Spatial Study (Artist's Studio), 2015
"This artwork is part of a series of works where the artist created a self-portrait of himself through the places that were important to him. In each work, he gathered materials from a specific place, laid them on the surface and applied the smoke. This piece defines the artist's studio. The works blur the line between microscopic worlds and celestial bodies."
Mark Baugh-Sasaki was born and raised in San Francisco. He received his BFA in 2004 from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA in 2017 from Stanford University. Baugh-Sasaki has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions at Krowswork in Oakland, CA, and the Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. He is a former resident artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts and was a James Irvine Fellow at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. In 2016 he was awarded the Cadogan Award by The San Francisco Foundation. His work is included in public collections at the Recology Artist in Residence program, the University of San Francisco, and Summit AIR. In the fall of 2019 he has solo exhibition with re.riddle in San Francisco. Baugh-Sasaki Currently lives and works in San Francisco.