SaraNoa Mark

photo: Tran Tran
SaraNoa Mark pursues a drawing practice that investigates traces left by time as they exist in landscapes and in collective memory. Recent exhibitions have taken place at the Chicago Cultural Center; Davis & Langdale Company, New York; Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago; Tiger Strikes Astroid, Philadelphia; Monaco, St. Louis; and the Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC, among others. Mark’s work has been supported by a Fulbright Research Award in Turkey for her project Anatolian Living Rock Monuments and the Art of Place. SaraNoa was named a Visual Arts Fellow by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation and has received grants from The John Anson Kittredge Fund, Illinois Arts Council, DCASE, and a SPARK grant. Mark’s work has been acquired by the West Collection through a LIFTS grant. Upon graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mark was awarded a European travel scholarship. She was a BOLT resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition and has held residencies at the Montello Foundation, Montello, NV; Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; the Lois and Charles X. Carlson Painting Residency, Lancaster, PA; Summer Colony at the Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ; and Art Kibbutz, New York. Mark is a Newcity 2021 Breakout Artist and is a co-director at the 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago.
Selected Works
 
Prayer for Rain,
collected water from Lake Michigan, Mississippi River, Colorado River, and Castaic Lake. carved clay, carved glass, aluminum, Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Prayer for Rain (detail),
collected water from Lake Michigan, Mississippi River, Colorado River, and Castaic Lake. carved clay, carved glass, aluminum, Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
Exhibitions & Programs