MARC LEPSON has been part of the downtown art scene in New York City since the early 1990’s, beginning with his work as artist and Master Printer at the Lower East Side Printshop. Lepson’s work first came to national attention as part of the activist group, ad hoc artists, staging public performances (Our Grief is not a Cry for War) in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Lower Manhattan. In the decade that followed, his strident political prints and evocative installations were shown at Miyako Yoshinaga gallery NY and showcased at The Brooklyn Museum. He has exhibited internationally in Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, and Reykjavic. Lepson’s current practice centers on large scale oil paintings and monoprints that investigate social constructions of masculinity and the violent underpinnings of American society.
He has received a Pollock-Krasner Grant and his work has appeared in Art on Paper and Art in America.