Mark Brest Van Kempen

Instructor II
Sculpture/Ceramics Faculty and MFA Faculty

Mark Brest van Kempen’s sculpture and performances use the landscape itself as artistic medium. From the Free Speech Monument at UC Berkeley to Land Exchange at the National Academy of Art in China, his work explores our complex relationship to the environment. 

His commissions include projects both in the U.S. and abroad and his work has appeared in several books including Lucy Lippard’s The Lure of the Local and Peter Selz’s Art of Engagement, and many publications including Time Magazine, The New York Times and Art in America.

He has taught at SFAI, CCA and Stanford University.

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