All images copyright Mark bartkiw. All rights reserved. 

Mark Bartkiw,  is a photographic artist with twenty years of experience since studying photography at Sheridan College. While in Toronto he has worked in a range of genre including editorial, portrait, advertising, fashion and music industry photography. 

Since moving to rural Ontario, Bartkiw’s emphasis has shifted from freelance photography to creating new bodies of work that focus on his personal vision. 

The quiet environment and opportunity to reflect on his natural surroundings have allowed him to respond to the details of the organic micro world and the atmospheric effects of macro views. Bartkiw uses repurposed optical technology of vanishing analogue photographic equipment. Through his sophisticated understanding of in-camera depth of field control, he creates images that transform his subject matter into enigmatic and abstracted sculptural forms, cloaked in dark mystery and mood. These painterly images engage the viewer through their quiet attention to detail and minimalistic simplicity.

Artist statement

The imaginary world has unlimited potential. When I reach back into my childhood where I could create anything and was totally in charge, I created scenes and worlds that were my alternate and necessary reality. I could make a tent in the living room where science fiction and toys became my universe. As an artist, this has evolved into the opportunity to revive play in order to create implied narratives.

ARTIST CV

Mark Bartkiw

1147 south Big Island road

Demorestville, ON

k0k 1w0

markbartkiw@gmail.com

613-849-7989

Education

 

Photography 

Sheridan College

1992

Background

 

Freelance Commercial Photography for clients including: 

 

Paramount Pictures

CRN Weekly (NY)

Information Week (NY)

Revlon Canada

Shift Magazine

Universal Music

Polygram

Moonshine Records (LA)

Deconstruction (UK)

Geek Boutique

Helios Design Labs 

Virgin Mobile

Toronto Life

Royal Bank

Toronto life

Xtra

Shift magazine

ROB magazine

CRN weekly

Ontario Hydro

PDN 

Solo Exhibitions 

 

 

Grief Encounters Redux

Pop Up Gallery Curated by Hri Neil

2015 Picton ON

 

Grief Encounters

Maison depoivre

2015 Bloomfield ON

 

Grief Encounters

Art after dark

Kingston frameworks

2015, Kingston ontario

 

Junctures

Maison Depoivre

2016, Bloomfield

 

Grief Encounters

John M. Parrott Gallery

2017

Belleville, Ontario

 

Grief Encounters

exposure gallery

2017

ottawa,ontario

 

 

Awards

 

Best Fashion Photography

Photo District News, New York, 

2002

 

The Photo society

TPS 1million , Instagram

Top 9 out of 15000 for Watchers "Grief Encounters"

 

Best Album Design – Photographer 

Juno Awards 

2000

 

Third Place 

CLIC photo show

2016, Picton ontario

Collections

 

Kent Monkman

Hri Neil

Shelley Durnin

Vincent Depoivre

Publications

 

Grief Encounters Catalogue

Self Published

2015