Toronto based Mark’s work has been collected and exhibited widely across Canada and internationally including The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), The Power Plant (Toronto), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), The Darling Foundry (Montreal), Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal); Ikon Gallery (UK), Lisson Gallery (UK), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Scotland), Bass Museum (Miami), Museum of New Art (Detroit), The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle). She represented Canada at Sydney Biennale (1998) and Liverpool Biennale (2006).
Mark continues to experiment with everyday objects in a serial manner, working in a variety of media – sculpture, drawing, photography, video and sound work and investigating and documenting moments of our lives.
In Kelly Mark: IIII, an exhibition catalogue published jointly by the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Hamilton Artists’ Inc. and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the then Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Senior Curator Shirley Madill wrote:
“In Mark’s world, art ceases to be a separate enclaved reality, but enters into production and reproduction so that everything, including the everyday and banal, falls under the rubric of art. The investigation of the beauty in banality exists in specific locations for Mark – on the streets, on parking meters, on newspaper stands, or in telephone booths. Conversations and impressions that flow past us are caught by Mark and become her subjects. Capturing them reflects her capacity to view these objects differently than we would and immerse us in a new experience.”
Among Mark’s many exhibitions is the ten year survey exhibition, Stupid Heaven, at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House and the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2007.
Exhibitions from 2002-2012: on the archived WTG site.