Mark Franchino with Jeremy Boyle

Mark Franchino with Jeremy Boyle


MARK FRANCHINO and JEREMY BOYLE collaborated on this nightlight built into a single outlet box, made from a variety of Western PA hardwoods. Knob adjusts brightness.

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Mark Franchino received a BFA in 1998 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MFA from the University of Delaware in 2002. In the last 13 years his works have been shown in more than seventy group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany, the International Print Center in NYC, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. He has received numerous awards including the H. Douglas Pickering Memorial Award and purchase prizes from Lessedra Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria and the Amity Art Foundation in Connecticut. Recent visiting artists lectures have been given at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Currently, Franchino is an Associate Professor of Art at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was an Assistant Curator and the Print Studio Coordinator at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND where he organized an international artist residency program. Franchino, originally of Long Island, N.Y., now lives in Clarion, PA.


Artist/musician Jeremy Boyle received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MFA from The Ohio State University. He is a founding and current member of the Chicago group Joan of Arc who recently toured Europe, Japan and the US in support of “He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands”, their new record on Joyful Noise Recordings. He has exhibited artwork, most of which is sound and technology based, in major cities across the U.S, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and has a forthcoming exhibition with collaborator Mark Franchino at Hallwalls in Buffalo NY.