• ABOUT THE GALLERY

    ABOUT THE GALLERY

     

    Dubbed “A Gem In The Desert” by the Huffington Post, the gallery opened its doors in January of 2017 to feature inspirational photography and communicate life values in an experiential exhibition setting. The vast 3,700 sq. ft. exhibition space focuses on themed storytelling and offers new perspectives on traditional subjects. It has been celebrated by local and visiting patrons alike and was awarded the “Best Art Gallery” title four years in a row by the Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” reader’s poll.

     

    The gallery is home to permanent installations of the Beelitz Sanatorium Documentary, a growing series of historic library portraits and other curated works by Mario Basner, while also hosting guest exhibitions. The featured large-scale works offer a highly immersive experience to the audience, inviting an emotional exploration while contemplating visual evidence of the passage of time.

     

    The gallery actively supports the Las Vegas community through philanthropy, education and support of local non-profit organizations.

     

    Tivoli Village 

    400 South Rampart Boulevard, #150 

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

     


  • ABOUT MARIO BASNER

    ABOUT MARIO BASNER

     

    Award winning photographer Mario Basner was born in the suburbs of Hamburg, Germany in 1968. His works focus primarily on architectural subjects and cultural identities, translating experiences through time and space while offering an unparalleled sensation of depth and realism. By opening a window to the evolution of life and time, Mario blurs the past with the present, evoking thought and stimulating the senses through an immersive and sensory viewing experience.


    Before dedicating himself to photography, Mario enjoyed a 25-year career as a professional musician in Europe and the United States. His extensive resume includes shows such as Cats, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and several TV programs, i.e. Ally McBeal.

     

    Mario’s passion for photography became his primary focus when he relocated to Los Angeles and opened a boutique dark room business in 2002. His desire to express his own thoughts and vision grew substantially, leading him to transition into visual arts full time.

     

    When he discovered an abandoned historic site in Europe in 2013, Mario inadvertently found his voice and his purpose. His highly acclaimed documentary series of the Beelitz Heilstätten Sanatorium became the first installment of Mario’s “World Heritage Collection”, earning 70 international awards of excellence. The profoundly compelling and emotionally charged photographs have been a permanent installation in Mario’s Las Vegas art gallery since 2017.

     

    Mario’s latest projects include an ongoing series of library portraits from around the world. These captivating works emphasize the inspirational qualities of historic libraries by depicting the emotional experience within the environments.

     

    Mario proudly represented Las Vegas at the “2019 La Biennale di Venezia” 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy by invitation of the European Cultural Centre. The “Personal Structures” exhibition was held May 11 th – November 24 th, 2019, bringing global attention to Las Vegas art & culture.


  •  AWARDS

     

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Photographer Of The Year, Architecture Silver Award, 2016

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Beelitz - History Forgotten", 1st Place, Architecture, 2016

    'Muse Photography Awards' / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Platinum Award, Architecture Historic, 2021

    'Muse Photography Awards' / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Gold Award, Architecture Interior, 2021

    'Muse Photography Awards' / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Gold Award, Fine Art, Architecture, 2021

    'Tokyo International Foto Awards' / "Modern Symphony", Gold Award, Architecture 2018

    'Tokyo International Foto Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten", Bronze Award, Architecture 2018

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Silver Award, Architecture Historic, 2020

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Silver Award, Architecture Interiors, 2020

    'Budapest International Foto Awards' / "Beelitz - History Forgotten", Bronze Award, Architecture 2019

    'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Bronze Award, Architecture Interior, 2021

    'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Beelitz - History Forgotten", Bronze Award, Fine Art, Architecture, 2016

    'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / People's Choice Award, 3rd Place, Architecture, 2016

    'ND Awards' / "Beelitz - History Forgotten", Bronze Star Award, Architecture, 2016

    'International Color Awards' / "Morgan Library I", Nominee, Architecture, 2021

    'International Color Awards' / "New York Public Library II", Nominee, Architecture, 2021

    'International Color Awards' / "Biblioteca Riccardiana", Nominee, Architecture, 2021

    'International Color Awards' / "Biblioteca Marucelliana", Nominee, Architecture, 2021

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Libraries - Inspiration in Past and Present", Nominee, Architecture, 2021

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Beelitz - History Forgotten", Nominee, Architecture, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Tea House", Bronze Award, Architecture Historic, 2017

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Tea House", Bronze Award, Architecture Cityscapes, 2017

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Tea House", Bronze Award, Architecture Buildings, 2017

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Wealth", Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2017

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Wealth", Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2017

    'Budapest International Foto Awards' / "Modern Symphony", Honorable Mention, Architecture 2019

    'Tokyo International Foto Awards' / "Elbtunnel", Honorable Mention, Architecture 2018

    'International Color Awards' / "Archway", Nominee, Architecture, 2018

    'International Color Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten", Honorable Mention, Architecture, 2018      

    'International Color Awards' / "Choices", Nominee, Architecture, 2018

    'International Color Awards' / "Discomfort Within", Nominee, Architecture, 2018

    'International Color Awards' / "Grandeur", Nominee, Architecture, 2018

    'ND Awards' / "Wealth", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interior, 2017

    'ND Awards' / "Tea House", Honorable Mention, Architecture Cityscapes, 2017

    'ND Awards' / "Tomorrow", Honorable Mention, Nature Seascapes, 2017

    'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Tea House", Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Architecture, 2017

    'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Tomorrow", Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Abstract, 2017

    'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Elbtunnel" Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2017

    'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Tomorrow" Honorable Mention, Panoramic, 2017

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Elbtunnel" Nominee, Architecture, 2017

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tea House" Nominee, Architecture, 2017

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tea House" Nominee, Cityscape, 2017

    'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tomorrow" Nominee, Panoramic, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Wealth", Honorable Mention, Architecture Historic, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Wealth", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Tea House", Honorable Mention, Architecture Historic, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Elbtunnel", Honorable Mention, Architecture Historic, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Elbtunnel", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2017

    'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / "Tomorrow", Honorable Mention, Panoramic, 2017

    'Chromatic Photography Awards' / "Archway", Honorable Mention, Architecture, 2017

    'Chromatic Photography Awards' / "Grandeur", Honorable Mention, Architecture, 2017

    'Chromatic Photography Awards' / "Tea House", Honorable Mention, Architecture, 2017

    'Chromatic Photography Awards' / "Wealth", Honorable Mention, Architecture, 2017

    'Chromatic Photography Awards' / "Tomorrow", Honorable Mention, Abstract, 2017

    'ND Awards' / "Archway", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interior 2016

    'ND Awards' / "Choices", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interior 2016

    'ND Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interior 2016

    'Moscow International Foto Awards' / Series Award,Interiors, 2016

    'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Grandeur", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Choices", Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Bronze Award, Architecture Historic, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Series Award - Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Grandeur" - Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten" - Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Archway" - Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Choices" - Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Grandeur" - Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten" - Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Archway" - Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

    'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Choices" - Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016