“Mark Venaglia is one of the most exciting artists in America today.”
- The New York Times and LA Times
Mark Venaglia is a humanist and cultural activist, merging realism with abstraction. Selected by AT& T as “the premiere Renaissance artist of the green movement," his paintings and murals are contained in corporate and civic collections, museums and private collections throughout the world. Re-establishing his Manhattan studio, the artist's current projects include major commissions for Jane Street Financial and Hollywood producer Joel Silver. The owners of Manhattan's legendary Ansonia Hotel collect Mark's work. His new PerCent for Art collaboration with Russo Development is the mural icon for community redevelopment in Harrison, NJ.
Collectors a diverse as Robert De Niro, Celine Dion, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Swanson have acquired the artist’s work. Green since 1983, Venaglia has received numerous environmental grants and prestigious fellowships. Corporate partnerships include Whole Foods Markets, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Walt Disney Imagineering. Mr. Venaglia is currently Artist-in-Residence for The Louisville Multiple Sclerosis Center and has held previous residencies at The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Outward Bound Adventures and alternative healing centers in Sedona, AZ. His fine art has represented the US at international art shows in Yerevan, Armenia and in Germany, Korea, and France. For The Cultural Affairs Department of Pasadena, he conceived and created a mural diptych in support of The PerCent for Art Program; selected from 3,000 resident artist applicants. His mural triptych commemorating the centennial of The New York City Public Library is contained within the Library’s Permanent Collection. A Guest Artist of The Miami City Ballet, Mr. Venaglia designed two world premiere ballets to unanimous praise. Mark has also created site specific installations for City of Hope Cancer Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Corporate Collections include Time Warner, Sony Pictures International, First Jersey Security and The Bank of Visalia. Mark has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Community Foundation, The California Arts Council and Robert Rauschenberg’s Change, Inc. The artist leads noted seminars on Creativity and Art Comprehension for corporations and universities throughout the US.
“Mark Venaglia is the premiere Renaissance of the Green Movement.” - AT & T
(detail) 5' x 3' Casein on Fresco
"Extended Time" 10" x 8 1/2"
(detail) 5' x 3'