A Brief CV
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1959
Liberal arts BA St. Olaf College in Northfield Mn. 1981
Study in Far East (Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Burma, and Mainland China) 1981-2.
Minneapolis 1982-1987. Scene painter for MN Opera, The Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Sesame Street Live, Etc. Worked in graphic arts, film (Notably Bruce Springstien’s Dancin’ in the Dark); and restoring Victorian houses.
Thailand 1987-1995 Adjunct Professor - Chiang Mai University, Owner/Director of 6-Pole House cultural caberet in Chiang Mai. Acting - Air America, etc., Portrait painting and studio work. Travel to Java, Bali, Singapore, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, China, Japan, and Egypt.
Bali 1995-1997 - Freelance watercolor illustration, graphic designer, and advertising director. Studio work on Great Atomic Chedi series.
Singapore - 1997-1999 CEO of Spikeart Productions providing graphic design, mural and theatrical arts services to international clients, the government of Singapore, while painting portraits and restoring artwork for the top galleriesAround Asia.
Poughkeepsie, NY 1999 - Started Mark Hopkins Murals and Faux Finishes, art services and portraiture in the Hudson valley.
1982 301 Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
1989 Six Pole House group show, Chiang Mai Thailand. Solo show - Hotel Chiang Mai, Thailand
1990, Armory Show Poughkeepsie, NY
1992, Assistant Art Director - Studio Satu Mata, Denpasar Bali,
2017Regal Bag exhibition, Newburgh, NY,
2018,2019 Betsy Jacaruso Gallery Rhinebeck, NY.
2017,2018,2019,2020 Art Studio Views Group show, Rhinebeck,
2019 Art Juxtapose in Rosendale NY, Limner Gallery in Hudson NY, Pleiades Gallery Invitational Show New York, New York, Solo show Enchanted cafe Red Hook, NY.
2020 - Queen city group show, Poughkeepsie, NY, Eyes Wide Open group show BWAC Gallery Brooklyn NY.
Influences/inspirations. Artists: Richard Ashcraft Wilson (https://richardashcraftwilson.com/), Bruce granquist (https://titianartspace.com/product/calligraphy-in-context-3-yellow/), Roger Dean, Frank Frazetta, Frida Khalo, Dali, di Chiroco, Gaugin, Mucha, Impressionism, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Ukiyo-e, Sung Literati art, Gerge Herriman, Windsor MacKay, Bill Waterson, prehistoric cave art. Music: Coltrane/Davis, Beatles, Zappa, Kate Bush, Lori Anderson, More. Writers: Khalil Gibran, Sheakspeare, Bradbury, Dostoyeveski, Film: Kurasawa, Herzog, Terry Gilliam, Chaplin, Max Fleisher,
Other: My father.