Doctor Mark Sowden
Casting & Metal Workshop Technical Associate, AVA.G.12&11
M.A. Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic 1985-85
B.A. Fine Art, North East London Polytechnic 1981-84
Mark first trained as a sculptor in the 1980s at North East London Polytechnic and then at Manchester Polytechnic for his M.A. Since 1990 he has worked at University of East London as a Technical Demonstrator managing a casting and fabrication workshop.
In 2014 Mark completed a Professional Doctorate at University of East London. It was during this time of study that he began working with digital photography.
Mark has shown in many group exhibitions in London and has opened his studio for the last nine years as part of the E17 Art Trail. He has also shown in Berlin at the Emmerson Gallery and completed a residency at Artoll, Bedberg Hau, Germany.
2015 Things that are there. Pie Factory. Margate
2014 Possible Object. Professional Doctorate Exhibition, University of East London, Docklands Campus.
2013 After Image. 8th Summer Festival of International Art, Emerson Gallery. Berlin.
2012 Directional Forces. Residency and exhibition at Artoll, Bedburg Hau. Germany
2006 -2016 E.17 Open studios, Walthamstow,London
1990-2016 Technical Demonstrator at University of East London managing a casting and metal fabrication workshop
2009-2014 Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at University of East London
1984-1985 M.A. Fine Art Manchester Polytechnic
1981-1984 B.A. Fine Art North East London Polytechnic
Mark continues his
practice as an artist and this informs his interest in the found object, the
relation between the object and photography. Mudlarking on the River Thames has
deepened an interest in the curation and interpretation of archeological
fragments. Sculptural and mudlarking experience combine to form a deeper
understanding of objects and the landscape through an understanding of materiality
Further information about Mark’s practice as an artist can be found by visiting his website.