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Biography Mark Rossi

 

 

Mark Rossi's continued interest in nature and art emerged at an early age. His love of the Southwest was deeply affected by his mother's Apache, Pueblo, and Spanish New Mexican heritage and the traditions she instilled. When Mark Rossi was ten, he began observing his father, prominent Western artist and former Gilcrease Museum of Art director, Paul Rossi, as he worked in his studio and foundry. The artists, conservators, and historians who frequented the museum inspired his artistic pursuit. Mark Rossi went on to study at the University of Tulsa and at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Mark Rossi, Antelope Fawn, Bronze Edition of 27, 27" x 20" x 8"

Living for many years at the base of the magnificent Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Mark Rossi studies desert plants and wildlife while hiking and riding horseback in the hills and ravines. In the tradition of early pilgrimages and journeys through the Southwest, his solitary travels are a spiritual meditation. Mark Rossi knows the bajada well, that weathered slope at the foot of the mountains. In the rocky soil grow the saguaro cactus, palo verde, mesquite, and the most tenacious of all, the creosote bush. The earthy smell of creosote after a summer monsoon has no equal. Heard always are the songs of the white wing dove and Gamble's quail. Cottontails and blacktail jackrabbits, coyotes, white-tailed deer, and bighorn sheep graze the rocky slopes of Pusch Ridge.

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Mark Rossi, Grey Fox Sleeping, Bronze Edition of 29, 4" x 12" x 9"

With humility and humor, Mark Rossi allows the viewer to observe a quiet moment in the life of the subject he sculpts. "Although my work is realistic, I'm not interested in sculpting copies of nature. I've become more relaxed and learned to let the materials show me what they can do. I want to allow the form to emerge from the clay and metal. Cast bronze is an extremely plastic and durable a medium to work with." Run your hands over the surface of Mark Rossi's bronzes; the details made by his hands and tools are evident.

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Mark Rossi, Jackrabbit Grooming, Bronze Edition of 27, 18" x 9" x 9"


Born - Denver, Colorado 1951


Education - University of Tulsa, College of Fine Arts and University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts


Exhibitions
1969 - Oklahoma City Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1975-Present - Annual Mountain Oyster Club Show, Tucson, AZ
1976 - Nogales Art Center, Nogales, AZ
1985-94 - Grasslands Exhibit, Empire Ranch, Sonoita, AZ
1980, 1982 - One Man shows, Sheraton El Conquistador Hotel Mezzanine, Oro Valley, AZ
1991 - International Audobon Society Conference, Tucson, AZ
1992 - Two-person show with photographer John Cancalosi, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
1996 - Tohono Chul Group Show, Tucson, AZ
1997 - Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2000 - Featured Artist, Tucson Arts District, Outdoor Art Market Show
2000 - Tohono Chul Group Show, Tucson, AZ
2000 - Group Show, Casa De La Cultura, Instituto Sonorense De La Cultura, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
2001 - Group Show, Arizona and Sonoran Artists, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
2001 - Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ


Collections
Agave Center, Tempe, AZ

Allegheny College, Pennsylvania

Arizona Bank, Tucson, Az
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

Birds Fly South Project, Tubac, AZ
Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Catholic Diocese, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, Tempe, Arizona
Chula Vista Nature Center, Chula Vista, California

Clements Center, Tucson, Arizona
Click-Tuttle Automotive Group, Southwestern United States

CNFI, Dallas, TX

Defenders of Wildlife, Washington DC
Dentsu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona
DMB Associates, Phoenix, Arizona

Edwards Abstract, Texas
Frank Waters Foundation, Taos, New Mexico
Friends of the Middle Border Museum, Mitchell, South Dakota

Hilton El Conquistador, Oro Valley, AZ
Holy Trinity Monastery, St. David, Arizona
Hubbard Museum, Ann Stradling Collection, Ruidoso, NM
Hughes Aircraft, Tucson, Arizona
Irvine Museum, Newport Beach, California

Louisiana State University

McKale Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Metropolitan Life, New York City, New York

Middle Border Museum, South Dakota

Minnesota Zoo

Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ
Philadelphia Zoo, Pennsylvania

Point Defiance Zoo Aquarium, Washington
Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, Arizona
Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California

Safeway Inc., Oro Valley, AZ

Saguaro High School, Tucson, Az
Salpointe High School, Tucson Arizona
San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
Sheraton El Conquistador Hotel, Tucson, Arizona
Southwest Museum, Mesa, Arizona

Splendito, Oro Valley, AZ
Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
Taos Public Library, Taos, New Mexico
The Oaks, San Juan Capistrano, California

The Pines, Pinetop, AZ

The Promenade, Scottsdale, Az
Three Allegenies Museum, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
Tucson Parks Foundation, Tucson, Arizona

Udall Park, Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona Library, Special Collections, Tucson, AZ
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of Southern California, Powell Library, Los Angeles, CA
Westerner's International, Tucson, Arizona
Xerox Corporation, Tucson, AZ

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Mark Rossi, Female Adult Javelina Standing, Bronze Edition of 10, 21" x 32" x 10"

Newborn Javelina Pose #6, Bronze Edition of 35, 7" x 10" x 3"

Newborn Javelina Pose #9, Bronze Edition of 35, 6" x 9 " x 4"

     
 

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