Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into an artistic household. Mark’s mother herself was a painter and some of his earliest memories was the smell of turpentine and oil paints. Growing up surrounded by his mothers work, she inspired and encouraged him to become an artist.

Mark’s paintings are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and transformation. The context of his work he describes as “Simple expressions of complex thoughts created by capturing the physical mixed with the spiritual.” He seeks to evoke a feeling rather than a defined image. Mark’s application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Using traditional brushes along with palette knives, rags and his hands, he continuously builds up and tears down, adding and subtracting, stripping away layers to achieve greater clarity and emotion. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases with texture and depth. The results are a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious.

Mark’s works can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world including, Bill Withers, Lisa Colburn, "Colburn School of Music" Raytheon Corp, Universal Studios, Warner Bothers, Michael Jordan, Stuart Beattie, Claire Forlani, Camryn Mainhiem and Francine Maisler.


Open Show Gallery 825, curated by Shana Nys Dambrot,  Los Angeles, CA

Personal Contacts, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

I of LA Show, Mash Galley, Los Angeles, CA

Between and Beyond, Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs, CA 

Art Palm Springs, Palms Springs, CA


Solo Show “Solitude” Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen, CO

Symbolic Gestures, Castelli Art Space, Culver City, CA


La Divita, Solo Show, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen, CO

Art Palm Springs

Affordable Art Fair New York City


When Line Follows Form, Brand Library Art Center, Glendale,CA

“Personal Vacation” group show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Affordable Art Fair New York City

Affordable Art Fair London, UK

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong


Art Hamptons, Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Palm Springs Art Fair, Artspace Gallery

Affordable Art Fair NYC

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong


Hope, “Solo Show” Gallery 9, Culver City, CA


Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

Gallery 9, Culver City, CA

Film and TV

13 Reasons Why, Netflix

The Leftovers, HBO

The Americans, FX


Absence and Presence Solo Exhibition, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

Shadows and Light, Gallery 9, Culver City, CA

Affordable Art Fair New York City


Art Hamptons

San Diego Art Fair

David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, TN


Museum Works Gallery, Art Houston

Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Art San Diego

Museum Works Gallery Art Hamptons

Museum Works Gallery, Art Chicago

Museum Works Gallery, LA Art Show

GEM “group show” Gallery 825 Los Angeles Arts Association 2010

Gallery 825, Annual Benefit, Los Angeles, CA

Outside The Abstract, Gallery 9, Culver City, CA

Pieces Of Heaven, Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, MW Gallery

GEM Los Angeles Arts Association

160/160 MOPLA Group Show Photography/ SMASHBOX STUDIOS, Culver City, CA

In Art Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe , New Mexico


Pharmaka “ The Man Show” Los Angeles, CA

The Whole 9 Gallery “,Fearless Leaders” Culver City, CA

Left Coast Gallery, Bulls and Matadors “ Solo Show”

Studio City, CA

MW Galleries, Aspen, CO


Dale Youngman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Left Coast Gallery, “Bronze and Brushstrokes” Studio City, CA

Museum Works Gallery Aspen, CO

Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

Pharmaka “Marks on Paper”, Los Angeles, CA


Lawrence Asher Gallery, “Stripped” Solo Show” Los Angeles, CA

Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

Bert Green, Los Angeles, CA

Red Dot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Pharmaka Gallery “L.A Ethos,” Los Angeles, CA

Ambrogi/ Castanier Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA 


Lurie Gallery, Studio City, CA

Micheal Josephs Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Melrose Lightspace, Hollywood, CA


Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station, Hollywood Bowl/ Frank Geary

Sphere Project

Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New York International Art Expo, New York

Art Miami, Miami, FL

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