Marc Ross was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BFA from Ohio University,
attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, and completed his MFA in painting at
Kent State University. Ross then enrolled in a private commercial art school in Cleveland, Ohio
to study mechanical/ technical drawing and airbrushing. He spent many years in the commercial
art field as a designer, art director, illustrator/technical illustrator and then as a faux finish painter
while continuing to develop his fine art painting. Ross was also an educator, serving as an adjunct
art instructor at Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern and western campuses, the Columbus College
of Art and Design’s Saturday program and The Ohio State University’s Foundation’s program.
He returned to school to earn a degree in education from Ashland University and then taught art in a
public high school for sixteen years. Ross spent twenty years experimenting and developing a method
of painting that was recently featured in his solo exhibit at The Butler Institute of American Art.
He has exhibited in numerous venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Klutznick National
Jewish Museum, the Southern Ohio Museum, and various galleries in New York, Chicago, San Francisco,
Baltimore, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.
Marc Ross resides in Columbus, Ohio and is currently represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio
and Art Access in Columbus, Ohio.