Mark Stephen Smith is currently an Associate Professor at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He received his MFA from Queens College of the City of University of New York while he obtained his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute.

Mark's most recent work was inspired by the images of ancient Buddhist art from Asia.  He became influenced by Buddhist images that displayed states of wonderment, optimism, and tranquility.  His paintings incorporate these ideals with the use of colors, shapes, and patterns.  He expects the art to give a combined sense of surprise, renewal, and comfort to the open mind.


Polychrome Sculptures






Edith Baker Gallery, Cosmos: Recent Paintings on Panel , Dallas,Tx.

William Campbell Gallery, The History of Color: New Paintings, Ft. Worth, Tx.

Still-Zinsel Contemporary Art, City of Parts,New Orleans, La

 Kimbell Museum of Art, The Artist Eye, Ft. Worth, Tx.
University of Texas at Dallas, Tales of the Manichean


The Art Center of Waco, Made in Texas, Waco, Texas

Amarillo Museum of Art, Texart 2000: Mid-career Texas Painters
Amarillo, Tx.

Edith Baker Gallery, Masquerade:Fin e Siecle, Dallas, Tx.

Arlington Museum of Art, Redhot: Texas Artists, Arlington, Tx.

Museums of Abilene, Towers for the Eyes: Donald Kenney, Jack Williams and Mark Smith, Abilene, Tx.

Arlington Museum of Art, Made in Texas, Arlington, Tx. 

-Citicorp Collection
-Chase Manhattan Bank
-Neiman-Marcus Inc.
-Texas Instruments
-Nokia Corporation Collection