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About

Mark Hix is a Los Angeles based artist, whose paintings and sculptures are known for their expressive style and spiritual overtones. Anachronistic by nature, his work speaks to an admiration for the art of the modern era.

Born in Philadelphia in 1964, but raised in a mid-west suburb of Chicago, Hix made his way to the downtown lofts of Los Angeles by the end of the 1990’s. The early years involved many jobs in the construction field as well as some time as a scenic painter. A shoulder injury and an exposure to the writings of Nietzsche and Thoreau changed things. At the age of 27, a serious, self taught study in art began to arise, and within a few years it had become a full-time vocation. Living at “The Brewery”, an artist community that opens their doors annually to thousands of the general public, gave ample opportunity to unveil many styles and techniques.

Recent works have focused on figurative painting. Subject matter centers primarily on nature scenes, portraits of literary icons, social rebels, and other heroes of the human spirit.

                  Hix  lives and creates in Riverside, CA. His work is managed in the U.K. by Tooled Up Press

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2000 - Projecting Relief Brand Galleries, Glendale CA

2003 - Shadow Criminals LaFia House, Los Angeles CA

2005 - Art & Soul 'n' Transition LaFia House, Los Angeles CA

2007 - Rebirth of Green W-13 & Co., Los Angeles CA

2007 - CJ Kang/ Mark Hix "New Work" Gallery W-14, Los Angeles CA

2007 - Hausguests Haus Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2008 - Le Gathering W-13 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2008 - Exploring Re-Modernism W-13 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2009 - Group Exhibit BG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2009 - I Am The Land BG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2010 - Revenants BG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2011 - Test Pilots Bleicher Gallery, Hollywood CA

 

 

 

 

 Mark Hix is a Los Angeles based artist, whose paintings and sculptures are known for their expressive style and spiritual overtones. Anachronistic by nature, his work speaks to an admiration for the art of the modern era.

Born in Philadelphia in 1964, but raised in a mid-west suburb of Chicago, Hix made his way to the downtown lofts of Los Angeles by the end of the 1990’s. The early years involved many jobs in the construction field as well as some time as a scenic painter. A shoulder injury and an exposure to the writings of Nietzsche and Thoreau changed things. At the age of 27, a serious, self taught study in art began to arise, and within a few years it had become a full-time vocation. Living at “The Brewery”, an artist community that opens their doors annually to thousands of the general public, gave ample opportunity to unveil many styles and techniques.

Recent works have focused on figurative painting. Subject matter centers primarily on nature scenes, portraits of literary icons, social rebels, and other heroes of the human spirit.

                  Hix  lives and creates in Riverside, CA. His work is managed in the U.K. by Tooled Up Press