马克·夏兹在密歇根大学获得雕塑系的美术学士学位，在德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校获得雕塑系的美术硕士学位。 他的作品涉及雕塑、装置艺术、画画、摄影等多个领域，曾展於圣安东尼奥市的McNay艺术博物馆所举办的“新想象雕塑”展览。 他的作品被德克萨斯州圣安东尼奥市的德克萨斯州立大学以及其他个人和公共机构收藏。 马克·夏兹现为肯特州立大学艺术学院的助理教授，并担任基础课程项目协调员。
Mark Schatz received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas in Austin.
His practice includes sculpture, installation, drawings, and photography and has been shown widely, including the exhibition “New Image Sculpture” at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. His work is included in private and public collections, including the permanent collection of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Mark Schatz is currently an assistant Professor and the Foundations Program Coordinator for the School of Art at Kent State University.
In an increasingly mobile and fluid landscape, the lingering meanings that are embedded in physical spaces and places become even more interesting and precious. These meanings are still cultivated, claimed, and transformed by those who seek them out.
Frequently utilizing existing spaces, simple construction materials, and accumulations of castoff materials, I try to evoke something deeply familiar in surprising ways. I acknowledge and even relish the fragmentation, distortion, and reinvention of our remembered places.