Mark Hewko is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in contemporary abstract murals. Raised in New York City by Ukrainian refugee immigrants, Mark experimented at an early age with both Roman and Cyrillic alphabets during the height of the subway art movement. Rooted from his professional graphic design/photography experience, he combines letter-forms and color schemes into bold, geometric compositions that burst forth from dull, lifeless walls.
Studied fine art at Queens College with civil rights artist, Benny Andrews and graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Technology with type designer, Martin Solomon and architect, Herb Glenn Bennett.
Numerous group exhibitions, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Aicon Gallery NY, Visual Gallery SD and most recently, an international art residency in Sardinia. His photography and design work have appeared in various print and web publications, including the Village Voice, Esquire, Men's Health and Juxtapoz online. His mural work has been published in La Nuova Sardegna, Sardegna Eventi 24 and Italy's leading Art publication, Artribune.
He currently resides in San Diego, California.