Mark Prier’s artwork examines the interaction between culture and ecology. Working from diverse sources, such as botany, folklore, geology, and history, he rearticulates this examination into sculpture, installation, performance, sound, and video. He has collaborated with environmental conservation workers, cast seed for urban birds, started restoring an acre of farmland to the documented pre-colonial forest, and created large-scale sculptures reimagining suburban fenceposts.
His exhibitions include shows in Canada, Mexico, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.
As half of the electronica duo hellothisisalex, Prier has played the MUTEK Festival in Montreal, done commissions for CBC Radio, and taken part in the National Film Board of Canada’s Minus 40 project.
Prier splits his time between Hopeville and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.