Mark x Farina


Work Fast, Cure Slow, Destroy Before Collecting Dust


Artist Exhibition Resume


Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


MFA Otis College of Art And Design , Social Practice Arts

BFA: Media Arts, minor in Cinema, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Select Art Exhibitions 


Coffin Smoke      Maindergroun    Los Angeles CA

Dis/Closure    FAB Gallery  Santa Monica CA  

Then and Now   Venice Institute of Contemporary Art at bG Gallery Santa Monica CA



Year One /Benefit for Sea Shepard Conservation Society

Castelli Art Space Los Angeles CA

Side Bar Pop Up shop/ experimental performance space Culver City CA

Solo Show/  Too Many White Russians  Pittsburgh PA



2017 F.A.R. Bazaar at Cerritos College  Norwalk CA

Thesis Solo Show- Paper Vs. Plastic /FAB gallery  Santa Monica CA


2016 Open Engagement  Oakland CA

Unicef Next Generation Art  Los Angeles CA

Gabba Gallery  Hollywood CA

City of Brea MFA Biennial Art Show  Brea CA

Photo LA  Los Angeles CA

18th Street Arts Center  Santa Monica CA

Art Basel City of Miami Beach FLA


2015 Paramount Ranch Art Fair  Agoura Hills CA

HDTS Gem and Mineral show  Los Angeles CA

Trunk Gallery  Venice CA

Cedar Center /MOAH  Lancaster CA


2014 Scope Art Fair/ See Me projects  Miami Beach Florida

Elongated Now/ Lita Albuquerque  Laguna Beach CA

Circus of Death /Marnie Weber  Los Angeles CA

Hilltop Show Group Exhibit  Santa Monica CA

Paramount Ranch Art Fair  Agoura Hills CA

Prohibition Gallery  Culver City CA


2013 Shangri-La Outdoor Exhibition  Joshua Tree CA.

High Desert Test Sites  Upper Mojave Desert CA

Letters to LA /Jack Rutberg Gallery  Hollywood CA


2012 Vast Space Projects / “October Surprise”  Henderson Nevada

Los Angeles World Airports “ Out of Thin Air “ USAir Terminal  LAX CA

Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial  Venice CA

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk And Skate  Google campus  Venice CA

Blank Canvas Jonathan Hornedo studio  Los Angeles CA

The Frank building permanent collection  Venice CA

Solo Painting Show Joe’s Restaurant Venice CA

HDTS “Object Control Solstice” performance Mojave Desert California

Otis College of Art and Design “Invoking LA”  Los Angeles CA


Work donated thru charity auctions UNICEF NextGen Art Party

100 Pieces benefiting Safe Place For Youth

Incognito Benefit Santa Monica Museum of Art

JDRF Art One Benefit for Diabeties Cure 

Santa Monica CA Haiti Relief Benefit Artists for Peace and Justice Santa Monica. CA

ESPN X Games Summer- Los Angeles CA ,Winter X -Aspen Colorado

Sojourn Services for Battered Women/Children Santa Monica CA

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk Venice CA L.A.C.E. Hollywood CA My Friends Place at Risk Homeless Youth Los Angeles CA

Venice Community Trust Venice CA

Selected Curator of Exhibitions Surf and Skate Venice Family Clinic Venice CA

Alter Egos Del Rey Theater Los Angeles CA

Sucks Oil Trade City Santa Monica CA

Terrorist Group Trade City Santa Monica CA

Selected Video Screenings Ann Arbor Film Festival Michigan

University Massey University College of Creative Arts New Zealand

Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station Santa Monica CA

Egyptian Theater American Cinematheque Hollywood CA

Flint Institute of the Arts Flint Michigan

Gio Marconi Gallery Milan Italy

Powerhouse Theater Santa Monica CA

PXL This Film festival Los Angeles CA

Other Cinema San Francisco CA


Collaborative Projects

The Sycons

Solar powered DJing service

Remote self contained power base station activated at events include: Ciclavia Street Ride Los Angles/  CA Create/ Maker Fair South by Southwest Austin Texas / Coachella music and arts festival / InterBike Las Vegas/ Hollywood Free waves Video Festival Los Angeles CA/ International Kite Festival Santa Monica CA/ Sea Sheperd International Art show Los Angeles CA


Object Control

Object Control Sound based collaboration utilizing a functioning radio telescope.

Participated in various Art festivals including: Long Beach Sound Walk, California Biennial Mojave desert, Venice Eco Fest, and High Desert Test sites. Random activation in key remote areas - within proximity of the Ocean, Desert, and Mountains.

Project concluded indefinitely with radio silence scheduled at end of the world December 21 2012 AD.