Mark Larkin is an American born artist who earned a BFA Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed a one-year Art Studies Programme at Manchester College of Art and Design in England. He studied with the great and under-appreciated sculptor, Sidney ‘Buz’ Buchanan in Omaha and Keith Godwin, a noted sculptor in England.

Mark put his art career on hold for 27 years doing a regular job, but thinking he would someday return to making art. After retiring, he did just that!  His new works incorporate welded steel but he combines many other media including found and fabricated objects, photos on steel, kinetic pieces and shaped wood. Larkin creates each artwork using his jack of all trades and "Rube Goldberg" like skills to produce original artworks. He likes to combine unusual methods with invented tools to create unexpected results.

"Larkin's sculptures are whimsical and he lets you in on the fun he has creating them!"

Mark's work is in private collections across the U.S. and in England. He is represented by the Pluff Mudd Gallery in Bluffton, SC, the Signature Gallery in Savannah, GA and the Anderson O'Brien Fine Art Gallery in Omaha, NE. He is a juried member of the Charleston Art Guild, Charleston, SC and has exhibited in many Galleries along the East Coast. His work has been included twice in the Public Art of the Low Country Biannual Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, ArtFields in Lake City, SC and has a permanent installation at Coligny Circle, Hilton Head Island called SANDY ROADS (To The Beach)
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Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, SC, exhibiting artist 2010-2014
Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA), Bluffton SC, exhibiting artist 2011-present
Savannah Art Association (SAA) 2010-Present
Charleston Artist Guild, Charleston SC 2011-Present

Charleston Courtyard Gallery, Charleston SC, exhibiting artist 2011-2016
Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston SC
Sea Horse Gallery, Port Royal SC
Maye River Gallery, Bluffton SC
Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, Bluffton SC
Pluff Mudd Gallery, Bluffton SC  pluffmuddart.com
Thibault Art Gallery, Beaufort, SC
Savannah Airport Gallery, Savannah GA
Savannah Art Assoc. Gallery, Chippewa Square, Savannah, GA
Signature Gallery, Savannah GA signaturegallerysavannah.com
Anderson O'Brien Fine Art Gallery, Omaha NE aobfineart.com

FINE ART CRAFT GUILD FEATURE SHOW, Art League of Hilton Head, Dec. 2012, BEST of SHOW WINNER
ART BEYOND TRADITION, Abstract Artists Show, Aug. 2013, Discovery House, Honey Horn, HHI 
PUBLIC ART of the LOW COUNTRY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2013 at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island
LINEAR LEITMOTIF, Two Man Show November 2014, Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island
  (A celebration of the influences of Picasso and Lichtenstein)
SOJOURN SPOLETO SHOW, July 2015, Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston SC
ART BEYOND TRADITION, Abstract Artists Show, Oct. 2015, Discovery House, Honey Horn, HHI
UPWARDLY WALL-BILE, Kinetic Wall Sculptures, Feature Artist Show, SoBA, Bluffton SC, February 2016
SAA GALLERY ON CHIPPEWA SQUARE, Savannah, GA, 2017
THIBAULT GALLERY, Beaufort SC, 2017
ART BEYOND TRADITION, “Escape Artists” Show, Sep. 2017 Discovery House, Honey Horn, HHI
​ART FIELDS Competition Artist, April 2018, Lake City, SC
SANDY ROADS (TO THE BEACH) Permanent art installation, April 2018, Coligny Beach Entrance, Hilton Head Island, SC
EGRETIOUS  installed in the Public Art Exhibition of the Low Country September 2018 through January 2019
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MARK LARKIN
MALARKEY ART STUDIO
Both the appreciation and making of art should be fun.  It's always been my philosophy that my works have an element of curiosity and playfulness.  I try to incorporate a sense of humor into all my work and not take anything too seriously. My favorite media are metals and clay but anything is fair game. 
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