Markus Haala

*1982 | Recklinghausen, Germany
Lives and works in Lowell MA, USA

Represented by Atelier Newport, Newport RI, USA


New Hampshire Institute of Art | Manchester NH, USA
2017 - 2019 | MFA Candidate - Visual Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2007 - 2011 | BFA - Fine Art

Lesley University College of Art and Design | Boston MA, USA
2009 - 2010 | BFA - Fine Art

University of Bonn | Bonn, Germany
2004 - 2007 | Art History, Archeology, Modern History


Artist, Studio Markus Haala
Visual Arts | Lowell MA, USA

Adjunct Professor, Illustration Faculty & Pre-College Faculty
Lesley University College of Art and Design | Cambridge MA, USA

Adjunct Professor, Art+Design Department
Salem State University | Salem MA, USA

Education Director
Concord Center for the Visual Arts | Concord MA, USA

Artist Statement

Markus Haala (b. 1982) works within an interdisciplinary art practice that combines Printmaking, Prototyping, Sculpture, Media, Object and Installation Art with strong conceptual interests in exploring and surveying personal, social and ecological systems. Questions of how we we define, perceive and shape concepts of nature, ecology and (personal) environments are core interests of his research. Haala’s work addresses the seemingly unavoidable ambiguities created by societal inclinations and their subsequent, underlying - and often contradictory - systems that we perceive as truth. 

After relocating to the United States in 2011, Haala successfully founded a print shop operation - the Western Avenue Press - in Lowell, MA. Working predominantly by combining new media with classic printmaking techniques, his expertise lead to collaborations with artists and designers on a national and international level. Since 2011 Haala has been teaching as adjunct professor on the pre-college and illustration faculty at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design as well as Salem State University. He currently lives and works in Lowell, MA. 

Born and raised in Germany, Haala received a BFA in Visual Arts with a concentration in Printmaking from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after attending the University of Bonn in Germany to study Art History, Archeology and Modern History. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Visual Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.