Mark Lunning


“In my work, I often consider my imagery to be lyrical, like a visual poem. So for this project the prints that are collaged give the violin a more contemporary and whimsical feel that relates to that style of my work. The violin, traditionally a musical instrument now becomes the music, visually. In my work I use profiles to depict portraits or people interacting- in an abstract way. In this piece, the profiles represent the magic that music creates for people and relationships, especially love.”

PV-Mark-LunningMy name is Mark Lunning and I am an artist, born and raised in Colorado. I have been making art since I was a child and have been crazy enough to keep making art as an adult. I attended the University of Northern Colorado studying drawing and art history. After graduating in 1984, I moved to Denver where I joined the Pirate co-op gallery and explored various mediums. I also started showing at the Ink fish gallery in 1985. In 1989, I started Open Press, a fine art printmaking facility and gallery. Not only was Open Press a place where I could produce my own art, it was a place where I could work with other artists to help them with their art, which in turn, help supported the business and created a community and camaraderie of local Denver printmaking. In 1995, I started teaching at the Art Students League of Denver and have been with them ever I have served on various non-profit organizations over many years and currently the Invisible Museum and MoPrint, the month of printmaking Denver, a biannual tribute to printmaking. Over the past 30 years, I have shown in over 200 shows and been involved in organizing and curating many others through my work with Open Press, the Invisible museum and the Arts Student League of Denver. My work has been displayed nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. I am currently represented by the William Havu Gallery in Denver and the 15th Street Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.

“Just Another Love Song”

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