Mark Schlesinger American, b. 1949
Mark Schlesinger is a painter whose work concentrates on an exploration of color and the visual tactility of material. Focusing on lines, planes, shapes, colors, Schlesinger is enthralled with the formal elements of painting.
Michael Schreyach, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Trinity University and author of Pollock’s Modernism, states “Schlesinger’s imagery is motivated on some fundamental level by his sense of the possibilities of representing, through abstract pictorial form, the body’s infinitely variable modes of touching, feeling, and being. Plainly, this cannot be a matter of literal reference or narrative.”
Schlesinger earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton in 1971, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York City in 1972. He was also a studio assistant to Lee Krasner for almost three years.
Originally from New York, he now lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. He has exhibited his work at Acquavella, Leo Castelli, Mary Boone, and Andre Emmerich Galleries, and his works have been featured and reviewed by The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America. His works are in international and national collections, including European Fine Art Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland; Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem; Kameyama Museum, Tokyo, Japan; The McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas.
Mark Schlesingerslow longing at times of its approach, 2021acrylic, canvas, wood55x72 in
Mark Schlesingerin one or many, 2019acrylic, canvas, wood36 x 30 in
91.44 x 76.2 cm
Mark SchlesingerSuch a Secret #5, 2018Acrylic on paper22 x 30"
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Mark SchlesingerAbove All, 2017Acrylic, canvas and wood29 x 27"
73.7 x 68.6 cm
Mark SchlesingerTime and Again, 2017Acrylic, canvas and wood39 x 32"
99.1 x 81.3 cm
Ruiz-Healy Art: QuinceañeraNovember 18, 2021 - January 29, 2022 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art is pleased to announce Ruiz-Healy Art: Quinceañera, an exhibition commemorating the fifteen-year anniversary of Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition features work by artists that have...
E La Nave VaJune 9 - August 14, 2021 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art is delighted to present E La Nave Va at our San Antonio gallery featuring works by Fernando Andrade, Richard Armendariz, Cecilia Biagini, Nate Cassie, Ana Fernandez, Leigh Anne Lester, César A. Martínez, Cristina Muñiz, and Mark Schlesinger. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 9th at 6PM and will be on view until Saturday, August 14th.
23rd Annual McNay Print FairMcNay Museum of Art, San Antonio March 2 - 3, 2019 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art presents works at the McNay's 23rd annual Print Fair.Artists featured at the McNay Print Fair will include: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ethel Shipton, Rufino Tamayo, Nate Cassie, Graciela Iturbide, Chuck Ramirez, Pedro Friedeberg, Pedro Diego Alvarado, Mark Schlesinger, and Richard Armendariz.
22nd Annual McNay Print FairMcNay Art Museum, San Antonio March 3 - 4, 2018 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art participates in the McNay's 22nd annual print fair. Artists featured include: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ethel Shipton, Nate Cassie, Graciela Iturbide, Chuck Ramirez, Pedro Friedeberg, Pedro Diego Alvarado, Mark Schlesinger, Richard Armendariz, among others.
Mark Schlesinger: Hello Stranger(s)January 24 - March 10, 2018 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art presents Mark Schlesinger, a painter whose work concentrates on an exploration of color and the visual tactility of material. Focusing on lines, planes, shapes, colors, Schlesinger explores the formal elements of painting.