the artist


Mark Connelley is a sculptor and landscape artist who works primarily in steel and natural materials to create large-scale sculpture and engaging environments.

With a background in landscape architecture and land planning, Mark spent many years designing projects throughout the world. His extensive experience, which involved conceptual design, master planning, sculpture park and garden design, and detailed design, exposed him to a wide variety of art, architecture, and cultures.

Now as a sculptor, Mark not only creates large-scale sculpture but also enjoys creating the environments in which the pieces are featured and the collaborative process that is involved with every project.

Whether you are looking to purchase an existing sculpture, commission a piece, or have a space designed for your art, Mark works with his clients in a variety of ways. The end goal, however, is always the same: an environment that is an experience and an expression of art.




Public Art

Finalist, Stringers Ridge Public Art Project, Chattanooga, TN


2013-2014: Sculpture Walk VII, Kingsport Public Art, Kingsport, TN

2013: Carolina’s Got Art! Exhibition, Charlotte, NC

2013: The Haen Gallery, Brevard, NC

2012-2013: Art in Place, Charlottesville, VA

2012-2014: Spaces Public Art Exhibition, Huntsville, AL

2012-2013: Sculpture Walk VI, Kingsport Public Art, Kingsport, TN

2012-2013:  Dogwood Arts Festival, Art in Public Places Exhibition & Competition, Knoxville, TN

2011-2012:  Sculpture Salmagundi Exhibition at The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

2011-2012:  Art in Public Places, Bristol, VA/TN

2011-2012:  DBDA Community Choice Award – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts as part of the Rosen Sculpture Program in Boone, NC

2011:  French Broad Place, Brevard, NC

March 2011:  Outdoor Adventure Exhibition, Transylvania County Arts Council, Brevard, NC

February 2011:  Gala for the Arts, Porter Center, Brevard, NC