Mark Prier

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Selected Solo/Duo Exhibitions

    2023 The Assembly, Sarah Kernohan, Gareth Lichty, and Mark Prier: again and again and again, Hamilton, Ontario. January 6 – 29.
    2021 The Assembly, Jubilee, Hamilton, Ontario. October 2 – 27.*
    2020 Factory Media Centre, Mark Prier: S-U-R-V-I-V-A-L, Hamilton, Ontario. June 1 – 30.
    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.
    2008 Brucebo Stipendiegård, Structure, Själsö, Sweden. August 18 – 25.
    2006 White Water Gallery, The Stump Act, North Bay, Ontario. April 29 ­ May 27. With Melissa Creasey.

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2020 Hundred Dollar Gallery & Paul Elia Gallery, No Name Hamilton Biennale, Hamilton, Ontario. September 18 – 24.
    2019 Wood Point Art Projects, The Ark, Wood Point, New Brunswick. July 27 – August 11.
    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.
    2014 Nathan Phillips Square, Art Now, Toronto, Ontario. July 4 – 6.
    2013City 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.
    2010 Studio 22, Just Act Natural, Kingston, Ontario. June 25 – 27.
    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.
    2003 Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area 03, Nomadsland, Kitchener, Ontario. September 20 - 28.

Selected Performance Actions

    2016 Forest Mystics, Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Terra Cotta, Ontario. Aug. 25.
    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.
    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 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

    Todd Lester, “Artist Roundtable (A.RT): Art and Politics,” World Policy Blog, November 4, 2014. [no longer online]
    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.


    John Haney, The Ark, exh. cat. Wood Point, New Brunswick: Wood Point Art Projects, 2019.
    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.
    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.