Mark has worked as an illustrator, fine artist and art educator for over 30 years. The artist has won major awards ,is a juried member of the Salmagundi club and is represented by the Niantic Bay Gallery in Niantic, CT.

Mark has exhibited and has been represented by numerous nationally known art galleries and art organizations including:

  •   The American Artist Professional League (Artist Member) NYC

  • Elected Artist / Photographer Member of the Salmagundi Club. NYC

  •    The Salmagundi Club, New York City  (Exhibited paintings and photography in their national juried exhibitions)

  • Salmagundi Club Award: 2nd Place, Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Exhibition Members' Show, 2021 

  • Salmagundi Club Award : Historic Members' B&W Exhibition, 2019

  •  The "Anthony Almeida Award for Photography"  The Salmagundi Club Juried Exhibition for Photography and Graphics ,2016

  • Salmagundi Members Black and White Juried Show 2017-2021 

  •  Salmagundi Club Black and White Exhibition ,Certificate of Merit ,2021

  • Sylvia  Maria Glesmann Exhibition , Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2021

  • Salmagundi Club Members' National Juried Photo Exhibition, 2018, 2019,2020

  • Salmagundi Figure Show, NYC, 2020

  • LoosenArt International Still Life, Alternate Exposures Exhibit. Rome , Italy 2020

  • Chelsea International Photography Exhibition, Agora Gallery, NYC ,2019

  • New York Center For Photographic Arts International Juried Exhibition, 2019

  • Lead Workshops  on portrait photography and shared presentations on Still life and Composition at the NECCC Conference at UMASS in Amherst, MA  2019

  • Best In Show, Photographic Society of America, International Exhibition, 2020

  • CT Association of Photographers, Best Creative Award, TOPS Statewide Photography Competition , 2020

  • CT Watercolor Society (Artist Member)

  • New Haven Paint and Clay Club

  • AAPL Grand National Exhibitions

  • The Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA and Palm Beach , FL

  • The MaryLou Fischer Gallery, Guilford, CT

  • The Schoolhouse Gallery, Sanibel Island , FL

  • Sprague Hall, Yale University. Solo painting exhibition collaborating with pianist / composer Arthur Bellucci

  • Images, Statewide Photography Exhibition : 2015-2021

  • Featured Artist  : Ampersand Art Materials.

  • Solo Exhibit:  Maritime Center at Long Wharf, New Haven, CT​

  • Mystic Museum of Art , "Photo Show 38" "40", 2016 2018 -2nd Prize

  • Best In Show , Breathe of Life Exhibit, Voice of Art Gallery, Cheshire, CT 2018

  • Kehler Liddell Gallery,  juried exhibition, New Haven, CT 2019, 2020

  • New England Camera Club Council , First Prize. 2019

  • Photographic Society of America,  PSA, HM 2019-2020


Mark Battista works in oils, watercolor and charcoal. His portraits, skillfully developed and rendered through years of study, capture the inner quality of the subject. His realistic sharp focus still lifes capture the intricate detail, creative interplay of light and shadow and as James Weiss, art editor for the New Haven Register commented, "Battista's most technically accomplished paintings create a tranquility not always achieved in other works in the show".

While Mark's portraits and still lifes in oil are highly detailed ,exploring the "archeology of layers", his watercolors expresses a much looser, fluid approach that explores gesture, light and color.

Mark's photography has been influenced by his paintings and he enjoys creating a "visual dialogue" between the two disciplines. His painting both influences and is influenced by his study of photography. 

Commissions for paintings, drawings and photography can be arranged by contacting the artist at (203) 507-6316 or by email.

Private lessons are also available to motivated students who desire to develop their creativity, technical ability and perceptual skills.

IMG_0045_1-1 Mark Battista Headshot B&W

Mark Battista is a freelance artist and fine art photographer. He was born in  CT and graduated from Paier College of Art with a B.F.A. Upon graduation, he was awarded "The Outstanding Illustration Major Award" and received recognition for graduating summa cum laude. At Paier, he studied under renowned artists, such as Ken Davies, Robert Zappalorti, Rudolph Zallinger and John Massimino.He received a M.S. degree in Art Education from Southern CT State University.