• Education
  • MFA University of California at Santa Barbara
  • BA Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
  •  2013   Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
  •              SMINK, Dallas TX,  also ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09  
  • 2008   C Gallery, Los Alamos, CA
  • 2004   EVO Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2003   University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2001   EVO Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1996   Center Gallery, Los Olivos, CA
  • 1995   Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  •             Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe , NM
  • 1991    Allen Hancock College Gallery, Santa Maria, CA
  • 1989   Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA
  • 1981    Alice Benjamin Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
  •  1978  University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

  •  2014     ART[s]UP Salon, Galisteo, NM, “Lady Minimalists Tea Society: A Conversation”
  •               SMINK, Dallas, TX, “Black + White”
  •               Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, “FILTERED; what does love look like?”
  •  2013    City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Cumulous Skies: The Enduring Modernist Aesthetic in New Mexico”
  •               Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Lady Minimalists Tea Society: Magnetic Drift.”
  • 2012     ART Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, “Project Space: Lady Minimalists Tea Society”
  • 2011     Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, “18 Days”
  •              Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, “NM Women Artists”
  • 2010    Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, “Considered”
  •              Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Santa Fe, NM, ” New Mexico Women”
  •              SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, “Site Unseen,”
  • 2009   Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
  •              C Gallery, Los Alamos, CA
  • 2008   Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
  •              SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM,  “Site Unseen”
  • 2007   Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA,  “38th  Annual National”
  • 2006   Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, “Collect: Inside 8”
  • 2004   Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR, “Mark Making”
  •              Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, “Insight Out
  •              Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, “Rocky Mountain Biennial”
  •              LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM,  “FOCA Artists Exhibition”
  • 2003   New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM
  •              EVO Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Elements of Perception”
  •              Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, “Originals 2003″
  • 2002   EVO Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Invitational”
  •             Plan B, Santa Fe, NM, “Collect”
  • 2001   Harwood Museum, Taos, NM, “Originals; New Mexico Women Artists”
  •             Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, “Degrees of Abstraction”
  • 2000  Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Fair and Square”
  •             Jaquelin Loyd Contemporary, Taos, NM
  •             LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM,”Women Artists from the Land of Enchantment”
  • 1998  Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Elements”
  •            Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, “Summer Show”
  • 1997  LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA, “Wallworks”
  • 1996  Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, “Across the Miles”
  •            Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA, Women Artists – Works on Paper”
  • 1995  Museum Art Center, Santa Maria, CA, “Paper/Scissors/Stone; Nine Women Working”
  • 1991  College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara,  “Points of View”
  • 1990  Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, “The Mark”
  •            Artspace Gallery of the City of Los Angeles, “Elements”
  •            The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA “Santa Barbara Artists”

Grants and Awards

1997, ’96  Master Artist, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission program for gifted high school students, Santa Maria, CA

2007  Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA: 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2nd place award

1986, ’87,’88  California Arts Council Artist-In-Residence (3 grants), co-sponsored by Arts Outreach, Los Olivos, Ca

1977  Missouri Arts Council Visiting Artist grant, Rockwood, MO


Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Dallas, TX

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA

Westco Savings, Culver City, CA

Pacific Institute for Bioethics, Solvang, CA

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Unity of All Life Church, Santa Barbara, CA

La Familia Medical Center, Santa Fe ,NM

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Recent Bibliography

“Tea for Seven.” Michael Abartemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican (Pasatiempo) 7/13/2012

“Opened by Limits.” Kathaleen Roberts, Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe, 7/12/2012

“25 Artists to Watch: Dara Mark,” American Artists Watercolor, issue 68, Fall 2011.  illustration

Fairchild, Douglas, “A Visual Arts Exhibition,” Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/18/11.  illustration

“New American Paintings;”  2005 Western Competition, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA.   illustrations

Laget, Mokha, “Dara Mark: New Work,” THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM.  10/04.  illustration

Cook-Romero, Elizabeth, “Like Water for Paint,” Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, 9/17/04.   illustration

Fisher, Zane, “SFR PIck,” Santa Fe Reporter, 9/15/04.

“Insight Out: Reversing Vandalism,” catalogue, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2004.  illustration

Tobin, Richard, “Insight Out; Reversing Vandalism,” THE Magazine, 7/04

Carlisle, Susanna, “Mary Bennett, Madalin Coit, Dara Mark; Elements of Perception,” THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 7/03.  illustration

Collins, Tom, “Cool, Clean, and Slick: Elements of Perception Presents Work of Three Women,” The Albuquerque Journal Venue North, Santa Fe, NM 5/30/03.  illustrations

Carver, Jon, “Dara Mark: Intimate Fields,” THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, 6/01.  illustration