Mark joined DMC in 2014, bringing with him fifteen years of experience in urban community development and organization management. His diverse experiences have exposed him to a variety of development modalities including work in Historic Preservation, Form Based Design, Walkable Communities, Neighborhood Business Revitalization, Low Impact Development, Stormwater Mitigation, Green Infrastructure, Urban Forestry, Community Built Art, and People Centered Design.
Mark is also a professional artist, exhibiting his work across the country and around the globe. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China; Rondo Atelier, Graz, Austria; The Studios of Key West, Florida, USA; Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; Carvansarai, Istanbul, Turkey; and Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India.
Mark earned a BFA at Grand Valley State University in Fine Art and Philosophy. His graduate work included attending Montana State University in Sculpture and The Ohio State University in Landscape Architecture, prior to earning an MFA in Printmaking at Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University. Mark has taught in the art programs at GVSU, KCAD, and Aquinas. You can find out more about his work at www.markrumsey.com.