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Provincetown, MA 02657, USA

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©2018 by MARC KUNDMANN. Provincetown, Cape Cod and Mérida, Yucatan, MX

ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Before I embarked on my adventure in painting, I asked an artist I respected for his thoughts on where to begin and how to to approach a painting. His best advice: don’t try to paint a feeling or specific emotion. Just paint. The emotional quality will come through.

Keeping this in mind, I began to paint my surroundings, the wild beaches of Truro in particular, en plein aire. I studied and workshopped with fine artists connected to the long tradition of painting and art-making on the Cape including Robert Henry, a student of Hans Hofmann’s, and Fine Arts Work Center Fellows Jim Peters, Bert Yarborough and Richard Baker. Through them I learned to explore materials, free myself from the constraints of representing the real world and work in a more expressive way, responding to color and composition and creating work from both intellect and emotion. I am also particularly influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement including painters David Park, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn.

I am currently working in encaustic and acrylic media. Both allow me to build and remove layers of color, transparency, and pigments, and also use texture expressively. Keeping true to that first piece of advice, I try to focus on the joy of creating. My hope is that the resulting layers create not only intriguing and beautiful surfaces, but also give emotional life to the subjects, whether figures, structures, or boats, and hint at the mystery inside.

Recent exhibitions include a one man show at Addison Art in 2014, Teaching Traditions (2013) and Art of the Garden (2012) at the Provincetown Art Associiation and Museum and the two-person show Timeless: Explorations in Wax-based Media (2011) at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

My work is featured in Deborah Forman’s comprehensive book, <i>Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Schiffer Publishing, 2013).


EXHIBITIONS

Member’s Juried Show, September 2017, Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM)

Curator: James Wagner, Exhibits Specialist, JFK Presidential Library and Museum

www.paam.org

Member’s Juried Show, March 2016, PAAM
Curator: James Wagner, Exhibits Specialist, JFK Presidential Library and Museum


Solo Show: Illuminations
Reception, September 12, 2015 
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Solo Show
Exhibition, July 2014
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Teaching Traditions
curator: Grace Ryder O’Malley
November 10-January 8, 2014
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
www.paam.org

Joyce Johnson & Marc Kundmann
September 1-8, 2012, AddisonArtGallery, Orleans

Art of the Garden
curator: Richard Lacasse
May 4–July 15, 2012
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
www.paam.org

Mary Moquin & Marc Kundmann
Timeless: Explorations in Wax-based Media
November 19, 2011 - January 29, 2012
Two person show @ Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis
http://www.ccmoa.org/Upcoming-Exhibitions.asp

Members Open: Small Works
November 10-January 8
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
www.paam.org

Members Juried Show
September 23 - November 6, 2011
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
www.paam.org

Memories in Color, Exhibition and Artist Talk
Aug. 27 - Sept. 4, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans

Inspired by the Cape Cod National Seashore
Saturday, July 23, 5:30-7:30pm, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans

Encaustic Artists @ Kennedy Gallery

June 2-6, 353 Commercial Street, (508) 487-3896

Projected Image @ artSTRAND
Thursday, June 17, 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Mary Moquin & Marc Kundmann
Timeless: Explorations in Wax-based Media
November 19, 2011 - January 29, 2012
Two person show @ Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Members Juried Show
September 23 - November 6, 2011
Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM)

Memories in Color, Exhibition and Artist Talk
August 27- September 7, 2011 Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Inspired by the Cape Cod National Seashore
Group Show, Saturday, July 23 - August 11
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Encaustic Artists @ Kennedy Gallery
June 2-6, 2011, Provincetown, MA

Projected Image @ artSTRAND, group show
Thursday, June 17, 2011, Provincetown, MA

Mary Moquin & Marc Kundmann
Exhibition and Artist Talk, July 2010
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Solo Show
Exhibition and Artist Talk, July 2009
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

Solo Show
July 2008, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Group Show curated by Fine Arts Work Center Fellow Nathalie Miebach at FAWC January 2008, Provincetown, MA

Stephen Coyle and Marc Kundmann
July 2007, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Stephen Coyle and Marc Kundmann
July 2006, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Member’s Juried Show, March 2004, PAAM

Member’s Juried Show, February 2003, PAAM


PROJECTS

Invited to participate and create artwork for the 2008 Gala Dinner at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

Invited to participate in Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) Monoprint Project 2005-2012

Participated in Castle Hill Summer Auction Artist Project in 2009, 2011 and 2012


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduated with Honors in 1985

Studied painting at the Provincetown International Art Institute with Jim Peters.

Workshopped with Robert Henry, Bert Yarborough, Tom Knechtel Richard Baker, and David Hilliard at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA.


REPRESENTATION + AFFILIATIONS

Represented by Addison Art Gallery
Orleans, Massachussetts, 508.255.6200

Past showings at Tristan Gallery and the Union Square Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, J&W Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania and The Farmhouse, Alpharetta, Georgia

Member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum