photo by Clark Lunberry
(b.1971, Tampa, FL)
Mark Creegan alternates between various media such as painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, and performance. Underlying Creegan’s incredibly diverse practice is a thoughtful exploration of abstract form, repetitive mark-making, color, humor, and use of found and discarded materials. Hairnets, shark’s teeth, used watercolor sets and combs are just some of the diverse array of objects Creegan employs into minimalist arrangements or large-scale installations which are often used as spaces for performative actions. His paintings are grouped into two categories: multi-layered abstraction on various textured fabrics, or hard-edged abstract paintings on wood panels (the “dopey-formalism” series). He currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida and received a MFA from Florida State University.