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Mark Pasnik

Chair, Boston Art Commission

Mark Pasnik is an architect and principal of the multi-disciplinary firm — over,under — where he has worked on urban, architectural, and design projects in the Middle East, Central America, and throughout the United States. Clients include civic, academic, and arts-related organizations ranging from deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to MassArt to Mass MoCA to Qatar Foundation. He is a co-director of the pinkcomma gallery, which has produced more than three dozen exhibitions on architecture, design, publishing, and urbanism within the gallery and in conjunction with the Boston Society of Architects at BSA Space, the Boston Public Library, the Boston Architectural Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Chicago Art Institute.

Pasnik co-founded and curates the Design Biennial Boston, a program that provides a public platform to emerging designers in New England. He has taught at the California College of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wentworth Institute, where he is a professor. He co-authored the book, "Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston," published by Monacelli Press in 2015. Pasnik was educated at Cornell University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Pasnik was nominated for the Boston Art Commission by the Boston Society of Architects.

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