Mark Mizgala



Artist, Photographer


Mark Mizgala is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Mizgala was born in Montreal and graduated from OCAD University in 1987, where he received full scholarship for three consecutive years. In his graduating year, Mizgala was the recipient of the prestigious OCAD University Medal. He then attended film school at Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts where he was awarded scholarships for two consecutive years. Upon graduation from art school, Mizgala began a career as an advertising art director and went on to win numerous international awards for creative excellence including Gold and Bronze Lions from Cannes, France. Other awards include The New York One Show; The Clio Awards, Chicago; The Ad and Design Club, Toronto; The Lotus Awards, Vancouver; Communication Arts Magazine, Menlo Park, California; Applied Arts Magazine, Toronto and Archive Magazine, Vienna, Austria. In 1998, he was ranked the number two art director in Canada according to Strategy Magazine's Creative Report Card. Mizgala has exhibited widely since 2001 and his work is in collections throughout North America and Europe. In 2009, he became a full time visual artist working in both photography and painting. Mizgala was awarded British Columbia Arts Council Project grants in both 2016 and 2021. In 2020 and again in 2021, he received Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grants.

Mark Mizgala, 2024

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