Mark Corfield-Moore

Bangkok, Thailand, 1988


Mark Corfield-Moore is a painter whose practice holds woven textiles at its core. The conception of fabrics as nomadic objects is fundamental to his work. Investigating the historic use of textiles in the production of rugs and tents, items that are portable and attached to no specific location, his understanding of fabrics and his practice at large is rooted in this sense of transience. These ideas draw, in part, on the artist’s own mixed Thai and British heritage, a diasporic identity he consciously reflects upon and interrogates with nuance in his work.

Utilising a distinctive technique based on ikat, a process he learnt in northern Thailand, the artist askews the traditional method of binding and dyeing by painting directly onto the warp threads. Winding the threads on the loom further complicates and distorts the image resulting in a unique glitchiness or what he calls a ‘fizzy heat’. The instability of the form reflects his interest in the nature of both personal memory and collective history, a meditation into our evolving relationship with the past.


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Bangkok, Thailand, 1988
Lives and works in London

Post-Graduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK (2015–2018)
Fine Art BA, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK (2012–2015)
Erasmus, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2014)
History of Art BA, University College London, London, UK (2007–2010)

Other follies and picnics, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2022)
Neither Here Nor There, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2021)
At Your Service, Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK (2018)

Summer Exhibition 2022, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (2022)
Longing, Swedish Institute, Paris, France (2022)
Stand On All Fours, Turner House, Cardiff, UK (2021)
We Melt Before It Forms, Galerie Britta Rettberg, Munich, Germany (2021)
Fertile Laziness, Platform Southwark, London, UK (2021)
Common Thread, New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK (2020)
Reinventing the Future, Plain Gallery, Milan, Italy (2020)
Jerwood Makers Tour, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (2020)
Parade, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, UK (2019)
Adieu to Old England, The Kids are Alright, Choi & Lager, Cologne, Germany (2019)
Jerwood Makers Tour, National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, UK (2019)
Back Yard, GSL Projekt, Berlin, Germany (2019)
Jerwood Makers Open, Jerwood Space, London, UK (2019)
Out of Office, PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal (2019)
Arc, Kristian Day Gallery, London, UK (2018)
Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (2018)
Premiums, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (2017)
Layered Narratives, l’étrangère Gallery, London, UK (2016)
New York, New York, BYGDA 2.0, Stokkøya, Norway (2016)
The Original Image, l’étrangère Gallery, London, UK (2016)

Insight: Mark Corfield-Moore, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (2020)

Jerwood Makers Open (2019)
Tiffany & Co. X Outset Studiomakers Prize, London, UK (2018)
Wolfson College Cambridge – Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize, Cambridge, UK (2018)
Gold Medal, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK (2018)
The Queen’s Award, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (2014)

X69 Camden High Street, London. In association with École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Cergy-Pontoise, France (2014)
Monte San Martino, ITALY. In association with the Macerata Fine Art Academy, Italy and the Cluj Napoca University of Art and Design, Romania (2013)


    Selected Exhibitions


    Alzueta Gallery Sèneca – Main Gallery


    21/06/2022 to 29/07/2022