Biography

Mark “Feijão” Milligan II was born on St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Under the guidance of Cindy Male, Feijão’s high school studies varied from painting & drawing to graphic design & architecture.

At the age of 16, he began an apprenticeship under Paul Youngblood. One of the paintings done during this time won the U.S. National Congressional Art Competition. Allowing him the opportunity to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands and have his painting exhibited in the U.S. Capitol.

At 17, Feijão moved to New York City to acquire a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. During which time he studied under such artists as Don Eddy, Max Ginsburg, Marvin Mattelson and Jack Potter.

Feijão has exhibited at the Frederiksted Fort Museum (U.S.V.I.), Avante Yard (NY), BOE Laboratory (DC), the Corridors Gallery (NY), the Plaza Club (HI), Louis Pohl Gallery (HI), Honolulu Museum of Art School (HI), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (HI), the First Hawaiian Center (HI), the ARTS at Marks Garage (HI) and the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (U.S.V.I.). He has painted murals for the Central Park SummerStage, Adidas and Pow! Wow! Feijão has also done live art, on stage, for the Former Vice President Al Gore, Lauryn Hill and De La Soul.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   Black Saints, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, USVI

2014   Mar, The Plaza Club, Honolulu, HI

2014   Wiase, The Kaimukī Pop-up Culture Gallery, Honolulu, HI

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020   American Muslim Futures, Co-created by Muslim Advocates & the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

2018   In The Black, Arts At Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

2017   Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2017, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI

2015   Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015, First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI

2015   Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI

2014   Commitment to Excellence, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI

2010   Cathartic!, Louis Pohl Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2001   Descent Of The Abiku, The Corridors Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999   Avante Yard, Thoughtforms, New York, NY

1998   Divine Design, BOE Laboratory, Washington DC

1994   Frederiksted Fort Museum, St. Croix, USVI

MURALS/SCENIC

2020   For Freedoms Awakening 2020 billboard campaign, St. Croix, USVI

2020   Pow! Wow! Hawaii, O‘ahu, HI

2016   Super Endeavor, Nānākuli Super, Nānākuli, HI

2005   Take Back TV, Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY

2005   Live Painting, Adidas, Washington DC

2000   Ex-girlfriend, No Doubt, Directed by Hype Williams, Valencia, CA

1999   Dear Lie, TLC, Directed by Paul Hunter, New York, NY