Artist Bio


Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into a artistic household. Mark’s mother herself was a painter and some of his earliest memories was the smell of turpentine and oil paints. Growing up surrounded by his mothers work, she inspired and encouraged him to become an artist. 

Mark’s paintings exists to awaken your sense of exploration and adventure demand a new discovery. A chemistry of complexity and spontaneity, lyrical abstraction of the painter’s frenzied marks, many of which previously lay hidden, buried beneath strong layers of self-taught -expression. Those truths, first obscured and then obvious, aim to engage each viewer in the image, allowing each explorer to his or her own interpretation.


Mark’s paintings are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and death. His latest series is entitled, Absence and Presence” pertaining to how someone or something can be physically gone, but the essence still remains. Capturing the physical mixed with spirituality on canvas.  His application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. A visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed. 


     Mark’s paintings may be painted over four or five times with the past lying just beneath the surface of the present in each incarnation, adding to it’s overall dimension and depth. In his work he seeks to evoke a feeling rather than depict a defined image. Mark uses primarily oils, found objects, and encaustics to create thickly layered and textured canvases, with emotive bursts of color where imagination and reality come together and random thoughts vaguely reveal their  message. 

 Mark’s works can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world including, Lisa Colburn, "Coldburn School of Music" Raytheon Corp, Universal Studios, Warner Bothers, Michael Jordan, Stuart Beattie, Claire Forlani, Camryn Mainhiem and Francine Maisler..  





Selected Exhibitions
Echoes of Silence, Hudis Gallery, Beverely Hills,Ca
When Line Becomes Form, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA
Affordable Art Fair London UK
Affordable Art Fair New York City
Art Palm Springs
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong "May 2017"

Hamtons, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, LA

NYC Affordable Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca

Hong Kong Afforadable Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca


Solo show" Hope" Gallery 9 Culver City, Ca

Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca


Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca 

Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca

Film and Tv
13 Reasons Why, Netflix
Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO season 9

The Leftovers "HBO"  

The Americans"FX



Absence and Presence Solo Exihibtion, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS 

Shadows and Light, Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca 



Art Hamptons

San Diego Artfair

David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, Tn

Affordable Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse,Los Angeles, Ca 

Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago


Art Houston, Museum Works Gallery

Art SanDiego, Museum Works Gallery

Art Hamptons, Museum Works Gallery

Art Chicago, Museum Works Gallery

LA Art Show, Museum Works Gallery

Museum Works Gallery, Chicago, IL

 GEM  “group show” Los Angeles Arts Association


Gallery 825, Annual Benefit, Los Angeles, Ca

Outside The Abstract, Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca

Pieces Of Heaven, Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, Ca

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, MW Gallery

GEM Los Angeles Arts Association 

160/160 MOPLA Group Show Photography/ SAMASHBOX STUDIOS, Culver City, Ca

In Art Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe , New Mexico


Pharmaka “ The Man Show” Los Angeles, Ca

The Whole 9 Gallery “,Fearless Leaders” Culver City, Ca

Left Coast Gallery, Bulls and Matadors “ Solo” 

Studio City, Ca

MW Galleries, Aspen, Co


Dale Youngman Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

Left Coast Gallery, “Bronze and Brushstrokes” Studio City, Ca

Museum Works Gallery Aspen, Co

Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, Ca

Pharmaka “Marks on Paper”,Los Angeles, Ca


Lawrence Asher Gallery,  “Stripped” Solo Show” Los Angeles, Ca

Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, Ca

Bert Green, Los Angeles, Ca

Red Dot Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

Pharmaka Gallery “L.A Ethos,” Los Angeles, Ca

Ambrogi/ Castanier Gallery, Beverly Hills, Ca


Lurie Gallery, Studio City, Ca

Micheal Josephs Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, Fl

Melrose Lightspace, Hollywood, Ca


Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Hollywood Bowl/ Frank Geary, Sphere Project

Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

New York International Art Expo, New York , Ny

Art Miami ,Miami, Fl





Selected private and corporate collections.

Bill Withers / Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Songwriter

Lisa Colburn/ Colburn School of Music

Rock Mafia Studio, Los Angeles, Ca

Michael Jordan, Chicago, IL

Colin Digiaro,, Encino, Ca

Tom Beiry, Vice President Warner Brothers Promotions, Los Angeles,Ca

Jack Permeter, Vice President, CBS Promotions, Los Angeles, Ca

Raytheon Corperation, Los Angels, Ca

Tom Shadyac, Universal Studios, Studio City, Ca

Claire Forlani, Los Angeles, Ca

Lavar Burton, Los Angeles, Ca

Thomas Bähler, Los Angeles, Ca

Chaz Dean, Hollywood, Ca

Steven Zeller, Brentwood, Ca

American Heart Association, Los Angeles, Ca

Hollyrod Foundation, Beverly Hills, Ca

Mark Kohn, Detriot, Mi

Jeff Franklyn, Los Angeles, Ca

Stuart Beattie, Calabasis, Ca

Russell Bearney, Brentwood,Ca

Francine Maisler, Beverly Hills, Ca

The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, Ca

Jessica Needleman Los Angeles, Ca

Eduardo Renta Los Angeles, Ca

Keith Pressman, Los Angeles, Ca

Torri Hinginson, Los Angeles, Ca

Camryn Manhiem, Venice Ca