About Mark Fawcett Photographs
2016 - "We've Been Here Before", Gallery 44, Members Gallery, featuring a selection of prints from the series "Premonitions" as part of a two-person show with photo-based artist Heather Fulton (http://www.hfulton.ca/).
2016 - DarkRoom 5.0, a group exhibition of analogue photography at Gallery 918, as part of the Toronto-wide Contact 2016.
2015 - DarkRoom 4.0, Gallery 918, Contact 2015.
2014 - DarkRoom 3.0, Gallery 918, Contact 2014.
2013 - DarkRoom 2.0, Gallery 918, Contact 2013.
2011 - "All of This & None of This", a solo exhibition of 17 16x20 silver gelatine prints at the Carlton Cinema, Contact 2011.
Other work and projects:
2014-15 - 16 16x20 BW silver gelatin prints and 3 archival ink-jet prints for series, "Premonitions".
2015 - "Winter Vine" 1 and 2, two 3ft x 4ft colour works, mounted on constructed installation of pine and plywood.
2015, in process - working title "Portals", a mostly digital print series of BW images.
2016, in process - working title: "The Burning Dark", BW print series.
Despite studying economics, political science and French literature in Ottawa, Canada, Mark Fawcett left university assuming he would work as a photographer. Instead he somehow ended up as a freelance writer.
In 1979 he abandoned all pretence of a stable career and drove across Canada to Banff and its school of fine arts. In an unofficial capacity he attended photo-crits and generally hung out with photographers studying at Banff Centre, then later at the Apeiron school of photography, Poughkeepsie, NY state.
In the summer of 1980 he returned to Banff on a writing scholarship.
Although he had never really stopped photographing, he returned to photography as a serious art practice in the year 2000, refining his skills as an archival-quality digital and darkroom printer.