Mark McKnight

Mark McKnight (b. Los Angeles, CA) is an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His work has been written about in Interview, The New Yorker, GQ, Aperture, Art in America, i-D, British Journal of Photography, and BOMB Magazine, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Mark McKnight: Aperture Portfolio Prize (Aperture Foundation, New York, 2020) and in this temporarily prevailing landscape (Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, 2020). In 2009, Mark travelled to Finland on a Fulbright Scholarship. Additional residencies include Light Work (2019) and Storm King Art Center (2017). Mark is the recipient of the 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize, The 2020 Light Work Photo Book Award, and a 2020 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. His first monograph Heaven is a Prison, was published by Loose Joints in September 2020. His work is in the collection of The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. McKnight currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Albuquerque where he is an Assistant Professor at The University of New Mexico.


Mark McKnight – Heaven is a Prison