Mark Beattie MRBS

Artist Statement

Mark Beattie MRBS is an emerging sculptor who lives and works in London. Mark has had a remarkable career as a sculptor so far, having exhibited his work nationally, alongside highly reputable artists such as Tracey Emin, the late Lynn Chadwick, Helaine Blumenfeld and Jonathan Yeo.

In 2015, Mark won the Midlands Open, the Xerxes Sculpture Prize and was elected a member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS). In 2017 Mark was shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award run by the Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle, shortlisted for the international Rise Art Prize and long-listed for The Secret Art Prize by Curious Duke Gallery in London.

Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish, Mark can make industrial metal appear fluid, malleable and delicate. He continues to study different metals, looking at ways to manipulate and add movement to the material, and over the past 2 years has been developing ways in which neon or LEDs can complement his sculptures, adding movement to a piece and catching the viewer’s eye.

Mark has a strong academic background in art, having studied a BA Hons (International) in Contemporary Art Practice at Leeds University and more recently an MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey. To date he has now exhibited in over 50 exhibitions, solo and group, and has a strong following from collectors both in the UK and abroad.

Mark’s work is privately collected in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and the USA.



Solo Exhibitions
2012: Global Odyssey Installation, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015: “Signs that Say What You Want Them to Say…”, Lights of Soho, London
2015: Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire, UK
2015: 10 Gresham Street, London
2015: The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK
2015: The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2014: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London
2014: Encounter Fine Art Launch Event, Broadway House, London
2014: Elements, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, UK
2014: The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK
2013: Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire, UK
2013: From Surface to Structure, JL Baroni Gallery, London
2013: New British 2013, Lloyd’s Club, London
2013: The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK
2012: Stand 21, The Other Art Fair, London
2012: Sculpture al Fresco, Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, Surrey
2012: At Home Salon, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, Surrey
2011: A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, University of Leicester
2011: The Sculpture Show, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Event, Kent
2011: Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire, UK

Achievements & Awards

Competition name Organizer Position Date
Rise Art Prize Rise Art Nominated For Wed, 11/01/2017
Secret Art Prize Curious Duke Gallery Nominated For Thu, 08/31/2017
Midlands Open Tarpey Gallery Winner Fri, 07/10/2015
Xerxes Sculpture Prize Omnis Construction Winner Sun, 05/10/2015


Article Title Publication Title Date
Sculpture show is packed with amazing art Leicester Mercury Mon, 07/06/2015
From Surface To Structure: A New Show at St James's Huffington Post Mon, 08/05/2013
Sculptures that will turn your garden into a work of art Metro Tue, 07/30/2013
Curator's Choice The Other Art Fair Sun, 06/30/2013