Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Mark Moskovitz is an artist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His recent work demonstrates both a continued faith and certain skepticism in the object. He often creates pieces that remind us of our forgotten roots and the slow pleasures...in artifacts that keep us connected to the essentials of our existence: food, water, clothing, and shelter. The work is often rendered with a mixture of high and low technology, humor and craftsmanship, culture and crudeness. It is as inspired by fine art and design as it is by prisoner and survivalist inventions. Moskovitz is a full-time visiting artist at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he teaches design and sculpture. Straddling the worlds of art and design, he’s formed unique relationships with institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, where he has shown in its galleries and museum store. He’s also created commissions for its subscribers, and been a guest speaker on several discussion panels. Additionally, he has shown work in galleries and institutions in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, and Saint-Etienne, France. His work has been featured in art and design publications in the U.S., Taiwan, and across Europe. In 2005, he received the first Daimler Chrysler Financial Services Emerging Artist Award upon the completion of his graduate studies. That year he was also named one of Wallpaper* magazine’s most sought after designers. In 2008 his work was nominated for the 2nd Biennial 01San Jose Prix Green for Environmental Art.