BIOGRAPHY

Mark Surridge was born in 1963. He moved from London to set up home and studio in the depths of the Cornish countryside, since then he has established himself as one of the new and exciting generation of artists, exhibiting nationally and within the region. Landscape and the elemental forces of nature have been major inspirations in his work, resulting in ambitious large scale paintings and more recently, construction paintings, sculpture, installation and print making.

Surridge's distinctive and individual work has been in numerous solo and mixed exhibitions as well as art fairs and open art competitions. The painting Storm Glow was shown in the Tate St. Ives exhibition 'Art Now Cornwall' in 2007, confirming his reputation as an emerging mid career artist.


CV

1981 - 84
Maidstone College of Art (BA Hons)

2007 - 09
University College Falmouth, MA Fine Art

1997
Moved to Cornwall

1997
Elected Member of Newlyn Society of Arts

1996 - 04
Part time lecturer at University College Falmouth


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Three Waters, Millennium
Field Lines, Beardsmore Galelry, London

2010
Openings, Millennium

2008
Enfolding, Beardsmore Gallery, London

2006
Air Voices, New Millennium, St. Ives, Cornwall

2005
Elemental Secrets, Beardsmore Gallery, London

2004
Weather Changes, New Millennium, St. Ives, Cornwall

2003
Land Veils, Beardsmore Gallery, London

2001
Elemental Landscapes, New Millennium, St. Ives, Cornwall

2000
Beardsmore Gallery, London


SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS

2012
The National Open Art Competition, Chichester, London

2011
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries

2009
Mini - Meta, Abstract painting from mid - generation British Artists, Beardsmore Gallery, London

2007
Art Now Cornwall, Tate St. Ives

2006
NSA Summer Exhibition, Goldfish, Penzance

2005
NSA Critics Choice, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro selected by Norbert Lynton
NSA Christmas Exhibition, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, selected by Nicholas Usherwood

2004
Critics Choice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, selected by John Russell Taylor

2003
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndbourne, East Sussex
Weather Report 2, exhibited and curated group exhibition with Marion Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
Critics Choice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, selected by Joan Bakewell

2002
The Space Between, Merriscourt Gallery, Oxfordshire, (Two-person exhibition)

1999 - 12
London Art Fair,, Business Design Centre, London

2005, 01, 00
Hunting Art Prizes, Royal college of Art, London (prize winner 2001)

2005, 03, 02
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2012
Three Waters, Exhibition Catalogue, Millennium

2010
Openings, Exhibition Catalogue, Millennium, foreword by Joseph Clarke

2009
Post: The Journal for Arts, Culture and Research, University College, Falmouth

2008
Revolver Art Cornwall
Enfolding, Exhibition Catalogue, Beardsmore Gallery, Foreword by Alison Oldham

2007
Art Now Cornwall, Susan Daniel McElroy, Tate Publications
St. Ives 1975-2005 : Art Colony in Transition, Peter Davies

2006
Air Voices, Exhibition Catalogue, New Millennium, foreword by David Falconer

2005
The Guardian, Living on the Edge, Artist of the Month
Grand Designs Magazine, Chapel feature, August edition
Elemental Secrets, Exhibition Catalogue, Beardsmore Gallery, foreword by Pip Palmer

2004
Weather Changes, Exhibition Catalogue, New Millennium, foreword by David Falconer

2002
ArtNSA, Newlyn Society of Artists publication

2003
Land Veils, Exhibition Catalogue, Beardsmore Gallery, foreword by Liam Hanley

2001
Elemental Landscapes, Exhibition Catalogue, New Millennium, Foreword by Maurice Cockrill

2000
Exhibition Catalogue, Beardsmore Gallery, foreword by Elizabeth Knowles


Private collections in UK, Europe and USA