Mark Heusso – Artist – Sculptor – Painter

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Mark Heusso – Artist Biography

“There’s no way anyone can spend time with Mark Heussenstamm and come away feeling anything less than up. His vigor, his comedic sense of life, his energy and the smile which constantly graces his face, are totally infectious. If ever an artist personified the nature of his art, it’s Heusso…” (Editor, Australian Newspaper 1995)

Heralded as one of the new breed of “Constructivists”, Heusso splits his time between his studios in Western Australia, Hawaii and California. Although born and schooled in California, he and his family have made their home in Western Australia for the past 25 years. That isolation has allowed Heusso to develop an original artistic style…..but be warned, his art may cause laughter and he takes no responsibility if you bust your gut!

Local Margaret River Artist Heusso has been making loveable sea and land creatures for many years giving life and humour to many walls around the world. Mark has enjoys the Margaret River lifestyle with a passion for surf and art and is always creating something new often using recycled materials and broken surfboards. He is well known for his colourful and happy Surfboard Sharks. You never know what he will dream up next…

BORN; April 30, 1952 Los Angeles, California

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

DIRECTOR, HEUSSO GALLERY, PALM SPRINGS, CA. 1993-2006

DIRECTOR, HEUSSO ART STUDIOS, MARGARET RIVER W. AUST. 1991-2007

DIRECTOR, MARGARET RIVER ART GALLERIES, MR. W. AUST. 1989-1990

CARTOONIST, THE MAIL NEWSPAPER, W. AUSTRALIA 1989-1990

PRINCIPAL, NYINDAMURRA SCHOOL OF CREATIVITY, W. AUST 1985-1987

DESIGNER WOODCARVER, WOODCUT DESIGNS CO., W. AUST. 1979-1989

EXHIBITIONS

Since 1991 Heusso has had over 35 solo exhibitions. He has also participated in numerous mixed shows. His exhibitions have delighted art lovers from across the globe. Sights include the Virgin Islands, Miami, Los Angeles, Perth, Margaret River, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Newport Beach, Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Hawaiian Islands, Santa Rosa…

HONOURS

2003   FEATURED ARTIST, DESERT PAWS CHARITY, USA

2001   FEATURED ARTIST, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, PERTH, W. AUST

1999   FEATURED ARTIST, LOVING PAWS CHARITY, USA

1998   LASERCRAFT, DESIGNER CONTRACT, USA

FEATURED ARTIST, LAGUNA BEACH 10K RUN, USA

1997   FEATURED ARTIST, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, USA

1996   CRAZY SHIRTS, DESIGNER CONTRACT, USA

1994   FIGI GRAPHICS, DESIGNER CONTRACT, USA

1993   IRVING LIPTON COLLECTION, LOS ANGELES, USA

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. SAN DIEGO CA., USA

FEATURED ARTIST, LAGUNA BEACH 10K RUN, USA

1992   LAGUNA BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL, USA

1988   INDUSTRIAL ART AWARD, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1975   NATIONAL ART AWARD, GRAND PRIZE, NEW ZEALAND

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