Mark Canepa’s Studio is located at 10330 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, Ca
Please call (510) 524-6889 for personal appointments and art showings.
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About the Artist and his work
Mark is a well known artist throughout California. His work has been found at the more prominent art galleries such as the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Los Angeles Museum of Fine Art. He has a large client base that includes many of Hollywood's famous musicians, actors and actresses. His commercial work has been seen by millions of on lookers in movies, advertisements, and LA’s finest Shopping Centers. He has won awards for numerous parade floats in The Tournament of Roses that you are able to view snapshots of here on his website. The following pages will demonstrate why Mark’s abilities have been so heavily sought after by many over the last 25 years. Prepare to be inspired………...
1984-1989 Builder, Designer, Artist Director of 62 Commissioned Parade Floats for Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade and The Tournament of Roses Parade
1987 Wild River Water Theme Park- 18 ft Volcano Sculpture
1987 Janet Jackson, Private commission, Sculpture THE TREE OF LIFE
1987 Kevin Cronen (REO Speed wagon), Residential Sculpture-Dragon Fly’s
1988 Jeep Cherokee-Commercial- 80ft Tree Sculpture
1988 Norton Simon Museum-Sculpture- THE ROSE
1988 Slice Sponsored-Tournament of Roses Parade-Sculpted 14 ft Tiki Masks winning Grand Marshal Trophy
1989 SEED(Sculpture Environmental Earth Designs). Imagineering Topiary Sculpture for residential and commercial clients
1989 Movie Set- Metal Armature-“The Guardian”
1989 Roof Display- Tower Records- Theme “CBS Records”
1989 Trans America-Holiday Display- Century City CA
1990 Sony Christmas Party- Decorations and Party Accents- Culver City CA
1991 Tony Joni Art Display- Subcontract work for children’s theme park
1991 Tokyo, and Japan, Sculpture of The Living Plum Tree
1991 Beverly Hills Freedom Party, Props for Party reproductions Berlin Wall Check Point Charlie’s, and of Goddess of Democracies.
1991 George Michael, and Stevie Ray Vaughan both were Roof top displays.
1992-1995 Music Cinema Art Display- Art Displays for Singer formerly known as Prince, at Club Glam Slam Los Angles CA
1992 Tour Set-L 7-Touring with the La la Palooza Concert,
1992 Magic Show Props-Ruby Cody,
1992 Ripley’s Believe or Not
1992 Sculpted- 6’ Baseball, Dam Yankees Movie for Motions Picture Academy- Displayed at Stinking Rose Restaurant of Beverly Hills.
1996 The Sea Shell House -Metal work “Blue Heron Remembrance” Sausalito CA.
1997 Residential Commission –Metal Work “ Deer Family” El Cerrito CA.
1997 Residential Commission – Metal Work “ School of Fish” El Cerrito CA.
1998 Residential Commission – Metal Work “ Under the Sea” San Bruno CA.
1998 Art Expo- Metal Sculpture Collection- Albany Art Gallery Albany CA
1998 Private Commission- Metal Work “ Stag with Baby” Private Collection
1999 City of Albany in conjunction with State Coastal Conservancy, Albany Waterfront Project Metal Sculpture “ Herons”
1999 Pool Franchise Service-Stage Setting Environment Training- San Jose CA
1999 Artist of the Year – Awarded by Pool Franchise Services- San Jose CA
1999 Pool Franchise Service-Stage Setting – Theme Petro Glyphs- Las Vegas NV
1999 Pool Franchise Service-Stage Setting- Western Theme – Scottsdale AZ
1999 Pool Franchise Service-Stage Setting- Gold Mining Theme- Sacramento CA
1999 El Cerrito Lighting-Holiday Display- 6 ft. Holiday Wreaths with 4 ft. Snow Flakes
1999 Iron Concepts- Holiday Display- Metal Sculpture “ Angel” El Cerrito CA
1999 Private Commission- Metal Bed with frame “ Seeking the forbidden fruit” El Cerrito CA
2000 Home Show- Dee Andronicos metal work collection-Kensington CA
2000 Art Expo- Metal Sculpture Collection- “Piece of Art Gallery” Berkeley CA
2000 El Cerrito Lighting- Holiday Extravaganza- El Cerrito CA
2000 Commercial Commission- I Know Med inc.- “Monarch Butterflies” Berkeley CA
2000 Commercial Commission- Metal Sculptures- Andronicos Danville CA
2001 Residential Commission Whale House – Metal Bed with Sculpturing- Bodega Bay CA
2001 Home Show- Holiday Collection- Metal Sculptures- Danville CA
2002 Opening of Art Gallery “MC Art Works” at 10344 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA
2003 Art Directing in S.F., Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Miami
2004 Sculpture Designs for actor Frank Sivero (God Father, Good Fellows) in Las Vegas, Nevada
2004 Pirates of the Caribbean set design, graduation party ECHS El Cerrito, CA
2005 1st term as Art and Cultural Commissioner for El Cerrito, CA
2005 Organizer for California Arts Day 10-5-2005
2006 2nd Term as Art and Cultural Commissioner for El Cerrito, CA
2006 Juried Art Show in Palm Springs, CA
2007 E. Bunny's House Easter Display at Four Seasons Hotel, S.F., CA
2007 3rd Term as Art and Cultural Commissioner for El Cerrito, CA
2007 Residential Commission at The Allanstien Estate, El Cerrito, CA
2007 Cornucopia, Thanksgiving Display at Four Seasons Hotel, S.F., CA
2007 Winter Wonderland Ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel, S.F., CA
2008 California Arts Day Opening of the new city hall, re-elected as Arts Commissioner, El Cerrito, CA
2008 Ethiopian Coffee Room, Decorated Coffee Cups and & Acrylic Paintings, El Cerrito, CA
2008 Sundial Project, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, CA
· Welding techniques using Mig, Tig, Arch also to include acetylene and brazing
· Blown Glass Skills and artist designs
· Casting using elements of Bronze, Sand, Metals, Plaster, Latex, and Fiber glass
· Painting using Surrealistic images, acrylic and oils
· Painting commissions residential/ commercial murals
· Model making for proto type display commissions
· Sculpting, Beaded, and A/.B, foam designs for set props and movie sets
· Show room display designs and window treatments
· Trade show display and back drops
· Lighting techniques for movie set and theme parties
· Lighting for concert tours and concepts
· Illustrations and story boards
· To work and facilitate with an organization or individual, in creating Art both in large to small scale commissioned for matte. As a creator of Art and Design, I believe that all works created or being created, takes on a life of its own. One always must work in harmony with the client and creator. When the project has been established and the work has been done, every one walks away having greater perspective of life… the joy of working together fulfills all.
· 1977-1978 San Francisco State University - Majored in Fine Arts
· 1978-1983 Chico State University – Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts
· 1980 Internship Film as Literature London England
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