About Mario M. Muller
With 27 years as an Artist, Curator and Dealer, I know what I like.
As a painter and sculptor, I have had over 20 solo exhibitions on both coasts and several in the flyover states of Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. My most recent solo exhibition was at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles in April of 2009 and was titled 10 Years of Paintings on Paper. My work is held in Fortune 500 companies including Deutsche Bank, Radio Shack, Banana Republic, LG&E, National City Bank, and Pfizer.
I hold a degree in Filmmaking and Fine Art from Northwestern University where my primary mentor was Ed Paschke. I’ve also attended master classes with Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, Esteban Vicente and Elaine DeKooning.
I’m the recipient of numerous pubic and private commissions, the latest of which is an MTA for the Arts commission for 12 Glass Windscreen Panels for a subway station in the Bronx, New York. I have Murals at the Louisville International Airport and the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
A born and bred New Yorker, I live and work in Los Angeles with my wife and four year old son.
As a writer of cultural criticism, my subjects have been Painting, Photography and Film. My movie reviews appeared regularly in several Mid-western publications in the 1990′s while my art criticism has been exclusively published in New York and Los Angeles.
Dovetailing neatly with my literary interests, I have curated a number of exhibitions for corporate, gallery and non-for-profit settings. Essays have accompanied most of my shows.
As a private dealer I advise both institutional and private clients on the contemporary fine art scene and career trajectories. I am available for art centric tours of several cities and international art fairs.
And as an educator I have taught as a guest lecturer at School for the Visual Arts, Art Center, International Center for Photography, and The 92nd Street Y.