During the seventies, Mark Wilson actively exhibited paintings and drawings in New York. His work was deeply involved with geometric imagery that had a distinctly technological flavor. In 1980, Wilson purchased a microcomputer and began to learn programming, with the goal of creating artworks. This work has continued, and his computer
generated works have been widely exhibited, both in the U.S. and in Europe. He participated in many of the most influential exhibitions of computer art; including seven SIGGRAPH art shows, Computers and Art at the IBM Gallery in New York City, ArtWare at the Hannover CeBit, and at Nokia's Gallerie Atelier E in Zürich.