Mark Godoy, Jr.

Mark Godoy, Jr. grew up in Queens, NY, where he lived until attending boarding school in Simsbury, Connecticut—an opportunity provided through the A Better Chance program. Mark went on to receive his B.F.A in Illustration and Printmaking from the University of Connecticut, where he was also a member of the Men’s Track and Field team. He acquired an M.F.A in Animation from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2013 and subsequently began freelancing as a motion designer. Over the past 5 years, Mark has been working on a body of mixed media paintings entitled “The Tribute Series,” which highlights the issues of police violence and racial discrimination that communities of color face in the United States. Mark currently lives in New York City where he works as an art director and volunteers regularly as a victims rights advocate. Mark’s work can be seen through his website,

Mark has worked with 1in6 as part of The Bristlecone Project – a collection of portraits and interviews with male survivors from around the world – and volunteered to be featured in 1in6’s recent PSA, released in 2018 and designed to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of male sexual abuse and assault. The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. For more information and resources visit