Marcus Ewert began making and appearing in films in the 1990s. He has worked with a number of notable and avant garde directors as an actor. He has appeared in the Gus Van Sant short film Four Naked Boys and a Gun, in Sadie Benning's Flat Is Beautiful, and the movie Frisk by Todd Verow. In 2008, the feature filmThe Lollipop Generation by G.B. Jones was released starring Mark Ewert in a lead role, alongside Jena von Brucker, Vaginal Davis and Joel Gibb. . As well, Ewert has acted on stage in theater, appearing in Reduced by Rachel Levitsky and Camile Roy at the Jon Sims Center in San Francisco, as a part of Jubilee, the poets theater festival.
His first collaborative work as a director was with Joshua Tager: together they made A New Flag. He then began collaborating with David Crystallah, making several films together in 1998. These films played frequently at film festivals. In 1999, he began working with David Cutler. The two created Piki & Poko, first released in the 2000s. These animated short flash cartoons created for the Internet were immediately successful and have been distributed by Mondo Mini Shows. There have been thirty three episodes scripted and twenty eight have been released. The episode entitled Taking The Dare! also appeared on Season 6 of the Emmy Award winning PBS series, Independent Lens . The series began airing on the Logo channel in 2008, as part of the Alien Boot Camp animation anthology.
Mark Ewert is also a writer whose work has appeared in a number of anthologies and other publications, including the 2004 Lambda Literary Award winning non-fiction anthology I Do/ I Don't. He has participated in the 'Litquake Literary Festival' and the 'Porch Light' reading series, both held in San Francisco. He has appeared in such literary journals as Shampoo, Suspect Thoughts, Star*line, and For Immediate Release. He was co-editor of Ruh Roh, an anthology of artists' work that included pieces by Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg, Gregg Araki, Gus Van Sant, Dennis Cooper, Clive Barker, Paul McCarthy, Mike Diana, Sadie Benning, and many others. His book 10,000 Dresses, illustrated by Rex Ray, was published by Seven Stories Press in September 2008.
Mark Ewert is well known for being the last lover of William Burroughs , which he has written about for publication, and as a lover of Allen Ginsburg's while at Naropa University. He is presently writing his memoirs of these, and other events.
Mark has been the subject of the work of several artists; the writers Allen Ginsberg and Dennis Cooper; and the photographers Daniel Nicoletta , Rick Castro, and Marc Gellar, whose well-known photos of Mark and Moon Trent are featured on the covers of two Pansy Division CDs, Deflowered (1994) and Wish I'd Taken Pictures (1996).