The vessel known as Mark Heggie manifested in 1973. Attempts at education, in a series of overcrowded learning institutions of questionable architecture and validity, proved futile and lead only to the development of the socially adroit yet misanthropic man of today. Mark Heggie resides in his Warren, MI studio with a few spiders and a small set of amusing personal demons.
1994 Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan. Associate of Applied Science; graphic and commercial art (with honors.) 1999 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. Bachelor of Fine Arts; illustration (with distinction.)
Art Center scholarship, Samsung Endowed Scholarship, Honda Endowed Scholarship, Starr Foundation Award, Pell Grant, Cal grant, Society of Illustrators Scholarship (Winning piece printed on annual catalog cover, 1997.)
2007 "QUAINT QUANDARIES." Solo exhibit at Majestic Café; Detroit, MI 2006 "POTLUCK." Group Show at Primary Space Gallery; Hamtramck, MI
"TRACK RABBITS." 3 man show at OCTANE PHOTOGRAPHIC; Ferndale, MI.
"DIRTY SHOW." Group event at Tangent Gallery; Detroit, MI
"IT’S A MAGICAL THING." Group show tribute to Queen; Belmont. Hamtramck, MI
"SOUPY BOWL." Solo Exhibition @ Majestic Café; Detroit, MI
"HAND MADE." Group Show @ Copro/Nason Gallery; Los Angeles, CA. 2005 "CARNIVAL." Group show @ Bankle Building; Detroit, MI
"ACTUAL SIZE." Group event @ Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit; Detroit, MI
“EXODUS HEXED US.” Solo Exhibition @ Xhedos Café; Ferndale, MI.
“RED.” Group anniversary show at PRIMARY SPACE; Hamtramck, MI.
"POKEY DAYS THROUGH SMOKEY HAZE” Solo Exhibition,@ The Belmont; Hamtramck, MI.
“WHO WANTS TO TAKE ONE OF THESE LOVELY LADIES HOME TONIGHT?” Solo exhibition at LIFT; Royal Oak, Michigan.
“DIRTY SHOW” Group soiree @ Tangent Gallery; Detroit, Michigan. 2004 “Fluted Tips `n` NY Strips” Solo exhibition @ Majestic Café; Detroit, MI
“Dirty Show” Group extravaganza @ Tangent Gallery; Detroit, MI.
“Dirty Show” Group showcase @ Churchill Gallery; Miami, FL. 2003 “Extra Butter (real shmoood like.)” Solo exhibition @ Main Art; Royal Oak, MI.
“Defiled Environmentals…Stiles in Stencils” Solo exhibition @ Le Jive; Wyandotte, MI.
“Can’t remember the name” Group show of tattoo artists @ CPOP; Detroit, MI.
“Dirty Detroit” Group Jamboree @ Museum of New Art; Detroit, MI. 2002 “Fifty for 50” Group show @ CPOP Gallery; Detroit, MI.
“Keep Abreast” Group benefit for breast cancer @ Triple Five Soul; NYC.
“Pin Ups” Anniversary show @ Detroit Artists Market; Detroit, MI.
“Skin Deep” Group show @ Gallery 212; Ann Arbor, MI.
“Urban Re:sistance” Installation covering every square inch of floor and wall space @ Elizabeth Street Loft; Detroit, MI. 2001 “In the City, Skies are Always Grey” Installation @ Venus, NYC.
“Helmet” Halloween show @ Adam Janes Supergallery, Altadena, CA. 2000 “Discreet Indiscretions” Solo exhibition @ Wake Me When I’m Famous Gallery; Santa Monica, CA.
“Commercial Art By Uncommercial Artists” Group show @ La Luz De Jesus; Los Angeles, CA.
“Lemme Touch Your Teeth” Brooklyn Art Walk @ Taylor McKimen’s Studio; NY. 1999 “Non Commercial Art By Commercial Artists” Group Show @ La Luz, LA, CA.
“The Bathroom Show” Group show @ New Image Art; Los Angeles, CA.
“Factory Seconds” Group Show @ Ross Farrell Gallery; Pasadena, CA. Annual Scholarship Exhibition @ Society of Illustrators; NYC, New York. 1998“Non Commercial art by Commercial Artists” Group show @ La Luz; LA, CA.
“WING NUTS” Solo exhibition and murals, Art Center College, Pasadena, CA.