Visual Artist Mark Holthusen is best known for creating images that push boundaries. With a career that spans photography, motion, theater and digital innovation, Mark's work contains a relentless elegance that extends from his painterly imagery to his graphic animations.
From album art to music videos, Mark has created distinctive work for performers including Roger Waters, American Music Club, The Tiger Lillies, 16 Horsepower and The Dodos. In 2009, Roger Waters and Sony Music asked Mark to rethink traditional stage design for the debut of Waters' opera, Ça Ira. Over 120 of Mark’s photographs served as the opera's sole visual narration and were met by critical acclaim. In 2012, Mark and The Tiger Lillies collaborated on a performance of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which the Telegraph declared "a haunting evening’s entertainment full of ethereal grace. [...] Holthusen's animation is gorgeous."
Mark’s award-winning work has been lauded by Communication Arts, Graphis, American Photography, and PDN. Mark has also won the IPA Photographer of the Year Awards for both Advertising and Music.
Raised in Reno, Nevada, it’s only fitting that Mark’s past projects have included capturing Appalachia's demolition derbies, Nevada's brothels and portraits of Oaxaca's gender bending muxes. Currently, Mark is working on a variety advertising and artistic commissions.