Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a multidisciplinary artist and teaching professional whose work deeply involves his life and the community around him. His current project, a-Historical Landscapes, involves altering 19th century landscape engravings to include contemporaneous images borrowed from Anti-Slavery publications. His Tiny House of Steel, concerns his obsession with the human footprint on our planet. Jean-Marc’s public works include I Draw You Talk, a neighborhood portrait-drawing-as-oral-history project, videos of his doppelgangers, and guided tours of NYC housing projects.
In 2019, Jean-Marc guest curated "We Wear the Mask: Race and Representation in the Dorsky Permanent Collection", an exhibition featuring a 3000-year range of artwork and artifacts staging the contradictions inherent in representations of race as exemplified by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
A graduate of Concordia University (BFA Studio Arts) and Bard College (MFA Film/Video), Jean-Marc’s art has been exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Manifesta 8 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City. His videos are distributed by Videographe, Inc., and have been screened worldwide. He is the illustrator of two award-winning novels: Deadly, and Into the Dangerous World.
Jean-Marc is a Museum Educator and Guide at the Dia Art Foundation, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and has been a Visiting Artist/Lecturer at SUNY New Paltz, Pratt Institute and Bard College, among numerous schools and universities. He is the Studio Assistant for the painter Marilyn Minter.