Life of the Mind is the studio of Mark Owens, a designer, writer, and curator working between New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. In addition to independent projects the studio creates publications, print materials, websites, identities, exhibition graphics, apparel, and motion design for clients, collaborators, artists, and institutions. Mark holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and an MA in English from Duke University. His work has been featured in IDEA (Tokyo), GRAPHIC (Korea), Phaidon’s Area 2, the Walker Art Center’s Gradient blog, Graphic Design: Now in Production, and included in the 2013 Typojanchi Typography Biennial.
His essays have appeared in the pages of Dot Dot Dot, Visible Language, IDEA, GRAPHIC, PIN-UP, Bricks from the Kiln, and Experimental Jetset’s Statement and Counter-Statement. In 2008 he co-edited with Zak Kyes the catalogue for the exhibition Forms of Inquiry at the Architectural Association, London, and in 2012 he was the recipient of a Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2016 he served as guest curator of the exhibition The Surface of Design at Purchase College, SUNY.Mark serves as a Critic in the MFA program in graphic design at Yale and visiting faculty in PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught, lectured, led workshops, and curated exhibitions at RISD, CalArts, Princeton, VCU, UIC, Art Center College of Design, Purchase College SUNY, and Typography Summer School.1241 Carpenter St.Studio 112Philadelphia, PA 19147+1 917 686 email@example.comInstagramTwitter
ClientsWhitney Museum of American ArtWalker Art CenterICA MiamiICA PhiladelphiaCAM St. LouisUB Art GalleriesICA BostonCarnegie Museum of ArtMoMA PS1MAK Center Los AngelesYale Art GalleryMonkeypaw ProductionsDavid Kordansky GalleryShane Campbell GalleryBelkin Art GallerySternberg PressJRP RingierKoenig BooksMidgrammeFence Books
CollaboratorsNilas AndersenAndrew ListerGhazaal VojdaniTanya RubbakDavid WiseSarah CleeremansHassan RahimHarsh PatelDavid ReinfurtThe Serving LibraryJames GogginSara De BondtShannon EbnerFlorian Meisenberg