Marq Sutherland, born in San Diego, California in 1974, grew up in an artistic family. In 1998, he became assistant to contemporary landscape painter Woody Gwyn and began his photographic studies with David Scheinbaum and Steve Fitch at the College of Santa Fe, graduating in 2001 with a self-designed BA in photography, music and technology. He continued his studies with Jack Fulton at the San Francisco Art Institute receiving an MFA in 2005. Sutherland was a finalist for the 2002 Willard Van Dyke Award, and received a SFAI Teaching Assistantship Award in 2004 and a Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship in 2008. He now lives and works in Bilbao, Spain.


  • Masters Course Photo España 2012, Campus PHE Book Publishing with Gerhard Steidl

  • San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Photography, 2005

  • College of Santa Fe, BA Photography, Music and Technology, 2001

  • Semester At Sea, Study Abroad through the University of Pittsburgh visiting Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, and Morocco, 1999


  • Learning To Skate, ZAWP, Bilbao, Spain, Noviembre, 2018

  • Músicos en Bilbao, Espacio Imagen, Santander, Spain, Noviembre, 2017

  • Recent Photographs, CoLab Creativity, Zentrum Bilbao, Spain, 2011

  • Bilbao: Recent Photographs Forum Internacional de las Industrias Creativas, Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain, 2011

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA, 2005

  • The State Of Being Manly, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005

  • Mith Samlanh Exhibit for Aids Project LA, Phay Doe Doe, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

  • Mith Samlanh Exhibit for Friends, Paramount, Santa Fe, NM, 2003

  • Moments Given: Children In Our World, Greer Garson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2000

  • Millennium Voyage Reunion, The Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, 2000


  • Pecha Kucha Night Volume 7, Exhibiting Artist, Bilbao, Spain, 2011

  • Woody Gwyn, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2009

  • The Man Box and Beyond, The Lab, San Francisco, CA, 2006

  • Woody Gwyn - Revisited, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, 2006

  • Cream – from the top, Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA, 2005

  • Student Artist Exhibition, Bowie Art.Com, London, England, 2005-2007

  • Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004

  • Nevada Landscape Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004

  • Open Studio Exhibition, SWELL Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2003

  • Light Show, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM, 2003

  • Anything Goes, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM, 2003

  • Juried Exhibition, College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2001

  • Juried Exhibition, Marion Center for the Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2000

  • It’s in the Bag, CSF Fine Arts Gallery, Juried by Luis Grachos, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 2000

  • Juried Exhibition, Marion Center for the Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 1999

  • Juried Spring Exhibition, College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1999


  • Pilgrim by Marq Sutherland, Steidl Verlag, 2019

  • Behind The Easel: Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters by Robert C Jackson, Portrait of Artist Woody Gwyn, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2014

  • Just This by Margaret Chula, Artist Portrait, Mountains and River Press 2013

  • The Whole World Over by Julia Glass, Cover, Pantheon/Random House, 2006

  • "Cream - from the top" Artweek, October, 2005

  • "Cream - from the top Review" artUS, November/December, 2005

  • Give2Asia, Greeting card set to promote philanthropy to Asia, Asia Foundation, 2004

  • Glyph, The Literary Magazine, College of Santa Fe, Morris Publishing, 2001


  • Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship, Taos, New Mexico, 2008

  • Teaching Assistantship Award, San Francisco Art Institute, 2004

  • Finalist: Willard Van Dyke Award, New Mexico Council On Photography, 2002