ABOUT

BIO

Originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Mark has been living and working in Montréal, Quebec, Canada for the past eleven years. He has studied at the Rhode Island School of Art and has received a Bachelor of Fine Art from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Art from Concordia University. He has received numerous awards from the New Brunswick Arts Board and exhibited throughout Canada and in Miami, Florida. His work is included in the New Brunswick Art Bank and in corporate and private collections in Canada, the US, England, and the Netherlands.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

scapes, David Ludmer Contemporary Art, Montreal, Québec, October 2005
Oeuvres récentes, Usine-C, Montreal, Québec, October 2003
Paintings, The Bourget Gallery, Montreal, Québec, October 1999
untitled, Critical Mass Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 1999
ebb, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, August 1997
A Change in Schema, City of Saint John Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick, April 1996
systems, University Club Gallery, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, December 1994
the urban, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 1994

Group

Ni quitter ni coller, The McClure Gallery, Montreal, QC, February 2011.
Gallery Artists Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, December 2004
Les Peintures, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Québec, June 1999
The Interrogative: Three Young New Brunswick Artists, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, July 1999
Sculpture, The Space Gallery, St. John, NB, July 1998
Map, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1997
New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions: (traveling), University of New Brunswick Art Center, February 1996
In Time, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 1996
Arte en Directe : Symposium, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB, October 1995

Awards

New Brunswick Arts Branch: Arts Scholarship, 1998
New Brunswick Arts Branch: Arts by Invitation Grant, 1997
New Brunswick Arts Branch: Solo Exhibition Grant, 1995 and 1996
New Brunswick Arts Branch: Creation Grant, 1995
Effie May Ross Scholarship [NSCAD], 1992

Education

Concordia University: Montreal, Québec, Canada
Master of Fine Arts, Studio Painting

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Studio Painting, minor in Art History

Selected Reviews

Bernard LaMarche, “Au royaume du petit format“, Le Devoir, July 31, 1999.
Ray Cronin, “Deciphering artistic abstraction no easy task”, The Daily Gleaner, March 6, 1999.
Ray Cronin, “Mark Dixon: New Paintings“, ArtsAtlantic, Summer/Fall 1999.
Ray Cronin, “Sculpture: Mark Dixon, John E. Friedrichson, Chas Mackay”, ArtsAtlantic, Fall/Winter 1998.
Roselyn Rosenfeld, “A Change in Schema”, ArtsAtlantic, Winter 1997.

Selected Publications

Making Art Connections: Visual Arts Years 7 and 8, McGraw-Hill Education, 2010.
Cover, The Fiddlehead Literary Journal, Winter 2005.

Teaching Experience

Painting Instructor: The Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, Québec, Canada, September 2002 to December 2002
Teaching Assistant: Painting 200, Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada, September 1997 to April 1998

Collections

New Brunswick Art Bank
Corporate Collections
Private collections