Chicago Artist: Mark Zlotkowski

Friedman Fine Art offers a stunning selection of art from local Chicago artists. Mark Zlotkowski is a Chicago based Artist, exhibiting at galleries and museums in both the United States and Internationally. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Zlotkowski spent his childhood playing basketball and drawing. Years later, he discovered his passion for painting and received a BFA in painting from The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1987.

IMG 4 oil on canvas 48” x 72”

Zlotkowski worked several jobs in construction and engraving, which added to his experience of art and material. In 1992, Zlotkowski received MFA from Northwestern University and quickly took to teaching at DePaul University in its Department of Art and Media Design. He has taught classes in painting for over 20 years and continues to create pieces on the side.

Overall, his works have roots in symbolism and spirituality. He describes his process of painting like looking in a mirror, and seeing a reflection of what is yet to come. Recently, he is working on a series of paintings, one group with converging urban landscapes and another group inspired by his garden. Zlotkowski uses his works to encourage his audience to develop a deeper understanding of their own everyday experiences.

Zlotkowski currently lives with his two daughters on the North Side of Chicago where he paints and gardens often. He is represented at The 33 Contemporary Gallery in The Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL. To purchase these fine contemporary works of art by local Chicago artists, contact us via our contact form.