Mark Newport was born in Amsterdam, NY and attended the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Newport’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Here gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom; The Cranbrook Art Museum; The Arizona State University Art Museum; The Chicago Cultural Center; The Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas; and The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
Recent awards include grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Newport’s work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and The Detroit Institute of Arts.
Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.