Mark Weller

“Storm on Wilke Prairie Preserve”, 1/50, giclée print on canvas, 24″ x 24″, 2021

“I use my camera like a painter uses a brush.  It moves, lingers, explores and dances with my subjects. 

While traditional photography generally captures three dimensions, my images explore the fourth dimension: time.  The results are painterly like creations that evolve traditional photography beyond the customary landscape. “

biography

Timestacking Photographer, artist and Wisconsin native Mark Weller started his professional career making films in Alaska.  In 1980 he moved to Madison, Wisconsin as Wisconsin Public Television’s senior producer creating documentaries for statewide and national audiences winning numerous national and statewide awards.  In 1992 he accepted a position at a telecommunications firm and retired as President and CEO in 2019. His avocation of photography manifested itself over 25 years ago and he specializes in timestacking.   Gallery Marzén says Mark’s “propensity for capturing movement and its relationship to his camera sets him far apart from other photographers in the region.”  As a lecturer and innovator, he was recently honored with an “M” award from Madison Magazine.  

“All my images are of real places, but through “timestacking” they are transformed into an alternative way to view reality.  I use a couple of variations of the process, but my images are usually multiple exposures – oftentimes up to 100 – that are stacked and then intermingled into a final frame.  This allows my images to catch and accentuate movement and results in bold, saturated colors and shapes. It bends traditional photography and uses new technologies to give my photographs a look suggesting post impressionism and abstraction.  These painterly creations seek to alter the way one looks and experiences the familiar.”

exhibitions & awards

2022

“Landscapes”, Fusion Art, Santa Fe, NM

“Floral & Botanical”, Artless Bastard, DePere, WI

“City” Exhibition, Art Room Contemporary Art Gallery

“Arts West 43”, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire, WI

“The Healing Power of Color”, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

“Framed: Trees and Water”, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Solo Exhibition, Gallery Aventine, Madison, WI

“Whatevs”, Art Fluent, Boston, MA

“Magical Mysterious Tour”, Woodwalk Gallery

“Winter Magic”, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

Bronze Award, “Black & White IX”, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Finalist, “Annual International Exhibition”, Miki Hasi Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Honorable Mention, “Skies Exhibition”, Grey Cube Gallery

“Elements Earth”, Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

Honorable Mention, Open Themed Art Show, Grey Cube Gallery

Merit Award, “Landscapes”, Art Room, Online

4th Place, “7th Annual Waterscapes Art Exhibition”, Fusion Arts, Santa Fe, NM

“Photography”, Artless Bastard, De Pere, WI

Merit Award, “Landscapes”, Contemporary Art Room

“Motion > Blur”, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Merit Award, “Black and White”, Contemporary Art Room Gallery  

Best in Show, “ABSTRACTION V: A Contemporary Collective”, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX

Merit Award, “Nature Art Show”, Grey Cube Gallery

“Black, White and Monochrome”, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

“My Best Work of 2021 – International Visual Arts Exhibition”, Siver Award Winner, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

“7th Annual Artist’s Choice Art exhibition”, Fusion Art, Santa Fe, NM

2021

“2021 – A Year in Review”, Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

Artdose X Honey and Ace Exhibition, Sheboygan, WI

“Critters 4”, Artless Bastard, De Pere, WI

“Winter Juried Art Show 2021”, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

“One Square Mile”, Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg, WI

“5th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

Silver Award Winner, “Int’l Online Juried Visual Arts Competition”, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

“Color Photography Now”, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Best in Show, “Winter III”, Envision Arts

1st Place, “Painting & Photography Art Show”, Grey Cube Gallery Online

“7th Annual Colorful Art Abstractions Exhibition”, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

“Fall III”, Envision Art, Dallas, TX

“15 Years”, Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

“Alien Invasion: (Un)Familiar Forms in Contemporary Art”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

“46th Juried Annual Exhibition”, The Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI

“Roots: Transplanted”, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

“The World in Motion”, Southeast Center for Photography. Greenville, SC

“Transitions”, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

“2021 Members Show” Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

“Untitled”, Artless Bastard, De Pere, WI

“Botanicals”, The Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

Solo show featuring Mark’s abstract art, IshKabbible’s, Two Rivers, WI

5th Annual “Skies” Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

41st Annual SECURA Fine Arts Festival at the Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

“Landscapes” at Artless Bastard, DePere, WI (2nd place showing)

“Liquid Sky” at Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

“Art of Water V” online at James May Gallery

“The Healing Power of Arts & Artists” at Manhattan Arts International

“In Bloom” at Artless Bastard, DePere, WI

Mark’s piece, Fort Meyers Beach, takes 2nd place in the Fusion Art exhibition, “Waterscapes”, Palm Springs, CA

“Explore & Discover: Beyond the Map”, Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

“From Here on Out”, Gallery Marzen, Madison, WI

“Beautiful Possibilities”, Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, WI

“In Black and White” at Artless Bastard, DePere, WI

Mark’s piece, The End of Democracy, is featured in conjunction with the March 2021 issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal treatment of The Impact of Race and Racism on Health.

“Skies” Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Everett, PA

5th Annual “Colors” Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

“Common Ground” River Arts, Prairie du Sac, WI

Gallery of Wisconsin Art – online exhibition

“Abstracted” Artless Bastard, De Pere WI

2020

Gallery of Wisconsin Art – online exhibition

“Cultivating Community–One Work of Art at a Time,” Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

“From Here on Out,” Integrated Art Group / Gallery Marzen, Madison, WI

“Masters as Muses,” Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg, WI

“Celestial” Artless Bastard, DePere WI

“Artistry,” 44th Annual Members’ Art exhibition, Bloomington, MN

“What We Made,” Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI

“What We Made,” Basil Ishkabibble’s Art Gallery, Two Rivers, WI

“Skies,” Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA (COVID on-line show) “Honorable Mention”

“I Listen to Color,” Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (COVID on-line show)

Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (COVID on-line show)

“L’Amour et la Mort: as told by water” University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Holy Wisdom, Middleton, WI

University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Clinics, Solo Show, Madison, WI

Promega, Madison WI

2019

“Let’s start with stars” Monona Pubic Library, Monona WI, Solo show

Dane Arts, Madison Wisconsin, “Invitation” AC Hotel, Madison, WI

Downtowners, Madison WI

2018

Dane Arts, Madison, WI Gallery Night, Access Wisconsin, Waunakee, WI

“Artists of Distinction”, Fuegos, Madison, WI

Madison College, Madison, WI

Madison Magazine, Madison, WI

2017

Gallery Maren, Madison, WI, Solo Show,

Dane Arts, Madison, WI “Invitation” Hotel Red, Madison, WI

Gallery Night, Access Wisconsin, Waunakee, WI

University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Clinics, Solo Show

2016

Dane Arts, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Clinics, Solo Show