Excitement about Photography
Mark became enraptured with Photography when he first took a Brownie camera on a school field trip at age 7. That excitement continued until 1983 when he earned an MFA in Photography from the University of Washington. His personal photographs have been exhibited in Galleries and Museums throughout the US, and published in numerous books, magazines and museum catalogs. His work is included in a number of permanent collections, including the Seattle Arts Commission, where 12 of his photographs rotate through Seattle's public buildings. He has taught and lectured in Photography at Colleges, Museums, Galleries and Workshops throughout the Northwest.
Mark Frey has photographed artwork for Northwest artists for over 25 years. At the University of Washington School of Art, as he completed his MFA in Photography, he photographed the artwork of the 27 MFA graduates for the 1983 Exhibition catalog. Later, while completing commercial photography assignments for Group Health Cooperative, KING Broadcasting, U.W. School of Business, & Rainier Bank, magazines and design firms, he continued to photograph artwork for a growing number of Washington, Oregon and Alaska artists, galleries, and book & magazine publishers.
APNQ and Northwest Arts Alliance
When the Association of Northwest Quilters was formed in 1988, Mark was selected as the primary photographer to photograph quilts and fiber art for their biennial exhibitions and traveling shows, which he continued over the next 15+ years. In 2005 Seattle's Northwest Arts Alliance selected Mark to photograph art and craft work at the Spring and Fall Best of the Northwest arts and crafts shows, which he continues to do each year.
Artist Credits: 4- Stacie Baumeister, 2013; 5- Sally Anaya, 2012; 6- Carletta Carrington Wilson, abduction, 2013, from Book of the Bound