Mark Oliver is a Northern California artist working at the crossroads of art and culture. He has exhibited his paintings, sculpture, and installations in the US and abroad for the last 40 years. His films and videos have also toured the US, Europe, and Mexico. He has received numerous awards and residencies throughout his career. In 2022 he edited and published the book, Voices of the Golden Ghosts – African Americans in the California Gold Rush which contains essays bringing to light the untold stories of the Northern California Gold Rush.