Mark Igloliorte (b. 1977) is an Inuk artist born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland with Inuit ancestry from Nunatsiavut, Labrador. He grounds his practice in exploring his cultural roots, primarily through the media of painting and drawing. As noted by art critic David Balzer, Igloliorte “intertwines art historical references, practices and the materiality of his practice with his own experience of identity and culture.”
The artist has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants including the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award from the The Hnatyshyn Foundation, the Lillian Vineberg Award in Painting and Drawing, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Visual Arts Grant, and a Canada Council for the Arts Visual Arts Grant.
Igloliorte holds both a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master’s of Fine Art, Studio Art – Painting and Drawing from Concordia University School of Graduate Studies. He is an Assistant Professor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
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