A mindful and meditative painting practice…

A mindful and meditative painter with many years of experimentation, self-study and practice. My current body of works are expressive abstract paintings using non-traditional tools, surfaces and techniques.

Statement

Beginning with acrylic color, I build my surfaces using traditional and non-traditional tools such as rubber blades and pallet knives. Layering paint and selectively removing areas of it from the canvas creates both depth and dynamic color relationships. These abstractions are meant to evoke both organized systems and chaotic circumstances of nature.

Over many years, I have learned to let process and materials lead me in painting. A new artwork begins and ends with each addition and removal of medium from the canvas or panel. Many iterations later reveals the final image. It’s a fun and exciting experience. As both viewer and maker, I embrace the surprising result.

Bio

Mark Hennick has been an artist for all of his life. He is a mindful and meditative painter with many years of experimentation, self-study and practice. His current body of works are expressive abstract paintings using non-traditional tools, surfaces and techniques. Mark is also a seasoned graphic designer with a career spanning over 30 years. This experience with color theory and composition fuels his enthusiasm for painting.

Hennick exhibits throughout the Midwest and shows his artworks in many art fairs and fine art galleries. He lives and plays in the Kansas City River Market and paints at the Seed Crusher Studio in the Historic West Bottoms.

Exhibitions

2024

  • Color Pops 2.0 Exhibition at 80 Santa Fe Art Gallery
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition’s 41st Annual Benefit Art Auction
  • Realize Your Dreams at Buttonwood Art Space

2023

  • Realize Your Dreams at Buttonwood Art Space
  • TEN by TEN Group Exhibition at Jackson Junge Gallery
  • Art for All Exhibition at KCAC
  • Open Studios at Holsum Studios
  • The Art Experience Galleries at Mosaic Life Care Exhibition 2023
  • Visions of the Flint Hills Exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space
  • Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile at H&R Block Artspace
  • Serenity Exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space
  • ArtReach Exhibit at Kansas City Public Library, Westport Branch
  • From the Earth Exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space
  • The Art of Discovery at Buttonwood Art Space
2022
  • Art for All at Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • Fall Open Studio at The Seed Crusher
  • 14th Annual Visions of the Flint Hills Exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space
  • Kansas City Exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space
  • “Abstract: heART for All” at Buttonwood Art Space

2021

  • Flow & Glow Exhibition at Habitat Contemporary Gallery
  • Art For All at Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile at H&R Block Artspace
  • 13th Annual Visions of the Flint Hills Art Benefit and Sale
  • 41st Annual Art Westport
  • Sun Salutations Exhibition at JRB Art at the Elms, OKC.
  • Summer Small Works Show at Kansas City Stockyards Gallery
2020
  • 12th Annual Visions of the Flint Hills Art Benefit and Sale
  • Winter Salon IV 2019-2020 at Cerbera Gallery
  • Small Works Show Winter at the Bunker Center for the Arts
  • Celebrat!on: Art Benefit for KCCreates and GUILDit
2019
  • 40th Annual Art Westport
  • Exhibition: Beautiful Light. Hope. Healing. Wellness.
2018
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition Art Auction
  • One Night Stand Exhibition at Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • Visions of the Flint Hills at Buttonwood Artspace
  • 39th Annual Art Westport
2016
  • Zona Rosa Arts Festival
  • 37th Annual Art Westport
  • Prairie Village Art Show
2015
  • Plum Gallery Fall Exhibition
2009–2012
  • 34th Annual Art Westport 2012
  • 32nd Annual Art Westport 2010
  • 31st Annual Art Westport 2009

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