Mark Barnett is an artist who was born in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom in 1995. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, College of Art, in 2018 with a Bachelor in Fine Art Painting. He is now completing a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Essex.


I consider myself to be an interdisciplinary mix-media artist; my work is an intuitive process — that embraces pure materiality  — and focuses upon the expressive gestural impetus of media. My work is also influenced by a strong theoretical interest in a diverse array of philosophical topics and poetical themes. In philosophy, more specifically, these topics include: ontology, ethics, aesthetics, existentialism, phenomenology, Marxism, critical theory, and environmentalism. These divergent coexisting and co-constitutive components run through the veins of all my works of art. 


Amber Arts Ltd — Edinburgh, Scottland, 2018-2020


BTEC in Art and Design — Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, England, 2014

BA in Fine Art Painting — University of Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018

MA in Philosophy — University of Essex, Colchester, England, 2022


Shortlisted for the Art Solo Award — 2018


Rift at White Space Gallery — Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018

Art and Design Degree Show at Edinburgh University College of Art — Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018

After the Storm at The Royal Botanic Gardens — Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017

Earth, Landscape, and Ecology at Art Scape Gibraltar Point — Toronto, Canada, 2016