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Mark Dutcher

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Newport Beach, CA

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA

Representing galleries
Steve Turner Contemporary


Mark Dutcher is a painter and sculptor living and working in Los Angeles.  He has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in Southern California and the West Coast.  His work deals with loss, memory and transformation.  Using highly symbolic  and iconic signs and imagery, Dutcher's work transcends linear narrative and takes the viewer into the realm of the intuitive and an almost dream-like poetry.     


2007    Curtains, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles

              Shelf Life, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2006    Gone, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

             Come and Go, SolwayJones, Los Angeles

             Go For Broken, The Office, Huntington Beach, CA

2004    AFTER THE FALL, SolwayJones, Los Angeles

2003    Monuments of Spent Desire, Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles

             Columbarium, Greenleaf Galley, Whittier, California

2001    The Chamber of the Trembling Unicorn Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica

1999    New Paintings, POST Gallery, Los Angeles

             Adventures in Logland, Delirium -Tremens, Los Angeles

1995    Tales of Love and Hate, ARC, Long Beach

1993    Blissful Abandonment, Orpheum Gallery, Long Beach

             New Paintings, Pick-Me-Up Coffee House, Los Angeles


2008    Mark Dutcher, Brian Bosworth, Raid Projects, Los Angeles

             Some Paintings, 2007 LA Weekly Annual, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16, Los Angeles

2007    Big Secret Cache, curated by Kristen Calabrese, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles

             Hausguests, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles

2006    Concrete Drawing, curated by Barry Markowitz & Liz Young, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock

             Telling, curated by Kristina Newhouse, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2005    Smack, organized by Roger Wedemeyer, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles

2004    2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

             Take This Bread, curated by Eve Wood, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, California

2001    One Night Stand, curated by Michael Lewis Miller & Tamara Fites, Farmer's Daughter Motel

             Group Show, Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles

2000    A Model Universe, curated by Mark Dutcher, Otis Gallery, Los Angeles

             Legal Paper Work, Beyond Baroque, Venice, California

             Millennial Tension, POST Gallery, Los Angeles

             Five to a Room, curated by Mark Dutcher, The Lab, San Francisco

             DNC The Democratic National Convention Show, Arco Plaza Building, Los Angeles

             The Spurgeon Experience, Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, California

             Intoxication, The Laboratory, Los Angeles

             Immediate Gratification, POST Galley, Los Angeles

             Deep End, curated by Mark Dutcher, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

            Juried Show, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica

             2337 Valley View Drive, The Lab, Los Angeles

             Moving Toward the Millennium, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

             LANJAE, Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles

1999    Playing Around, Mendenhall Art Gallery, Whittier, California

1998    Group Show, Rico Gallery, Santa Monica

             One Night Stand 9, Farmer's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles

             LA Open, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

             100 Dollar Show & Up, POST Gallery, Los Angeles

             One Night Stand 6, Farmer's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles

1997    Cozy: Notions of Safety and Domesticity, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

1994    Benefit: LACAPS and Clean Needles Now, Santa Monica

1993    POM on Paper, Orpheum Gallery, Long Beach

             Countdown to the Millennium, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles

1992    POM: Abandoned Painters Pick-Me-Up, Los Angeles

             Benefit: Act Up Los Angeles, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles

             POM on Holiday, Alvin Miles Gallery, Torrance, California

1991    POM, Walker and Walker Gallery, Santa Monica

             Los Angeles Art Exposition, Convention Center, Los Angeles


2008    Nico Machida, Mark Dutcher at High Energy Constructs, artillery, January, p 48

2007    Justin Izbinski, Mark Dutcher: Curtains, Flavorpill, angeles

             Rebecca Niederlander, November Preview, Art Scene, November

             Shana Nys Dambrot, Mark Dutcher: Cycles of Memory, art ltd., January

2006    Chris Balaschak, Frieze, Issue 103, November-December

             Opening Salvos in L.A., Michael Duncan, Art in America, November

             Catherine Taft, artillery, vol. 1, no. 2, November

             Eve Wood, Go For Broken, artUS, issue no. 13, May-June

             Justin Edward Coffey, The Broken World, OC Weekly, March 16

             Shana Nys Dambrot, Made In Los Angeles, Tema Celeste, January-February

2005    Jan Tumlir, California Biennial, Artforum, February 2005

              Kristina Newhouse, Experiencing The California Biennial, X-Tra, vol. 7, no. 3, Spring 2005

2004    Doug Harvey, The Painting Cure, LA Weekly, December 10 - 16

             Kristin Chambers, 2004 California Biennial (catalog)

2002    Eve Wood, Fragile Monuments, Artnet, December 31

2001    Doug Harvey, Wilderness Tips, LA Weekly, July 27-August 2

             Judith Hoffberg, Art in the City: In Sights and Insights, Art Scene July / August

             Shana Nys Dambrot, Innerspace Envelope, D'art Magazine International, Spring

2000    Tyler Stallings, A Model Universe, Catalog Essay, Otis Gallery, September-October

             Victoria Looseleaf, Art Imitating Politics, LA Downtown News, June

             Harry Roche, Deep End at Southern Exposure, ARTWEEK, April

             Laurie Pike, Truck It, Glue Magazine, January

             Jeff Spurrier, Moving Pictures, Details Magazine, March

1999    Hillary Johnson, Rear Window, LA Weekly, November 12-18

             David Pagel, LogJam, LA Times, June 18

             Tulsa Kinney, U-Haul Art Park, LA Weekly, August 8-13

             Lisa Buck, Eye On Art, Downtown Gazette, Oct. 13

            Peter Frank, POM, Art Pick of The Week, LA Weekly


Kiphart Lecture Series, Claremont Graduate University

What's the Deal, Panel Discussion moderated by Doug Harvey with Rosemund Felson,

Peter Frank, Daniel Martinez, Jill Giegrich, Mark Dutcher.

USC Wong Auditorium, May 18, 2001

Creating A Model Universe, Curatorial Talk, Studio Arts Class,

Loyola Marymount, Oct. 20, 2000


2001 Beverly G. Alpay Award, Palos Verdes Art Center

Recent Exhibits

Mark Dutcher participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Before the Bridge
Jason Vass
Jan, 2016 Time Machine
Jason Vass
Sep, 2015 Within the Cave
Durden and Ray
Jan, 2015 Sincerely Yours
Torrance Art Museum
Aug, 2014 Draftpunk: Contemporary Drawing Practices
Mar, 2014 (en) Gendered (in) Equity-The Gallery Poster Project
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