Marcus Civin received a BA in theater from Brown University and an MFA in studio srt from University of California, Irvine. He is adjunct faculty at MICA and has been a lecturer in studio art at Universitiy of California, Irvine. He has delivered lectures as a visiting artist at Wellesley College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, California Institute of the Arts, University of Houston, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, and San Francisco Art Institute, and is a founder of New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized art-mentoring program in Providence, Rhode Island. For two years, Marcus was an organizer for Perform! Now!, a festival of new performance art in Los Angeles' Chinatown. He has also been active in the experimental writing communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles.