Mark Why (or Mark Yappueying for short) was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Southeast Michigan. Why received his BFA in New Media at the University of Toledo in 2016. He self-published his first photography and machine illustrations book, “Ink on Paper”, in 2016, which focused on a binary understanding between machine and human aesthetic in image-making. Why explores the exchange of elements found in digital media and the natural world. Why currently lives in Toledo, Ohio where he has also exhibited his first solo exhibition.


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