Surridge is a tutor at Newlyn School of Art (2016). He held a teaching post at Falmouth University from 1997 to 2017.
Based in Helston, he grew up in London. He gained a BA (Hons) at Maidstone College of Art in 1984, and moved to Cornwall in 1997. His painting 'Storm Glow' was shown at the Tate St Ives exhibition 'Art Now Cornwall' in 2007, cementing his artistic reputation.
In 2018 he was selected for the Waiheke Art Residency in New Zealand. His time there culminated in a solo exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. His work has been widely shown in Cornwall and beyond.
Landscape and the elemental forces of nature are at the heart of his work. His 2020 solo exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery, 'Walking the Stone' references the ancient sites of Cornwall, either megalithic structures or solitary monolithic stones.
Painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking
works and access
Works incl: Storm Glow (oil on canvas, 2004)
2007: Tate St Ives, Art Now Cornwall Exhibition, Feb-May (selected group show)
2011 The Exchange, Penzance 'Print!' Apr-Jul: Contemporary and historic prints/printmakers
2013: Newlyn Art Gallery - Newlyn School of Art Tutors Fundraising Exhibition (24 Oct-2 Nov)
Millennium Gallery, St Ives: Mixed Winter Exhibition Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014
2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)
2020: 'Mark Surridge - Walking the Stone', Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance (12-29 Aug)
2023: 'Rapture at Tremenheere', Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Penzance (7-12 June)
Exhibition card: Print!
Tate St Ives, Art Now Cornwall Artist Guide (2007) on-line
Cornwall Today (Sept 2020) 'Heart in the Past'