Mark Van Proyen

Associate Professor

In both my visual work and in my written commentaries, the focus is on satirizing the tragic consequences of blind faith placed in economies of narcissistic reward. 

Selected Publications: 

  • “Facing Innocence: The Art of Gottfried Helnwein,” Crocker Art Museum, 2011
  • “Cirian Logic and the Painting of Preconstruction,” Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 2010
  • “Administrativism and its Discontents,” Art Criticism, SUNY Stony Brook, 2006
  • Corresponding Editor: Art in America, 2003-Present


  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1979
  • BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977