Bio of Mark Dineen + Focus of Talk
Mark Dineen (BLA Illinois 2006) is an Associate Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University, where he also co-coordinates the Foundations Curriculum. His studio practice tests the nature of our material vernacular and its cross sections with craft, manufacturing, anthropology, and domesticity.
As populations have swelled and technologies have grown in sophistication, our material world has become deeply intertwined with the logistics of production. It seems as though we are now unable to withdraw ourselves from the global systems of food, water, transportation, energy, and waste required for our survival. The relationships between these systems shape the built environment in powerful ways, radically altering our world and how we inhabit it. To explore these ideas, Dineen’s practice both observes and resituates the artifacts of these systems. In this talk, Dineen will focus on his land art work “Big Print” (2018), which was sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado.
After graduating from the BLA program at Illinois, Dineen worked for five years at EDSA, with a special focus on sustainable ecotourism. He then completed the MFA in 3D Design program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. For the following three years, he served as co-director of the artists collective Talking Dolls Detroit and an adjunct faculty member at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. While in Detroit, Dineen also co-founded and directed the experimental art and design studio Zero-Craft Corp (2015-2018). He joined the faculty of Colorado State University in 2016 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2022.
The Projects in Practice series of talks by alumni-practitioners is made possible with support from the Visiting Practitioner Fund in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
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For more information about this and other events in our spring 2023 series, please contact Prof. David L. Hays.