Mark Beltchenko has executed commissions for colleges, university's, churches, corporations, casinos, libraries and municipalities. In addition to producing his own bodies of work he has participated in visiting artist programs and workshops as well. Mark also creates one of a kind precious metal jewelry for which he has won numerous design awards.
As a sculptor and object maker, my work is born of the visual impact I find in juxtaposing the symmetry of man made forms of function with the asymmetry of our seemingly random, natural world. My visual language is used to illuminate and engage a broad range of social issues that confront us from day to day. A great deal of my craft is anchored in my training as a goldsmith, this is where I developed my true sensibilities of three dimensionality and my skills in carving and metal fabrication. I am devoted to my chosen mediums of steel and stone, they are rich with tradition, have unsurpassed versatility and speak to the commitment and longevity of my work.
2016 100 Sculptors 100 Sculptures, Ella Sharpe Museum, Jackson, Michigan
2016 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum. Saginaw, MI
2015 FASHION D-FINED, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, Michigan
2015 87th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2015 Open Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan
2015 Sculpture Walk Chelsea, Chelsea, Michigan, Juried one year exhibition.
2015 Challenging Tradition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2015 Windows on Frida, Cafe' con Leche, Detroit, Michigan.
2014 General Motors Design Center Gallery, Warren, Michigan
2013 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2013 Art Endures, Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Rochester, Michigan
2012 Detroit River Art Scape, juried exhibition, Detroit, Michigan
2012 84th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2012 Michigan Fine Arts Competition , Birminghan Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
2011 BluArch Collection, Birmingham, Michigan
2015 City of Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Michigan, Purchase for permanent collection.
2013 Muskegon Museum of Art, Purchase for permanent collection.
2012 Curator's Choice Award, 84th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI
2012 Motion in Detroit, Private commission, location; Detroit, Michigan
2011, 2010 2009 and 2008, design and fabrication of presentation awards for the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
2008 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw, Honorable Mention