1431 Glendale Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708 510.548.3121


2012 Vessel Gallery, Umi to Yama, with scu by Luke Heimbigner, Oakland, California

2008 Robert Allen Fine Art, Dialogues in Light, a Collaboration, Sausalito, California

         Graduate Theological Union, Mari Marks, Variations: Marks in Time, Berkeley, California

2007 Ispace, the Gallery of the Fine Arts Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Mari Marks, Notes on a Season, Chicago, Illinois

         Art-Scape Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mari Marks, Terra Series, Walnut Creek, California

2006 Wiegand Gallery, Reflections in Silence, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

2005 Fiori and Lampert, Exhibition, Recent Works, San Francisco, California

2003 Giorgi Gallery, Earth Reflections, Berkeley, California

2001 Flatbed Galleries, 4 artists, Austin, Texas

2000 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Of Time, Nature, and the Space Between, San Francisco, California

1999 Matrix Gallery, Layers, Texture & Time, Sacramento, California

         Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Intervals, the Interactive Space, Berkeley, CA

1996 The Art Source, Wired, Indianapolis, Indiana

1995 Bade Museum, Chronicles of Apprehension, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California

1993 Ariel Gallery at Tula, Piecework, the Fabric of Memory, Atlanta, Georgia

1989 The Academy of Art Gallery, Sculpture, Paintings, and Drawings, San Francisco, California


2012 Vessel Gallery, Woven Through Time, a Group Exhibition, Oakland, California

         Art Works Downtown, The Elements, San Rafael, California

         Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Wax, Contemporary Encaustic Works, Watsonville, California

2011 Vessel Gallery, Spring Showcase, a group show, Oakland, California

         Texas National 2011, 17th Annual Competition & Exhibition, Nacogdoches, Texas

         Figure One, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois, Fields of Vision, Vol. I, Champaign, Illinois

         Kimball Art Center, Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, Park City, Utah

2010 Aqua Art Miami 2010, Exhibition with Conrad Wilde Gallery, Miami, Florida

         Bay Model Visitor Center, Surface/tension:h20, Sausalito, California

         Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustic, Lake Oswego, Oregon

         Conrad Wilde Gallery, Fifth Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

         Lux Center for the Arts, International Encaustic Artists: Exploring the Triptych, Lincoln, Nebraska

2009 Bedford Gallery, Working in Wax, a National Juried Exhibition, Walnut Creek, California A.I.R. GALLERY, Furthermore, The 8th Biennial Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

         Haydon Art Center, Metamorphosis, Lincoln, Nebraska, in collaboration with IEA, catalog

2008 Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, The Diptych Project, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

         Conrad Wilde Gallery, Two of a Kind: the Diptych Project, Tucson, Arizona

         Brian Marki Fine Art, The Diptych Project: A Collaboration in Wax, Portland, Oregon

         Whitney Art Works, The Diptych Project, Portland, Maine

2007 Montserrat College of Art, First Encaustic Conference, Hot Stuff, Beverly, Massachusetts

         Lauren Taylor Fine Art, Off the Grid, New Directions in Wax, Carmel, California

2006 Portland Art Center, Impulse, National Encaustic Show, Sparkplug Art, Portland, Oregon

         ProArts, New Visions, Oakland, California

         Art-Scape Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Installation: Spectrum Studies, Walnut Creek, California

2005 Art-Scape Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Gallery Artists, Walnut Creek, California

2004 Robert Allen Fine Art, Group Show, Abstract Works, San Francisco, California

         ProArts, New Visions, Introductions, ’04, Oakland, California

2003 Woman Made Gallery, The Whole Ball of Wax, Chicago, Illinois

         Filoli Gardens, The Art of Saving Oaks, Woodside, California

         Alameda County Public Art Collection, Highland Hospital, Oakland, California

2002 Bay Model Gallery, The Art of Saving Oaks, Sausalito, California

         ProArts Gallery, New Visions: Introductions ’02, Oakland, California

2001 JFK University Arts & Consciousness Gallery, WEAD eco-art = eco-activism, Berkeley, California

         Alameda County Public Art Collection, Purchase Exhibition, Oakland, California

         Europ' Art, 10th Anniversary, Geneva, Switzerland

2000 Flatbed Galleries, Woman House, Opening Closed Doors, Austin, Texas

         Gallery Lombardy, The Power of Feminist Art, Opening Closed Doors, Austin Texas

         The Atrium, Members Only/2000: A Sculpture Exhibition, WCA, San Francisco, California

         A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, Art in 2000, New York, New York

1999 The Gallery at R & F, Encaustic Works 99, Kingston, New York, New York, Catalog

         Artcore Brewery Annex, Igniting the Edge, Forging new geographies, categories and identities, In conjunction with Women’s Caucus for Art 1999 National Conference, Los Angeles, California

1989-98 Pro Arts Gallery, Open Studios Exhibitions, Oakland, California

1998 PRO ARTS, 1998 Juried Annual, Oakland, California

         Contract Design Center, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, San Francisco, California

         Contract Design Center, The Winter Show: Installation, Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, San Francisco, California

1997 Contract Design Center, 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, San Francisco, California

         Colonnade Art Gallery, The Artist in Each of Us, the work of art therapists and their clients, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1996 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Repetition/Patterns/Textures, Sebastopol, California

         Galeria Tonantzin, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, San Juan Bautista, California

         California Museum of Art, California Small Works, Santa Rosa, California

         Foothills Art Center, North American Sculpture Exhibition, 1996, Golden, Colorado, catalog

         Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Homages, Oakland, California.

         Prieto Gallery, Mills College, New Garments for Old Stories: Reinterpreting our Lives, in conjunction with the Women’s Caucus for Art 1996 Regional Conference, Oakland, California

1994 Crocker Art Museum, 69th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Sacramento, California

         Wiegand Gallery, Art Meets Art Therapy, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California

         Bade Museum, Art as a Healing Force: Fixing the Earth, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, catalog

1993 Crocker Art Museum, 68th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Sacramento, California

         Bridge Gallery, Amorphous Mollusc III, San Francisco, California

1992 Humboldt County Cultural Center, Created at Summer Arts, Humboldt, California, catalog

         George Washington University, Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, Washington,D.C.

         Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Telling Stories: Artists’ Books and Journals, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Oakland, California

1991 SoMar Gallery, 15th & 16th Annual San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, California

         Matrix Gallery, Women Artists91, Sacramento, California , catalog

         Bridge Gallery, Mother Earth, with the Sierra Club, San Francisco, California

         Berkeley Store Gallery, Responses to War, Berkeley, California

         Lucy Berman Gallery, Small Works, Palo Alto, California

1988-90 Berkeley Art Center, 6th Annual Exhibition, Watercolor, Drawing, Berkeley, California

         Berkeley Art Center, Bridges: Artists’ Responses to Disaster, Berkeley, California, catalog

         Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, The Art of Art Therapists, Belmont, California

         Sun Gallery, East Bay Watercolor Society Annual, Hayward, California

1956-76 Maryland Federation of Arts, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, Easton Fine Arts Museum, Easton, Maryland; Spectrum Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Magnificent Mile Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois; Corcoran Sales Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Baltimore Museum Sales Galleries, Baltimore, Maryland.


2010 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Juror's Choice, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2008 City of Richmond, Purchase, Civic Center Public Art Interior Art Acquisitions Project, Richmond, California, catalog

2007 First Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Conference Presenter, Encaustic and Sedimentary Materials, Beverly, Massachusetts

2004 California Public Art Collection, Purchase, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, California

2003 Alameda County Public Art Collection, Purchase, Highland Hospital, Oakland, California

1998 Residency, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California

         Curator, Wilbert L. Griffith, Paintings of a Self-Taught Artist, The Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkeley, California

1997 Panel Member, Exhibiting your art work, Connecting with the art world: expanding beyond the mental health world, American Art Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1996 Judith Banks Memorial Award, Repetition/Patterns/Textures, Sebastapol, California

1995 Co-presenter with Jennifer Colby, M.A., Art as Healing: Practitioner, Process and Audience -- a Dialogue, American Art Therapy Conference, San Diego, California

1994 Panel Chair, Art Meets Art Therapy, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California

1991 High Merit Award, Women Artists91, Sacramento, California

1990 Panel Member, Earthquake Response, 1st Annual Women’s Caucus for Art Regional Conference, San Francisco, California

         Panel Member, Bridges: Artists’ Responses to Disaster, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

1980 Artist in Residence, Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., Featured in training film funded by the National Endowment for the Arts


         M.A. George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1975

         B.F.A. in Painting, with Highest Honors, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1954


Cheng, DeWitt, No-Fault Zone, The Pacific Rim's slip-sliding terrain, aesthetically stabilized,

East Bay Express, Dec. 7-13, 2011, pg. 22.

Shenk, Susan Joan and Berry, Margaret, Metamorphosis: Contemporary Statements in Encaustic, Haydon Art Center and International Encaustic Artists (2009),, Cover & p. 26.

Koppman, Debra, ARTWEEK, Previews: Dialogues in Light, September 2008, Vol. 39, pg 6,

Selz, Peter, THE BERKELEY DAILY PLANET, Mari Marks: Process with Natural Matter, July 24, 2008, pg. 19, illus.

Nancy Natale, compiler, The Diptych Project: A Collaboration in Wax, New England Wax and International Encaustic Artists (2008),, Cover & pp. 11, 23, & 39.

Cox, Carol Thayer and Heller, Peggy Osna, Edit., Portrait of the Artist as Poet (2006), Magnolia Street Publishers, Chicago, IL, Cover and pp. 58-63 poetry and illus.

Mattera, Joanne, Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax (2001), Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY., illus. 10, 11, & 42.

Mill, Francis, NYARTS, (2000) Recent Works by Mari Marks Fleming @ Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 72

THE GUILD, Designer's Edition, 1996, pgs. 49 and 178; 1995, pgs. 52 and 164

Art Therapy, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 1993, Cover. vol. 10, no. 4

Dalkey, Victoria, THE SACRAMENTO BEE, Matrix Women's Show, Oct. 31, 1991

Van Proyen, Mark, ARTWEEK, Frozen Moments, April 5, 1990

Swift, Harriet, THE TRIBUNE, Building Post-Quake ‘Bridges’, Photograph, April 7, 1990

Cohn, Terri, Catalog Essay, Bridges, Artists’ Response to Disaster, 1989, illus.