Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles and the founder and executive director of Machine Project.

Machine Project - with Mark at the helm - has produced over 1500 events, workshops and installations.

Mark is an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College and serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He received his MFA in Visual Art from the California Institute of the Arts.

Mark Allen served as a judge in the experimental category in 2015.