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Cristin Tierney is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Dean Veca to the gallery's roster of artists.

Born in 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Veca studied at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He currently lives in Los Angeles after spending 17 years in New York City. Veca has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan at institutions such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA PS 1, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Art, The Drawing Center, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Veca most recently completed a New York City Department of Cultural of Affairs Percent for Art commission for the Spruce Street School in the new Frank Gehry building in lower Manhattan. In 2008, he was named Honoree of the Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lectureship and Residency at Otis College of Art and Design and in 2006, he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Amongst his many honors, Veca has thrice received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and has held residencies at institutions such as the Bronx Museum, the MacDowell Colony, and Villa Montalvo. Veca is represented in Los Angeles by Western Project.

Veca is known for creating paintings, drawings and installations that portray surreal cartoons, psychedelic landscapes, and pop culture iconography. Recent work can be seen in the exhibition Under the Influence: The Comics at the Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx through May 12th.