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Mark Schroeder | Bio

In 1964 I came to the Bay Area from Cleveland. (But that's not where I'm coming from now!) After graduating from California College of the Arts, I painted for five years, but couldn't make a living at it so I copped out, as they say, and started doing illustration which I am doing to this day. I was also an instructor of drawing and painting at Diablo Valley College for nine years.

Around 1990 I discovered the work of some top woodturners like Ron Kent, Bob Stocksdale and Philip Moulthrop to name a few and knew I had to become a woodturner. Biomorphic forms with vitality and beauty seem to flow naturally from the process of woodturning, but by 2006 I became dissatisfied with the direction of my work, namely none at all, and I decided to give up turning platters, plates, bowls, and hollow forms so that I could concentrate on doing work that had no association with functional objects, pure sculpture. This step ushered in the same muses who guided me in my early days of painting and totally opened up the creative possibilities.

B.A. Degree, Kenyon College
Basic Course, Cleveland Institute of Art
Elective Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
M.F.A. Degree, California College of the Arts

Group Shows
Autobody Fine Art Gallery, Alameda, CA - April, 2010
Autobody Fine Art Gallery, Alameda, CA - December, 2009
Autobody Fine Art Gallery, Alameda, CA - November, 2008
Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA - Ongoing 2004, 2005
Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA - December, 1999
Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA - December, 1998
Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA - July, 1998
Studio Gallery, Alameda, CA - January, 1998
Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA - July, 1997
Fine Woodworking of Carmel Gallery, CA - 1996

The Ronald C. Wornick Collection, Burlingame, CA

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