Mark Dinnen is a Colorado-based artist, designer, and educator. His ceramic art will be exhibited at Cranbrook Art Museum From May 12, 2017, to January 14, 2018. The exhibition is called A New Domestic Landscape and will include some of Mark’s works.
He is an Assistant Professor (Sculpture) and the 3D Foundations Coordinator in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
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His work explores the plural nature of our material vernacular and it’s cross sections with the process and implied semiotics. Not of all his works are with ceramic, but they resemble it… He uses materials such as leather, gold leaf, plastic, opalescent film, cement, wax, Insulated bubble wrap and few others.
Within his studio practice, he develops unconventional approaches to working with commonplace materials, contrasting the logic and efficiencies of industrial production with the idiosyncratic nature of a craft-based studio.
Select works are available through Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit and Goodweather Gallery in Little Rock.
See more about the Cranbrook Art Museum: A New Domestic Landscape HERE