Meet Our August Featured ARTist 


Markus Bean

Markus Bean is a transgender disabled Visionary artist who lives in North Mankato. Art has been a lifelong passion: from winning coloring contests as a small child, to exploring new self-taught skills that sate his love of learning while expanding his techniques, he is currently emerging as a new face in the southern Minnesota art community. While managing escalating health problems over the past four years, Markus has focused full-time on art, and by working with acrylics and employing techniques typically used by oil painters, he is building his portfolio as a visionary artist. Through acquiring increasing skill and indulging his passion for making art he has found emotional freedom and a profound sense of hope for the future.

Mankato has been a place of healing for Markus. In this community, he has been embraced with safety, support, and spiritual connection. By making and sharing visionary art, he looks forward to passing these things back into this community.

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