Angela Mark

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Born in Queens, New York, Angela started drawing at a very young age. She studied art at the New England School of Art & Design and The School of the Museum of Fine Art.

In 1982 she started American Living Magazine with her husband the artist Michael Shores. American Living started out as a monthly visual magazine but turned into a quarterly publication after five issues. It was published from 1982-1988 and gained world wide recognition in the small press art scene. Copies of the zine can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain, Wadsworth Library, Hartford, Conn and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Center for Book Arts in Florida. After discontinuing American Living Magazine, Angela and Michael formed American Living Press, currently Sharkart Studios to publish works of other artists, writers and their own work which they continue to do at present.

Beginning in the 1990's through present, Angela has done illustration work for many magazines and books. Her work has appeared in New York Book Quarterly Review, The Science Fiction Eye, Wisdom Magazine, Spirit of Change, Inequity Press and Cat In The Sun Press plus many other publications

Angela and Michael started a series of erotic paintings in the late 1990's that they created together. Three of these paintings were chosen among over 1000 worldwide artists to be represented in the book, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today, 2006 published by Erotic Signature with 100% of the profit from the book sales going directly to an international charity, contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide. 

From 2010 through 2013, Angela was a member of the Atlantic Gallery, NYC and from 2014 - 2017 she was a member of Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA. Currently, Angela has been exhibiting her work in galleries in Southeastern, MA, online galleries and is continuing to be published by various magazines. She lives in Southeastern, MA.