ABOUT > Biography
Mark Ollinger was born in 1988 and grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Growing up around carpentry, woodworking was always something Mark was heavily exposed to and interested in. As he grew his art practice, he developed a style that used a combination of his learned trades into the unique sculptural practice he has now.
Mark discovered his passion for art in his early teens and by graduation was engaged in creating in a daily basis, going on to freelance in graphic design and illustration, followed by working in silkscreening. Experimenting in these different areas helped inform the graphic nature of Mark’s current practice, combined with his previous woodworking experience. Mark then started Duality Clothing, though he continued his daily painting during the six years of owning and operating the company.
Afterwards, Mark turned all his attention towards his original passion of creating paintings and sculptural works. In 2015 he embarked on an ongoing body of unsanctioned public sculptural installations in Canada, as well as abroad in Melbourne, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal.
Self taught, Mark works full time as an artist based in Vancouver, Canada.