Mark McKnight

Mark McKnight, Burned Map (or Body), 2019gelatin silver print332 × 40 inches, 81.28 × 101.60 cm
Mark McKnight, His Birth (or Black Egg), 2019gelatin silver print20 x 24 inches, 50.80 x 60.96 cm
Mark McKnight, The Black Place , 2019gelatin silver print40 x 50 inches, 101.60 x 127.00 cm
Mark McKnight, untitled, 2019gelatin silver print24 x 30 inches, 60.96 x 76.20 cm
Mark Mcknight, Violence, 2019gelatin silver print11 x 14 inches, 27.94 x 35.56 cm
Mark McKnight, An Island, 2018pigment print20 x 34 inches



Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles (upcoming)

In this temporarily prevailing landscape, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

Aperture Portfolio Prize, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
Shadow & Shadow of Shadow, Roger’s Office, Los Angeles, CA

Turn Into, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
…if water forgets how to play mirror, QUEENS, Los Angeles, CA

2015 He’s Time. I’m Just a Clock., Strongroom, Los Angeles, CA


The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (upcoming)
A Time of Monsters, Fort Gansevoort Online (upcoming)
Koppe Astner, Glasgow, Scotland

The Procession, VACATION, New York, NY,
Automatic Door, Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles
20 / 20, James Harris Gallery, Seattle,
Close to Home, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1945 to Present, California Museum of Photography & Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Monotasking, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace, Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles, CA
Facing, BBQLA, Los Angeles, CA
La Mesa Brutal, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA
The Upper Deep, Open House, Los Angeles, CA

2016 9-11, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

Russian Doll, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
Surface of Color, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
20/20 Vision: An International Photography Biennial, Christophe Guye (Selection of Grupa o.k.), Zurich, Switzerland
The Year of the Goose, Either Way, Los Angeles, CA

Dressed in Gray, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

California Continued: New Approaches in West Coast Photography, Smith Andersen North, San Rafael, CA

Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
The Informers, J-MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
The Lightbearers, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

10 x 10 x 10, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
Involved, Socially, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA

Young Curators, New Ideas, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
Various Photographs, The New York Photo Festival, New York, NY. (Curated by Tim Barber)

TinyVices, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
TinyVices, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO



Yerebakan, Osman Can. Inside a Sensual New Photo Book Capturing Lovers in the California Desert, AnOther Magazine, London, England, September 14, 2020.
Abel-Hirsch, Hannah. Sex as Meaning-making in the work of Mark McKnight, British Journal of Photography, London, England, September 14, 2020.
White, Ryan. A Queer Photographer Explores the Pain and Euphoria of Sex, i-D Magazine, London, September 11, 2020.
Greenwell, Garth. Cleanness Author Garth Greenwell Interviews Mark McKnight About His Daring, Dirty Pictures, Interview Magazine, New York, NY, September 9, 2020.
Wiley, Chris. Mark McKnight and the Bodies That Modernist Photography Didn’t See, The New Yorker, New York, NY, June 15, 2020.
Editors. ARTnews in Brief… May 11, 2020. ARTnews. New York, NY, May 11, 2020.
Hance McElroy, Nich. Portfolio: Mark McKnight, BOMB Magazine, New York, NY, March, 2020
Tafoya, Harry. Review: Mark McKnight Turns Queer Bodies Into Abstract Landscapes, Art in America, March, 2020
Harries, Jack. Q&A: Mark McKnight, The Heavy Collective (Online), March 29, 2020.
Zelony-Mindell, Efrem. Mark McKnight: Concrete as Surely as Flesh. Humble Arts Foundation (Online), February 4, 2020
Yáñez, Marcelo Gabriel. Mark McKnight. Contact Sheet Annual 2020, Light Work. Syracuse, NY, Summer 2020

Kim, Eonnam. Art Out: Mark McKnight at Aperture Gallery. MUSEE’ (Online), November 26, 2019.
Staff. Highlights from Paris Internationale: Mark McKnight at Park View / Paul Soto. Purple Fashion Magazine (Online), October 23, 2019.
Greenwell, Garth. “Spotlight: Mark McKnight”, Aperture Magazine #236, New York, NY, September 10, 2019
Staff. “Mark McKnight in Automatic Door at Park View / Paul Soto,” Contemporary Art Writing Daily, September 4, 2019
Luquet-Gad, Ingrid. Derhee, Aurélie. “Mark McKnight fait corps avec la nature”, Les Inrockuptibles, Paris, July 23, 2019
Weitzman, Jordan. “Episode 29: Mark McKnight”, The Magic Hour: Conversations on Photography (Audio Interview), 2019
Embser, Brendan. “2019 Portfolio Prize Winner: Mark McKnight”, Aperture (Online), April 19, 2019
Weber, Jasmine. “Art Movements: Accolades” HyperAllergic. April 24, 2019
Gladstone, Sophie. “Inspiring Photography from the Wallpaper Picture Desk,” Wallpaper*, April 3, 2019
Miranda, Carolina. “Datebook: An Artistic Space Station, Experimental Sound, and Riotous Pattern,” Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2019
Staff. “Meet Mark McKnight,” Voyage LA Magazine: City Guide, February 11, 2019

Feinstein, Jon. “Review: Mark McKnight at James Harris Gallery,” Photograph Magazine, November/December, 2018
Staff. “Mark McKnight: Turn Into, Paul Berger: Multiplex, and more,” City Arts Magazine, Seattle, Washington, 2018
“Photography Highlights…Seattle Art Fair,” Humble Arts Foundation, New York, 2018
Cameron, Andrew. “Mark McKnight: Object Permanence,” (Supplementary exhibition text), James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2018
Darling, Nikki. “Shadow Boxing Mark McKnight” (Supplementary exhibition text), QUEENS, Los Angeles, 2018

Myers-Szupinska, Julian & Szupinska-Myers, Joanna. “20/20: Mark McKnight” (Exhibition catalog text), Sturm & Drang,  Zurich, Switzlerland, 2015
Pescador, Paul. “Surface of Color: Mark McKnight” (Exhibition catalog text), The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Ahn, Abe. “Forging Queer Identity with Abstraction,” HyperAllergic. October 19, 2015
Staff. “Artists meld life and art.” SFGate. August 20, 2009


Heaven is a Prison, London / Marseilles: Loose Joints
Contact Sheet Annual 2020, Syracuse, NY: Light Work
New Queer Photography, Dortmund, Germany: Verlag Kettler

Aperture Magazine #236, New York, NY: Aperture Foundation, September
In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs & Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California 1950 – Present, Riverside, CA: Inlandia Institute

NOUNS, Los Angeles, CA: Bread & Butter

Pescador, Paul. Surface of Color, Los Angeles, CA: The Pit
Myers-Szupinska, Julian & Szupinska-Myers, Joanna. 20/20 (Exhibition Catalog), Zurich, Switzlerland: Sturm & Drang

Smoke Bath, New York, NY: Seems Books
Icons & Allegories, Los Angeles, CA: Bread & Butter Books

2009 Involved, Socially, San Francisco, CA: Triple Base

Various Photographs, New York, NY: TV Books
Vol. 1, Remain in Light, Cambridge, MA: Lay Flat


2020 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Grant
2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
2019 Light Work Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2018 BarFund, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Artist in residence, Storm King Art Center / Shandaken Projects, New York, NY
2016 Echo Park Film Center, Artist Commission, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Lois Roth Endowment
2008 Fulbright Scholar, Helsinki, Finland


2015 FLASH! (September), The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA.
2010 Icons & Allegories, Sight School, Oakland, CA.


2015 Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Riverside
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute


  • Mark McKnight

    In this temporarily prevailing landscape

    January 10 - February 16, 2020