Mark Beattie

Born:UK, 1987 Based in London

Global Odyssey , Aluminium and steel, 250 × 200 × 200 cm

Global Odyssey, Aluminium and steel, 250 × 200 × 200 cm

 
 

Leeds University (BA Hons(international) Contemporary Art Practice)

Mark Beattie MRSS is a British award winning sculptor who lives and works in London.

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

Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish, Mark can make industrial materials 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 3 years has been developing ways in which neon and LEDs can complement his sculptures, adding to the movement of 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 after an MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey. To date he has now exhibited in over 60 exhibitions, solo and group and has a strong following from collectors both in the UK and abroad.


EDUCATION

BA Hons (International), Contemporary Art Practice, Leeds University

MA, European Arts Practice, Kingston University, Surrey



RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2017    The International Rise Art Prize

 2017  Long-listed for The Secret Art Prize, Curious Duke GalleryMidlands Open

2017 Shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award,Biscuit Factory Gallery

2015 The Xerxes Sculpture Prize

2015 Member of The Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Orbital, Cafe Royal Hotel, London

2012 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Other Art Fair, London

After Nyne Gallery, London

"Eight from Nyne" at 45 Park Lane Hotel, London

Box Galleries, Chelsea, London

London Art Fair, London

2017

Young Emerging Contemporary Artist Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

The Garden Gallery, Hampshire

Morphosis, Gallery Different, London

The Other Art Fair, London

2016

The Other Art Fair, London

Line & Surface, Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Hampstead AAF with Caiger Gallery

Artists of the Future at DegreeArt, London

The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

The Other Art Fair at Victoria House

Battersea AAF with Caiger Gallery

2015

Group Exhibition with Caiger Gallery

SEEArt Fair with NOHO Artists

Group Exhibition, Lights of Soho, London

The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London

Xerxes Sculpture Prize, Serpentine Gallery

The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

The Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery

2014

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London

Encounter Fine Art Launch Event, London

Elements, Burghley House, Lincolnshire

Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

2013

Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire

From Surface to Structure, JL Baroni Gallery

New British 2013, Lloyd’s Club, London

The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

2012

Stand 21, The Other Art Fair, London

Sculpture al Fresco, Great Fosters Hotel

At Home Salon, Marcelle Joseph Projects


2011

Work in Progress, Core Gallery, Deptford

Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, Leicester

Art in Mind Exhibition, Brick Lane Gallery

The Sculpture Show, Kent

Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire


2010

Crocus Gallery Open, Nottingham

7th Annual Art in the Garden, Sheffield

Ludlow College, Shropshire

Degree Show, University of Leeds