Mark Messersmith
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Volume 21, Art and Architecture, The University of Mississippi, 2012
Painting and Painters 1980-2012, Judith H. Bonner
Mark Messersmith, Southern Obsessions
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
August 24 - September 21, 2013
(Solo Exhibition)
Suitable Subjects, Contemporary Still Lifes
The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas,
May 21 – August 16, 2013
Where Have All the Birds Gone? Mark Messersmith: New Work.
Zadok Gallery, Miami, Florida,
March 9, 2013.
(Solo Exhibition)
J. Johnson Gallery
Mark Messersmith | Marc Petrovic | James Prosek.
November 13-January 25, 2013
Opening reception to benefit Audubon Florida, raising awareness (and several thousand dollars) for their mission to preserve Florida’s natural heritage and the birds dependent upon it. By improving air and water quality for feathered friends, Audubon improves the plight of other endangered wildlife while increasing quality of life for humans.
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Mark Messersmith: Fragile Nature
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Miami, Florida
The Florida Artist Series October 17, 2012 – December 9th, 2012
(Solo Exhibition)
Appleton Museum of Art/College of Central Florida
September 15 - November 4, 2012
Mark Messersmith: Maximalist and Naturalist
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana.
April 2012 (Solo Exhibition)

December, 2009
Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas
purchase the painting, Those Who Believe, 2008 as, The Collectors' Circle purchase for 2009.
"Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments"
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas,
April 16 through July 10, 2011, (Solo Exhibition)

Mark Messersmith, "Blighted Eden", Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Miami, Florida, May 2011 (Solo Exhibition)

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
October 3, 2010 through January 30, 2011 (solo exhibition)

"Paradise Lost / Paradise Found", The Morean Arts Center,
St. Petersburg, Florida, January 14 – March 13, 2011
(Group Exhibition)

"Fresh & Salty", Curated by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture
Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas,
January 7 - 29, 2011 (Group Exhibition)

Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas
New Works: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
December 22, 2009 through May 23, 2010

Eminent Domain, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.
October 17, 2009. (Solo Exhibition)

Maximalist Painting, Byblos Art Gallery, Verona, Italy, May 9, 2008
(Group Exhibition)

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, March 1 -May 17, 2008,
(Solo Exhibition)

J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
January 18-Feburary 29, 2008 (Solo Exhibition)

Mark Messersmith: Southern Mythology, Valley House Gallery,
Dallas, Texas, February 15 - March 15, 2008 (Solo Exhibition)

A Southern Landscape, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College,
Fort Meyers, Florida. November 2007, (Solo Exhibition)

*3 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
Program Award Winners:*
Lilian Garcia Roig, Sedrick Huckaby and Mark Messersmith,
Valley House Gallery, at Wynwood Lofts, Miami, Florida.
December 4, 2007

More is More' - Maximalist Painting, FSU Museum of Fine Art, Feb.16
-March 25, 2007 (Group Exhibition)

The Art Show, Art Dealers Association of America, Valley House
Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Park Avenue
Armory, New York, New York, February 22, 2007,

Under the Fort, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
(Group Exhibition), curated, by Evelyn Rudz, June-July 2006

30th Parallel: A Convergence of Contemporary Painting, Jacksonville
Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville Florida, September
2005-January 2006

Nature of the Beast, University of Arkansas, Fine Arts Gallery, January-
February 2004, (Solo Exhibition)

Shakespeare Theater, Washington, D.C. 5 paintings for Ibsen’s play,
directed by Edwin Sherin, staring Jane Alexander.
June 3 thru July 27, 2003

Cagnes-sur-Mer, XXXIII Festival International de la Peinture,
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, June 30-September 30, 2001,
organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida,

The Apocalyptic Landscape: Paintings by Mark Messersmith,
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, June, 2001,
(Solo Exhibition).
Mark Messersmith, "Florida, An Uneasy Allusion".
September 9- October 24, 2011, 9solo exhibition) Stetson University
Mark Messersmith, Blighted Eden
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida. May 2011 (Solo Exhibition)
Mark Messersmith, Encounters Exhibition
Huntsville Museum of Art
October 3, 2010 through January 30, 2011. (Solo Exhibition) Catalogue
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award 2006

Le Grand Prix, XXXIII Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes -sur-Mer, France, July, 2001 (Purchase award).

Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Individual Artist
Fellowship Awards, 2008-1999-1993-1987.

National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation, Regional Fellowship Awards for Emerging Visual Artists, 1994 and 1988.

Ford Foundation Artist Fellowships, 1980 and 1979.