MARK WAGNER – BIO
Mark Wagner is a digital and traditional artist, teacher, dad, working professionally for over 25 years. Wagner is involved in the film industry as a professional concept artist and consultant, in addition to his work as graphic designer, illustrator, author, musician, and fine artist. He has worked on the films John Carter, Terminator 3, and DreamKeeper with recent clients as the Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History, Pixar / Disney, Genentech, SpaceX, and UC Berkeley.
Wagner is the founder of Drawing on Earth, a nonprofit that inspires art the creativity in youth and communities around the world. Their first project set a Guinness World Record for the largest chalk drawing. The current project is a global illustrated story. www.drawingonearth.org
Wagner holds a Master's Degree from JFK University and a BFA from Pratt Institute. He has taught art and creativity classes in graduate school, state prison, elementary school, and created core curriculum for computer art schools. He recently completed illustrating and writing his first book “The Art of Being a Dad.” www.theartofbeingadad.com
FILM & TELEVISION
“THE BOOK OF SECRETS”
Script and Story Consultant. 2011
“SMALL TOWN ~ BIG VISION”
Documentary Film, 30 minute, Guinness World Record, Producer. 2009
“JOHN CARTER, Pixar/Disney
Concept Artist for Feature Film. 2008
“SINGULARITY IS NEAR”
Concept Artist for a Ray Kurtweil’s Film. 2008
Concept Artist, Scene Shots. 2008
Story Development for Feature Film. Bille Mintz – Director. 2005
Concept Artist, Production Designer, Art Director. 2004
Concept Artist for Feature Film. 2003
Concept Artist, Character Design, Storyboard Artist
Mini-series for ABC by HallMark Entertainment. 2001-2002
"TAKING THE WHEEL"
Production Designer, Movie Poster Artist
For short film starring John Cleese. 2001-2002
Concept Artist for Feature Film
For Manex Entertainment. 2000
"THE BOOK OF STARS"
Book Maker, Opening Titles, Digital Matte Painter, Movie Poster Artist
Feature film for ShadowCatcher. 1998
Art Director, Mask Maker, Set Dresser, Movie Poster Artist
30 minute Award Winning Family Film for Stories to Remember
Directed by Iain McCaig. Special Effects at ILM. Filmed at my home. 1997-1998
JFK University - M.A. Arts and Consciousness 1991. Alumni of the Year 1995
Pratt Institute - B.F.A. Art and Design 1982
Kutztown State University – Fine Art 1979
ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Books: The Art of Being a Dad, Small Town – Big Vision (world record chalk drawing)
Graphics: UC Berkeley, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Earthville, MediaOne
CD Art & Design: Book of Stars, Stephen Kent - Oil & Water
Eda Maxym – Imagination Club, Jeff Greenwald - Strange Travel Suggestions
Movie Posters: Taking the Wheel, Book of Stars, The Face
Web Site Design: heartsandbones.com, drawingonearth.org, edamaxym.com, claytonthiel.com, prayerbdzs.com, word-wrangler.com, 27powers.org
Magazines: Shaman's Drum, Magical Blend, Yoga Journal, Creation Spirituality
Book Covers: Harper, Shambhala, Miller Freeman, Chaosium, Century
Cards & Posters: Pomegranate Publishing, Amber Lotus Publishing
Creative Manager - UBUBU.com. Directed team, created technical design guidelines, created art assets, hired artists, and managed outside contractors.
Lead Artist, Assistant Art Director. “Daymare” by AnyRiver & ShadowCatcher.
“Path of Peace” Duel Disk collaboration with pianist Ben Dowling.
CHALK DRAWING and FESTIVALS
Guinness World Record – Largest Chalk Drawing 2008
San Rafael, Santa Barbara, Tahoe, Valencia, Santa Clarita CA
Featured artist for many events. 1994 - present
RESIDENCY and GRANTS
iPark CT 2005, Griffis Art Center CT 1991, NEA Grant - Computer Art NYU 1983
Showing in Galleries since 1983. Society of Illustrators NYC, Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery - San Francisco CA, Hewlett Packard CA, British Motors CA, California Institute of Integral Studies CA, Grace Cathedral CA, Shidoni NM, Kaiser Hospital CA, Silicon Valley Institute for Art and Technology CA
Chabot College - Color
Menlo College – Painting & Collage, Desktop Publishing
JFK University - Graduate School. Set up digital media center.
Franklin Elementary School
Artist-in-Residence. Created a pilot Creative Arts program.
Expressions – Center for New Media
Created a Creativity and Photoshop class
San Francisco State University
Principles of Graphic Design - Web Intensive
CA State Prison
Created pilot computer graphics program, taught painting and drawing.
Digital Art School. Created core curriculum class: Artistic Creativity