Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Mark Kasumovic

M.F.A., Fine and Media Arts – NSCAD University, 2010-2012   
Graduate Studies, Documentary Media MFA – Ryerson University, 2009-2010
B.F.A., Photography - Ryerson University, 2005-2009           
Certificate, Media Studies - Humber College, 2004-2005
Mentorship with Artist: Phil Bergerson, 2009-2010

Biography

Mark Kasumovic is a Hamilton, Ontario born photographic and video artist.  His work revolves around the inherent truth-value of the photograph and the many limitations within the medium.  His latest body of work, Picture/Perfect, uses the tourist as a backdrop to explore the explosion of digital images as data in the information age. Previous works such as “Searching for Jesus” explores the impossibility of recording faith and religious beliefs with a camera, while “Ideal Landscapes” challenges the value of traditional landscape photography by turning the natural landscape into an artificially lit stage.  

In 2008, Mark was selected as the Ontario winner of the BMO Art First National Competition along with being credited best in show of his graduating class exhibition at Ryerson University, and receiving the Snap! Stars art award sponsored by TD Canada Trust.   The following two years, Mark was featured in Magenta Foundation's annual publication, Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers.  His recent exhibitions include a commission to photograph the Ontario Greenbelt for Canada's largest outdoor exhibition space at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and three new installations at the Harbourfront Centre's Ontario Square from July 21st, 2013 onwards. 

Teaching and Research Experience

2013

TA, Digital Photograph, Fall

2012                            

Instructor, View Camera (3000 level studio), NSCAD University, Fall
Instructor, Natural and Social Landscapes (3000 level seminar/studio), NSCAD University, Winter

2011                           

TA, View Camera, NSCAD University, Fall
RA, Deans Office, NSCAD University, Winter

2010                       

TA, Introduction to Visual Culture, NSCAD University, Fall
TA, Production II (MFA), Ryerson University (Image Arts), Winter
Workshop Instructor, “Digital Camera and the Studio”

2009                            

Assistant to Artist: Phil Bergerson
TA, Concepts and Theories, Ryerson University (Image Arts), Fall
Guest Lecturer, “Searching For Jesus: The Long Term Project”

2007                             

TA, Adv. Fashion Photography, Ryerson University (Con. Ed.), Fall
TA, Adv. Fashion Photography, Ryerson University (Con. Ed.), Winter
TA, Adv. Fashion Photography, Ryerson University (Con. Ed.), Summer