Exploring the relationship between disability and architecture

Background Information


Mark Ware had a severe stroke during 1996 at the age of 39. An event that dramatically altered his life.

Prior to this disability Mark worked professionally in Broadcast quality film & video production and still photography for a wide range of international clients.

His Fine Art education took place in England and the USA. He received a 1st class (hons) Degree at The University of Northumberland (sculpture and media) and later went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (sculpture, media, performance and film history).

For his USA studies Mark was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and for his final post graduate show, a James Nelson Raymond Travelling Scholarship (for best student work).

Since his stroke Mark has concentrated solely on his Fine Art work. His art crosses media boundaries and includes scriptwriting, digital photography, environmental & installation sculpture, performance, film & video and digital animation.

Although Mark's work doesn't usually deal with issues of disability, inevitably it's touched by disability in many ways. The stroke has affected many aspects of Mark's sensory perception (sight, sound, touch, temperature & balance) Exploration and study of these alterations have provided sources for much of his recent work.

Arts Council England