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MARK CROFTON BELL

 

EDUCATION
2008 - 09 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK. Masters of Fine Art
1984 - 89 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario. Honours A.O.C.A. in Fine Art.
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Double Phenonmenon, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
2007 (Detail) Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 The Truth About Falling,YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Ontario
2003 History Painting Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Carte de Visite Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
2002 Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2001 Information Passagegallerie/Kunstler Haus, Vienna, Austria
1999 Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 More Sad Presentiments, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
2011 I Have No Use For The Truth, 38b Peckham Rye, London, UK
2010 Taking Shape, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
  Artschool: Dismissed, Shaw School, Toronto, Ontario
  Hotspot, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Gift, 10 Vyner Street, London, UK
Magic Carpet, The Crypt, London, UK
Taxi!, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Condensation, Bodhi Gallery, London, UK
Learned Pigs and Fireproff Women, The Bear Gallery, London, UK
2008 Summer Group Show, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2007 Things We Know Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, Ontario
If you go out in the woods, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Shumen, Bulgaria
2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
1999 Copycat Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1998 “25” 469 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Crosseyed 60 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario
1997 Figuratively Speaking Wave Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Fast 520 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario
1995 Surface Matters 425 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Invitational Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Painting Disorders 455 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Dreaming of You Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
 
AWARDS\GRANTS
2011 Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists' Grant
2010 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Grant
2008 Artists and Collectors’ Exchange Bursary, London, UK
2007 Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists’ Grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists’ Grant
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Artist Grant Award
2003 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Grant
2002 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Grant
2000 Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists’ Grant
 
RESIDENCIES
2011 Open Studio, Printmaking Residency, Toronto, Ontario.
2006 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland.
2002 Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.
Galichnick Art Colony, Galichnick, Macedonia.
2001 Atelierhaus des Bundes, Vienna, Austria.
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Sandals, Leah. A Plethora of Painting, National Post, September 23, 2011
Flack, Derek. Where Pretty and Ominous Meet…BlogTO, September 28, 2011
Dault, Gary Michael. Mark Bell… Globe and Mail, June 30, 2007
Tomic, Milena. The Truth About Falling. YYZine, 2007
Harrington, Kristine. Rewind, Canadian Art, Winter 2003
Osborne, Catherine. History Painting, National Post, September 6, 2003
Dault, Gary Michael. A Photo a Day… Globe and Mail, August 30, 2003
Goddard, Peter. Capturing All the News That’s Fit to Paint Toronto Star, July 12, 2003
Portis, Ben. 2002 Catalogue essay, Art Gallery of Ontario, July 2003
Eden, Xandra. Catalogue essay, Forest City Gallery. 2003.
Eden, Xandra, Flatlanders, Border Crossings Winter 2001
Glabush, Sky, Through a Glass Repetitively, Border Crossings Winter 2000
Penaloza, Si Si, Bell’s eye transforms historic day into night, Now May 13 1999
Weaver, David, Escape From Photography Catalogue essay, Mercer Union, May 1999
Jordan, Betty Ann, Crosseyed, Globe and Mail, May 16 1998
Armstrong, John, Disorderly Conduit, Border Crossings, Spring 1997
Bentley Mays, John, Young Painters Prove... , Globe and Mail, November 4 1995