Mark Price


Contact Information

markprice1026@gmail.com

http://www.markprice.works/

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

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

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

Solo
2013
Interlocking Fields / Unique Landmarks, Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Human Animal Capitalism, Studio Christenson, Philadelphia, PA

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

2011
Infinite Bliss, Bean Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Global Mirage, B2 Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Designer End Game Strategies, Christina Ray, New York, NY

2009
The New Real Fantasy Now, Glowlab, New York, NY

2008
Life Size, Glowlab Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Soft Comfort Forever Please, Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Cram This Into Your Life, Rarebreed, Philadelphia, PA

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

Group

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
Space Balls, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

Sweet Bike, Ego Park gallery, Oakland, CA

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

2007
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

2006
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

2005
Pick Of the Harvest, Think Space! Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Punch in the Face, Foundation Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004
Beaver Collage: The art of the Royal Art Lodge, Paper Rodeo, and Space 1026, The Mock Bee, Cincinnati, OH

Awards and Honors

2006
Xeric Grant Recipient, Xeric Foundation, Northampton, MA

Collections

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

2011
Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Christina Ray, New York, NY

Glowlab, New York, NY

PMG, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Glowlab Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Moore College Of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Hussian School Of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2004
Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
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