Mark McAfee Brown is an Artist, Photographer and Designer working in the space where fine art and technology marry, merge and multiply. He has spent over 30 years combining traditional media and photography and the last 25 years working digitally on Macintosh computer imaging systems, using a palate of 16.9 million colors, creating images by writing ones and zeroes on rust with magnets and lasers (the behind the screen digital magnetic memory process). Born in New York City, he is now a resident of Mountain View, California.
He received a B.A. in Art at Stanford University, a Master’s Degree in Printmaking from San Francisco State University and has taken numerous courses in Graphic Design and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz and Foothill College. His art first appeared internationally in a gallery in India at age 5, as part of a world-touring show hosted by the United Nations. He took his first photo at age 6 (of an ostrich) at the Bronx Zoo. Since then his award-winning prints have been shown on the East and West coasts of America, in America’s heartland as well as in Germany and Australia. His work has been featured in the New York Time’s Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, Art Reveal Magazine and LandEscape Arts Review Magazine.
Three series of works are represented on this site: LandScapes (Woodless Woodcuts), NightBlooms and LeafLines.
All text, images and artworks on this site are © 2018 • Mark McAfee Brown • All rights reserved.
B.A. Fine Arts: Stanford University. M.A. Printmaking: San Francisco State University
UC Santa Cruz/Foothill College: Coursework In Photography, Printmaking, Design & Digital Arts
EXHIBITIONS: ONE PERSON SHOWS
2016 • LandScapes/Woodless Woodcuts. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts Gallery. Mountain View, CA
2015 • LandScapes/Woodless Woodcuts. Mill Valley City Hall Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2015 • LandScapes/Woodless Woodcuts. Santa Clara County Library Gallery, Saratoga, CA
2011 • NightBlooms Leaflines. Stanford Art Spaces Gallery, Stanford, CA
2010 • NightBlooms/Leaflines. Santa Clara County Library Gallery, Saratoga, CA
2008 • NightBlooms. Appel Gallery. Sacramento, CA
2007 • NightBlooms. Stanford Faculty Club Gallery. Stanford, CA
2007 • NightBlooms. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts Gallery. Mountain View, CA
2005 • NightBlooms. Vino Locale Gallery. Palo Alto. CA
2002 • NightBlooms. PARC Gallery. Palo Alto. CA
SELECT EXHIBITIONS: GROUP SHOWS
2014 • The Crow Show • Atelier 20 Gallery • Sacramento, CA
2014 • Bay Area Wildlife • Filoli Gallery, Woodside CA
2014 • Water, Elemental and Fundamental • PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2013 • Moving Art Forward • Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, CA
2013 • Return to Simplicity • Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA
2013 • Wild Natural California • Coastside Land Trust Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
2008 • Digital Photography. (Second Prize) Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
2006 • Art Connections 3. George Segal Gallery. Montclair University. Montclair, New Jersey.
2002 • Digital Photography. Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
2001 • Digital Photography. Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
2000 • Digital Photography. (First Prize) Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1999 • Manipulated Images. (First Prize) Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1998 • Manipulated Images. (Second Prize) Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1997 • MicroTimes Digital Art Competition, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1997 • Digital Photography. (First Prize) Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1986-89 • Represented By J. Noblette Gallery, Sonoma. CA
1984 • Contemporary Prints. Art Institute Of Chicago. Chicago, IL
2014 • New Public Utilities Building, San Francisco CA. 3 prints from the Landscapes/Woodcut Series.
2015 • New Chan and Zuckerberg Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco CA. 4 prints from the Landscapes/Woodcut Series.
2018 • New Sutter Health Hospital, San Francisco, CA • 7 Large format prints on metal plates from the Landscapes/Woodless Woodcut Series