“Endangered Species”: A one-man exhibition by Chicago Artist Mark Nelson

"Cell Mates"  by Mark Nelson.  Oil painting on canvas, 24 X 36 inches.

“Cell Mates” by Mark Nelson. Oil painting on canvas, 24 X 36 inches.

Prospectus Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of Chicago-based artist, Mark Nelson.

Mr. Nelson, an artist and educator has been a resident of Chicago since 1984 where he arrived from the Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work was shaped by his roots as an extranjero residing from adolescence into adulthood in a Latin American country where the “land divided and the world united.”

Nelson is recipient of numerous grants and endowments including twice awarded the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship.  His work can be found in private collections as well as a mural painting purchased for the U.S. Embassy-Consulate in the Republic of Panama.  Nelson’s Art Studio and home is located in Chicago’s historic Pilsen community.

This exhibition will take place in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance.  Prospectus Art Gallery is located at 1210 W. 18th Street in Chicago.