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Mark McMahon has been documenting people and their environments nationally and internationally for more than two decades. His on-location works are included in important museums, exhibitions, private and corporate collections. This list includes and is not limited to: the National Air and Space Museum, the Illinois State Museum, the Chicago Historical Society, the Terra Museum of American Art, the Ronald Reagan Library, the Pentagon, NASA, the United States Air Force, Apple, AMOCO, the Northern Trust Bank, the Mercantile Exchange, the Midwest Stock Exchange, the Marshal Field and Co., McGraw-Hill Co., Loyola University, University of Chicago, the General Parking Corporation, the Union League Club of Chicago, State of Illinois, Carson Pirie Scott, Arlington International Race Course, the Chicago Board of Trade, Bigsby and Kruther, Lever Brothers, NIPSCO Industries, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kemper, Abbott, Baxter, DADE, Allegiance, McDonalds, Bally, Spiral Helix, Tribune Co., Injection Plastic, United States Gypsum, Denver Skyline Bank, Mr./Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Mr./Mrs. Daniel Terra, Mr./Mrs. Mike Ditka, Reverend John Sevick, Mr./Mrs. Richard Driehaus, Mr./Mrs. Gary Neal, and the list goes on and on!
With creative problem solving and a variety of processes McMahon has been commissioned for several large public art commissions. Some of these are: General Parking Corporation- 8′ x 125′ ceramic tile mural at Van Buren and Federal Streets in Chicago; Carson Pirie Scott & Company- 8 ceramic tile murals at O’Hare International Airport; State of Illinois- 6′ x24′ ceramic tile mural; APT School Board Booster Club- 8′ x 100′ ceramic tile mural Lake Forest High School; McDonalds 5′ x 40′ ceramic tile mural; Bigsby & Kruthers- Chicago 32′ x 350′ painted mural Kennedy Expressway.