Mark King (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work encompasses photography, installation, fashion, surface design and sculpture. King is inspired chiefly by architecture, behavioral psychology, cognition 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 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.

King was born in Washington, D.C. to Barbadian parents. Three years later he relocated to Barbados, followed by moves to The Bahamas, 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 a M.F.A. in photography from the Academy of 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.

Mark has participated in residencies at Alice Yard in Trinidad & Tobago, Ateliers ‘89 in Aruba, Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, and Fresh Milk in Barbados. In 2019, King was awarded the Yaddo Elizabeth Ames Residency.