Mark Ciocca Artist

Mark holds a Masters Degree in Education from the State of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University and an Associates of Arts Degree from Keystone College. He has completed additional graduate work at Ohio State University, Moore College of Art, Marywood University and other institutions. He is presently a secondary art teacher at the Pocono Mountain School District and previously art adjunct at Keystone College for several years.

His professional endeavors have included participation at the local, state and national levels in education and art exhibitions. He was also given an award by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s “The Lab School of Washington, D. C“. He was accepted at the National Art Education Association’s Distinguished Fellows Multicultural Art Education Institute at the Ohio State University, The Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art and Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and four programs with the Teachers Summer Institute on Public Art at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia. He has also juried several local and state exhibitions and serves as Vice President, Gallery Chair and board member at Afa Gallery, Scranton, PA.

As an exhibiting printmaker in serigraphy and linocuts his work has been recognized and exhibited widely. The most recent solo exhibition was at The Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton. He was invited to participate in his first international solo exhibition in Germany, 2004, “Kunst macht Druck” (Art made with Pressure) along with several European printmakers. The most recent was being selected for the Honorable Mentions in the 4th and 6th NBC Meshtec International Screen Print Biennial, Tokyo, Japan. His recently published work "Art for Aleppo" Postcards to Humanity book, 2017 and the cover of the San Diego Reader, August 11, 2016.

Mark continues with work from his studio.

Mark Ciocca

A Portrait of the Artist - by Tiffany
Photos by Tiffany