Approved: 28.01.2014

Mark Scott-Wood

Artist, Maker, Technician

Approved: 28.01.2014

I am fascinated by material and process. I work mostly with found objects. I use these objects by applying texture and concept in a way evocative of childhood and early teenage resourcefulness. This can range from sculpture and painting through to performance and events. The processes I employ are eclectic including pulping paper, firing ceramics or appliquéing banners. Although I have a love

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Biography

I am fascinated by material and process. I work mostly with found objects. I use these objects by applying texture and concept in a way evocative of childhood and early teenage resourcefulness. This can range from sculpture and painting through to performance and events. The processes I employ are eclectic including pulping paper, firing ceramics or appliquéing banners. Although I have a love of craft, the work is intended to challenge and address many aspects of current contemporary art practice through the use of more traditional techniques. The majority of the work has an element of trompe l'oeil about it; in so much as it often appears deceptively obvious but demands further attention. It is this playful nature of the work that I take pleasure in developing. These works are often made to come apart so require an element of assemblage but frustratingly this is not an invitation for play.

CV & Education

Education

  • Byam Shaw School of Art, London - Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
  • Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich - BA (Hons) Visual Studies: First Class

Exhibitions and Events

2018

  • a-n Artist Busary - self-directed professional development

2017

  • OUTPOST Members' Show 2017 selected by Andy Holden - OUTPOST, Norwich
  • Dandelion Visions - Blakefest, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  • Running with the Wolves - 35Blumen-Kultur, Krefeld, Germany
  • SWAP Art Editions No.1 : AD HOC - www.swaparteditions.com
  • The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myths, Tales and Fables - on behalf of Candida Powell-Williams at Bosse + Baum, London

2016

  • The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myths, Tales and Fables - Wysing Polypohinc, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
  • LET IT RAIN! - Assembly Point, London
  • ///if this is the Forest.^^^.where are the Trees\\\ - The Minories, Colchester

2015

  • A Bestiary - Turf Projects, Croydon
  • Alien Sex Club - (a collaborator's event) The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Incunabula - Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
  • Test Space Open - Spike Island, Bristol
  • Businsess as Usual - set the controls for the heart of the sun, Leeds
  • Paper #20 Works absorbed by Totaller's Studio - Paper Galelry, Manchester
  • Sketchy Remarks - Floating Island, London
  • We Don't Know What Will Happen - ARCADECARDIFF, Cardiff

2014

  • OVERSEASONED PART DEUX - (it's all) Tropical at Salt + Powell, York
  • Bad Behaviour Open 2014 - Brixton East, London
  • The Lights Are On... - Fox Court, Grays Inn Road, London
  • Interlude - with Frank Bobbins Institute @ Sluice's Exchange Rates, New York
  • P.A.S.S. - Frank Bobbins Institute, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Putt Putt #2 - Turf Projects, Croydon
  • PØPMY$‡IC - The Residence Gallery, London
  • ArtWorks Open 2014 (Prize Winner) - ArtWorks Project Space, London
  • New Folk Visionaires - The Bell, Walthamstow, London
  • Mam's Fridge Gallery - www.mamsfridgegallery.com
  • Mexico Members Show - Mexico, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Associated Members Open - LIMBO Substation Project Space, Margate, Kent

2013

  • Click + Spill - Salt & Powell at the Artemis Project Space, York, North Yorkshire
  • ArtLacuna Prize - Art Lacuna, Clapham, London
  • CERAMIQUE (residency) - Artmandat, Barjols, France
  • A Reichstag Do: The Forger's Kabarett - WW Gallery, London
  • Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast) - WW Gallery, London
  • Keine Zeit für Tränen (No Time for Tears) - WW Galley, London
  • Träume Was Geld Kaufen Kann (Dreams That Money Can Buy) - WW Gallery, London

2012

  • Angelika Open 2012 - Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Sci-Fi Macabre - Art | Club, Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London
  • Tainted Love - Down Stairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Herefordshire
  • RADAR 100: Space Rage - The Residence Gallery, 229 Victoria Park Road, London
  • La Petite Muerte - The Drawers Gallery, 438 Kingsland Road, London
  • Now the dream is over - The Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London
  • Sluice Art Fair | Silent Auction - Hanmi Gallery, Maple Street, London
  • WW Solo Award | Group 2012  - WW Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
  • Botany and Botulism: The London Legacy Zen Garden - The Residence Gallery, London
  • The Artist - Hatch Space, Deptford, London
  • Trophy - The Common-all Games, East Street Arts, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Tainted Love - The Meter Room, Coventry, West Midlands
  • MorphPlinth - A travelling residency www.morphplinth.tumblr.com
  • Tainted Love - Transition Gallery, Regent Studios, London
  • Collectible - Zeitgeist Art Projects, Bond House, New Cross, London

2011

  • 2Wet - Stew Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
  • The Art Party {no.1} - Mol's Place, Covent Garden, London
  • Sisyphus - The Absurd Hero: Part 2 - Hatch Space, Deptford, London
  • Shame - The Residence Gallery, Victoria Park Road, London

2010

  • Things in Parcels - The Emely, London
  • Performance of Protest - The National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Vanishing Point - The Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick, London
  • Rhizomatic - The Departure Gallery, Southall, London
  • Z4RD Vol 2 Box of Desires - Centre for Recent Drawing, Islington, London
  • Resort - The Residence Gallery, Victoria Park Road, London
  • The Middle of Nowhere - The Departure Gallery, Southall, London

2009

  • Tales That Witness Madness - The Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick, London
  • WET - Stew Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk