Mark Krisco served as the curator of the Francey and Dr. Martin Gecht Collection from 1975-2013. He has also been a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1993 and Adjunct Lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1993. He curated exhibitions for the Marshall Fields Archives, participated in the 2006 Oxford Round Table and served as one of the pair of jurors for the Bacardi Limited Biennial at Bermuda National Gallery in 2008.
All the masters that have inspired me, taught me - it is not WHAT you paint but HOW you paint it. To paraphrase E. Manet: If you can not make a great painting of some flowers or fruit, how good of a painter can you be? Painting things with eye, mind and heart I connect to the natural beauty in our ever more technological world.