Mark Bokesch-Parsons was born in Birmingham, England in 1967. He came to the United States in 1990 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts Degree at Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. Thirteen years later Bokesch-Parsons is still residing in Bloomington, Illinois where he operates a modest sculpture studio and teaches studio arts and art history at a local college. His artwork, which focuses on the investigation of the human form, is metaphorically autobiographical. Bokesch-Parsons chooses to place his figures in settings that are inclusive of natural, landscape, or architectural environments to suggest positioning and a sense of connection. During his artistic career, he has established strong working relationships with many nationally recognized galleries and he is represented in numerous private and public collections in both the United States and in Europe.