Mark Liam Smith (b. 1973, Middlesbrough, England) is a Toronto-based oil painter interested in art-historic tropes, myth, and narrative. He views his colour-blindness as a strength rather than a weakness by accentuating the use of non-local colours in his work.

Smith’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Montreal, Toronto, London, and New York, and at art fairs such as SCOPE Basel, Art Seattle, Art Toronto, Papier in Montreal, and Toronto Edition. He has been granted the Emerging Artist Award by the Federation of Canadian Artists and two Ontario Arts Council grants. His art has been featured in The Jealous Curator, the Toronto Star, the CBC, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom, Create! Magazine, and Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine, among others.

Mark is represented by Galerie Youn in Montreal and Rouge Gallery in Saskatoon.

Mark is a grateful recipient of the Emerging Visual Artist grant  and the Exhibition Assistance grant by the Ontario Arts Council.

All images copyright Mark Smith. All rights reserved. 

Photo credit: Monique Weindels

Photo credit: Monique Weindels