Curriculum Vitae (0.17MB)

Dr. Mark Graham is a professor in the Department of Visual Art at Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to Brigham Young University, he taught at Washington State University in the College of Education. Before his university appointments, he was a high school art teacher and arts administrator in the Port Washington Public Schools in Long Island, New York. Dr. Graham is also an internationally known artist and illustrator and has illustrated more than twenty children picture books. He has exhibited his illustrations at the Society of Illustrators exhibitions, the Bologna Children Book Exhibition and many other national and international venues. He continues to create various kinds of art objects, including mandalas and complex installations.

He spent most of his professional life in New York City where he studied at the Art Student’s League of New York and Columbia University. His research interests are include

Place-Based Education, Ecology, Critical Pedagogy, and Material Culture

Picture Books and Graphic Novels as Contemporary Art Forms

Adolescent Artistic Development,

Secondary Art Education Policy

The Teaching Artist and Art Educational Pedagogy

The Spiritual Dimensions of Art Education and Tibetan Mandalas