Mark Parsons is currently the director of production technologies and an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture. He previously taught at Hunter College and was a principal and senior designer at Haiti SoftHouse.
Parsons has exhibited his work at the United Nations, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Provincetown Art Museum, the New Bedford Art Museum, and numerous private galleries in New York City and elsewhere. His work ranges from large sculpture to printmaking and large wall drawings.
He cites "the craft and beauty of Associate Professor Roberto Bertoia's work, the acumen and poise of an unlikely mentor in Professor Emeritus Jack Squier, and the gift that Associate Professor Elisabeth Meyer gave me in one single semester of amazing printmaking" as key influences from his time at Cornell.
Parsons is currently working on a sculpture series called Carto-Graphi-POP with the New York City Department of Transportation. He also recently finished RED LINE at Grounds for Sculpture, and had a 25' sculpture titled FreeField permanently installed at Tulsa International Airport. He lives and works in Brooklyn.