Mark van Yetter

Mark Van Yetter is a painter who creates ambiguous, intuitively constructed images melded together like dreams populated with unusual characters. Drawing from the history of illustration, his works are made almost exclusively with oil on paper, creating a sense of intimacy.


Mark van Yetter was born in 1978. He received his MFA from SVA in New York in 2000. His representational paintings are rife with dry humor and poetic symbolism, renewing classic motifs and genres of painting in personable anecdotes and narratives.

His work has been shown in many exhibitions, including: You can observe a lot by just watching, at Bridget Donahue in New York in 2018; Drawings 2005-2008 (20 Propositions), at Salzburger Kunstverein in Salzburg in 2018; False Friends... and Six Bottles, at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in St. Gallen in 2019; and Any Day Now, an online presentation by Sprüth Magers in 2020.

In 2016, he won a Fuerstenberg Stipendium Residency at Fuerstenberg Zeitgenössisch in Donaueschingen, Germany.


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