Mark Marchesi was born in 1977 in a suburb of NYC. He earned a BFA in photography from Maine College of Art in 1999. Mark's photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. Notable group shows include the Hey, Hot Shot! Spring 2007 Edition winners' showcase at Jen Bekman Gallery and Port of Portland: A Ship Shaped History at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. Solo exhibitions consist of The Town and the City at Nelson Hancock Gallery in Dumbo in 2008, and Slack Water in 2011 at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Mark has received two Maine Arts Commission grants to support photographic efforts, and he was accepted to attend a Maine College of Art sponsored residency in Nova Scotia in 2012. His images have been published in two photography books about Maine, including Maine: A Photo Portrait of the Pine Tree State. Mark currently resides in the Portland area with his wife and two young daughters.