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studio shots by Sarah Shalene Photography

Marc Scheff is an award-winning artist based in New York City known for his unique dimensional conceptual portraits in layers of resin.


I obsess over materials, and seek to use familiar stuff in unfamiliar ways. In my work (and my life) I seek to reveal unseen layers. Contrary to our subconscious, my layers in resin are fully exposed and vulnerable. I work to reveal the authenticity of what we all hide. Each work is a new set of risks and potential rewards.

I live and work in Brooklyn.


Marc Scheff is best known using a method he developed to create figurative-based work, made sculptural in layers of epoxy resin. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has called his work “emotionally touching, intellectually stimulating, and imaginative portraiture.” He works with materials on hand, making each body of work uniquely emotionally reflective.


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Beautiful Bizarre (Revealing the Unseen) 04/18

Hi-Fructose (Depth Charge review) 05/18

Supersonic Art

Juxtapoz (Materialization, review) 08/16



Depth Charge, solo show at Haven Gallery
Frankenstein 200th Anniversary, group invitational at Corey Helford Gallery
Main Show, juried show at Illuxcon Art Conference


Rehs Contemporary (ARC Select, 6 person show)

Haven Gallery (Into the Woods, group invitational)
Haven Gallery (Ornamented, group invitational)
Mazza Museum (Villains, group invitational)

Gallery 1988, multiple group invitationals


Haven Gallery (“Materialization,” Solo Show)

The Canton Museum of Art (“The Art of Imaginative Realism,” small group invitational)
The Drawing Room (“Soak it Up,” small group invitational)
Gallery 1988 (“Reruns,” group show)
Krab Jab Gallery (“Dream Cover,” small group invitational)
Lost Art Gallery (“I. M.ust C.reate,” small group invitational)


Cotton Candy Machine Biannual (submissional, NYC)
Parallax Art Fair (invitational, NYC)
Iluxcon (Main Show, Allentown Art Museum)
Haven Gallery (Oct 10, “Into the Woods” group show)
Haven Gallery (August gallery opening)
Krab Jab (Faerie, group show)


Muses of Mount Helikon II (group show)
Helikon Gallery, Denver CO

Temple of Art (group show)
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Abstract Narrative (group show, artist/curator)
Enve Gallery, NY NY

Illuxcon (juried group show)
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA


Muses of Mount Helikon (group show)
Helikon Gallery, Denver CO


Spectrum 18, 19, 20, 21 (juried)

Infected by Art, Vol 2 (juried)


Adobe Photoshop Magazine (feature)

Corel Painter Magazine (feature)


BFA, Illustration, Academy of Art University, 2005
BS, Computer Science, Harvard University 1999


Dear AD (co-founder) – A tumblr AMA blog with 12 anonymous Art Directors answering anything you ask, often with gifs
Every Day Original (curator/co-founder) – Small original art pieces, for sale, every day.
Drawn + Drafted (co-founder) – Art business education

Smart School (instructor / tech guru)
Illustration Master Class (guest AD)
ICON : The Illustration Conference (Board Member)
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (VP / Show Chair, 2015)