mark j (they/them) 

Selected Press

BBC Radio Kent Social Club: Creativity and Covid19
March 2020. Broadcast (UK only) here 

All Systems Go: A Symposium on Art, Social Systems, and Cultural Action
New Museum, Sep 2020. 

Every Library is Your Library - JML50. Design Culture by Wendy Richmon. CA Design Annual 59, Sep/Oct 2018. P12. PDF here

Jefferson branch artwork puts the 'public' in Library
The Villager Newspaper, Nov 2017. P1, 6-7.

Jefferson Market Library Celebrates 50 Years with New Art Installations. WestView News, Nov 2017. P14. PDF here

Art in public. Public as artists. JML50 and the practice of Mark John Smith. Expose Art Magazine. OCT Issue, P33-42. PDF here

Franklin Collective's Fence, 2017 featured in Petzel Gallery Publications. Petzel Publications We need to talk...

Architecture, Language and Gesture at Jefferson Market Library. WestView News, April 2017, P6. PDF here

Franklin Collective's The Flight is featured in Project Anywhere publication. Anywhere and Elsewhere. P20-21.

Mark John Smith's visual essay DO IT (perimeter vibe) 2015 is published. ANYWHERE v1. P104-107.

Franklin Collective's The Writings '031601' is published
KRASS Journal 03. P50-51.

Mark John Smith talks to KODAK about Franklin Collective
KODAK - The Kodakery

Mark John Smith joins Ben Davis for an Artnet panel discussion: Why Art Collectives Now at VOLTA NY produced by GalleryLog.

Franklin Collective's The Gallery, 2016 is featured online
Brooklyn Magazine

Mark John Smith's work is featured in the Unbound exhibition catalogue. Unbound P11-13.

Franklin Collective's The Gallery 2015 makes its Miami Art Fair debut in print. Expose Art Magazine

Franklin Collective's The Gallery 2015 is rather avant-garde
Widewalls Magazine

Spotlight feature on Franklin Collective goes to print
Expose Art Magazine, AUG Issue

Franklin Collective is featured online
Expose Art Magazine

In the Cloud at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts - Franklin Collective
Wall Street International Magazine

Mark John Smith at Ivy Brown Gallery
Art Nerd New York

In the Cloud at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts - Franklin Collective
Cool Hunting


Mark John Smith - Video interview
Natalie Kates and Lori Zimmer for Style Curator

Mark John Smith - Studio Visit. Art Nerd New York

TOTALSMIT - Lori Zimmer's Top Pick.

PRIVATE EYES A Conversation with Artist MARK JOHN SMITH. Patrick McMullan Magazine

TOTALSMIT feature. Wall Street International Magazine

Mark John Smith - Studio visit & Interview. Laura Couttie

Matt Whitman & Mark John Smith talk: North Brooklyn, Graffiti & Limits - Interview. New Work New York. Greenline Newspaper 

Mark John Smith - Interview. The Raw Book

FLAT - Mark John Smith. Der Greif Magazine

Panel discussion led by artist Mark John Smith
Persistence of Vision: young analog filmmakers presented at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library in November is now online via AMIA Film Advocacy Task Force

Mark's Olympic project accepted into the British Library
University for the Creative Arts Press

MFA Fine Arts Alum Mark John Smith’s LIVELIVE Project Archived by the British Librar. Parsons AMT, NYC

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation - an interview with MJS. NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NYC

Tonight! a Monster(s) – Lang Show, with Media/Production Design by Mark John Smit. Parsons the New School for Design

Mark shows us his large format wall commission for Parsons, in the Lobby of 66 Fifth Ave. NYC. Parsons the New School for Design

ASSES ASSESS 2014. Parsons - Graduate Gallery

Artist creates crowd-sourced public canvas. The Beaney Art Wall

Mark talks about Underground Art live on BBC radio
BBC Radio - Drive Time with Dominic King

Mark John Smith Has Work Showing in the London Underground. Parsons the New School for Design

UCA Mark Smith's art displayed on London Tube. University for the Creative Arts

Work by Canterbury artist promotes UK's biggest art fair
Canterbury Times

Mark John Smith Has Work in The Frieze Art Fair
Parsons the New School for Design

Matt Whitman and Mark John Smith share work inspired by their 4 WTC tour.
Parsons the New School for Design

Mark's LIVELIVE Project in AN Magazine show review
AN Magazine

Mark's digital project, LIVELIVE, via official Olympic app. 
Join In app for London 2012. LOCOG.

BBC Live Sites and Mark's LIVELIVE Project attracts more than 100,000 participants.
London 2012 Cultural strategy report. P24.

Olympic screens go live with Mark's big idea
University for the Creative Arts

Mark gains prestigious IOC Inspire Mark for Olympic work
U Creative magazine. NOV 11 issue 6. P06

Mark has an ambition to bring Art to a wide British audience.
Fruit works keynote speaker

Artists big idea to go nationwide.
U Creative magazine. NOV 10 issue 4. P08

On the art trail in Canterbury - Transient art
Kent On Sunday Newspaper, JUL 25th. 2011

Mark's Art in Canterbury
Kent Weekend Newspaper, JUN 12th. 2011

RED art in Margate
Kent News Newspaper and Online, MAR 10th. 2011

Mark presents I LOVE DOVER
A new original community engagement project, interactive game and mini site for BBC live sites

Mark's big idea for 2012 Olympics
University for the Creative Arts

BBC News Mark John Smith Artist
BBC News, NOV 20th. 2010. UK

Mark brings big screen art to life across the nation
Kent On Saturday Newspaper, OCT 17th. 2010.

Mark bringing art to a screen near you
Your Canterbury Newspaper, OCT 10th. 2010.

Mark John Smith - Graduates UCA
Kent County Council video interview, May. 2010.


AN Magazine UK, Kaleidoscope Gallery show review, 2012
ANYWHERE v1., DO IT (perimeter vibe), 2015
BEFORE, Exhibition Catalogue, 2014
Creative Update, UCA Magazines, London, UK, 2014
Culture for Kent, Kent Arts and
Culture cultural strategy report document, 2013
Der Grief Magazine, FLAT, 2015
Expose Art Magazine, A spotlight on
Franklin Collective, August 2015
Expose Art Magazine, Franklin Collective: The Gallery, December 2015
Inspire Project Legacy document, LIVELIVE Project, Arts Council England, 2012
In the Cloud at Ethan Cohen Gallery, Exhibition catalogue, 2015
Invitation/Annual 4.0 - On Time, 2014
KRASS JOURNAL, 031601, 2016
London 2012 Inspire app, LOCOG
London 2012 android and iPhone app, Nationwide, UK, 2012
Olympic Torch Relay - Welcome to Dover, London 2012 press in collaboration with Dover Council, 2012
Petzel Publications, We need to talk..., Exhibition catalogue, 2017
Project Anywhere, Art and Research at the Outermost Limits of Location-Specifiity, Conveyor Arts NYC, 2014
Project Anywhere, Anywhere and Elsewhere, The Flight, Conveyor Arts NYC, 2016
Patrick McMullan Magazine, Private Eyes - A Conversation with Artist Mark John Smith, 2015
The Greenline Newspaper, Matt Whitman & Mark John Smith talk: North Brooklyn, Graffiti & Limits - Interview, 2015
UNBOUND, Exhibition catalogue, 2015
VOLTA NY 16, Exhibition catalogue, 2016
Wall Street International Magazine, TOTAL SMIT, 2015
WestView News, Architecture, Language and Gesture at Jefferson Market Library, April 2017