Mark Salinas is the Arts & Culture Coordinator for the Municipality of Carson City and a governor-appointed Board Member of the Nevada Arts Council.
Prior to relocating to Nevada in 2016, Salinas lived in New York City for 19 years where he worked at Pace Gallery, the Marian Goodman Gallery, the Brooklyn Art Museum, and administered the World Trade Center Site Memorial Design Competition.
Salinas was the founder of Arrows Up, a commercial design and fabrication business, and 7Train Murals, a non-profit mural organization.
He holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (Sculpture), Parsons School of Design in New York City (Fashion Design), and Central St. Martins in London (Tailoring). He has been awarded public art commissions in Times Square, artist residencies in Scotland and France, and has written numerous successful grants including Carson City’s first National Endowment of the Arts Big Read Grant, awarded in 2017.