Classified as a prolific artist since the 1970s, Mark E. Rendleman pursued a formal career in artistic expression early on in life. While attending college, he delved into the field of painting, falling in love with the medium. In 1972, he earned a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in art and psychology from the University of Washington. Deciding to further his education, he then attended the University of California Santa Barbara, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 1974.
Since graduating, Mr. Rendleman has excelled as an artist, a teacher, and the owner of his own business, MER Arts. Over the course of his career, he has attributed much of his success to his passion for learning, working and the opportunities that have presented themselves, as well as the gratitude he possesses for his life and those around him. Outside his primary vocation as an artist, Mr. Rendleman was an associate professor at San Diego State University from 1975 to 1977 and Middlebury College from 1977 to 1981. He is also a past board member and treasurer of the Center for Contemporary Arts. He has supported several charities primarily focused on the preservation of Nature with work in Brazil and Hawaii.
As a testament to his talents and success in the field of art, Mr. Rendleman has been featured in several shows, awards and exhibitions. Among these, he was recently featured in an honorary retrospective show at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in New Mexico. In this regard, he is proud of his work in Embudo, New Mexico, which includes the cave project and underground museum that has garnered much attention and praise.
In the coming years, Mr. Rendleman intends to continue involving himself in the artistic community, working on new pieces whenever possible. He would also like to spend more time working outdoors in Nature.