Born in 1964, Amsterdam, NY; resides in Mesa, AZ
1991 Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
"New Work", Greg Kucera Gallery
"Mark Newport: Superheroes In Action," Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Exhibition and performance. Catalog.
"Mark Newport: Alter Egos," Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.
"Un-Knitting: A Performance," The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Fine Arts Center, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas.
"A Performance by Mark Newport," Housing Projects, Phoenix, Arizona.
"The Guardians," live performance at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Heroic Endeavors," Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
"Mark Newport: Superheroics", San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Ready for Action", Gallery 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK
"My Heroes," LyonsWier Gallery NYC, New York, New York.
"Mark Newport: Super Heroics," Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Brochure.
"Mark Newport: New Works," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.
"Superherp Pantheon", Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Samplers and Plaques, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ours for the Giving, Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV
Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
Doing Good Works, Western Washington University Art Gallery, Bellingham
Faithfully Yours.., The Lusty Lady Gallery, Seattle, WA
Acts of Devotion, Lyons - Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mark Newport - Sculptures, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, GA
Action Figures - New Work By Mark Newport, The Writer's Place, Kansas City
"Staged Stories: The 2009 Renwick Craft Invitational," Renwick Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
"Michigan Masters Invitational," Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
"Pricked: Extreme Embroidery," Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York. Catalog.
"Close to You," Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Traveling to the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario. Catalog.
"Knitnic" Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway. Traveling to the National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway and Gallery Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway.
"Heroes," Bowling Green State University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio.
"Superheroes and Secret Identities," Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Idaho.
"Vested Interest," John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
"Noun, Verb, Adjective: Cranbrook Defines Craft," Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
"Un-Knitting," The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Fine Arts Center, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas. and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas. Catalog.
Gender Stitchery, Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota. Catalog.
Loyal Oppositions, Texas State University Art Gallery, San Marcos, Texas.
The Gun Show, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey.
Transformative Portraits: Altered Identities in Contemporary Art, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
Embroidered Stories and Knitted Tales, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California.
Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo, Fundacion Coleccion Jumex, Ecatapec, Mexico. Catalog.
The Body in Fiber, The Tarble Art Gallery, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. Catalog.
Patchwork and its Affinities, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
Thread Bare, Kleinert James Art Center, Woodstock, New York.
Let's Talk About…, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, New York.
Pop: Contemporary Textiles Influenced by Popular Culture, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois.
Quirks of Art, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
Artists and Their Children: Creating Together," Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Warning: Contains Graphic Images, A Social Commentary Through Comics," The Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"Hanging by a Thread," The Moore Space, Miami, Florida.
"Humor," Fiberscene, http://www.fiberscene.com, based in San Francisco, California.
"A Selection of Recent Inventory Acquisitions," Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
"Extra / Ordinary : Fiber Artists Rethinking Art and Everyday Life," The Cube at Beco, Kansas City, Missouri.
"Material Inquiry 2005," Macalester College Art Gallery, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Pins and Needles, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; traveling to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham (catalog)
The Continuing Thread: Six Contemporary Artists Using Fiber, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Stitch by Stitch, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
SuperHero, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland (catalog, touring)
Jerry Bleem and Mark Newport, Maryville University, St Louis
Drawing the Thread, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX (brochure)
Narrative Sampler, Lyons - Weir Packer Gallery, Chicago
Read All About It!, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Sleight of Hand, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS
Materials, Process and Object: Expanding the Practice of Fiber Art, Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID and Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley (web page and CD-ROM catalog)
Inherited, Salvaged, Embroidered, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, OR
Embellished, Fiberscene, www.fiberscene.com, San Francisco
Consumed: Craft Inspired by Popular and Media Culture, Craft Alliance, St Louis
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Weir Gallery, New York
Material Evidence, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas and Sherr Leedy Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalog)
Game Show, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Weir Gallery, Chicago and New York
Men of the Cloth, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO (catalog, traveling)
Object Makers, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Embodiment, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK (brochure)
No Strings Attached, Edison Eye Gallery, Bow, WA
National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts an Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Muse of the Millennium: Emerging Trends in Fiber, The Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Weir Gallery, Chicago
Review/Preview, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham Artists for Colorado's Youth, Denver Museum of Natural History, CO
Boy Oh Boy, Newmark Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
Fiber Art 1997, Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Denver, CO
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Wier Gallery, Chicago
Celebrity: Figures of Worship, Fame, Fortune, Heroism, and Infamy, curated by the Greg Kucera Gallery, Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts, Seattle Center
Luminous Code: Photo - Based Artworks, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX and Centerspace, Austin, TX (catalog)
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Pleasure (Beyond Guilt), Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Lyons - Wier and Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago
Men In Action, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, The Contemporary Gallery of the Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON, Canada
Fiber as Sculpture, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
Artists Invite Artists, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Jerry Bleem, Mark Newport, and Carrie Seid, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
Knots and Nets: Universal Connections, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA (catalog)
Jerry Bleem and Mark Newport, Contemporary Gallery, The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON, Canada
Fiber: Invitational Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
Material Departures: Tradition and Change, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artspeak: Works in Abstract, Hinsdale Center For the Arts, Hinsdale, IL
Outer Skin/ Inner Space, Pro-Art, Saint Louis, MO
Stretching Our Roots, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL
Knots and Nets: Spiritual Connections, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa (traveled to six venues over a two year period; catalog)
Third Annual Basketry Invitational, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
Material Inquiry, Macalester College Gallery, St. Paul, MN (catalog)
Textile Traditions/Textile Currents, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL
Extended Boundaries, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
Basketry From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN (brochure)
David Crismon, Melissa Leonard, and Mark Newport, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Fiber National 1990, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY (catalog)
Art and Ecology: The Artist's Response, Up Front Gallery, Bloomington, IL (brochure)
Small Forms, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL
Dimensions '86, Lenexa, KS
Paper/ Fiber IX, Iowa City Arts Center, Iowa City, IA (catalog)
Arizona Commission on the Arts Career Advancement Grant. Phoenix, Arizona.
Creative Capital Visual Arts Grant. New York, New York.
Katherine K. Herberger Research Grant, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Artist in Residence. Yaddo. Saratoga Springs, New York.
Summer Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Grant-in-Aid, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Grant-in-Aid, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Mini-Grant, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Grant-in-Aid, Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham
Faculty Development Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Awards, Chicago, IL
Jurors Award of Excellence. Basketry From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
Sharks Ink, Lyons, CO