King is inspired chiefly by behavioural psychology, cognition, neuroscience and technology. His research focused practice seeks to bring awareness to the interplay between built environments, everyday objects and the human mind. King investigates these interests through explorations into seemingly disparate but connected topics.
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 earned his B.A. at Howard University. In 2008, Mark earned an M.F.A. in photography from the Academy Art University in San Francisco, CA.
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, Atelier ‘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.