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Mark Sawrie is an Associate Professor of Art/Photography at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught for 28 years.  Courses of instruction have included: all levels of photography, video art, digital imaging and film criticism.  He has exhibited: photography, video, drawing and assemblage-sculpture, widely across the U.S..  Sawrie received his B.F.A. in photography in 1981 from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and his M.F.A. in photography in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  Some of his more influential experiences have included: tobacco cutter, product photographer, medical photographer, construction worker and pizza delivery.  Known as a loner who loves people and a funny-curmudgeon with a heart of fools-gold, he is also rumored to be a cat-whisperer. 

Stanley with Servant

Selected solo exhibitions include: 

Self-Inflicted,  Donna Beam Gallery at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Nothing To Cry About, The South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend Indiana

Clarifying Instruments, The Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana

Who Needs Counseling, The Rochester Center for Art, Rochester, New York

Belief As Commodity, Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana

Big White Idea, The 4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

True Enough, The Devine Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

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