Mark Menjivar is a San Antonio based artist and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. His work explores diverse subjects through photography, archives, oral history and objects. He holds a BA in Social Work from Baylor University and an MFA in Social Practice from Portland State University.

Mark has engaged in projects at venues including the Rothko Chapel, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Houston Center for Photography, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Puerto Rican Museum of Art and Culture, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum and the Krannert Art Museum.

Mark's work has been featured by Artforum, TED, NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Gastronomica, National Geographic, Orion Magazine, GUP Magazine and more.

Mark is the artist-in-residence with the Texas After Violence Project which uses oral history and archives to create dialogue and action around capital punishment in Texas. He is also a member of Borderland Collective, which utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and modes of creation around border issues.

mjmenjivar at gmail dot com

Full CV available upon request.

Select Exhibitions

Walls, Lease Agreement, Huntsville, TX.
Blackwell, Public Installation (13 locations in partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance), Marfa, TX.
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS.
Away Message, Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Dallas, TX.

Luminaria, Common Currents Selection, San Antonio, TX.
Refrigerators, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX.
Open Letters, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX.
From One To Another, Artpace, San Antonio, TX.
Art + Design Faculty Exhibition. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Reimagining the Third Space, KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO.
Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX.
From Here to There, UTSA Main Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL.
Northern Triangle, Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
Damage Officially Noted, Bazan Public Library, San Antonio, TX.*
Open Source Here, Dock Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Big Picture, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX
Common Currents, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE.
Northern Triangle, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
re/thinking photography, Fotofest International, Houston, TX.
Migration Stories, East Portland Art & Literary Festival, Portland, OR.
Capricho, Mexic Arte Museum, Austin, TX.*
The Places We Live, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington. KY
Art + Design Faculty Exhibition. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Northern Triangle, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ.

Our Comida, Our Cultura, Centro de Artes, San Antonio, TX
By The Pound, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
Fridges Fight Back: A Chilling Exhibition, KK Outlet, London, England
Northern Triangle, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, Urbana, IL
Invitation, Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin, TX.
Border-land, AP Art Lab and Smart Space SA, San Antonio, TX
Northern Triangle, Threewalls Gallery. Chicago, IL.
Mangur Un Mur, Traveling Exhibition, Six Locations Within Belgium

Songbirds Mingled with Pickpockets, Cultural Commons, San Antonio, TX.
“50x250”, French and Michigan. San Antonio, TX.
Presenting…,Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX.
Not My Family Values, Art Photo Index.
CPITX, AP Art Lab and SMART Space, San Antonio, TX.

Untitled (Public Display), Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, CAM Perennial, San Antonio, TX
Refrigerators, Austin Music Hall, Austin TX*
Northern Triangle, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX
Prove It To Me, Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Good Taste, Bank of America Center, Kinzelman Art Consultants, Houston, TX

The Luck Archive, Window Contemporary, Asheville, NC*
The Luck Archive, Luminaria, San Antonio, TX*
See Food, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Consumption, Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Collect.Give Project Exhibition, Base Camp Photo, Greenfield, MA

You Are What You Eat, 0.00156 Acres, Brooklyn, NY*
Food For Thought, Wignall Museum of Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

You Are What You Eat, The Cody Center, Leakey, TX*
You Are What You Eat, Casa de La Cultura, Del Rio, TX*
You Are What You Eat, Various Locations, White Earth Reservation, MN*
You Are What You Eat, Baylor University, Waco, TX*

You Are What You Eat, Southwest School of Art & San Antonio Central Library, San Antonio, TX*
Por/Trait Revealed, Rayko Photo, San Francisco, CA
Conspicuous Consumption, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Critical Mass, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Slideshow, Yokohama Photo Festival, Yokahama, Japan

You Are What You Eat, Ampersand, Portland, OR*
Eats and Treats, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
Waterworks, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
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