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Mark Prier

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Exhibition Record

Selected Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2019     Cedar Ridge Gallery, Woodworking, Toronto, Ontario. February 23 – March 7. With Phyllis Gordon.

2012      Petite Trianon, The Great Northern, Lethbridge, Alberta. July 28 – 29. With Jennifer Tellier.

2010      Rails End Gallery & Art Centre, The Lines, Haliburton, Ontario.  August 7 – September 18.

2009     Red Head Gallery, ramp, Toronto, Ontario.  June 24 – July 18.

2008      Brucebo Stipendiegård, Structure, Själsö, Sweden.  August 18 – 25.

2007      Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, State Greetings, Kingston, Ontario. August 22 ­ September 29. With Robert Jelinek.

2006      White Water Gallery, The Stump Act, North Bay, Ontario. April 29 ­ May 27. With Melissa Creasey.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Centre 3, Art that Plays Well with Other Artworks, Hamilton, Ontario. July 13 – August 24.

2016     Living Arts Centre Gallery, Significant Objects, Mississauga, Ontario. Sept. 13 – Oct. 23.

2015      International Festival of Authors, Sculpting New Reads, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Oct. 22 – Nov. 1.

2014      Nathan Phillips Square, Art Now, Toronto, Ontario. July 4 – 6.

2014      Carlton Park, Art Spin, Toronto, Ontario. June 26.

2013      City Hall, Mudtown Music & Arts Festival, Owen Sound, Ontario. August 10.

2012      Brick & Mortar 4th Annual International Video Art Festival, Enacting the Screen: Video Art from Canada, Greenfield, Massachusetts. October 12 – 13.

2012      James Street North, Supercrawl, Hamilton, Ontario. September 14 – 15.

2011      Riverwood Park, HotBox Riverwood, Mississauga, Ontario. October 1 – 30.

2011      Thier + Curran Architects Inc., Containment, Hamilton, Ontario. March 11 - 14.

2010      Studio 22, Just Act Natural, Kingston, Ontario.  June 25 – 27.

2009      The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Arts and Letters Visual Art Exhibition, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.  May 5 – 17.

2009      Kunsthaus Santa Fé, Deviant Detours, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  February 7 – March 29.

2008      Full Tilt Creative Centre, CIRCUIT, McIvers, Newfoundland & Labrador.  November 2 – 22.

2007      The Lost O, Nomadsland, Ashford (Kent), United Kingdom. July 1 ­ 8.

2006      Lonsdale Gallery, The Forest for the Trees, Toronto, Ontario. November 9 ­ 30.

2003      Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area 03, Nomadsland, Kitchener, Ontario. September 20 - 28.

Selected Performance Actions

2014      Der Vogelhändler, various downtown locations, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Aug. 13 – 24. Part of Placemaker.

2014      Open Ears Festival of Music & Sound, Avant-Garde Poetry Tea, Walper Hotel Art Gallery, June 8.

2012      damming, Greenhill Mine site, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. July 23.

2009      TALK (Rambling Assembly), West Street and Environs, Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador.  February 21. Part of East Coast Music Awards Arts & Cultural Linkages and 2009 Corner Brook Winter Carnival.

2008      Broadcasting Map, 1 Pinch Yarrow Seeds : 50 Steps (Röllika), Sweden.  July 21 (Väskinde), September 1 (Stockholm). Part of Stockpile, a showcase of art from Atlantic Canada.

2008      Survival Walk, Newfoundland & Labrador.  July 11 (Corner Brook), August 3 (Fogo), August 8 (St. John’s). Part of Stockpile, a showcase of art from Atlantic Canada.

2007      Analogue Loop (brook/birch/brook), Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador. April 16.

2005      Calling Crows , Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador. January - December.

Selected Screenings

2011      FADO Performance Art Centre, Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE 2011), Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto, Ontario. August 28.

2011     HBK Braunschweig, 3. Internationales Digitalisiertes Filmfestival presents Art-Picnic: Filme der kanadischen Künstlergruppe „Stockpile Artists Collective“, Braunschweig, Germany. July 9.

2010      North Shore Drive-in, 7mins7days, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland & Labrador. September 12.

2008      The Rooms Theatre, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Strange Terrain, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.  Part of the Eastern Edge Video Series 2008.  December 13.

2008      SparkVideo (Spark Contemporary Art Space), Kitties and Babies, Syracuse, New York. January 25.

2006      Thames Art Gallery, Calling Crows, screened alongside Tor Lukasik-Foss’s unsatisfied with their depiction, they resisted... exhibition, Chatham, Ontario. October 27 - November 26.

2006      Roxy Theatre, Laughter Through Tears, part of nextfest: Syncrude Next Generation Arts Festival, Edmonton, Alberta. June 7.

2006      Media Research Facility, Trent University, Carnivalesque, Peterborough, Ontario. March 3. With Melissa Creasey.

2005      Innis Town Hall & the John Spotton Cinema, Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario. April 11.

2005      Drake Hotel, Public Space Invaders, Toronto, Ontario. January 18. With Melissa Creasey.

Selected Grants & Awards

2015      Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Project Grant

2011      Canada Council for the Arts, Research/Creation Project Grant

2009      Arts and Letters Award in Visual Art, Senior Division (Government of Newfoundland & Labrador)

2008      Brucebo Summer Residency Scholarship (The Brucebo Foundation of Gotland, Sweden)

2008      Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council Project Grant


2011      Mentorship with Reinhard Reitzenstein, Hotbox Riverwood, Mississauga

2004      Honours Bachelor of Arts Visual Studies (with High Distinction), University of Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Selected Bibliography

Chris Clay, “Living Arts Centre exhibit Significant Objects explores themes of value in art,” The Mississauga News October 13, 2016.

Todd Lester, “Artist Roundtable (A.RT): Art and Politics,” World Policy Blog, November 4, 2014.

Sue Carter Flinn, “Artists interpret CanLit at Word on the Street Toronto,” Quill & Quire, September 18, 2014.

Trevor Pritchard, “Organ Grinder Mark Prier brings German opera to Saskatoon,” CBC News, August 21, 2014.

Adam Carter, “10 highlights from Supercrawl 2012, first night,” CBC News, September 14, 2012.

Stephanie Vegh, “James North Art Crawl: March,” Stephanie Vegh + Blog, March 17, 2011. [no longer online]

Lisa Visser, “Just Act Natural – a Curatorial Essay,” Just Act Natural, Studio 22, June 25-27, 2010.

Mike Landry, “Ramp - Toronto,” Things of Desire, June 18 - 24, 2009. [no longer online]

Craig Francis Power, “Strange Terrain,” Eastern Edge Video Series 2008 in collaboration with The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, December 13, 2008.

Sara Smith, “State of Sabotage declared on Wolfe Island: State Greetings: Pushing the Boundaries of Nationalism,” Modern Fuel, Spring 2008, 1, 12.

Kate Feld, “Galleries at Home,” Art World, Issue 2, December 2007/January 2008, 56-57.

Andria Hickey, “Four Newfoundland Video Artists,” RCA Visual, August 2007.

Louise Cohen, “The road less traveled,” The Times (London), June 30, 2007.

Sean Flinn, “Putting the ‘art’ in apartment,” This Magazine, January/February, 2007, 38.

Cory Hurley, “Road Show: Performance part of Canada-wide cultural exhibition,” The Western Star, August 30, 2006, 1.

Betty Ann Jordan, “Mark Prier,” Toronto Life, April, 2006, 126.


Riisa Gundesen, Mark Prier & Jennifer Tellier, exh. cat. Lethbridge, Alberta: Trap\door Artist-run Centre, 2012.

Charlotte Jones, ed. Time and Place, exh. cat. Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador: Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, 2009.

Janet Bellotto & Wendy Wallace, ed. Deviant Detours, exh. cat. Toronto: Kunsthaus Santa Fé/Red Head Gallery, 2009.

The Intersperse Curatorial Collective, ed.  The forest for the trees, exh. cat.  Toronto: The Intersperse Curatorial Collective, 2007.

Jacqueline de los Santos, ed.  Upgrade! International: DIY, exh. cat.  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Upgrade! International, 2006.

Miriam Jordan & Julian Haladyn, ed.  The Carnivalesque: Videos of a World Inside Out, exh. cat.  Peterborough, Ontario: Trent University, 2006.

Virginia Eichhorn and Ernest Daetwyler, ed.  Probing into the Distance: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, CAFKA.03, exh. cat.  Kitchener: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, 2004.

Selected Media Interviews

2011      Rogers Television, Daytime, Mississauga, Ontario. Broadcast September 27.

2008      CBC Radio One, Weekend Arts Magazine, Newfoundland & Labrador. Broadcast March 22.

2007      CBC Radio One, Q, Toronto, Ontario. Broadcast July 4.

2007      CBC Radio One, Weekend Arts Magazine, Newfoundland & Labrador. Broadcast June 7.

2006      CBC Radio One, Socket, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Broadcast August 16 & 19.

2006      CBC Radio One, Freestyle, Vancouver, British Columbia. Broadcast May 24.