Spike Island

Mark Samsworth

Studio 78b

Mark Samsworth (b. 1963) is a lecturer at Bristol School of Art. His work centres on ideas of myth and belief, with particular reference to wellbeing. Working across a range of disciplines, a sense of failure is usually apparent as Samsworth explores hierarchies and ergonomic expediency. Swimming and flying are important to his work.

Samsworth completed a residency on the south coast of England (2016) and took part in the exhibitions: Operation Skye (2017), Oriel Davies Open: Painting (2016), Saga (Tamaran), Gran Canaria (2016) and Loft Projekte, Berlin (2016). He is currently a co-ordinator and curator for Test Space at Spike Island and Test Space International.