Mark Verabioff
mark.verabioff@gmail.com
Works in Los Angeles United States of America

BIO
Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Verabioff is known for distinctive conversations using word as image. Since 1985 the artist has been in a highly committed relationship with the critical interrogation of form and its social-political capabilities. His art explores his circuitous relationship between language, aesthetics and content, moving in and out of logic, absurdity, provocation and seduction. The work sutures cultural politics with the suspicious hypnosis of memory culled from a variety of sources including television, film and American popular culture. Verabioff's mutations of his intellectual gestures from his subversive past has created a captivating body of work anchored by radical formalism and the artist's own signature style. His art manifests itself in a variety of forms that challenge and seduce the viewer. Utilizing appropriation, installation, sculpture, page tears, performative-residue, performance and video, his work embodies many visual cultural insurgents that have occupied the making of art and art historical lexicon since the mid 1980s. Mark Verabioff was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1963. The artist studied Intermedia, Performance Video at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1981-1985) and The Banff Centre for the Arts (1984.) The artist's work has been featured in Artforum, C Magazine, Flash Art, Frieze, Parachute, and The New York Times.

Selected One-Artist Exhibitions, Performances, Screenings:
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013, 2012); Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2012); DAN GRAHAM, Los Angeles, CA (2010); LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA (2010); Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (2009); Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2008); Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA (2007)

Recent Group Exhibitions, Performances, Screenings:
"Pacific Standard Time Public and Performance Art Festival" BLACK BOX, Los Angeles, CA (2012); "Spare Me" Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2012); "A Romantic Measure_________" Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2012); "LIFE ON MARS/Night Gallery" Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA (2012)