Mark King (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work encompasses photography, installation, textiles, surface design and sculpture. King is inspired chiefly by behavioural psychology, cognition, neuroscience and technology. His research focused practice seeks to bring awareness to the interplay between the built environment, everyday objects and the human mind. King investigates these interests through explorations into seemingly disparate but connected topics, resulting in coded works that invite the viewer to delve deeper into subjects often taken for granted. The interdisciplinary nature of his practice encourages collaborations with experts across a wide range of disciplines. At its core, King’s artwork seeks to uncover and address underlying forces that guide our behavior. It is through the creation of coded patterned works that he addresses these invisible patterns.


King was born in Washington, D.C. to Barbadian parents. Three years later he relocated to Barbados, followed by moves to Nassau, Bahamas, Brussels, Belgium and Washington D.C., where he attended senior year of high school and later earned his B.A. from Howard University. In 2008, Mark earned an M.F.A. in photography from the Academy Art University in San Francisco, California.


King has exhibited in Amsterdam, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Breda, Glasgow, Kerkrade, London, Maastricht, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Washington D.C.


He has been awarded residencies at Alice Yard in Trinidad & Tobago, Ateliers ‘89 in Aruba, Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, and Fresh Milk in Barbados. Most recently King was awarded a residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.


He currently lives and works in Barbados.






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