Self Portrait)

Mark Taggart

I was born in New Mexico, and grew up in Los Alamos. After moving to Virginia as a teenager, I went to the College of William and Mary, where I earned a BA in Fine Arts.

I completed a MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in New York, NY, then relocated to the midwest, where I taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio Wesleyan University.

In 2014 I moved to Cortona, Italia, where I currently live, work, and occasionally teach for the University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona program.

I like to think I’ve entered my “mature period,” but opinions vary.

I haven’t written an “Artist Statement” in a while, but if you’d like to read about why I make pictures, and what I think they mean, this blog post is a good place to start: Consequential Pictures, Part 1.