Mark Price

Contact Information

Space 1026 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Printmaking/Mixed Media

Artist's Biography

Price's work speaks to a deep-seated human fear of groundlessness and change. We seek stability and a world we recognize, and Price's work won't give it to us. Instead he offers incomplete warnings in gestures that pierce the picture plane, flattening it into jagged shards that we strain to recognize. In Price's constructs, our own experience can no longer be trusted. The high-resolution screen through which we view the built environment has shattered into stuttering and razor-sharp hi-contrast graphic regions. Fragmentary bits of a larger situation, his collages emerge into a three-dimensional
plane that feels tentative, vulnerable, and hyper-real.

"Price's visual world consists of both appropriated scenes and personal machinations of pure imagination. In it are fragments of collected, distorted, and replicated artifacts ... The result of this combination is a hypnotic tour of where our psychological and information architecture collide."
- Neely-Cohen, Maxwell. Hyper 20XX. Kesting / Ray, 2012

Mark Price's work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2009 his work was selected by curator Aaron Betsky for inclusion in the internationally recognized Confines exhibition at the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern. His work was represented in New York by Kesting / Ray from 2008 - 2012. He lives and works in Philadelphia.

Selected Exhibitions

Interlocking Fields / Unique Landmarks, Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

Human Animal Capitalism, Studio Christenson, Philadelphia, PA

Hyper 20XX, Kesting / Ray, New York, New York

Infinite Bliss, Bean Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Global Mirage, B2 Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Designer End Game Strategies, Christina Ray, New York, NY

The New Real Fantasy Now, Glowlab, New York, NY

Life Size, Glowlab Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Soft Comfort Forever Please, Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cram This Into Your Life, Rarebreed, Philadelphia, PA

II Ways: New Works on Paper, Frame Works Studio and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Zine of the Month Retrospective, Booklyn Artist Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

Cosmobilities, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

Where Now Comes From, Frame Works Studio and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Inside the Moment International Film Festival, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

70 Rupees to Paradise Road, Gazela, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Diamond Leaves: Artist Books from around the World, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

Rum Riot Press, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

Space 1026 Annual Art Auction, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Synesthesia, Ice Box, Philadelphia, PA

Fountain New York, Pier 66 Maritime, New York, NY

Ten Person Solo Show, 1601, Philadelphia, PA

Collection, Christina Ray, New York, NY

Made In America, Trust Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Thanks For Sharing, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Democratic Multiples, Gallery 224, Philadelphia, PA

Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Zine Soup, TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Synesthesia, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Glowlounge, Glowlab, New York, NY

Padlock Turns 5, Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Space Balls, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

Sweet Bike, Ego Park gallery, Oakland, CA

Repressed III: Works on Paper, gallery 5, Richmond, VA

No Bad Blood, 96 Gillespie, London, England

Repressed II: Works on Paper, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

Locally Localized Gravity, Institute Of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Babylon Lexicon Book Arts Exhibition, Neither Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Art in the Style of Radical, Magic Pony, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peer Pleasure 1: A group show featuring Space 1026, the Royal Art Lodge, and Instant Coffee, The Yerba Buena center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

Pick Of the Harvest, Think Space! Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Punch in the Face, Foundation Gallery, Chicago, IL

Beaver Collage: The art of the Royal Art Lodge, Paper Rodeo, and Space 1026, The Mock Bee, Cincinnati, OH

Awards and Honors

Xeric Grant Recipient, Xeric Foundation, Northampton, MA


Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
New York Museum of Modern Art Library

Talks and Lectures

Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Christina Ray, New York, NY

Glowlab, New York, NY

PMG, Philadelphia, PA

Glowlab Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Moore College Of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Hussian School Of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA