Mark Sengbusch

Mark Sengbusch received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008. His symbolic language explores the overlap between written communication and design. There are aesthetic, as well as direct practical, decisions made when languages are made. In turn, there are practical (communicative), as well as inherent aesthetic, decisions made when designs/paintings are created.

Mark Sengbusch is a failed minimalist and pseudo-luddite. He loves to dance and BBQ. He is an avid reader, collector, curator, writer and Tetris Master.

His paintings were included in The Armory Show in NYC in 2015 and 2016 with David Klein Gallery. Recent exhibitions at Memorial Sloane Kettering Brooklyn Infusion Center (Curated by Jay Davis), Transmitter gallery in Bushwick , Brooklyn and HILDE in Los Angeles. Sengbusch lives and works in New York City.



Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI – MFA 2008

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, – BFA 2002

Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, England – Fall 2001




“Full Circle” 101up. 2003-2014. Center Galleries, Detroit, MI


“The Comb Series” Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

“Inside Space” Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelhia, PA


“Monitor Landscapes” Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, MI




“Agree to Disagree” David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

“Salon 1” (harbor), Chinatown, NYC, NY

“Legend Anew” Centotto, Bushwick, NYC, NY

“Blood, Butter and Bone” Active Space, curated by Matt Miller, Brooklyn, NY

“Synchronized” City Ice Arts, Kansas City, MO

“Crossing Lines” &Model gallery, Curated by Pat Morrissey, Leeds, England

“Shrink it, Pink it” Curated by Irena Jurek, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY


“Pot Luck Show” Curated by Talia Shulze, 187 Jefferson, Brooklyn, NY

“Rituals of Exhibition II” H Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“Boom and Bloom” The Phatory, NY, NY

“Re:View” Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

“25 Artists” Suite 217, Brooklyn, NY

“Real Time” AS/ Pop-up Show, La Thoriel, NY, NY

“Rituals of Exhibition” Don’t be Selfish Gallery, Phayao, Thailand


“Greasy Pink” French Neon Project, NY, NY

“The Color Grey” A French Neon Project, Gallery Homeland, Houston, TX

“The Color Grey” A French Neon Project, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

“Intersections” (public installation at the Barclays Center), ArtBridge, Brooklyn, NY

“Black Foliage” Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD

“Black Foliage” Curated by Matthew Craven, 48 Bowery, LES, NYC

“Into Abstraction” Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, CA

“Grid List” Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York City, NY


“REMIX” Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, MI

“Actual Size Biennial” Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI “Painting: Coast to Coast” Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, WSU, Detroit, MI


“Meat Locker” Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Selections from the Gallery” Walter Randel Gallery, New York, NY

“Winter Kunstkammer: Part 1 & 2” Walter Randel Gallery, New York, NY

“Nameless, Shameless and Recycled” Pop Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“ReView: Alumni Selections by Syd Mead” Center Galleries, CCS, Detroit, MI