Mark Schreiber, an architect with FMG Architects in

Princeton, never picked up a paintbrush until he graduated

from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a

bachelors of architecture in 1985. By his sixth painting,

he startred to win national competitions and receive

private and corporate commissions for his creative acrylic

paintings.

He is well-known for his murals. Seven murals depicting

the history of High Bridge, NJ, can be seen around the

town. Arm & Hammer commissioned two murals from Schreiber

for the main lobby in the Princeton office, showing the

150-year history of the company and their environmental

concerns. About four years ago, Schreiber conducted a

four-week summer project with eight sixth- to eighth

graders to create a mural for the Plainsboro Public

Library; Scheiber painted abstract backgrounds on which

each child created 8" x 11" images.

After an eight-year hiatus from painting, during which

time Schreiber focused on his family, architecture, and

running marathons, he opens a new exhibit of more than 40

paintings, at Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street,

on Tuesday, October 10.

A native of New Jersey, Schreiber grew up in Englishtown

and now lives in Fairless Hills, PA. His mother was a

department store salesperson and his stepfather was a

federal investigator. For 15 years Schreiber was an

architectural illustator and now he is focused just on

architecture. He lives in Fairless Hills, PA, with his

wife; he has two sons, 11 and 13, from his first marriage.

His latest creation is a 17-canvas mural, "What’s This

Life For?", exploring man’s journey through life into

death. Raised a Catholic, Schreiber says the piece not a

religious piece of art but more ideological in nature. "I

want viewers to think of the big questions: Why are we

here, what happens when we die, is there anything after

death? I was raised a Catholic but I don’t know if what

they’re saying is the truth. There are so many religions

and every one has its take on what happens after death. I

want to let the viewer come up with their own ideas."

Mark Schreiber art opening, Tuesday, October 10, 7 to 9

p.m., Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Opening

reception for "The Unknown, Our Future, Eternity,

Religion, Nature," an exhibit of unique paintings by Mark

Schreiber. An architect with FMG Architects, Schreiber is

also a marathon runner. On view to December 16.

609-924-7855. www.triumphbrew.com. For more information on

the artist visit www.mschreiber.com

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