Mark Waki is a full-time artist for
Orbital ATK and works at the Promontory facility near Brigham
Height: 5' 6"
Education: Attended University of Utah 1974-1976, Utah Technical
Private Pilot Certificate, single engine land, 1987
Favorite Color(s): Red, White and Blue
Favorite Aviation Artist(s): Keith Ferris and R. G. Smith
Other Artists on my short list: John Steel and Jack Leynnwood
Childhood Heroes: American Military Personnel, Fighter Pilots,
American Astronauts and John Wayne
Favorite Novels: Flight of the Intruder, Marooned, 633 Squadron,
Favorite Movies: Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, October Sky,
Remember the Titans, Black Hawk Down, Rough Riders, Miracle
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2008 AVIATION WEEK
AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY AEROSPACE ART AWARDS "BEST OF THE BEST"
Oil painting "International Space Station" selected
by Aviation Week & Space Technology as the best piece in the
2008 ASAA Annual Art Competition.
2004 AMERICAN SOCIETY
OF AVIATION ARTISTS EXHIBIT
Oil painting "T-Plus 30" selected as one of the top
100 paintings entered in the ASAA Annual Art Competition since its
inception in 1986.
2003 U.S. AIR FORCE
MUSEUM CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF AVIATION ART
One of a select group of aviation artists worldwide invited to
participate in the official USAF art exhibit at Wright-Patterson
AFB celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first
controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
2000 AVIATION WEEK
AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY AEROSPACE ART AWARDS FIRST PLACE SPACE
Oil painting "T-Plus 30" depicting the launch of Space
PLASTIC MODELERS SOCIETY JUDGE'S GRAND AWARD
1/32nd scale model of Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-9 selected as the best
scale model of the 1982 IPMS/USA National Convention.