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, the Tiny House of Steel, concerns his obsession with the human footprint on our planet. The progress of the tiny house building can be seen on his blog. His neighborhood portrait-drawing-as-oral-history project “I Draw You Talk” lives here. Jean-Marc’s public works includes videos of his doppelgangers, and guided tours of NYC housing projects.
A graduate of Concordia University (BFA Studio Arts) and Bard College (MFA Film/Video), Jean-Marc’s art has been exhibited at Matteawan Gallery, Glenlilly Grounds, Beacon Open Studios, Kingston Sculpture Biennial, 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 has taught at the DIA Art Foundation, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and at numerous schools and universities. He is the Studio Assistant for the painter Marilyn Minter.