Mark Ciocca Artist
 

Mark holds a Master's Degree in Education from the State of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University and an Associates of Arts Degree from Keystone College. He has completed additional graduate work at Ohio State University, Moore College of Art, Marywood University, and other institutions. He presently teaches the Cyber Art program at Pocono Mountain School District and previous Art Adjunct at Keystone College.

Professional endeavors have included participation at the local, state and national levels in art exhibitions and education. He was also awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s “The Lab School of Washington, D.C“. He was accepted at the National Art Education Association’s Distinguished Fellows Multicultural Art Education Institute at the Ohio State University, The Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art and Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and four programs with The Teachers Summer Institute on Public Art at Moore College of Art and Design.

Mark served as Vice President, Gallery Chair and board member of Afa Gallery, Scranton PA.  He has also juried several local and state exhibitions.

As a prolific artist his work has been widely exhibited in juried exhibitions.  He has been invited to show in the 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th NBC Meshtec International Screen Print Biennial, Tokyo, Japan and received Honorable Mentions.  For a number of years, he has ongoing exhibitions with the New Arts Program's "International Invitational Salon of Small Works".  It was a proud achievement when he was invited for a solo exhibition in Germany "Kunst Mach Druck, Art Made with Pressure" as the only American among several European printmakers.

Mark has had his work published in "Art for Aleppo Postcards to Humanity" book, the cover of the San Diego Reader and "Images of America, Taylor PA". In fall 2021, his Lackawanna County Illustrations were placed throughout the new Lackawanna County Government Office Building.  The silkscreen and linocut image "Engine #6039" was chosen from more than three hundred entrants to be one of ten selected for the Great Wall of Honesdale mural exhibition.  He has several public commissions and art in many private collections. 

He is a registered Roster Artist for Pennsylvania Council on The Arts and Arts In Education, Northeast Pennsylvania.  Mark continues to work from his studio.

Mark Ciocca

Austrian Alps