Bio + CV

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Mark Stebbins is a visual artist based in London, Ontario, Canada.  Working primarily in acrylic paint and ink, he creates dense, abstract compositions that combine references to the domains of craft, fine art and digital imaging.  Areas of interest include data remanence, translation, corruption and glitch.  His work has been exhibited in public, commercial and artist-run galleries across Canada and internationally.  Recent solo exhibitions include As Raindrops Become The Rain at Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal (2017); Among the Jaggies, Along the Seams at Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto (2016); Picture Elements at the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville (2014); and Geullichi at Galerie PICI, Seoul, co-hosted by the Embassy of Canada to Korea (2013).  A large three-person exhibition, Making Methods, was organized by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (2013) and toured to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia (2014). Awards include Honourable Mention in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2010), Best in Exhibition and Best in Drawing at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2010),  Halifax Mayor’s Award of Distinction in Contemporary Visual Arts (2009) and Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Emerging Artist of the Year (2009).  He has been awarded grants by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Stebbins’ work is featured in Canadian and international collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, RBC Royal Bank of Canada and the Halifax Regional Municipality.  He holds a BFA from Western University and an LL.B. from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

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Solo Exhibitions

2017.   As Raindrops Become The Rain / Lorsque les gouttes deviennent pluie. Galerie Simon Blais. Montreal, QC. 

2016.   Among the Jaggies, Along the Seams. Wil Kucey Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2014.   Picture Elements.  Latcham Gallery. Stouffville, ON. Curated by Chai Duncan. Catalogue available.

2013.   Geullichi.  Galerie PICI, Seoul, South Korea. Co-hosted by the Embassy of Canada in Korea as part of “Celebration 2013: Year of Canada in Korea.”

2012.   Glitch-alikes.  Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2010.   Lacunae.  Edward Day Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2009.   <-o-o-o->.  Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS. (part of Eyelevel Gallery’s 35 Days of Non-organized Art project).

Three-Person Exhibitions

2014.   Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins. Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. Sarnia, ON. Catalogue available. (June 6  to August 10, 2014).

2013.   Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins. Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Oshawa, ON. Curated by Linda Jansma. Catalogue available. (August 24 to November 3, 2013).

2012.   ———- : Hyang Cho, Eleanor King, Mark Stebbins. OCAD University Graduate Gallery. Toronto, ON. Curated by Jennifer Simaitis. Catalogue available.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017.   Particules bleues. Galerie Simon Blais. Montreal, QC.

2016.   Plexus. DNA Artspace. London, ON. 

2016.   Keepers. Forest City Gallery. London, ON. 

2016.   Repeat After Me. First Canadian Place Gallery. Toronto, ON. Curated by Kelly McCray.

2016.   Experiments in Colour: New work by Michael Adamson, Byron Hodgins, Christopher Knights, Mark Stebbins. CFA Gallery – Canadian Fine Arts. Toronto, ON. 

2015.   In Kind. Forest City Gallery. London, ON. 

2014.   7 Toronto Painters. Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2014.   OSA Artist Choice. Ontario Society of Artists. Papermill Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2013.   Peinture Extrême. Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2011.   Transitional Movement. Wynick/Tuck Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2011.   Group exhibition. Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2011.   50 Years of Art: Looking Back at the Future (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Retrospective). First Canadian Place Gallery. Toronto, ON. Curated by Jennifer Rudder.

2011.   Launch Exhibition. Meghan Fish Contemporary Art + Projects. Halifax, NS.

2011.   Annual Juried Exhibition. Latcham Gallery. Stouffville, ON.

2011.   Drawing 2011. John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2011.   Best of 2010: Award Winners from the 49th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. First Canadian Place Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2010.   RBC Canadian Painting Competition. National exhibition tour. The Power Plant, Toronto, ON; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS; Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB. (catalogue available)

2010.   Insomnia (A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Event). Red Head Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2010.   Summer Salon 4. First Canadian Place Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2010.   Biannual Juried Exhibition. Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Grimsby, ON.

2004Warped Zones. Gallery Lambton. Sarnia, ON (catalogue available).
2001Recent Paintings. Gallery Lambton Gift Shop. Sarnia, ON
2000Work By. (Two-person painting performance/installation with Michael Kuchma). ArtLab Gallery, University of Western Ontario. London, ON

2010.   30th Anniversary Scholarship Show. Gallery in the Grove. Bright’s Grove, ON.

2010.   Annual Juried Exhibition. Latcham Gallery. Stouffville, ON.

2010.   Recall. Corridor Gallery, Centennial College. Scarborough Arts Council. Toronto, ON.

2010.   Drawing 2010. John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2009. 1st Annual National Juried Drawing Exhibition. White Water Gallery. North Bay, ON. (catalogue available)

2009. We Only Come Out At Night: Eyelevel Members’ Exhibition. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.

2009. Mayor’s Award of Distinction, Contemporary Visual Arts: Exhibition of Shortlisted Candidates. Halifax Hall, HRM City Hall. Halifax, NS.

2009. The New Drawing Show. Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art. Halifax, NS

2008.  55th Staff, Student, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition. Dalhousie Art Gallery. Halifax, NS.

Art Fairs

2015.  Art Toronto, via Galerie BAC / CFA Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2014.  Art Toronto, via Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Toronto, ON.

2014.   Papier 14, via Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2013.   Art Toronto, via Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Toronto, ON.

2012. Art Toronto, via Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Toronto, ON.

2012.   Papier 12, via Galerie BAC, Bigué Art Contemporain. Montreal, QC.

2011.   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto, ON.

2010.   Art Toronto, via RBC Royal Bank (12th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition). Toronto, ON.

2010.   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto, ON.

2010.   Sunnyside Beach Art Show and Sale. Sunnyside Pavilion. Toronto, ON.

2010.   The Artist Project. (Untapped! Emerging Artists Competition). Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place. Toronto, ON.

Awards and Grants

2013.   Project Grant (Visual Arts). Canada Council for the Arts.

2013.   Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council.

2011.   Purchase. Canada Council Art Bank. Ottawa, ON.

2010.  Honourable Mention. 12th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

2010.  Best in Show (award donor: TD Canada Trust). Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto, ON.

2010.  Best in Drawing Category (award donor: The Globe and Mail). Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto, ON.

2010.  Third Prize. Biannual Juried Exhibition. Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Grimsby, ON.

2010.  Dr. W. Zurowski First Place Award for Outstanding Artist. Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale. Toronto, ON.

2010.  First Place. Annual Juried Exhibition. Latcham Gallery. Stouffville, ON.

2010.  Uptapped! Emerging Artist Competition: among 12 emerging artists selected nationally for a free booth at The Artist Project art fair. Toronto, ON.

2010.  Third Prize. Drawing 2010. John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2009. Jurors’ Choice Award. 1st Annual National Juried Drawing Exhibition. White Water Gallery. North Bay, ON.

2009. Nova Scotia Emerging Artist of the Year. Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS.

2009. HRM Mayor’s Award of Distinction, Contemporary Visual Arts (first place). Halifax Regional Municipality, NS.

Collections

RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

Halifax Regional Municipality.

Canada Council Art Bank

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Arts Student Council.

Private Canadian and international collections.