Born and raised in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, Mark Porcina moved to Regina Saskatchewan in the year two thousand to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in sculpture. Initially interested in large outdoor installation art, his medium of choice was steel and wood. During Porcina's last semester of study, he was introduced to clay. After graduation, he spent the next five years working in the arts and honing his techniques in ceramics. As a sculptor, He has adopted the medium of clay and finds himself constantly striving to elevate it beyond its inherent properties and historical boundaries.
Porcina has recently completed his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge, He looks forward to teaching at the University level and expanding his knowledge and passion for the arts and engaging the community with his work.
image: Untitled 2012, 43x32x19, hand built