Mark Slankard is a Cleveland-based artist whose photographic and video works have been exhibited and screened widely, including such venues as the Rotterdam International Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Columbia University; Texas Tech University; Visual Studies Workshop; SoHo Photo Gallery; and Ohio State University's Wexner Center. His work is featured in Robert Hirsch's textbooks Exploring Color Photography and Light and Lens. Slankard's work explores the influences of landscapes and built environments.
Slankard received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University in 1996, where he also studied photography. He is a 2002 National Graduate Seminar Fellow of The Photography Institute at Columbia University. Slankard is currently an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University in Cleveland Ohio.
Mark Slankard is a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellow. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County citizens through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. He was also awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award for 2011.