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Bianca Marks, owner of Marks on Canvas, thrives at the intersection of arts administration and artist management for Chicago-based BIPOC artists and BIPOC lead arts organizations. Her ability to work fluidly between corporate and creative environments have made her an asset in the business of art, strengthening relationships between artist studios and partnering galleries, institutions and project collaborators. Referred to as “The engine that makes art move in Chicago,” she impacts the overall operations of artist studios; leading in all areas of arts administration delivering elevated studio performance and efficiency with increased artist productivity.

Notable clients include artist Amanda Williams, Brendan Fernandes, Floating Museum, Faheem Majeed, Tonika Lewis Johnson to name a few. She’s collaborated on projects with institutions and publications including: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Arts Club Chicago, EXPO Chicago, City of Chicago Year of Public Art program, Monique Meloche gallery “off the wall” outdoor exhibition, The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. She is a guest speaker for the 2017-2018 FIELD/WORK Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition on the subject of Marketing Strategies for Artists, the 2018 US Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale Communications and PR liaison for Amanda Williams and Andres Hernandez.

 

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Amanda williams
Marks on Canvas client artist Amanda Williams

Bianca has proven to be an invaluable resource in my artistic pursuits. I engaged her services at a moment when I could no longer stay on top of the volume of interest my work was generating. Artists are increasingly expected to manage every component of their artistic practice, often at the consequence of creative production itself. The internet and social media have become a time consuming but integral part of the contemporary art platform. Bianca's expertise in marketing, promotions, social media and time management have allowed me to more effectively share my work while also helping me regain much needed studio time. She is astute, compassionate, professional and smart. Her background in marketing and passion for art are a perfect combination. I'd highly recommend her services.  - Amanda Williams, Visual Artist (www.awstudioart.com

Role: Arts Management / Communications / Project Management

SPUDNIK PRESS COOPERATIVE

Spudnik Press Cooperative is a community-based art center located in a warehouse-turned-arts hub in West Town, Chicago. Dedicated to printmaking and the cultural traditions surrounding print, their studio houses professional facilities and rare equipment for a wide variety of traditional print processes and fine art publishing. The mission of Spudnik is to provide facilities and services to artists who need a place to create or exhibit their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain access to traditional printmaking facilities and exhibition spaces because of financial or other limitations. To provide education in printmaking practices though uniting professional artists with a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults. (https://www.spudnikpress.org

Role: President, Board of Directors (2019)

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