Mark Stebbins

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 Picture Elements at the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario (2014); Geullichi at Galerie PICI, Seoul, South Korea, co-hosted by the Embassy of Canada to Korea (2013), and Glitch-alikes at Galerie BAC, Montreal, Quebec (2012).  A large three-person exhibition, Making Methods, was organized by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario (2013) and toured to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario (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.