Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Graduate Lecture Series

Mark Van Proyen
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Mark Van Proyen has been a fixture in the Northern California art scene for three decades, writing art criticism for a wide variety of publications including Art Week, New Art Examiner, Art Criticism, Art Issues, Art in America, ARTnews, Art Practical, Bad Subjects, Squarecylinder, and San Francisco Arts Quarterly. He has also contributed catalogue texts for exhibitions held at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and the Círculo de Belles Artes in Madrid. From 1981–1998, he exhibited paintings, collages, and digitally formulated prints at several galleries and museums, and in 2000 his digital prints were included in an exhibition in Bejing. He has been on the faculty of SFAI since 1985 and was chair of the Painting Department from 2010–2012. Since 2010, he has been working on a novel titled Theda’s Island—a work of comic fiction about the tribulations of a totally fictitious art school.

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Mark Van Proyen
Mary P. Kraven, Why Do You Want to Talk About That?, 2013
Digital collage
3 x 4 inches
Courtesy of the artist