Department Head

Rebecca Brienen, PhD

Art History Faculty

Rebecca Brienen, PhD

Irene Backus, PhD

Louise Siddons, PhD

Jennifer Borland, PhD

Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, PhD

Shaoqian Zhang, PhD

Priscilla Schwarz, PhD

Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, PhD

Graphic Design Faculty

Phil Choo, MFA

Pouya Jahanshahi, MFA

Justen Renyer, MFA

Ray Claxton, MFA

Betsy Berger, MFA

Studio Art Faculty

Angie Piehl, MFA

Mark Sisson, MFA

Chris Ramsay, MFA

Liz Roth, MFA

Jack Titus, MFA

Andy Mattern, MFA

Brandon Reese, MFA

Ginnie Baer, MFA

Teresa Holder, MA

Mark Wittig, MFA

Leslie Anne Martin, MFA

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Mark Wittig, MFA


University of Tulsa
Studio Art



Mark D. Wittig is a Lecturer in the Studio Art Program in the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History at Oklahoma State University. For fifteen years Mark was a Fine Arts Instructor at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, a charter high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For two years he was the Photography Suite & Darkroom Coordinator for The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mr. Wittig has a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Painting from the University of Arkansas, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Photography with a Minor in Art History from The University of Tulsa and a Master of Fine Arts in Open Media & Photography from The University of Tulsa. With this diverse education Mark have worked as an architectural designer, architectural illustrator, illustration editor, creative assistant and a teaching artist. In addition, he has taught painting, drawing, and sculpture as a private art instructor.

Mark uses his lifetime of knowledge and understanding of his “dis-abilities”, Dyslexia, as the primary subject matter for his creative research. Mark is no longer willing to hide or even mask the fact that he is Dyslexic, a type of a learning “differences”. He is inspired by his own relationship with his learning disabilities and by the larger learning disabled community to create artworks which attempt to speak of the learning “disabled” experience.

In 2017 Mark’s solo exhibition Elements of Learning Dis-abilities / Differences at the Hardesty Arts Center built an open community that could talk freely about exploring the terms, symbols, traits, features, writing history, and oral history of learning “dis-abilities / differences”. In 2010 Mark’s multi-discipline artwork The Morning Paper was part of Revealing Culture, an international juried exhibition by artists with disabilities. The exhibition was organized by VSA Arts and was at the Smithsonian Institute’s International Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 2008 Mark’s performance artwork To Have Strengths was selected to be in the group exhibition, Derivative Composition, also organized by VSA Arts and held in the Terrace Gallery at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. VSA Arts integrates artists with disabilities into a wider cultural community and seeks to create greater dialogue and promotes full and equal access for a community that is not disabled but a deviation from the norm.


  • Solo exhibition: Elements of Learning Dis-abilities / Differences at the Hardesty Arts Center, 2017
  • The Morning Paper, Multi-discipline artwork displayed at Revealing Culture at Smithsonian Institute’s International Gallery, 2010
  • To Have Strengths, preformance art displayed at Derivative Composition at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2008