Artist Mark Knoerzer is best known for his abstract paintings and light installations. Using color and extensive layering to create geometric images and emergent symbols, Knoerzer has developed a unique visual language that, while often highly formal and even symmetrical, nevertheless reflects an intense commitment to beauty and the sheer pleasure of seeing.
Knoerzer’s work has appeared in documentaries as diverse as Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, which was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival and released in 2013 by Magnolia Pictures, and Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City, narrated by Susan Sarandon, which aired on PBS in 2014.
Recent exhibitions include M Fine Arts Galerie, Massey Lyuben Gallery, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Art Palm Beach, Recession Art’s Big Future, The Rising Arts Gallery’s Represent Brooklyn, Create NYC, Webster Hall’s Quarterly Art Soirée and Light Up Brooklyn (presented by Google Places).
Born in 1978, Knoerzer received an Associates of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a BFA from Parsons School of Design, where he was awarded an Undergraduate Deans Scholarship and a BFA Scholarship. He studied theater backdrop painting at the Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts in Cornwall, NY. He currently lives in the Hudson Valley, where the tranquility of the environment is the driving influence behind his latest exhibit, Love Blooms.