Bio

Jacobson, Mark Anthony

Né: 1972                Homme

Lieu de résidence: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Nation: Ojibway


Born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada in 1972, Mark Anthony Jacobson started painting at 13 years of age.  He includes traditional symbolism within the subject matter of his paintings; he is particularly interested in the force of creation and the spiritual energy of the animals.

"It is this language of the spirit that I try to communicate in the images I create, our relationships with the animals, with the birds, with the fish and all of humanity. It is the experience of my ancestors that have inspired the stories and legends of the Ojibway people."

Mark has been painting for over 20 years now and is one of the most influential artist in the woodland art movement.

“I love art, and I love being an instrument of creativity, channeling the medicine of my people, for the people. The history of my ancestors, and the message of taking care of our environment and the creation, are really important to me.”


EXHIBITIONS

5 day art show at W2 Woodwards Indigenous winter market, Dec. 12th - 16th, 2012, Vancouver B.C.

All my Relations - homecoming art show plus Book launch, Sioux Lookout Ont. at A Frame gallery in conjunction with Sioux Lookout creative arts circle, Sept. 18th, 2012

Opening art show for 2010 INDN arts in action "Make it Real" with Norval Morrisseau  originals along with 7 other artists in Pat Bruderer, Jadeon Rathegeber, Jimi Oskineegish, Pat Amos

Honouring the Winter Solstice 2010  Group show with Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair and John Rombough Toronto Ont.  

Art Show "Eagles in the City" - House of the Spirit Bear Gallery, 2008   

Art show " Transformations" - Greenery native art Gallery, 2006

Art show "Our Sacred Environment" - Greenery native art Gallery, 2007

Art show with Vancouver Island artists Port Place in Nanaimo B.C., 2006

Art show with Norval Morrisseau, Gallery of Giving, Nanaimo, B.C., 2006

Art show at Longyear museum of Anthropology, Hamilton, New York, U.S.A. 2002

Art show, Taos square, Taos, New Mexico U.S.A., 1991

 

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS

Receive the American "Moonbeam award" for his children's book "Ojibway Clans- Animal totems and spirits" Oct. 2012


 

SELECTED REFERENCES

 

Pelican Herald paper article, Sioux Lookout Ont. 2012

Sioux Bulletin newspaper article Sept. 26th, 2012 in Sioux Lookout Ont.

Front cover of the Ontario education magazine OSSTF Education forum - May, 2012, also an added feature article with my art in the magazine title article: North of 50

Front Cover image [A shamans prayer] for text book with Oxford University press, 2009

Feature article in Sioux Lookout, Ont, Wawatay News, 1998