Graphic Design Visiting Faculty
Mark Owens is a designer and writer working between Los Angeles and New York. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University (2000) and an MA in English from Duke University (1998). In 2004 he curated the traveling design exhibition The Free Library and in 2005 he established his studio, Life of the Mind. His work has been featured in the pages of STEP magazine, IDEA (Tokyo), GRAPHIC (Korea), Phaidon's Area 2, and Graphic Design: Now in Production, among others. In 2007 he co-edited with Zak Kyes the exhibition catalogue for Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design at the Architectural Association, London, and his critical essays have appeared in Dot Dot Dot, Visible Language, and Grafik (London). In 2010 he co-founded the independent publishing imprint Oslo Editions, and in 2012 he was awarded a Warhol Foundation Creative Capital Arts Writer's Grant for the completion his forthcoming book, Graphics Incognito: Design, Material Culture, and Post-punk Aesthetics. He has been a visiting critic at Yale, RISD, and Art Center College of Design, and is currently visiting faculty in the design department at California Institute of the Arts.
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