Artist Biography - Mark Beattie

Mark Beattie MRSS is an award winning British sculptor who has exhibited his works nationally, alongside some of the great contemporary British artists such as Tracey Emin, the late Lynn Chadwick, Helaine Blumenfeld and Jonathan Yeo.

In 2015, Mark won the Midlands Open, the Xerxes Sculpture Prize and was elected a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS). In 2017
...Mark was shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award run by the Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle, shortlisted for the international Rise Art Prize and long-listed for The Secret Art Prize by Curious Duke Gallery in London.

Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish. Mark can make industrious material appear fluid, malleable and delicate. He continues to study different metals, looking at ways to manipulate and add movement to the material, and over the past few years, developing ways in which neon or LEDs can compliment his sculptures, adding to the movement of a piece and catching the viewers eye.

Mark has a strong academic background in art, having studied a BA Hons (International) in Contemporary Art Practice at Leeds University and more recently an MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey. To date he has now exhibited in over 60 exhibitions, solo and group, and has a strong following from collectors both in the UK and abroad.Mark has undertaken private commissions for collectors all over the world and Mark’s work can be found in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and the USA.
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