Sculpture and Installation
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Mark DION
Sea Life
2013
book cart, books, prints
79 x 37 x 74 1/2 inches; 200.7 x 94 x 189.2 cm

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Mark DION
Marine Invertebrates
2013
70 objects in glass jars, isopropyl alcohol, glass and wood cabinet
60 x 24 x 59 3/4 inches; 152.4 x 61 x 151.8 cm

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Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

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Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
Detail
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

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Mark DION
MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophylla, Seattle
2011
wood, hemlock, glue
2 1/4  x 6 1/4  x 6 7/8 inches; 5.7 x 15.9 x 17.5 cm

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Mark Dion
Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered (alligator cabinet)
2008
found alligators in various media, painted wood and glass cabinet, framed William Bartram reproduction
overall installed dimensions: 73 x 13 x 39 1/2 inches; 185.4 x 33 x 100.3 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
Detail
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

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Mark DION
Costume Bureau
2006
Mixed media
76 x 135 x 39 inches; 193 x 343 x 99 cm

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Mark DION
The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillance
2006
Mixed media installation including office furniture, photo equipment, maps, bulletin boards, archival boxes and chromogenic prints
dimensions variable

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Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

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Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

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Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

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Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
Detail
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

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Mark DION
The Collector
2004
Mixed media
48 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, 123.8 x 39.5 cm

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Mark Dion
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks
approx. 200 x 300 x 300 cm

Installation view South London Gallery, 2005

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Mark DION
Mobile Bio Type - Jungle
2002
log, soil, plants, aluminum, tempered glass, wood, rubber and ceramic tile
64 x 30 x 70 inches; 162.5 x 76 x 178 cm

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Mark DION
Vivarium
2002
Maple log, soil, aluminum, tempered glass, wood and ceramic tile
7 x 5 x 25 feet 213 x 152.5 x 762 cm

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Mark DION
New England Digs Shelf # 2
2001
Three-shelf open unit painted white filled with glass objects; each shelf contains finds from one city (Brockton, New Bedford,  and Providence)
27 x 41 x 4 inches

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Mark DION
New Bedford Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with ash finish, 4 glass topped drawers, 2 glass doors with locks and 3 lower cabinet door finds from New Bedford Dig
104 x 74 x 19 inches

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Mark DION
Providence Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with mahogany finish, 4 glass topped filled drawers, with finds from Providence Dig
100 x 74 x 19 inches; 254 x 187 x 48 cm

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Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
Detail
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Alexander Wilson - Studio
1999
Wooden structure, mixed media
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Landfill
1999-2000
Mixed Media
71.5 x 147.5 x 64 inches

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Mark DION
Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of San Francisco (Chinatown Division)
1998/2010
mixed media
dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III)
1994
12 black and white photographs and labels, edition of 4, 2 AP
11 x 14 inches each, 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches framed

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Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1994
Stepped plinth, artefacts, specimens, taxidermic animals, bust 238 x 100 x 297 cm

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Mark DION
Concrete Jungle
1992
Taxidermic birds, cardboard boxes, tires, toy truck, wash basin, motor oil canister, chair cushon, rolled carpet, linoleum flooring, wooden crates, aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic bags, containers, cups, bottles, other assorted rubbish
150 x 420 x 130 cm

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Mark DION
The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division) 1992
marine animals collected in Chinatown, door, metal cabinet, blue lab coat
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
Detail
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

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Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

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Mark DION
F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks
1991
Mixed media, Edition of 10
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas to Svalbard)
1991
Stuffed toy polar bear, Sony sport cassette player, cassette recorded in Venezuela/Amazonas territory, shipping crate, electrical cord, tar, wash tub
231 x 112 x 75 cm

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Mark DION
Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the Ark?)
from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress' with William Shefferine
1990
Toy stuffed animals, white enamel on red steel, wood and rubber wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow: 25 x 27 x 55 1/2 inches, overall: 42x57x43 inches

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Mark Dion
Deep Time / Disney Time
1990
Antique writing table, animated MIckey Mouse
110 x 120 x 130 cm

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Mark Dion and William Schefferine
Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version) from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress'
1990
Tropical vegetation, soil, stones and enamel wheelbarrow

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Mark DION
Sea Life
2013
book cart, books, prints
79 x 37 x 74 1/2 inches; 200.7 x 94 x 189.2 cm

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Mark DION
Marine Invertebrates
2013
70 objects in glass jars, isopropyl alcohol, glass and wood cabinet
60 x 24 x 59 3/4 inches; 152.4 x 61 x 151.8 cm

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Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

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Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
Detail
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

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Mark DION
MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophylla, Seattle
2011
wood, hemlock, glue
2 1/4  x 6 1/4  x 6 7/8 inches; 5.7 x 15.9 x 17.5 cm

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Mark Dion
Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered (alligator cabinet)
2008
found alligators in various media, painted wood and glass cabinet, framed William Bartram reproduction
overall installed dimensions: 73 x 13 x 39 1/2 inches; 185.4 x 33 x 100.3 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
Detail
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

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Mark DION
Costume Bureau
2006
Mixed media
76 x 135 x 39 inches; 193 x 343 x 99 cm

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Mark DION
The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillance
2006
Mixed media installation including office furniture, photo equipment, maps, bulletin boards, archival boxes and chromogenic prints
dimensions variable

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Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

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Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

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Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

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Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
Detail
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

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Mark DION
The Collector
2004
Mixed media
48 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, 123.8 x 39.5 cm

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Mark Dion
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks
approx. 200 x 300 x 300 cm

Installation view South London Gallery, 2005

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Mark DION
Mobile Bio Type - Jungle
2002
log, soil, plants, aluminum, tempered glass, wood, rubber and ceramic tile
64 x 30 x 70 inches; 162.5 x 76 x 178 cm

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Mark DION
Vivarium
2002
Maple log, soil, aluminum, tempered glass, wood and ceramic tile
7 x 5 x 25 feet 213 x 152.5 x 762 cm

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Mark DION
New England Digs Shelf # 2
2001
Three-shelf open unit painted white filled with glass objects; each shelf contains finds from one city (Brockton, New Bedford,  and Providence)
27 x 41 x 4 inches

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Mark DION
New Bedford Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with ash finish, 4 glass topped drawers, 2 glass doors with locks and 3 lower cabinet door finds from New Bedford Dig
104 x 74 x 19 inches

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Mark DION
Providence Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with mahogany finish, 4 glass topped filled drawers, with finds from Providence Dig
100 x 74 x 19 inches; 254 x 187 x 48 cm

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Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
Detail
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Alexander Wilson - Studio
1999
Wooden structure, mixed media
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Landfill
1999-2000
Mixed Media
71.5 x 147.5 x 64 inches

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Mark DION
Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of San Francisco (Chinatown Division)
1998/2010
mixed media
dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III)
1994
12 black and white photographs and labels, edition of 4, 2 AP
11 x 14 inches each, 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches framed

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Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1994
Stepped plinth, artefacts, specimens, taxidermic animals, bust 238 x 100 x 297 cm

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Mark DION
Concrete Jungle
1992
Taxidermic birds, cardboard boxes, tires, toy truck, wash basin, motor oil canister, chair cushon, rolled carpet, linoleum flooring, wooden crates, aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic bags, containers, cups, bottles, other assorted rubbish
150 x 420 x 130 cm

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Mark DION
The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division) 1992
marine animals collected in Chinatown, door, metal cabinet, blue lab coat
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
Detail
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

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Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

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Mark DION
F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks
1991
Mixed media, Edition of 10
Dimensions variable

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Mark DION
Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas to Svalbard)
1991
Stuffed toy polar bear, Sony sport cassette player, cassette recorded in Venezuela/Amazonas territory, shipping crate, electrical cord, tar, wash tub
231 x 112 x 75 cm

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Mark DION
Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the Ark?)
from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress' with William Shefferine
1990
Toy stuffed animals, white enamel on red steel, wood and rubber wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow: 25 x 27 x 55 1/2 inches, overall: 42x57x43 inches

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Mark Dion
Deep Time / Disney Time
1990
Antique writing table, animated MIckey Mouse
110 x 120 x 130 cm

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Mark Dion and William Schefferine
Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version) from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress'
1990
Tropical vegetation, soil, stones and enamel wheelbarrow

Works on Paper and Prints
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Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm

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Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm
 

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Mark DION
300 Million Years of Flight
2012
Silkscreen on paper
32 1/4 x 26 inches; 81.9 x 66 cm
Edition of 30, 6 APs

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Mark DION
Presidio Cabinet
2012
colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 22.9 x 30.5 cm (unframed)
13 x 15 3/8 inches; 33 x 39.1 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Cosmology
2012
colored pencil on paper
5 x 7 inches; 12.7 x 17.8 cm (unframed)
9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 23.5 x 29.2 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Mildred's Lane
2011
woodcut on paper
15 x 11 inches; 38.1 x 27.9 cm (unframed)
15 5/8 x 12 inches; 39.7 x 30.5 c m (framed)
Edition of 20; 6 AP

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Mark DION
Oceanomania
2011
2-color photopolymer etching on magnami pescia paper
13 x 16 inches; 33 x 40.6 cm unframed
Edition of 27; 2 APs

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Mark DION
Tree Scheme
2009
plate lithograph
16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches; 42.2 x 34 cm (unframed)
18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 47.6 x 37.5 cm (framed)
edition of 60; 10 APs

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Mark DION
Herbarium
2007-2011
Hand painted acrylic wash, spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, with hand applied letterpress labels and stamps in 7 parts plus colophon in bleach stained folio
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm (unframed prints and colophon)
18 x 13 1/8 inches; 45.7 x 33.3 cm (portfolio)

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Mark DION
Giraffe
2007
colored pencil on paper
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 32 x 24 cm (framed)
8 x 5 1/2 inches; 20.5 x 14 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2007
colored pencil on paper
10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; 27.5 x 32.5 cm (image)
14 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 37.5 x 42 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Polar bears and toucans
2006
colored pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 8 inches; 29 x 20.5 cm (unframed)
15 1/2 x 12 inches; 39.5 x 30.5 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit
2006
colored pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches 31.1 x 39.4 cm (framed)
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 21 x 29 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
Dept. of Cryptozoology
2006
collage on paper
14 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 36 x 29.25 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
New England Digs
2006
silkscreen and photo-etching in 3 parts
each: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches; 59 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 20

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
ink on paper
16 x 11 inches; 40.5 x 28 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National Park
2005
colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 inches; 28 x 35.5 cm (unframed)
12 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches; 32.1 x 43.5 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Theatrum Anatomicum
(8 Parts)
2005
colored pencil and collage on paper in 8 parts
overall installed dimensions: 15 x 92 1/2 inches; 38.1 x 235 cm
each: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 37 x 24 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy
2004
collage on board
18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
14 x 12 inches; 35.6 x 30.5 cm (framed)
11 1/4 x 9 inches; 28.6 x 22.9 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
New England Digs
2001
Colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 23 x 30.5 cm

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Mark DION
Typical Avian Topography/Chart I
2000
silkscreen on paper Edition with 20 AP
23 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 84.5 cm (framed)
20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches; 52.1 x 77.5 cm (unframed)
AP 15

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Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN
Urban Food Web
1996
silkscreen
17 x 22 inches; 43 x 56 cm (image)
27 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (frame)
Edition of 75; 6 AP

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Mark DION
Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer
1996
pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches; 35.5 x 43 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Dodo
1995
silkscreen on paper
24 x 14 inches (unframed)
Edition of 35

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Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1993
photostat on paper
36 x 29 inches; 91.5 x 74 cm (framed)
Edition of 2

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Mark DION
Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group
1993
Blueprint
17 1/2  x 23 1/2 inches; 44.5 x 59.7 cm (unframed)
21 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches; 54 x 67.9 cm (framed)
Edition of 15
 

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Mark DION
Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992
1992
Blueprint
18 x 23 1/2 inches (unframed)
19 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches; 50.2 x 66.7 cm (framed)
Edition of 10

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Mark DION
Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology
1991
ink on newsprint
28 1/2 x 49 inches; 72.5 x 124.5 cm (framed)
Edition of 30; 10 AP

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Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE
Biodiversity Installation for the Wexner Center
1990
Pencil, colored pencil and collage on paper

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Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm

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Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm
 

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Mark DION
300 Million Years of Flight
2012
Silkscreen on paper
32 1/4 x 26 inches; 81.9 x 66 cm
Edition of 30, 6 APs

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Mark DION
Presidio Cabinet
2012
colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 22.9 x 30.5 cm (unframed)
13 x 15 3/8 inches; 33 x 39.1 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Cosmology
2012
colored pencil on paper
5 x 7 inches; 12.7 x 17.8 cm (unframed)
9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 23.5 x 29.2 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Mildred's Lane
2011
woodcut on paper
15 x 11 inches; 38.1 x 27.9 cm (unframed)
15 5/8 x 12 inches; 39.7 x 30.5 c m (framed)
Edition of 20; 6 AP

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Mark DION
Oceanomania
2011
2-color photopolymer etching on magnami pescia paper
13 x 16 inches; 33 x 40.6 cm unframed
Edition of 27; 2 APs

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Mark DION
Tree Scheme
2009
plate lithograph
16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches; 42.2 x 34 cm (unframed)
18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 47.6 x 37.5 cm (framed)
edition of 60; 10 APs

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Mark DION
Herbarium
2007-2011
Hand painted acrylic wash, spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, with hand applied letterpress labels and stamps in 7 parts plus colophon in bleach stained folio
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm (unframed prints and colophon)
18 x 13 1/8 inches; 45.7 x 33.3 cm (portfolio)

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Mark DION
Giraffe
2007
colored pencil on paper
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 32 x 24 cm (framed)
8 x 5 1/2 inches; 20.5 x 14 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

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Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2007
colored pencil on paper
10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; 27.5 x 32.5 cm (image)
14 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 37.5 x 42 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Polar bears and toucans
2006
colored pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 8 inches; 29 x 20.5 cm (unframed)
15 1/2 x 12 inches; 39.5 x 30.5 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit
2006
colored pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches 31.1 x 39.4 cm (framed)
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 21 x 29 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
Dept. of Cryptozoology
2006
collage on paper
14 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 36 x 29.25 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
New England Digs
2006
silkscreen and photo-etching in 3 parts
each: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches; 59 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 20

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Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
ink on paper
16 x 11 inches; 40.5 x 28 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National Park
2005
colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 inches; 28 x 35.5 cm (unframed)
12 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches; 32.1 x 43.5 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Theatrum Anatomicum
(8 Parts)
2005
colored pencil and collage on paper in 8 parts
overall installed dimensions: 15 x 92 1/2 inches; 38.1 x 235 cm
each: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 37 x 24 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy
2004
collage on board
18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
14 x 12 inches; 35.6 x 30.5 cm (framed)
11 1/4 x 9 inches; 28.6 x 22.9 cm (unframed)

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Mark DION
New England Digs
2001
Colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 23 x 30.5 cm

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Mark DION
Typical Avian Topography/Chart I
2000
silkscreen on paper Edition with 20 AP
23 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 84.5 cm (framed)
20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches; 52.1 x 77.5 cm (unframed)
AP 15

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Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN
Urban Food Web
1996
silkscreen
17 x 22 inches; 43 x 56 cm (image)
27 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (frame)
Edition of 75; 6 AP

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Mark DION
Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer
1996
pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches; 35.5 x 43 cm (framed)

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Mark DION
Dodo
1995
silkscreen on paper
24 x 14 inches (unframed)
Edition of 35

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Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1993
photostat on paper
36 x 29 inches; 91.5 x 74 cm (framed)
Edition of 2

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Mark DION
Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group
1993
Blueprint
17 1/2  x 23 1/2 inches; 44.5 x 59.7 cm (unframed)
21 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches; 54 x 67.9 cm (framed)
Edition of 15
 

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Mark DION
Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992
1992
Blueprint
18 x 23 1/2 inches (unframed)
19 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches; 50.2 x 66.7 cm (framed)
Edition of 10

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Mark DION
Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology
1991
ink on newsprint
28 1/2 x 49 inches; 72.5 x 124.5 cm (framed)
Edition of 30; 10 AP

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Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE
Biodiversity Installation for the Wexner Center
1990
Pencil, colored pencil and collage on paper

Outdoor Public Projects
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Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

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Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

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Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

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Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

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Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

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Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

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Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

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Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

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Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

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Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

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Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

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Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

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Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

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Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

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Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

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Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

Biography

Since the early 1990s, Mark Dion has examined the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, the artist creates works that address distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.

 

Born in Massachusetts in 1961, Dion currently lives in New York City. He received a BFA and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut in 1986 and 2003, respectively. He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1982-84, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program from 1984-85. He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008).

 

Throughout the past two decades, his work has been the subject of major exhibitions worldwide. Notable solo exhibitions include Mark Dion: The Academy of Things at The Academy of Fine Arts Design in Dresden, Germany (2014), The Macabre Treasury at Museum Het Domein in Sittard, The Netherlands (2013), Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas at Musée Océanographique de Monaco and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco / Villa Paloma in Monaco (2011), The Marvelous Museum: A Mark Dion Project at Oakland Museum of California (2010-11), Systema Metropolis at Natural History Museum, London (2007), The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit at Miami Art Museum (2006), Rescue Archaeology, a project for the Museum of Modern Art (2004), and his renowned Tate Thames Dig at the Tate Gallery in London (1999).

 

In 2012, his work was included in dOCUMENTA 13, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in Kassel, Germany, and has also been exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain, Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen, Germany, and Kunsthaus Graz in Austria.

 

The artist has also completed numerous public commissions during his career, which include Den, a site-specific installation for the National Tourist Routes in Norway (2012), An Archaeology of Knowledge for John Hopkins University (2012), and Ship in a Bottle for Port of Los Angeles Waterfront (2011).

 

His work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Tate Gallery, London, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany, Harvard University Art Museums in Massachusetts, and the Israel Museum of Art in Jerusalem, among others.

 

Presently, he is a mentor at Columbia University in New York and co-director of Mildred's Land, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife, the artist Dana Sherwood in New York City and works worldwide.

Exhibitions
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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9 January - 8 February 2014
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Vedahaugane National Tourist Route, Norway
Permanent Installation
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Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures
28 February - 13 April 2013
Publications
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Travels of William Bartram: Reconsidered
2008
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Mark Dion
Concerning Hunting
2008
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The Natural History of the Museum
2007
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Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy
2006
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Microcosmographia: Mark Dion’s Chamber of Curiosities
2003