During a talk with curator Ryan Rice for the opening of 'drift'. October 14, 2011 Toronto Free Gallery 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Image Credit: Aube Giroux 

Mark Igloliorte is an artist born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. His artistic work is primarily painting and drawing. He has exhibited in group and solo shows  across Canada. Igloliorte has participated in national and international exhibitions such as Beat Nation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC,  Le Nouveau Pleinairisme, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, QC,  drift, (Solo), curator Ryan Rice, The Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON and The Québec Triennial 2011 The Work Ahead of Us, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal QC. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants including the Lillian Vineberg Award in Painting and Drawing, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Visual Arts Grant, and a Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Grant.

As an Inuk, Igloliorte's work draws from his Labradorian background and communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Hopedale. He has been recognized as a Labrador Inuit Role Model by the Nunatsiavut Government.  In the summer of 2008 and 2009 he worked with several groups of Inuit Youth delivering painting and drawing workshops funded in part by The National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS).

Igloliorte is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.