Mark Thompson, A.O.C.A.

Studio

12 Devil Lake Road, RR 2 Westport ON K0G1X0
Tel: 613.273.9329 Cell: 613.483.0314
E-mail: mark@markthompsonvisualarts.ca
Website: markthompsonvisualarts.ca

Education

1980-85

Ontario College of Art, Painting & Sound Sculpture
Languages: English, French

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 Gallery3, Kingston ON
  • 2013 Artignite, Kingston, ON
  • 2008 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Modern Fuel / State of Flux Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 2007 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2004 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2003 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 1999 Modern Fuel / State of Flux Gallery, Kingston, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Shenkman Arts Centre Trinity Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2015 Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2015 Centrepointe Atrium Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2012 Modern Fuel, Kingston ON
  • 2011 Korean Consulate, Toronto, ON
  • 2011 Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
  • 2010 Art Mur, Montreal, QC
  • 2009 Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
  • 2008 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON
  • 2008 Art Mur, Montreal QC
  • 2006 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2003 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 2002 Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 2001 Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 2000 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2000 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 2000 York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1999 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 1998 Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 1998 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 1997 York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1996 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 1996 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 1996 Marche’ Bonsecours Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 1995 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
  • 1994 Chalmers Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

Grants & Awards

  • 2015 Canada Council Project Grant
  • 2014 Ontario Arts Council Grant
  • 2011 Chalmers Fellowship
  • 2009 Canada Council Project Grant
  • 2003/6 Ontario Arts Council Grant
  • 2002 Canada Council Grant – B Grant
  • 1995 Ontario Crafts Council Award

Selected Commissions

  • 2014 Cube/Lattice/Sphere/Wave, Rideau St Renewal, Ottawa ON
  • 2013 Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa ON
  • 2006 l’Eglise Ste. Marie, Orleans, ON
  • 2005 Heathfield Palliative Care Centre, Kingston, ON
  • 2002 Pan Chancho Bakery, Kingston, ON
  • 2001 St. Christopher’s Church, Toronto ON
  • 1999 Providence Care Centre, Kingston, ON

Selected Collections

  • City of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
  • Scotia Bank, (National Trust) Toronto, ON
  • Bell Canada Enterprises, Toronto, ON
  • Narcisa Hirsch, Buenos Aries Argentina
  • Richardson & Murray, Gananoque ON
  • Numerous private collections

Selected Bibliography

  • Peter Simpson “Pulsing Cubes of Light” Ottawa Citizen October 3 2012 http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/10/03/pulsing-cubes-of-light-to-be-new-art- on-rideau-street/
  • Betty Anne Jordan “Splendour in the Glass: Autonomous Glasswork by Mark Thompson” Nov. 2003 http://www.canadianclayandglass.ca/Autonomous%20Glasswork.html
  • Donna Lipchuk “Mark Thompson sheds light on his work” Ontario Craft, Winter 2000

Other Professional Activities

  • 2014-15 Canadian Forces Artist Program
  • 1993 – Present Conservation/Restoration of Historical Stained Glass including:
    St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, ON
    House of Commons and Library of Parliament, Ottawa, ON
  • 1992 Artist-in-Residence, North York, ON
    North York Board of Education
  • 1985 – 1991 In-House Designer & Studio Manager
    Solarium Stained Glass, Toronto, ON