ABOUT


markulriksenMark Ulriksen is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator whose instantly recognizable portraits and whimsical take on life have led to projects for a variety of major clients. After initially working for 13 years as a graphic designer and magazine art director Mark went through a relatively early mid-life crisis and gave up a world of monthly deadlines for a world of weekly ones, pursuing a new career as a freelance illustrator and artist.

His editorial illustration work began in the mid-nineties, and since then his paintings have appeared in many of America’s leading magazines and newspapers. Ulriksen is best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 55 magazine covers to his credit.

Mark’s varied interests are often the subjects of his acrylic or gouache paintings, be they politics or dogs, people or sports. He covered the 2008 Masters and 2015 British Open for Golf Digest and has created murals for United Airlines and the Chicago Bears that grace the walls of the United Club at Soldier Field. His dog prints adorn the halls of Kaiser Permanente hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been the regular illustrator for the San Francisco Jazz Festival and the recipient of numerous awards, including Gold and Silver medals from the NY Society of Illustrators. His 2006 New Yorker cover parody of the film Brokeback Mountain was named the year’s top magazine news cover by the Magazine Publishers of America. Ulriksen’s work is in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian and the Library of Congress.

Mark now balances his time between illustration assignments, gallery work and private commissions, primarily family portraits and dog portraits. For more commission information see contact information.

Clients and Collections

MAGAZINES

The New Yorker
Time
Newsweek
BusinessWeek
The Atlantic
Rolling Stone
Esquire
GQ
Playboy
Reader’s Digest
Entertainment Weekly
Travel + Leisure
Vibe
Sports Illustrated
Golf Digest
Men’s Journal
Fortune
Kiplinger’s
Personal Finance
SmartMoney
Harper’s
Mother Jones
Smithsonian
O, the Oprah Magazine
More
Health
Harper’s Bazaar
Good Housekeeping
This Old House
InStyle
Parenting
Bark Magazine
Wired
TV Guide
Texas Monthly
New York magazine
Boston magazine
Los Angeles magazine
San Francisco magazine
Cicero (Germany)

NEWSPAPERS

The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times
The Boston Globe
Chicago Tribune
The Philadelphia Inquirer
San Francisco Chronicle

BOOK PUBLISHERS

Henry Holt & Company
Arion Press
Random House
Simon & Schuster
HarperCollins
Deutscher Taschenbuch
Verlag
Vintage Books
Crown Books
Penguin/Putnam
Abbeville Press
Running Press

INSTITUTIONAL

United Airlines
Chicago Bears
San Francisco
Jazz Festival
Country Music
Hall of Fame
Grammy Awards
Major League Baseball
Formula 1
The George Lucas
Educational Foundation
Recording Industry
Association of America
Kaiser Permanente
Gundlach Bundschu
Winery
St. Supéry Vineyards &
Winery
Arena Stage
Second Stage Theatre
Yale Repertory Theatre
San Francisco Girls
Chorus
Nike
Cole Haan
Hear Music
EMI/Capitol
American Illustration
Daniel Smith Art Materials
MeadWestvaco Corp.
Portal Publications
Stanford University
Brown University
New York University
UCLA
KQED

ADVERTIZING AGENCIES
AND DESIGN FIRMS

SpotCo
Barrie D’Rozario Murphy
Wieden+Kennedy
Young & Rubicam
J Walter Thompson
Foote, Cone & Belding
Alexander Isley Inc.
Crosby Associates
The Richards Group
Pentagram Design
Stephen Doyle Design
Scott Mires Design
Sibley/Peteet Design
Heller Communication
Design
BLT & Associates

COLLECTIONS

National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institute
Library of Congress
Galleria Communale
d’Arte Moderna e
Contemporanea, Rome
Australian National
Maritime Museum
Martin Scorsese
Jann Wenner
Art Cooper
Barry Diller
Robert Shapiro
Christopher Darden
Bob Pritikin
Nion McEvoy
Roselyne Swig
Alex Meyerovich
Martin Muller
Jimmy Buffett

Résumé

Born San Francisco, California, 1957

EDUCATION

BA Visual Communication/California State University, Chico, 1980

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Irrational Exuberance, Modernism, San Francisco
2013
Wine & Wall, San Francisco, CA
2012
Piccolo Press, San Francisco, CA
2007
Jazzed, Frisson, San Francisco, CA
2006
A Day in the Bleachers, Arion Press, San Francisco, CA
2000
Dogs and Baseball, Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
New Paintings and Recent Illustrations, Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
Jazz Heroes, Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
Distinguished Alumni Show, California State University, Chico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
International Plain Notebook Project, Tel Aviv, Israel
The New Yorker, Galerie Martel, Paris
Good Work, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

2012
Blab!, Curly Tale Fine Art, Chicago. IL

2011
12th Annual Dog Show, Mascot Studio, New York, NY

2010
Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina

2008
Politics ’08, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Building a Team, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Los Hoteles de la Imaginacion, Valencia, Spain
Arena Stage at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Artists Celebrate Trees, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Picturing Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA; Kalamazoo Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, MI; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2006
Los Hoteles de la Imaginacion, Valencia, Spain
Arena Stage at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Artists Celebrate Trees, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Picturing Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA; Kalamazoo Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, MI; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2005
Los Hoteles de la Imaginacion, Valencia, Spain
Arena Stage at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Artists Celebrate Trees, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, CAPicturing Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA; Kalamazoo Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, MI; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2004
os Hoteles de la Imaginacion, Valencia, Spain
Arena Stage at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Artists Celebrate Trees, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, CAPicturing Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA; Kalamazoo Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, MI; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2003
Picture Mechanics, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2002
The New Yorker Cover Exhibit, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Prevailing Human Spirit, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

2001
Play Ball: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The New Yorker, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Artists of The New Yorker, Davis and Langdale Gallery, New York, NY
American Illustration, Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
75 Years of The New Yorker, Wilhelm-Busch Museum, Hannover, Germany
The Illustrators of Paris, BFB Gallery, Paris, France

1999
Bow Wow! It’s A Dog’s Life, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
American Illustration, Galleria Civica, Padova, Italy

1997
The Clothes Show, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI

1996
Mood Swings, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art and Humor from The New Yorker:1935-1996, One Bush Street, San Francisco, CA

1995
Playball, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI

1994
Miniatures, Michael Thompson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
Group Show, Caplan Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989
Change, Mijor Department Store, Kyoto, Japan

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2014
LitQuake, San Francisco
YPO/WPO Young President’s/World President’s Organization, Port Antonio, Jamaica
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2012
Stanford  Women’s Alumni Association of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
CCA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hill House, San Francisco, CA

2006
ICON 4 Illustration Conference, San Francisco

2003
ICON 3 Illustration Conference, Philadelphia

2001
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1999
NOIS Northern Ohio Illustration Society, Cleveland, OH

1996
AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts, Minneapolis, MN

AWARDS

2013
Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators

2012
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators
Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators

2002
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators

2001
Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators