Mark Rediske

Mark Rediske - VERONA

Artist Statement

Mark Rediske earned his MA in painting from St. Cloud State in Minnesota in 1985. His muted palette reveals increasingly abstracted and gestural imagery in a series of timelessly elegant works. Rediske is interested in the malleable and transparent qualities of wax that he uses to create meticulously layered works in oil pastel and encaustic. Building up color and wax allows for a constructive and destructive process as Rediske abstracts the picture plane by drawing on and scratching away the surface of each piece.

For the past few years I have been working exclusively with encaustics. I am intrigued by the versatile and malleable properties of this ancient medium. I find an affinity with the lustrous and uniquely beautiful surfaces which can be achieved with this wax based paint. I am fascinated by the process of applying the molten paint and the myriad of ways in which the image can then be worked.

The passage of time is also reflected in the botanical images which reappear in my work. As my garden matures I discover more and more solace in the transient beauty of that nurtured space. I am awed by the mysticism and renewal found there.

Finally, I draw some inspiration from ancient cultures which espoused the belief that nature has both a physical presence and a spiritual identity. The iconography and tenor in my work reflects a desire to access some element of this greater realm.   

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Biography

MARK REDISKE

Resides: Seattle, WA

Education

1985 St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

Master of Arts; Painting

1978 St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Printmaking

Related Experience

2006 Workshop Instructor: Encaustics; Oregon College of Arts and Crafts; Portland, OR

2005 Workshop Instructor: Encaustics; Coupeville Arts Center; Whidbey Island, WA

2003 Workshop Instructor: Oil Pastels; Pratt Fine Arts Center; Seattle, WA

1997 Workshop Instructor: Encaustics; Oregon College of Arts and Crafts; Portland, OR

1991 Workshop Instructor: Oil Pastels; Pratt Fine Arts Center; Seattle, WA

1988-1989 Instructor: Design and Drawing; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

1987-1989 Instructor: Drawing and Life Drawing; Art Center of Minnetonka; Wayzata, MN

1984-1985 Instructor: Printmaking and Drawing; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

1983 Gallery Director: Kiehle Gallery; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

2010 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

2009 TASTE; presented by Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 Friesen Gallery; Sun Valley, ID

2007 The Edmonds Arts Festival Museum; Edmonds, WA

Bentley Projects; Phoenix, AZ

2005 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

2004 R C Gallery; Portland, OR

Simon Edwards Gallery; Yakima, WA

2003 Gallery Materia; Scottsdale, AZ

Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

Margo Jacobsen; Portland, OR

2001 Friesen Gallery; Sun Valley, ID

Vanier Galleries; Scottsdale, AZ

Foster / White Gallery; Kirkland, WA

Jenkins Johnson Gallery; San Franciso, CA

2000 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1999 Margo Jacobsen Gallery; Portland, OR

1998 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1996 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1995 Foster / White Gallery; Kirkland, WA

1994 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1993 Foster / White Gallery; Kirkland, WA

1992 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1991 Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1989 Peter M. David Gallery; Minneapolis, MN

1987 Peter M. David Gallery; Minneapolis, MN

1986 Peter M. David Gallery; Minneapolis, MN

1985 Kiehle Gallery; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

1983 Peter M. David Gallery; Minneapolis, MN

1982 Fifth Avenue Gallery of St. Cloud; St. Cloud, MN

1981 Fifth Avenue Gallery of St. Cloud; St.Cloud, MN

Group Exhibitions

2014 FILTERED: what does love look like?, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2011 “The Silver Summit,” Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2010 Seattle Art Museum Gallery; Seattle, WA

2008 “Century 21 Dealer’s Choice” Wrght Exhibition Space; Seattle, WA

2007 Sandy Carson Galley; Denver, CO

2005 Susan Street Fine Arts; Solana Beach, CA

2003 Simon Edwards Gallery; Yakima, WA

2003 Friesen Gallery; Sun Valley, ID

2002 Friesen Gallery; Sun Valley, ID

2002 Vanier Galleries, Tuson, AZ

2002 Horizion Gallery; Santa Fe, NM

2002 Fresh Paint Art Advisors; Culver City, CA

2001 Vanier Galleries; Scottsdale, AZ

2001 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

2000 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

1999 Realism Meets Abstraction, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 Three Person Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

1998 Group Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

1997 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

1997 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

1997 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1997 Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

1995 Two Person Show, The Bell Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1995 Two Person Show; The Bell Gallery; Memphis, TN

1995 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

1994 Three Person Show; Sandy Carson Gallery; Denver, CO

1993 “Recent Work by Gallery Artists”; Foster / White Gallery; Seattle, WA

1993 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

1992 Two Person Show; Thomson Gallery; Minneapolis, MN

1992 The Marcus Gallery; Santa Fe, NM

1991 “Artworks for AIDS”; Seattle Center Pavilion; Seattle, WA

1990 “Puget Sound Area Exhibition 1990”; Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum; Seattle, WA

1988 Catherine G. Murphy Gallery; College of St. Catherine; St. Paul, MN

1988 “Fifth International Juried Exhibition of Pastels”; Kentucky Highlands Museum; Ashland, KY

1987 “A Collection of Mid-American Art”; First Bank Atrium, Pillsbury Center; Minneapolis, MN

1987 “Faculty Show”; Art Center of Minnesota; Wayzata, MN

1986 Eilat Gordin Gallery; Los Angeles, CA

1985 “Faculty Show”; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

1984 “Juried Show for Minnesota Artists”; Art Center of Minnesota; Wayzata, MN

1983 “Juried Show for Minnesota Artists”; Art Center of Minnesota; Wayzata, MN

1982 “Young Minnesota Artists”; University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

1982 “Pastels”; Fifth Avenue Gallery of St. Cloud; St. Cloud, MN

1978 “Minnesota: The Artist Viewpoint”; Juried Show; Traveling

1978 “Eleven Printmakers”; Kiehle Gallery; St. Cloud State University: St. Cloud, MN

Public and Corporate Collections

American Airlines; Seattle, WA

AT&T Information Systems; Vienna, VA

AT&T Information Systems; Minneapolis, MN

Ag Chem Corporation; Minneapolis, MN

Andersen Consulting Company – A Division of Arthur Andersen & Company; Palo Alto, CA

Cincinnati Bell Information Systems; Cincinnati, OH

Balboa Bay Club; Newport Beach, CA

Bellevue Club Hotel; Bellevue, WA

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Washington and Alaska; Seattle, WA

Boeing; Seattle, WA

Broadway Crown Plaza Hotel; New York, NY

Charles Schwab; Denver, CO

College of St. Benedict; St. Joseph, MN

Colorado State Bank; Denver, CO

Columbia Management; Portland, OR

Columbia Management; Seattle, WA

Coopers and Lybrand; Boston, MA

Deloitte and Touche; Boston, MA

General Mills, Inc.; Minneapolis, MN

Fidelity Management Research; Boston, MA

First Bank Systems; Minneapolis, MN

First Bank Systems; St. Paul, MN

Four Seasons Hotel; Scottsdale, AZ

General Mills, Inc.; Grand Rapids, IA

Global Marine Drilling; Houston, TX

Harcourt General; New York, NY

Health Central, Inc.,; St. Paul, MN

Hyatt Hotel; Century City, CA

International Business Machines; El Paso, TX

International Business Machines; Sacramento, CA

I.M.C. Fertilizer; Chicago, IL

Index Group; Cambridge, MA

Lynx Medical Systems; Bellevue, WA

Marriott Hotel; Desert Ridge, AZ

MCI; Denver, CO
Microsoft Corporation; Redmond, WA

Minnegasco; Minneapolis, MN

Minnetonka Company; Minneapolis, MN

Monaco Hotel; Washington, DC

Norwest National Bank; Minneapolis, MN

Osborn Energy; Houston, TX

Paulson Investments; Portland, OR

Piper Jaffary and Hopwood, Inc.; Minneapolis, MN

Pointe South Mountaine; Phoenix, AZ

Price Waterhouse; Chicago, IL

Prudential Insurance Company of America; Newark, NJ

Renaissance Hotel; Las Vegas, NV

Ritz Carlton; Washington, DC

Schwabe Investment; Portland OR

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP; Los Angeles, CA

Standard Federal Bank; Detroit, MI

St. Paul Companies, Inc.; Minneapolis, MN

The Benchmark Group; Portland, OR

Timberline Software, Beaverton, OR

Tombstone Pizza Corporation; Medford, WI

University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

Valdoro Mountain Lodge; Aspen, CO

Wells Fargo National Bank; Portland, OR

Western O’Hare Hotel; Chicago, IL

Wilson Smith Cochran & Deckerson, Attorneys; Seattle, WA

Wyndham Hotel; Austin, TX

Publications

New American Paintings; Open Studios Press, Number 25

The Santa Fean Magazine; Sept. Vol. 22