Mark Gonzalez is a sixth generation native Floridian artist. He was educated at University of Florida and University of South Florida. A lifelong love for photography has led Mark to the current mixed media style of art he has developed; combining elements of photography and digitization, sketch, clip art, fractal geometry, collage and print.
After 25 years as an executive in the music and advertising industries, Gonzalez reached a mid-life crossroad where he felt it vital to re-evaluate his future dreams. While visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, in 2007, Mark made the commitment to follow his love and passion for photography + art, taking it to a new level as an artist. He then commenced a journey, uploading thousands of favorite photographs taken throughout his life. He began teaching himself the art of digitization. These digitized photos have become nucleus of the multi-layered, inner dimensional, surrealistic puzzles that are the work of Mark Gonzalez.
His work is created in the ambiance of FotoMorphs Studio in Tampa, where it is showered in over 80 multi-colored LED lights, fueling the animation & life of Mark Gonzalez' unique art.
Mark is an active member of the Tampa Bay Art Community through charity work with his project “ART FROM MY HEART TO TAMPA BAY” where recently he donated over 30 pieces of his original works to Bay Area Charities. 55 pieces of his work were on display in the VIP Lounge of the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg throughout 2013. Gonzalez presented his first solo show in September 2014, Navigating the Kaleidoscope, at USF’s Centre Gallery, which featured 62 original pieces of his work. This multi-media show was thoroughly enjoyed by the students & staff of the University of South Florida.
Gonzalez began 2016 with a kinetic art exhibition, ABSTRACT ATMOSPHERE of ART, which was on display at The Gallery in Carrollwood Cultural Center from January - March; featuring 139 original works.
"Create Every Day!" Mark says. "Art from the heart + soul can be seen and felt across the spirit of our universe; beyond all boundaries of borders and time. I hope the function and flow of my work provide you soul soothing happiness and light through my shared vision."
Mark will be a special presenter to Lower School students early in Celebrate the Arts week. He has long supported arts in education at Shorecrest.