Mark Titchner (b. 1973, Luton, UK) lives and works in London. He graduated from the Hertfordshire College of Art & Design in 1992, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 1995. In 2006, he was nominated for the Turner Prize for his seminal show, IT IS YOU, at the Arnolfini in Bristol. He was also artist in residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto in 2012.
Titchner employs diverse media in his work, including digital print, drawing, film, sculpture and installation. His work incorporates references from both contemporary and historical, secular and spiritual notions of faith. Many of the motifs found in his work are derived from propaganda, advertising, and religious iconography that incite viewers to take action. Titchner often combines found text from a variety of sources, such as evangelical pamphlets and heavy metal albums to create powerful images and ideas that can shift public notions of what is possible in our world today.
Titchner’s work has been acquired by museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Tate Modern. His works have been exhibited at LOKAAL 01, Antwerp, 2016; CGP and Dilston Grove, London, 2014; Pavement Gallery, Manchester, 2013; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2012; New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2011; Vilma Gold, London, 2010; South London Gallery, 2010; Tate St. Ives, 2010; the Hellenic American Union, Athens, 2009; Peres Projects, Berlin, 2008; and BALTIC, Gateshead, 2008. He has also presented performances throughout the UK and Europe, including at Royal Festival Hall, London, 2015; Roundhouse, London, 2014; Manchester School of Art, Manchester, 2013; Royal Academy of Art, London, 2010 and Peres Projects, Berlin, 2008. He has been commissioned for numerous public artworks including South London Gallery, London, 2015; Royal Festival Hall, London, 2015; and Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick, 2010. In 2016, he was selected as the lead artist in As You Change, So Do I, a three-year programme of public art in Luton.