Mark Cameron Boyd
Mark Cameron Boyd came to the East Coast from Los Angeles, where he worked as an artist and musician, co-founded an alternative art space, and traveled to England, France, and Germany as publicist for Nina Hagen. Returning Stateside in 1983, he taught self-designed courses in film theory and popular culture at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA until 1993.
Boyd moved to Maryland in 1996 and completed his MFA in Painting at University of Maryland, College Park. Since 1999, he has taught art theory, drawing, painting and photography for University of Maryland; film noir at the Monterey Museum of Art; drawing, photography and 2-D design for Montgomery College. He has taught painting and drawing courses, and his contemporary theory classes, Theory Now and Postconceptualism, at Corcoran since 2004. In 2010, Boyd was appointed Associate Faculty and became Coordinator for Senior Core, mentoring Fine Art Seniors’ Thesis Projects for NEXT at the Corcoran: BFA Class of 2011. Currently, he is Coordinator for Junior Studio and teaches contemporary art theory.
Boyd’s artwork explores “text as a language for painting” by using his original writings for his works. Boyd’s Logocentric Playground, exhibited at American University’s Museum at Katzen Arts Center in 2006, expanded his practice to participatory art as visitors were invited to write upon his blackboard panels. Boyd has shown his work in many local and national exhibitions and was a 2007 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist selected for exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.