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About

Mark

BIOGRAPHY

Mark is a professional portrait, figurative and landscape artist from Glasgow, who graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 1993.

Mark enjoys working across multiple artistic genres; as such his creative process and resultant final works retain a dynamism of composition and technique. The artistic style varies depending on the subject, and he likes mixing elements of realism and stylisation, often within the same work. These two features coupled with Mark’s love for the inclusion of vibrant colour have become somewhat of a signature of his working process.

 

Whether it be portraiture, figurative or landscape, Mark encourages his sitters/clients to reveal more about their persona and their likes, as this encourages an energetic creative identity to art that contains strong narrative features.

 

Mark exhibits his original artworks in exhibitions and galleries across the UK and regularly accepts portrait and landscape commissions from clients across the UK, Europe and North America.

 

As well as appearing on Portrait Artist of the Year 2020, Mark has been shortlisted to exhibit at the following prestigious awards: The BP Portrait Award 2014, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2017, The Scottish Portrait Awards 2017, 2018, 2021, 2023 & The British Art Prize 2022.

Mark in Currently a member of Visual Arts Scotland and the Scottish Artists Union.

Personal Details:

Born in Glasgow 1971.

Education:

Edinburgh College of Art 1989 - 1993 BA (hons) Sculpture.

University of Glasgow 1999 - 2000 PGCE Art & Design.

Awards:

Andrew Grant Bequest 1990

Helen A. Rose Bequest 1992

John Kinross Scholarship to Florence 1993

Scottish Portrait Awards Second Prize Winner 2024

Art Related Employment:

1993 - Part time tutor Edinburgh College of Art.

1994 - 1997 - Resident sculptor and caster at Il Cesello Artistic Foundry, Sesto Fiorentino.

2000 - 2018 - Secondary School Art Teacher, Edinburgh.

2018 - present - Self employed artist and educator at Mark Mulholland Artist.

2019 - present - Freelance art tutor with East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust

Exhibitions:

1991 – Woodcarvings Exhibition, Woodland Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh – group exhibition.

1992 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1993 – RSA Annual Students Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1993 – New Generations Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow – group exhibition.

1993 – Surviving Forms, Stepping Stones Gallery, Edinburgh – 3 man show.

1996 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1997 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1997 – Drawings at Clayton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne – group exhibition.

1998 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1999 – VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2011 – VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2012 – Form, Figures & Folds Exhibition, Art Upstairs, Morningside Library, Edinburgh – solo show.

2012 – SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London (26 June-21 Sept 2014) - group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (4 Oct – 16 Nov 2014) - group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (28 Nov – 12 April 2015) - group exhibition.

2014 -  SSA Annual Exhibition 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2015 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, (17th April - 31st May, 2015) - group exhibition.

2015 -  Macmillan Art Show 2015 (27th-30th August) in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2015 -  Summer Exhibition - Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington July/Aug 2015 - group exhibition.

2015 -  Alpha Art Gallery - artwork on show July 2015 - onwards.

2015 -  Christmas Exhibition - Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 - group exhibition.

2016 -  Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall London 12-14 Feb 2016 – group exhibition.

2016 -  A selection of painting on show at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (10 - 13 March Spring 2016) at Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton stand.

2016 -  Representation with The Contemporary Fin Art Gallery, Eton.

2016 -  'The Art of Regeneration' Exhibition, Menier Gallery, Southwark London (26 - 30 April 2016) - group exhibition.

2016 -  Macmillan Art Show 2016 (25th-28th August) in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2017 -  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. May 2017 - group exhibition.

2017 -  RSA Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2017 -  Macmillan Art Show 2017 in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2017 -  Scottish Portrait Awards - Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh 2017 - group exhibition.

2017 -  Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Show 2017, Mitchell Library, Glasgow 2017 - group exhibition.

2018 -  RSA Open Exhibition 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2018 -  Scottish Portrait Awards - Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh Nov 2018 & Glasgow Art Club Jan 2019 - group exhibition.

2019 -  Macmillan Art Show 2019 in Apex Hotel Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2019 -  Glasgow Art Club - Various Member Exhibitions - group exhibition.

2019 -  Lillie Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Milngavie 2019 - group exhibition.

2020 -  Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 - television show.

2020 -  Glasgow Art Club - Various Member Exhibitions (some online due to Coronavirus) - group exhibition.

2020 -  Big Christmas Show, The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 2020 - group exhibition.

2021 -  Big Summer Show, The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 2021 - group exhibition.

2021 -  Macmillan Art Show 2021 online show - group exhibition.

2021 -  Scottish Portrait Awards 2021 - Edinburgh, Dumfries, Glasgow - group exhibition.

2021 -  Glasgow Art Club - Various Member Exhibitions - group exhibition.

2021 -  Big Christmas Show, The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 2021 - group exhibition.

2022 -  Fifty Bees 5 Exhibition - Ace Arts, Somerton, Somerset 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  Glasgow Art Club - Various Member Exhibitions 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  Summer Show at The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham London 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  The Big Art Show, The Art Department, Paisley 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  Big Christmas Show, The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  Lillie Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Milngavie 2022 - group exhibition.

2022 -  The British Art Prize 2022 Exhibition, gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf, London 2022 - group exhibition.

2023 -  Big Summer Show, The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 2023 - group exhibition.

2023 -  The Big Art Show, The Art Department, Paisley 2023 - group exhibition.

2023 -  SECOND PRIZE WINNER at the Scottish Portrait Awards 2023 - Edinburgh, Dumfries, Glasgow - group exhibition.

2024 -  FEATURED ARTIST at The Big Art Show, The Art Department, Paisley 2024 - group exhibition.

2024 -  Scottish Portrait Awards 2024 - Edinburgh, Banff, Glasgow - group exhibition.

 

Public Art & Collections:

1993 -   Selected works on paper from John Kinross Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

1995 – Icarus, bronze sculpture, private collection, Italy.

1997 – Greek Gods Collection, 3 bronze sculptures, private collection, Germany.

2007 – Centenary Pieta, St Peters Church, Edinburgh.

2009 – Gary O’Donnell Memorial Sculpture, St Thomas of Aquins High, St Peters Primary, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh.

2013 – Portrait of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, for Scotland’s Rio event at Stirling University (now housed at St Patricks Church, Edinburgh.

Artwork held in private collections:

UK, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain, USA.

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