I’m interested in the imprecise relationship between digital images and memory, as well as the recording of experience and storytelling through the hand-labour of traditional textile practices such as quilting and embroidery.
Mark Stebbins is a visual artist based in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and internationally, with recent group exhibitions in Beijing, China and London, UK (both 2022). Recent solo exhibitions include Gathered Threads (2022), Oblivion Souvenirs (2019) and As Raindrops Become The Rain (2017) at Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Among the Jaggies, Along the Seams at Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto (2016); Picture Elements at the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville (2014); and Geullichi at Galerie PICI, Seoul, South Korea (2013). A large three-person exhibition, Making Methods, was organized by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (2013) and toured to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia (2014). Awards include Honourable Mention in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2010), Best in Exhibition and Best in Drawing at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2010), Halifax Mayor’s Award of Distinction in Contemporary Visual Arts (2009) and Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Emerging Artist of the Year (2009). He has been awarded grants by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Stebbins’s work is included in the collections of RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Halifax Regional Municipality, London Arts Council, and Canada Council Art Bank, as well as private collections across North America, Europe and Asia. He holds a BFA from Western University and an LL.B. from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.