Mark Grinding

the monkey
Mark Schieferstein was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1973 and studied at the University at Saint Francis. After twenty five years in Indiana, he relocated to Asheville, NC in 1998. Since that time he has worked as a painter, a picture framer, a canvas builder/stretcher and his passion du jour, a metal sculptor. In these capacities, Mark has become part of the lube that keeps the local art machine well-oiled.

A devoted minimalist, Mark's Spartan tastes are reflected in everything that he makes, paints and builds. Ineluctably drawn to indestructible super-chunk steel objects, he combs scrap yards for the dormant sculpture in piles of industrial cast-offs.

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