Mark Kanieff is a Set Designer and Sculptor. He has designed for several productions at CalArts, including Anne Frank, When Spring Comes to the Hills and Dales, Government Inspector, and the dance pieces Ways of Forgetting and Earthly Dreams. He has also designed for a number of productions in Rome, Italy, where he worked for 20 years in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He earned his BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie-Mellon University. His most recent sculptures and installations focus on plodding. He has also been developing works about the violence inherent to the construction/deconstruction of machines of mass communication as tools of unification.