Mark Shetabi is an artist whose work examines a disjointed and subjective overview of history through concurrent bodies of work in painting, sculpture and installation. Born in New York, as a child he lived in Tehran, Iran for five years, returning to the United States on the eve of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The experience of straddling two cultures often in conflict is an enduring subtext of his work.
Shetabi has exhibited in venues such as White Columns in New York; the Smithsonian National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.; Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, Aidekman Art Center at Tufts University; Western Bridge in Seattle, Washington, in addition to numerous gallery exhibitions including Ratio3 in San Francisco; Locks Gallery and Project Room in Philadelphia; EVO Gallery in Santa Fe; and Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, NY, among others.
His work has been reviewed widely in publications such as Art in America, The Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, Artnet, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, The New York Times and Time Out/New York. He is a 2002 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
MFA, Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1996
BA, Painting, Western Washington University, 1993