Mark Dion is active/lives in New York, Massachusetts. Mark Dion is known for installation, public art projects.
Biography Mark Dion
Avid naturalist and installation artist, Mark Dion, creates public-art projects which illustrate how humans have understood and misunderstood the natural world.
Raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Dion attended Hartford Art School after high school. After two years at Hartford, Dion transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York. The artist also spent a year in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program.
"Dion's installations from the early 1990s onwards deal with the politics of representation, especially in the museums. In his role as a nature and field researcher Dion treats this problem in such works as "On Tropical Nature", 1991, "A Meter of Meadow", 1995, or "A Tale of Two Seas: An Account of S
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