Mark W. McGinnis is an artist and writer relocated to Boise, Idaho from the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota. He was a professor of art for 30 years at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
His interdisciplinary approach to art has included paintings, artist's books, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, performance, essays, and interviews. The research orientation of his work has led to series and projects of exploration and inquiry on a range of subjects including science and philosophy, literature of India and Japan, religion, economics, foreign policy, nuclear weaponry, American Indian history, and explorers of the "New World." His projects have been featured in over 120 solo exhibitions nationwide. His publications include six books: Elders of the Faiths published by Ex Machina Press, Lakota and Dakota Animal Wisdom Stories published by Tipi Press, Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories published by Weatherhill Inc., Wisdom of the Benedictine Elders published by Blue Bridge, Gitanjali: Offerings of Song and Art published by Floating World Editions, and, most recently, Issa 108: Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, Paintings by Mark W. McGinnis.Mark W. McGinnis