Mark Frossard was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  In 2004, he earned his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas. During his time in the Midwest, Mark began his studies of the figure and the process of narrative storytelling in his work. After graduation, Mark moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, incorporating the beauty of the southwestern landscape into his paintings. His new work became inspired by the cultural diversity, alien landscape and vibrant colors. Several group exhibitions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Los Angeles and Hollywood displayed these paintings. This was soon followed by his first major solo exhibition at Red Dot Gallery in Santa Fe. Since moving to New Mexico, Mark has garnered significant curatorial experience as well, organizing exhibitions for the AIDSImpact International Conference, unTRAINed Boxcar Gallery, Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance, Gallery Tirage, and A2 (art x activism). Mark has also received several notable commissions. Currently he is the permanent graphic designer of the wind music group Concordia Santa Fe. In the past he has painted for the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance, StudioNia Santa Fe, Sandscape Publications Music Catalog, and traveled to New Orleans to complete paintings for the Fleur de Lis Physical Therapy clinic. Mark continues to live and work in Santa Fe, NM.