Mark Baugh-Sasaki, a San Francisco native, unites elements of industrial and natural landscapes in his sculptures in order to investigate the relationships, adaptations, transformation and conflicts that arise in this hybrid environment. Combining steel, fallen tree limbs and greywacke and blueschist boulders, his sculptures range from organic arches and pods to multi-spiked “stars” reminiscent of Medieval weaponry.
Baugh-Sasaki attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied photography and sculpture. He has exhibited his work at numerous locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Islip Art Museum, New York; Geumgang International Art Center, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito; and Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco. He was recently awarded an Honorary James Irvine Foundation Fellowship for his work at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA. His public art sculpture Adaptations was commissioned and installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, from July 2009 through January 2010. His most recent solo exhibition, The Civilized Wild, was presented by Krowswork in Oakland. Mark joined A Simple Collective in 2013. [www.markbaugh-sasaki.com]