Emerging Artist Residency
Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Residency
Mark Bath is a visual artist from Newfoundland. At Memorial University, he studied Dramatic Literature and Creative Writing and later pursued a Bachelor of Design in Illustration at OCADU. While at OCADU, Bath fell in love with the process of creating copper plate etchings and completed a series of intricately detailed self-portraits as part of a student residency with Working Title Press at OCADU.
During the Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency, Bath will create a series of etchings called Draped in Net. These prints will comprise a wordless storybook telling a fictionalized and tragic tale of Newfoundland resettlement. The story looks at trauma, migration and nostalgia through the lens of memory. Bath will work with mentor and printmaker Emma Nishimura for the planning, execution and presentation of Draped in Net.