New York painter Mark Roth’s work is focused on issues of extinction, rewilding, eco-grief, ethology and painting’s capacity as a tool for inquiry and solace.
New York based painter Mark Roth emerged as a monologist in Chicago’s performance art scene of the 1980s and 90’s. Headlining at such venues as NAME Gallery, The Green Mill, Randolph Street Gallery, Club Lower Links, New York’s PS122 and San Francisco’s The Marsh. His monologue, Footing The Turf was awarded first place in the San Francisco Bay Guardian playwriting competition.
Currently, his evolving, unsanctioned augmented reality installation, Missing the Megafauna: Rewilding The Canon, can be encountered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Roth’s recent New York City solo painting exhibits include Tumbleweeds and Superheated Reservoirs at The Phatory, Dormancy Quota Exceeded at Michael Mut Gallery and The Tornado Paintings at DD172. Excerpts from his painting series Missing The Megafauna and Grazer’s Gaze: The Grass Paintings have been published in the University of Oxford’s Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities. His ongoing curatorial project and pop up gallery, Adjacent To Life, has presented over 70 exhibitions in New York City.
Roth holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Transart/Plymouth University.