Mark Mennin was born in 1960 in Cedar Falls Iowa. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982. He has spent much of his life in Italy and France and now lives in Bethlehem, Connecticut. He splits time between studios there and New York.
Mark Mennin is a sculptor known mostly for his monumental granite carvings in landscape and architecture. These larger works are usually about the human figure’s relationship with the earth. He is equally accomplished on a smaller scale with work that deconstructions the figure in different ways.
Public projects have included a large fountain, facades, and other permanent installations at the Chelsea Market in New York; the Millennium Sundial at Bruce Park in Greenwich, Connecticut, a large cliff face in Le Muy, France, and recent installations at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis.
He has had several one-person shows in the U.S. and Europe, most recently at Braunstein/Quay Gallery in San Francisco, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, the Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, and the Marisa Del Re Gallery in New York. He has also made one-person shows at Galerie Von Lintel in Munich and at Galerie Enrico Navarra in Paris, which will be publishing a monograph on Mark Mennin’s work from the last twenty years.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews, and on the cover of Sculpture Magazine.
Mennin has also written on sculpture for Arts Magazine and ArtNews. He is on the faculty at the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School for Figurative Art.