No Lemon, No Melon, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Temporal Topologies, IFP Media Center, New York, NY – Curated by Danielle Ezzo
Mermaids And Unicorns – Curated by Tina Sauerländer, Benoit Palop, and Carlotta Meyer (Online)
No Vacancy II, Squat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paradise Out Front, The Southern, Charleston, SC – Curated by Eliot Dudik
2016 Future-isms, Humble Arts Foundation – Curated by Jon Feinstein (Online)
Land Forms, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
real-fake.org.02, Bronx Art Space, New York, NY – Curated by Claudia Hart, Rachel Clarke, and Pat Reynolds
Loving Earth, Hangar 18, Brussels, BE
Eye South, University of Columbus, Columbus, GA
Eternal Earth, Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA
Cross Pollination, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Layered Landscapes, Galerie Philine Cremer, Düsseldorf, DE – Curated by Tina Sauerländer
30 Under 30ish, Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, NY
Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA – Curated by Susan Laney
Cat Heroicus Sublimis, New Hive – Curated by Tina Sauerländer (Online)
Ornamentation of the Joint, Pfizer, Brooklyn, NY
NARGIFSUS, Transfer Gallery / New Hive, Brooklyn, NY – Curated by Carla Gannis and Tina Sauerländer
New Realities, Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru – Curated by Alpha-ville

2015
Bring Your Own Beamer, Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – Curated by Helena Acosta
The Wrong (again) New Digital Art BiennaleSuperscope Pavilion, Online exhibition of digital works
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Leiden International Photography Festival, Leiden, NL
Unveil, Post-Contemporary, Troy, NY
Natural Disruptions, Well House Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Landscape as Fetish, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA – Curated by Greer Muldowney
fig-2, ICA Studio, London, UK – Curated by Louise Benson and POSTMatter
HAWAPI, Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo Qorikancha, Cuzco, Peru
Dynamic Mapping, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
//_PATH, Loop Hole Gallery, CONTACT Photo Festival, Toronto, CA
Room NinePanther Modern, Online exhibition commissioned by LaTurbo Avedon
Refraction Index, Los Ojos, Brooklyn, NY

2014
HAWAPI, Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru
Inverted Normals, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ – Curated by Chris Manzione
New Realities, Mobile World Centre, Barcelona, ES – Curated by Alpha-ville
Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
SALON I, HARBOR Gallery, New York, NY
New Landscapes, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL
#EverythingAllAtOnce, 48 Hoxton Square, London UK
The Flash of an Instant, The New Art Center, Boston, MA
PARALLELSNeverland Space, (Online)
Alone Together15folds.com, Online monthly exhibitions of commissioned .GIFs
SPUR, Village Gallery, Leeds UK

2013
Center Forward 2013, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Surface Intentions, HARBOR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012
With / Out, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
enter: CR10, CR10 Arts, Hudson, NY

ART FAIRS
2020
Art Verona, Postmasters Gallery, Verona, IT

2019
Photo London, Savannah College of Art and Design, London, UK
Art Fiera, Metronom Gallery, Bologna, IT
Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair, Silent Face Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2017
COFA Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Philine Cremer, Cologne, DE
Untitled Art Fair, Postmasters Gallery, Miami, FL
Unseen Art Fair, Metronom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Untitled Art Fair, Postmasters Gallery, Miami, FL
COFA Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Philine Cremer, Cologne, DE

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2019
Banff Centre for the Arts – Digital Promises – Banff, Canada – Scholarship awarded

2016
Meet Factory – Prague, CZ – Fellowship awarded
2014
HAWAPI – Pariacaca, Peru – Fellowship awarded
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Artist in Residence – Gothic, CO – Fellowship Awarded

2013
Contemporary Arts Center Woodside – Troy, New York – Fellowship awarded

2012
chaNorth Artist Residency – Pine Plains, New York – Fellowship awarded
Nes Artist Residency – Skagaströnd, Iceland

AWARDS AND HONORS
2015
Mayer Foundation Grant
KLOMPCHING Gallery Fresh 2015 finalist

2015
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner

2014
2nd Annual New York Times Lens Portfolio Review

2012
Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 13 – Judges Commendation

2011
Francis Larkin McCommon Scholarship – Four year full tuition scholarship awarded by the Savannah College of Art and Design

VISITING LECTURER
2020
NYU Tisch School of the Arts – New York, NY

2019
Middlebury College – Middlebury, VT

2018
School of Visual Arts – New York, NY

2017
Washington State University – Pullman, WA
Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, GA
UArts – Philadelphia, PA

2016
Bronx Art Space – real-fake.org.02 – Panel Discussion – New York, NY

2014
Harvard Graduate School of Design – Cambridge, MA
School of Visual Arts [SVA] – New York, NY
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory [RMBL] –  Gothic, CO
School of the Art Institute of Chicago [SAIC] – Online Artist Lecture – Chicago, IL
University of South Carolina [USC] – Online Artist Lecture – Columbia, SC

2013
Savannah College of Art and Design [SCAD] – Savannah, GA
Cecil College – North East, MD

2012
Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste – Lacoste, FR

CURATORIAL
2014
Guest Curator, “influx (arrival & inward flow of a large amount of something)” – CR10 Arts – Hudson,NY

PUBLICATIONS
2020
Keeper of the Hearth – Schilt Publishing – Edited by Odette England
Foam Magazine – Elsewhere – Issue No. 56 (Cover)
Fusebox Festival Catalog (Cover)

2019
ARCH+ – Issue No. 234

2018
The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography – Routledge Press
kin – Silent Face Projects – Artist Book
Tique Arts Paper – Issue No. 2
IMA Magazine – Volume 23

2017
Foam Magazine – Talent – Issue No. 48
ARCH+ – Issuse No. 228

2016
Off The Wall – Issue No. 10
Translations – Aint–Bad Editions – Monograph
PhotoViz: Visualizing Information through Photography – Gestalten – Edited by Nicholas Felton
Foam Magazine – On Earth – Issue No. 44

2015
RHIZOME – Artist Profile
Emergence – In the In-Between Editions – Monograph
Granta Magazine – The Map Is Not the Territory – Issue No. 131
DIS Magazine (Digital) – The Data Issue – February 2015

2014
HAWAPI – Etiqueta Negra
VIEW Magazine (Digital) – Emergence – Issue No. 10
Quiet Lunch Magaine – //_PATH – Issue No. 1
urbanBLUR – CND Publications – Thessaloniki, Greece
La Lettura (Italian) – //_PATH – May 2014
Harvard Business Review – //_PATH – Issue No. 92

2013
Unless You Will Magazine – Issue No. 28 – Axiom & Simulation
Orion Magazine – Axiom & Simulation – Vol. 3 Issue No. 2
Geometry Makes Me Happy – Index Books – Barcelona Spain

2011
Vision Magazine (Chinese Edition) – Environmental Occupations
Surface Magazine (Chinese Edition) – Environmental Occupations

SELECTED PRESS
2021
VDrome.org – Interview conducted by Nora Khan

2020
The New York Times – Virtual Galleries: Well Now WTF? – Jilian Steinhauer
The New Yorker – Review – Well Now WTF? – Johanna Fateman

2018
The New Yorker – Review of Living Still at Transmitter – Print
UK Photoworks – Ideas Series Interview

2017
Self Publish Be Happy – Journal
The Creative Independent – Interview
Collector Daily – Review – Transposition at Postmasters Gallery
Baxter Street – Mark Dorf: Transposition
Creators Project – Find Your “Alt + Esc” at this DIY Art Heaven
ALT_ESC – Interview
Tique Arts – Six Questions

2016
Artyčok.tv – Video Interview
Art Zealous – 30 Under 30
Art Zealous – Technology and Aesthetics With Artist Mark Dorf
URBANAUTICA – Transformation and Reassembly of a Fractured Landscape

2015
iGNANT – Digital Art: Beyond the Hype
HYPERALLERGIC – Review – Emergence at Postmasters Gallery
Artsy – Review – Emergence at Postmasters Gallery
Collector Daily – Review – Emergence at Postmasters Gallery
Boston Globe – Review – Landscape as Fetish at Gallery Kayafas
Al Jazeera – Interview – Broadcast
Cool Hunting – Interview
HYPERALLERGIC – Review – Second Nature at Outlet Gallery
Juxtapoz Magazine – //_PATH

2014
Central Station – Interview
ROOMS Magazine – Interview
The Creators Project – Interview
LENSCRATCH – Emergence
Redefine Magazine – Interview
The New Yorker Elements Blog – Axiom & Simulation
Frontier Psychiatrist – PARALLELS
TIME Lightbox – //_PATH

2013
In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Artists – //_PATH
In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Artists – Interview
The Creators Project – //_PATH
Arts in Bushwick – Interview
Orion Magazine Blog – Interview
LENSCRATCH – Axiom & Simulation

COLLECTIONS
Yale University Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Foam Photography Museum
Deutsche Bank Collection
Fleet Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Avery Library at Columbia University
John D. Rockefeller Library at Brown University
Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design
Fidelity Investments Collection
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Savannah College of Art and Design
Private Collections