Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Mark Dion

Shark Barr

Top Pick

Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern


by David Bickle, Director of Design at the V&A and Drawing Room Advisory Board member

Year 2017
Medium Colour pencil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Mark Dion:

Mark Dion (b. 1961, Massachusetts) lives and works in New York City. Recieved a BFA and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut (1986 and 2003, respectively). He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1982-84), and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (1984-85). He is a mentor at Columbia University in New York and co-director of Mildred's Land, Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. Awards include the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008). Select solo exhibitions include Mark Dion: The Academy of Things, The Academy of Fine Arts Design, Dresden, Germany (2014); The Macabre Treasury, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands (2013); Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas, Musée Océanographique de Monaco and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco / Villa Paloma, Monaco (2011); The Marvelous Museum: A Mark Dion Project, Oakland Museum of California (2010-11); Systema Metropolis, Natural History Museum, London (2007); The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, Miami Art Museum (2006); Rescue Archaeology, a project for the Museum of Modern Art (2004); and Tate Thames Dig, Tate Gallery, London (1999). His work is held in public and private collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts; and the Israel Museum of Art in Jerusalem.