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Artists Index: Mark Essen

Mark Essen (b. Reigate, UK) graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Birmingham City University 2007 before completing his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2012. He is a Birmingham based artist and has exhibited at Cass Sculpture Park, Lychee One Gallery, Tate St Ives, Studio Leigh and curated shows at Division of Labour. He has been invited onto residency programmes led by a range of arts organisations including Wysing Arts Centre, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Doremifasolasido at Florence Art Centre, South London Infinity Projects. In June 2017 he opened Modern Clay in Birmingham – a socially engaged ceramics studio aiming to remove the boundaries between fine and applied arts and crafts. www.markessen.org