Artist Resume
MARK JENS NIELSEN VWS, NEWS
Galleries:2010-2011
              John Raimondi Gallery
15 Pleastant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 
(978)-309-8097
8447 Alister Bolevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33418 
(561) - 799-3484

Kent Caboose Gallery, LLC, Kent CT
2008    
Patrica Carriga Gallery, Center Sandwich NH
              2004 through 2006    
             
Art Shows:    
              One Man Shows

"Selected Works"
Wells River Savings Bank, Bradford VT  Sept. 2014

"Next To Normal"
Next Door Theater - Gallery, Winchester, MA, Dec. 2013-2014

Grain Elevators, May 2010
The Local Buzz,  Bradford, VT

Elemental Landscapes, October 2009
First Church of Boston, Boston, MA
With James Gardner

Formations, March 2009
Gallery M, Boston MA

Scottish Landscapes, November 2005
First Church of Boston, Boston, MA

Power and Light, October 2004
Fidelity, Boston MA

New England Exposure, April 2004
First Church of Boston, Boston, MA

Back Lots and Byways, Summer 2003
C. H. A., Cambridge, MA

Urban and Rural Landscapes, February 2003
First Church of Boston, Boston, MA  

Awards and or Juried Shows:

"From Farm to Table"
Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 MainStreet, Jeffersonville, VT   2016

"Eyes on the Land:" 2015  http://www.eyesontheland.org/
Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road,
Shelburne, VT 05482

"In Essence:"
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr,
Manchester, VT 05254  2015

"Watercolors"
The Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane
Benninton, VT 05201  2013-2014

"Watercolor Out Of Bounds"
Vermont Institute Of Contemporary Art, (VTica)
15 Depot Street, Chester, VT   2013-2014

Living Color - The Watercolorists
Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 MainStreet, Jeffersonville, VT   2013

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
Big Red Barn Gallery
Lareau Farm Inn Waitsfield, VT 2013

VWS Annual Awards Exhibition
SEABA Gallery
404 Pine Street, Burlington, VT   2013

Selected Watercolor Artists From The New England
ZULLO Gallery
456A MainStreet, Medfield, MA   2012  

Vermont Watercolor Society, Helen Day Arts Center
5 School Street
Stow, Vermont  2010

12th Biennial North American Open Show
Sponsored by: New England Watercolor Society,
North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA.  2010

VWS Annual Awards Exhibition
The Hunter Gallery of Fine Arts,
74 Main Street
Grafton, Vermont.  2010 
Awarded BEST IN SHOW

New England Watercolor Society Regional Juried Exhibition,
The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.  2009

Vermont Watercolor Society, SVAC Show
Southern Vermont Arts Center,
Mansfield, Vermont.  2009

Vermont Watercolor Society, Grafton Show
The Hunter Gallery of Fine Arts,
Grafton, Vermont.  2009
Winner of the Lois Macuga Award

Vermont Watercolor Society, Spring Show
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, Vermont.  2009

11th Biennial North American Open Show
Sponsored by: New England Watercolor Society,
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.  2008

New England Watercolor Society Juried Regional Exhibition,
Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Cod.  2008

The Artist’s Valentine Grant Juried by James Hull of Green Street Gallery
First place, 2004

Inner City Infill Competition, Harlem New York, NY
Second Place in a two stage national competition, 1985

Cityscape Design Competition, St Paul MN.
Honorable Mention, 1985

Sapico Head Office Competition, Islamabad Pakistan
Second Place, 1985

Steedman Fellowship Competition, Washington University
Honorable Mention, 1984

Compact House Competition, Garden Way Publishers
one of 32 entries selected for publication, 1983

Stewardson Memorial Competition, State of Pennsylvania
Third Place, 1979

Publications: 
The  Accidental Artist: By Diane Taylor
Upper Valley Life,   May-June 2010 Vol. 5 No. 2

Re-weaving the Urban Fabric: Approaches to Infill Housing: 1988
Princeton Architectural Press

“Low-Income Infill Housing”
Progressive Architecture, June 1988

“Urban Oasis” Oasis Studio
Art New England, October 1987

“First Nighters Get a “First Look” at Boston 2076"
Boston Globe, January 1st 1987

“Young Architects Issue” Oasis Studio
Progressive Architecture, June 1987

“Boston 2076" Oasis Studio
Progressive Architecture, February 1987

“High Level High Times for Boston’s New Year”
New York Times, Sunday December 28th, 1986

“Inner City Infill: Homes for today and tomorrow”
Architectural Journal, June 1986

“Inner City Infill Housing Competition for Harlem”
Architectural Record, August 1986

Inner City Infill: Housing for Harlem”
Progressive Architecture, February 1986

Award Winning Compact Houses:
Garden Way Publishing,1983


Towle Hill Studio: 
I founded (2009) and am presently directing Towle Hill Studio.  The studio is a new venue in Corinth Vermont allowing artists to mount shows of their work for weekends form May through October.  This arraingement allows the artists to keep 100% of their sales.  www.towlehillstudio.com 

Oasis Studio: 
I founded (1982) and directed (1982-1988) Oasis Studio.  Oasis Studio was a non-profit architectural studio in Boston dedicated to facilitating the exchange of ideas in the fields of architecture and art. During my tenure the studio published “Touchstone”, a bi-monthly magazine distributed through the Boston Society of Architect’s Bookstore.  The studio sponsored a spring and fall lectures series. It participated in Boston’s First Night creating “Boston 2076", “The Oracle” an “The Peace Park” in successive years.  It initiated a publicly funded series of built projects in forgotten spaces entitled “The Boston Projects”.  The studio also hosted annual exhibits of member’s work.

Education:
Watercolor Course, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2003
Heidi Whitman, Instructor

Watercolor Week, Arts Conference, Star Island, 2001 and 2002

Bachelor of Architecture
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA  1979
                  
Professional:  National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
(NCARB) 1984 - Present

Current Affiliations:
Signatory Member and President 2013-current, Vermont Watercolor Society, (VWS)

Signatory Member, New England Watercolor Society, (NEWS)

Trustee, The First Church of Boston





Artist Statement:   
I began to paint in June of  2002.  I have been influenced by my grandfather, Richard F. Bartlett  (a commercial and fine artist) who was in turn influenced by Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent. 

My training is in the field of architecture and I am currently a freelance designer for Boston architectural firms.  My interest in the arts led me to establish and direct “Oasis Studio”, an experimental after hours studio in the North End from 1982 - 1988.  In 2009 I founded Towle Hill Studio to continue my collaboration with artists and their interactions with the public.  My work in these studios explores the crossover possibilities between architecture and the arts.

Light, shadows, color, sense of place, and constructed forms in nature are some of the common themes that I explore in both the worlds of architecture and painting,


Watercolors