Time Traveler, a solo exhibition at the Center for Book Arts, opens on Friday, October 7, 2016, 6-8 PM. Time Traveler features recent books, broadsides, and text-based drawings produced in thread and fabric using an industrial sewing machine and a computerized embroidery machine. China Marks' artworks depict a present time that is profoundly informed by the past, often re-imagined, and also includes fantasies of the future.”

China will give an artist’s talk on November 11.
The show runs through December 17, 2016.

Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th St., 3rd Floor.

← Detail from the cover of Serving the Process, 2012.
  Radiant Messenger: Drawings by China Marks, a major solo exhibition of over 50 of her drawings from the last three years, opens on October 21, 2016, at the Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, and runs through January 7, 2017. “China explores the tangled nature of social relationships and human imperfections through a singular irreverent visual iconography. [She] creates complex narratives that ‘reflect the world we live in all its glory, horror, and absurdity…’”

On October 22, China will give an artist’s talk.

← Detail, Dinner at Our House, 34 x 27 inches. 2015.
  China Marks is the guest curator of Transformers: Recontextualizing Our Material Culture, a museum exhibition at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, FL, September 17 through December 17, 2016.

“Contemporary artists Jodie Mack, Garry Noland, Julie Peppito and Gerry Trilling regard material culture as raw material. They use it to create artwork of a high order, informed by its fraught, untidy, intimate origins­--paintings, sculptures, films, and tapestries in which the ordinary stuff of our lives becomes splendid and strange.”

You can order the catalog from Blurb here.

← China at the exhibition with Gerry Trilling, an artist in the show.


Several recent drawings of China’s were featured in Inspirational 11, an on-line art journal by John Hopper, which can be found here.

    Two drawings of China Marks are part of an exhibition of the work of New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship winners and fiscally sponsored artists at McKinsey & Company, NYC, through October, 2016.
  A 182-page catalogue of
China Marks—Nowhere/Everywhere,
a sixty-drawing survey of my drawings at the Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA, in the fall of 2015, is finally available for purchase on LULU.

“China Marks: Not Quite Human”
a solo show of recent small drawings by China Marks

opens at the
Owen James Gallery
in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
on Febuary 27, 2016, and runs through March 27

There will be a reception for the artist from 6-8 PM on Saturday, Feb. 27.


← Detail, "Flower Boy," 2015


China has two drawings in

an exhibition curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
at the
Hampden Gallery
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Oct. 18-Nov. 12, 2015.

click here for more info

← Tea Dancer, 2009. 24.25 x 28 inches


“China Marks: Nowhere/Everywhere,”
a major survey of the first thirteen years of the sewn drawings and books of China Marks, opens from

4-7 PM on September 4, 2015, at the
Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston,
in Weston, MA,

and runs through November 11, 2015.

Gallery talk,
1-2 PM on Oct. 3, 2015.


← The Girl in the Flowered Gown, 2015. 49 x 39.5 inches

  China's 2006 work on paper,
Life in Ancient China (A Self-portrait)
can be seen in the exhibition

Face to Face, Artist’s Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.

which opened January 17, 2015, at the Baker Museum in Naples, FL, and will run through April 12.

This show was derived from one that took place at the Arkansas Art Center early last year.

← Detail, Life in Ancient China, 2006

  Soul Stirrer, a 2007 drawing by China Marks, was acquired by a private collector.

Soul Stirrer, 2007. 19.75" x 18.5"

  Tattooed, a 2013 sewn broadside by China Marks, was acquired by a private collector.

Tattooed, 2013. 16" x 15.5"

  China's 2005 drawing,
Drink Me!, will be part of
"Ley Lines: Intersecting Conversations"
an exhibition at the

University of Wyoming Art Museum
Feb. 7 to May 2, 2015.

Drink Me!, 2005.

  China's 2013 drawing, Otherwise Engaged, is part of "Comedies and Tragedies of Gays and Lesbians"
a group exhibition at the

Hudson Guild Gallery
441 West 26th Street
NYC 10001

April 30-June 17, 2015.

← Detail, Otherwise Engaged, 2013.


New drawings by China Marks will be featured in
"A Redefined Existence"
at the J. Cacciola Gallery,

537 West 23rd St., NYC
June 19—July 26, 2014
Phone: 212.462.4646
Fax: 212.462.4556



What's Done Is Done, 2014. 15.5" x 11. 75"



The Foosaner Art Museum of the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne FL will be hosting

"Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity" which includes two major drawings of China Marks,

from May 17 – August 17, 2014.

China will be present at the opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, May 16, and give a lecture on her work at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 17.

More information at www.foosanerartmuseum.org

Behold the Messenger Raw and Cooked, 2006. 40" x 36"






← China at the podium, with Jacqueline Borsanyi, Curator of Exhibitions

    Two of China's 2013 text pieces have just been published in the online zine, WalkingisstillhonestPress.
  Life in Ancient China, a China Marks self-portrait on paper done on commission, can be seen in

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr. at
Arkansas Arts Center
Little Rock, AR

Oct. 25, 2013, to Feb. 9, 2014.

For more information:

Life in Ancient China, 2006. 55” x 43”


2012-13 drawings of China Marks can be seen
Dec. 3-8, 2013
at the J. Cacciola Gallery
booth A18 at Art Miami.





The Gallerist, 2013. 36" x 42"

  Two of China’s new drawings using machine embroidered text are featured in the 2013 issue of Jelly Bucket, the literary journal of the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Copies can purchased at select Barnes and Noble, Hastings, and Bookstar locations.


← Detail, A Foreign Affair, 2013.

    New drawings of China Marks are featured the September 2013 issue of Numero Cinq, an on-line literary journal:

"China Marks: The Usual Magic," a solo exhibition of 2013 drawings and text pieces opens Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 PM at Art 101 in Brooklyn, and runs through Oct. 6. There will be a second opening on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6-9 PM. The gallery is open Fri-Sun, 1-6 PM, and by appointment. www.art101brooklyn.com

The work in this show features machine-embroidered text generated by a computerized embroidery machine and CAD software funded by a 2013 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation


May 2 through May 25, 2013.

China's drawings can be seen in
"Four Portrayals"
J. Cacciola Gallery
537 West 23rd St.
New York City, 10001





← Detail, The Gallerist, 2013


March, 2013.

China Marks was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.


March, 2013.

China Marks is a featured artist on a dedicated NYFA page on Artspace.com. Bargains abound....


In November of 2012, The Pitch, 2012, was featured in Numero Cinq, an online literary magazine:

link to article

  Florabundum, 2006, and three other drawings by China Marks are part of the exhibition,
"Some Assembly Required,"
February 2 - September 8, 2013

Reception: Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm
  Above and Below, 2010, can be seen in the inaugural Wheaton Biennial:

Drawing Out of Bounds, Feb. 27 - April 13

The Reckoning, 2009, can be seen in

Strange Glue II, Collage and Installation

December 19, 2012 - February 22, 2013, at the

Thompson Gallery
Cambridge School of Weston,
Weston MA.




← Detail, the Reckoning, 2009.


The Center for Book Arts show, "Tell me How You REALLLY Feel," moved to

Payne Gallery of Moravian College
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

where it opened on Sept. 28, 6:30 to 9: 00PM
and will run through November 4, 2012


Four of China's drawings will be part of an exhibition, "Blessed Are the Artists: Spirituality and Religion in Contemporary Art,"

Oct. 11 through Nov. 12, in the

Viseglia Gallery at Caldwell College
120 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006

opening Thursday, Oct. 11, 5-7 PM.



Credo, 2010. 34" x 36"





Three of China's 2012 drawings are part of NYFA@Governors Island and the Governors Island Art Fair, weekends in September, 2012.

More information here




A Book of Horses, one of China's 2008 books, can be seen in

Part 1 of Strange Glue,
a celebration of traditional and avant-garde collage,
at the Thompson Gallery,
the Cambridge School of Weston,
Weston MA,
Sept. 7-Nov. 20, 2012.


Several of China's recent drawings can be seen in
"Tell me How You REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies" at the Center for Book Arts,
opening on July 11, 2012, 7-9 PM,
and running through September 15.

China will be one of four artists talking about their work at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 8.

28 West 27th St., 3rd fl., NYC 10001


← Detail, Beach Head, 2011


Leslie Riley's interview with China Marks
can now be heard here.



Two drawings by China Marks,
Radiant Messenger, 2007, and
Monument to Desire, 2008,
can be seen in "Material Matters,"
an exhibition at the Union for Contemporary Art,
Omhaha, NE,
opening May 4, 2012, and running through June 14.





The Second Black Book (2009) can be seen in
"Readers Art 12: Longing for Home" at the
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612 722-2324
March-April, 2012



The Sea Fairy (2003) and Behold the Messenger Raw and Cooked (2006) are part of Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, a touring exhibition seen this year at:

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
January 30, 2012 - April 8, 2012

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
May 18, 2012 - July 15, 2012

Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
October 24, 2012 - December 16, 2012




China's 40-page graphic novel, Weirdsville, 2011, is part of "A Novel Idea," an exhibition of altered books at Hampden Gallery Project Space, University of Massachusetts Amherst, from December 11, 2011, through February 27, 2012. Link to show



An iconic portrait of China by Youngkyu Park was part of an exhibition of portraits of Long Island City workers that opened Nov. 17, 2011, at the LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts, located in the college's B-Building (3rd Floor) at 3-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lic-works

Photocredit: Youngkyu Park


July, 2011.
China was awarded a 2011 fellowship in Printmaking, Drawing, and Book Arts and was named a Gregory Millard fellow by the New York Foundation for the Arts. List of Fellows




June 5 – 25, 2011
China Marks spent June 5-25, 2011 at Anchor Graphics in Chicago making prints that combined figuration and text.


January 28 – February 28, 2011
“Sewn Drawings of China Marks”
can be seen at the Gallery of Visual Arts
University of Montana
Contact: Cathryn Mallory (406) 243-2813
Art Department, University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812



August 20 – November 2010
“Sewn Drawings of China Marks”
can be seen at the
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Contact: Ellen Ornitz (406) 587-9797
111 South Grand Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
    July 10 – August 10, 2010
“Sewn Drawings of China Marks”
can be seen at the
Schoolhouse History & Art Center
Contact: Lu Shomate (406) 748-4822
P.O. Box 430; 400 Woodrose
Colstrip, MT 59323-0430


On January 14, 2010, “Sewn Drawings of China
Marks” an exhibition of 14 sewn drawings from 2002–2008 opened at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, MT and runs through April 17.
Contact: Bob Durden (406) 727-8255
1400 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401


July 8 – September 12, 2009
A Book of Horses is part of Threads:
Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning
at the Center for Book Arts, 28
West 27th St., 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10001
China will speak at the Center for Book Arts
on August 12 at 6:30 PM.

click to view movie (at blip.tv)




September 17 – October 31, 2009
“China Marks: Sewn Drawings,” a solo show of
recent work, will open on September 17, 2009, at the Luise Ross Gallery
511 West 25th St, #307, NY, NY, 10001
and run through October 31

    January 23 – March 15, 2009
Everything Old is New Again:
the Sewn Drawings of China Marks
Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University,
Nacogdoches, TX
    Winter 2009
Surface Design Journal: Off the Grid.
Winter 2009 issue
Feature article by Glen Brown,
“Multivalent Narratives: China Marks”
    Jan. 9–31, 2009
Group show, “Narrative Thread,”
at the Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery
    October 18 – December 15, 2007
Let Me Show You the World: the Sewn Drawings
of China Marks (catalogue)
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  April, 2007
Monkey Boy and The Magic Beans, 2007
acquired by the Beach Museum for their
permanent collection.