Mark Dean Veca
Mark Dean Veca lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated with a BFA from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles in 1985. Veca has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in both national and international venues including: The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; and The Drawing Center, New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include: Everlast, Western Project, Los Angeles (2014); Made For You and Me, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York (2013); Mark Dean Veca: Raging Opulence, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California (2012); and When the Shit Hits the Fan, Western Project, Culver City, California (2010). Recent group exhibitions include: California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2013); Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California (2012); Visible, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, California (2012); and Under the Influence: The Comics, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York (2012). He received fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts in 1998, 2002, and 2008, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2006, and a City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Grant in 2011. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, Artforum, Art in America, Art Review, Juxtapoz, and Flash Art.