Approved: 22.07.2009

Mark Adams

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 22.07.2009

Mark Adams is a Manchester based photographer specialising in colour landscape photography. His research takes the form of photographic projects that examine the relationship between landscape photography and broader societal issues such as urban regeneration, surveillance, the environment and ecology. Marks recent work explores pastoral representations of Britain, for the purpose of critique, and

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Public art, Publishing, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Photography
  • Tags: #photographer, #C-41, #colour landscape, #installation, #topographic, #prints, #academic, #research, #royal college of art, #simulacra
 

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    Biography

    Mark Adams is a Manchester based photographer specialising in colour landscape photography. His research takes the form of photographic projects that examine the relationship between landscape photography and broader societal issues such as urban regeneration, surveillance, the environment and ecology. Marks recent work explores pastoral representations of Britain, for the purpose of critique, and as an ongoing interest in the relationships between romanticism and topography in landscape photography. His work questions romantic notions of landscape as harmonious and timeless and presents unmediated images, which allow the viewer to read the landscape as a map or a text – an inscribed surface that contains multiple layers of meaning. Mark has worked on many commissions in the publishing industry, has published in international journals in addition to exhibiting prints in the United States, England and Europe. He received the Chris Garnham Memorial Prize for Photography from the Royal College of Art where he studied. He is currently represented by Millennium Images and Arcangel Images, and is Lecturer in photography at the University of Bolton.

    CV & Education

    Solo Exhibitions

    2015 - Third Space: Landscapes & Windows,  PS Mirabel, Manchester

     

    Group Exhibitions

    2015 - Lubomirov-Easton, Athens, Greece

    2015 - Test Space Open, Spike Island, Bristol

    2014 - Seeing Beckett, Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    2014 - Art in the Eastside, Billboard Installation, Belfast, UK

    2014 - Seeing Beckett, Contemporary Art Space,  University of Chester, UK

    2014 - PS Mirabel Open Exhibition, PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester, UK

    2014 - ESPY Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

    2014 - Royal Photographic Society , International Print Exhibition 156, Museum of Somerset, Taunton

    2013 - Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition 156, Michael Heseltine Gallery, Banbury

    2013 - Royal Photographic Society , International Print Exhibition 156, The Civic, Barnsley

    2013 - Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition 156, Shire Hall , Staffs

    2012 - Renaissance Photography Prize, Mall Galleries, London

    2012 - Signs, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

    2011 - Art Moves, Torun, Poland

    2011 - Kodachrome Exhibition, AOP, London

    2011 - Simulacrum, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

    2010 - Visual Exhibition, Salford Business School, Salford, Greater Manchester

    2009 - Buy Art Fair, Urbis,, Manchester

    2009 - Instant: A Celebration of Polaroid , Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale, Lancashire

    2009 - SUN Awards , Matt and Phreds, Manchester

    2009 - Visual Exhibition, Nutmeg House, London

    2008 - KIOSK Photographers Exhibition, Urbis, Manchester

    2006 - Fotofest Houston, Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston, Texas USA

    2005 - Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

    2005 - Sublime, Association of Photographers Gallery, London

    2004 - Bethesda International Photography Exhibition, Fraser Gallery,  Maryland, USA

    2004 -  Contemporary Artists Centre, North Adams, Massachusetts

     

    Degree shows

    2001 - MA Communication Art & Design, Degree Show, Royal College of Art

    1995 - BA (Hons) Graphic Arts, Degree Show, Anglia Polytechnic University

     

    Conferences & Seminars

    2009 - Photography & Images of the English North, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds City Museum, Leeds, Yorkshire

     

    Competitions, Prizes and Awards

    2009 - SUN Awards

    2005 - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

    2001 - Chris Garnham Memorial Prize, Royal College of Art, London

     

    Publications

    2015 - Der Greif Magazine, Issue 8, Germany

    2015 - Art Monthly (Exhibition review)

    2014 - Paris Lit Up (Magazine) Issue #2

    2014 - Index - Cafe Royal Books (Book)

    2014 - London Independent Photography Magazine (Spring Issue)

    2013 - London Independent Photography Magazine (Spring Issue)

    2012 - Chased Magazine

    2011 - Seance Magazine (Online)

    2008 - Postcard, Laurence King Publishing (Book)

    2002 - Next Level Photography Magazine: Edition 2 Volume 1

    2001 - Next Level Photography Magazine: Edition 1 Volume 2

    1998 - The Independent Newspaper (UK) - Sunday Supplement

     

    Representation

    Millennium images (London)

    Arcangel Images (Malaga, Spain)

    IRIS Artistic Platform (Manchester)

     

    Commissions

    Routledge

    Random House

    Orion Books

    Little Brown and Company

    Macmillan Publishers

    Hodder and Stoughton

    Penguin Group

    Taylor and Francis

    Namara Design

    Harper Collins

    Form Design

    Stylorouge

    Peter Dyer Associates

    Pentagram

    Time Warner Books

    Bloomsbury Publishing

    Faber and Faber