Mark Newport is an artist and educator living in Hamtramck, Michigan. His work uses textiles, performance, print, and photography to reveal the vulnerability inherent in traditional western ideals of masculinity.

His work has been included in the prestigious Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2019, China; the  2019 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, The Netherlands, as well as in group exhibitions at the Textile Museum of Canada, The Mint Museum, The Textile Museum at George Washington University, and The Museum of Arts and Design. He has had  solo exhibitions at The Arizona State University Art Museum; The Cranbrook Art Museum; The Chicago Cultural Center; and Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO.

Newport’s work has been recognized by awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, a 2011 Artist Fellowship from the Kresge Foundation, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Herberger College of Arts at Arizona State University. You can find his work in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; The St. Louis Art Museum, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Cranbrook Art Museum; The Racine Art Museum; The Arizona State University Art Museum, 4Culture, Seattle; City of Phoenix Public Art, Microsoft, and Progressive Insurance.

Materia Gallery, Detroit and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle represent his work.

Newport  earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986 and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991.