Artist Bio

  Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into an 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 are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and transformation. The context of his work he describes as “Simple expressions of complex thoughts created by capturing the physical mixed with the spiritual.” He seeks to evoke a feeling rather than a defined image. Mark’s application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Using traditional brushes along with palette knives, rags and his hands, he continuously builds up and tears down, adding and subtracting, stripping away layers to achieve greater clarity and emotion. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases with texture and depth.  

 The results are a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious.  

 

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

 

 

CV
Selected Exhibitions
2020
Tag Gallery, Hold You Foundation, Charity Benefit, Los Angeles, Ca 
Mash Gallery I of LA, August 29th, Los Angeles, Ca
Durden and Ray, Personal Contacts, Los Angeles, Ca
Barba Contempory Between and Beyond, Palm Springs, Ca
 


2019
Tag Galley Los Angeles, Ca 
Castelli Art Space, Symbolic Gestures, Los Angeles, Ca 
Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs, Ca 
Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Nantucket 



2018
Solitude, Casterline/Goodman Gallery Aspen, Co 


La Davida, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen, Colorado 

2017

Hudis Gallery,Echoes of Silence, Beverely Hills,Ca
When Line Becomes Form, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

Art Palm Springs

2016
Art
Hamtons, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, LA Ca

NYC Art Fair, Artspace Gallery Los Angeles, Ca

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

2015

Solo show" Hope" Gallery 9 Culver City, Ca

Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2014

Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca

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

The Leftovers "HBO"  

The Americans"FX

 

2013

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

Shadows and Light, Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca 

 

2012

Art Hamptons

San Diego Artfair

David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, Tn

 

Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006 

Lurie Gallery, Studio City, Ca

Micheal Josephs Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, Fl

Melrose Lightspace, Hollywood, Ca

2005

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
Phil Rucker / Washington Post
Camryn Manhiem, Venice Ca  

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

 

Sections

Bio / CV/ Collections

Artist Bio

  Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into an 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 are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and transformation. The context of his work he describes as “Simple expressions of complex thoughts created by capturing the physical mixed with the spiritual.” He seeks to evoke a feeling rather than a defined image. Mark’s application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Using traditional brushes along with palette knives, rags and his hands, he continuously builds up and tears down, adding and subtracting, stripping away layers to achieve greater clarity and emotion. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases with texture and depth.  

 The results are a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious.  

 

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

 

 

CV
Selected Exhibitions
2020
Tag Gallery, Hold You Foundation, Charity Benefit, Los Angeles, Ca 
Mash Gallery I of LA, August 29th, Los Angeles, Ca
Durden and Ray, Personal Contacts, Los Angeles, Ca
Barba Contempory Between and Beyond, Palm Springs, Ca
 


2019
Tag Galley Los Angeles, Ca 
Castelli Art Space, Symbolic Gestures, Los Angeles, Ca 
Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs, Ca 
Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Nantucket 



2018
Solitude, Casterline/Goodman Gallery Aspen, Co 


La Davida, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen, Colorado 

2017

Hudis Gallery,Echoes of Silence, Beverely Hills,Ca
When Line Becomes Form, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

Art Palm Springs

2016
Art
Hamtons, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, LA Ca

NYC Art Fair, Artspace Gallery Los Angeles, Ca

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

2015

Solo show" Hope" Gallery 9 Culver City, Ca

Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2014

Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca

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

The Leftovers "HBO"  

The Americans"FX

 

2013

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

Shadows and Light, Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca 

 

2012

Art Hamptons

San Diego Artfair

David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, Tn

 

Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006 

Lurie Gallery, Studio City, Ca

Micheal Josephs Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, Fl

Melrose Lightspace, Hollywood, Ca

2005

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
Phil Rucker / Washington Post
Camryn Manhiem, Venice Ca  

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

 

Sections