Mark Milloff has been exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe for the last thirty years. Whether working in oil or pastel, he is known for expanding the dialogue and the capabilities of the medium. Narrative has been a lifelong interest, which instigated his obsessive leap into video back in 1999. Literature has always played a role in Milloff’s work, specifically Melville’s Moby Dick, which many of his cinematically scaled pastels have been based on. Mark Milloff grew up in South Florida during the 50’s and early 60’s. He spent his childhood fishing the murky canals and mangrove mudflats, catching anything that would allow itself to be caught by a child that was insatiably curious, but not a natural predator. Milloff has had an active professional career. He has shown extensively in New York as well as in Europe. He has made a significant contribution to the disciplines in which he works. He has expanded the dialogue within his chosen mediums and been in pivotal places at pivotal times. Milloff was in group shows at Allan Stone Gallery while still in grad school. He was represented by Holly Solomon from 1980-86. Holly was a historic figure in the growth of the twentieth century New York art scene. Represented at the same time by Holly were William Wegman, Lorie Anderson, Bob Kushner, and Sigmar Polke, amongst others. Milloff moved from Holly Solomon to the Stephan Stux Gallery. His professional relationship with Stux has spanned 20 years. When Stux closed, (since reopened) Milloff migrated to Tricia Collins Grand Salon, where he remained until her closing in 2001.