MARK LERE  was born and raised in LaMoure, North Dakota.   

He currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area.


Public Sculpture Current Commissions:

2016 – Los Angeles Metro, California – Grand Street Station sculpture installations consisting of multi-elements referencing the travelers’ thoughts and destinations.

2015 – Woodland Hills Recreational Center, California – Installation comprised of four sculptures inspired by the recreational and sporting activities at the community center.

2015 – Palmdale Regional Animal Care Center, California – Large floating animal forms, interior lit, in the interior animal adoption center.

2015 – City of Toledo, Ohio – Sculpture installation Collingwood Blvd consisting of five elements referencing the architectural changes in the area.


Recent Public Sculpture Commissions Completed:

2010 – City of Long Beach, California – Exterior sculpture installation for Long Beach Transit Tech Center bus depot.

2009 – Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, California – Exterior sculpture installation.

2008 Warner Center Sculpture Park. Thousand Oaks, CA. – Exterior sculpture park design and installation project with sculpture, seating areas, floor inlays.

Twentieth (20th) Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA – Sculpture installation at main film studio lot/writer’s cottage, landscape garden.

2007 City of Los Angeles. Metropolitan Transportation District Division 9 Headquarters Rail Department – Plaza lobby installation for new Metro station/headquarters in El Monte, California.

City of Santa Monica, CA – Interior project for the new City Hall parking structure. In collaboration with architectural firm: Moore Rubell Yudell.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – Exterior sculpture installation located on the University campus, including four elements. 

2006 – City of Pasadena, CA – Exterior sculpture installation of three elements for plaza of multi-use project with Pacer Communities (located at 128 Oak Knoll).

City of Los Angeles, CA – Exterior sculpture for entry driveway of the Victory Vineland Daycare Center.

2002 – City of Kalamazoo, Michigan - Arcadia Commons redevelopment project includes several sculpture elements including a clock, wheel, stone chair, and fountain in collaboration with landscape firm, Edaw.

2001 – Microsoft Corporation, San Francisco, CA - Interior project of three elements for main lobby on Market St.

1999 – The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA – Exterior project with of four works with lighting, sounds, and water for main plaza entry of stadium, home of the Lakers, Kings, and Clippers. In collaboration with architectural firm: NBBJ.

Claremont /Mark Lere Colleges, Claremont, CA – Exterior project with three works including seating and a fountain for entry plaza of Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Business Management.

1996 – GSA Border Station, Calexico, CA – Exterior project of seven sculptures and walking pathways for the border crossing between Mexico and the USA.   Collaboration with architectural firm: Dworsky and Associates & Government Services Agency, Washington, DC.

1995 – City of Los Angeles. Metro Rail – Exterior project with inlays for the pedestrian walkways of the Metro Station Blue Line. In collaboration with Metropolitan Authority.

City of Ventura, CA. California Plaza – Exterior project with sculpture inlays, lighting, water element, and stairwells for pedestrian walkways.

City of Irvine, CA. Heritage Park Library – Exterior project with inlays, seating, sculpture, and lighting for entryway plaza.

City of Seattle, Washington. “Seattle Scatter” – Multi-faceted project including sculpture elements, seating, and fountain encompassing five locations throughout the city with final element completed in 2005.

City of Westlake, CA – Exterior landscape project for business park entrance.


Special Art Projects/Panels:

City of Miami, Florida Design team-consultant for expansion of the Miami International Airport in collaboration with architectural firm: Arquitectonica.

Artist Consultant-International Parking Design, Redevelopment team for City of Santa Monica, CA

Artist Consultant-The Arroyo Group, Pasadena. Redevelopment team for City of Thousand Oaks, CA; City of Hawthorne, CA; City of Indio, CA: East Pasadena, CA.

Artist Consultant-Armando Gonzalez. Redevelopment team for Fullerton, CA.

Artist Consultant-City of Ventura, CA

Artist Consultant-Koll Development Co. & City of Anaheim, CA

Art in Public Places Panel, Cedar Rapids/Marion Art Council, Iowa.

Artist Consultant-Redevelopment team for City of Phoenix, Arizona


Solo Gallery Exhibitions:

2010 – Art Gallery, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, California

1997 – Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina

1992 – Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (also 1988, 1987)

1991 – John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also 1988)

1989 – North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1986 – Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (catalog)

Temple Art Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)

1985 – Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA (catalog) (also 1984


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, “Panza: The Legacy of Collector,” (catalog)

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, “Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection,” (catalog)

Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo. “Lynda Benglis and Mark Lere

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Avant-Garde in the 80s,” April – June (catalog)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. “Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945 – 1986,” (catalog).

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. “Aperto’ 84,” (catalog)

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York. “Lead,” December – January 1989 (catalog)

Galeria communale d’arte moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy. “Anniottanta,” 4 July – 30 September (catalog)

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco. “Sculpture and Works in Relief,” 9 October – 29 November (catalog)

Loughelton Gallery, New York. “Fabricated, Not Found,” 8 November – 7 December

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. “Prospect 86,” 9 September – 2 November (catalog)

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco. “Sculpture and Works in Relief,” 9 October – 29 November (catalog)

Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, “Suspended State”

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. “Liquid Art”

Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. “OI!”