Mark Stonestreet was born in Singapore in 1971. He studied Sculpture at Newcastle Polytechnic after which he travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and beyond, discovering mediums and methods that would become the foundation of his creative process.
In 2004 he discovered Mamallapuram in India, a village of over 200 stone carving workshops, the next four years were spent working and living amongst the traditional Dravidian temple carvers of south India. Predominately working in granite, the artisans of Mamallapuram create carvings for Hindu temples all over the world.
“ …… the advantages of life with out distractions, immersed in a culture devoted to the art of stone carving was addictive, it set my working ethos for my practice, and its a place I return to as often as I can, the beautiful stone, a granite/ basalt has become a regular medium for my work……. ”
Returning home Mark continued his learning, working with masons and stone carvers across Europe.
His works can be found through out Europe, Asia and the USA in both private and public collections.
2017 Delamore Summer Sculpture Exhibition
2017 Garden Gallery Summer Exhibition
2017 St Marks Hall Summer Show
2017 Out Of Nature Sculpture
2017 Haywards Heath Arts trail
2017 Hillier Gardens Summer Exhibition
2016 on form 16 Stone Sculpture Exhibition
2016 Bordehill Gardens Summer Exhibition
2016 Doddington Hall International Sculpture Exhibition
2015 St marks hall, summer exhibition
2015 Stone at Stanmer House exhibition
2015 Sussex Prairie gardens summer exhibition
2015 Kings Hill Business Centre sculpture exhibition
2014 Res Foundation, Art Studio, Pallava Symposium
2014 Doddington Hall International Sculpture Exhibition
2014 Stanmer Park sculpture trail
2014 Art Studio India, ECR Monumental Sculpture Exhibition
2014 Pelham House Exhibition, Lewes
2013 ‘Pallava Stone carving symposium’, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2011 ‘Pallava Stone carving symposium’, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2011 ‘Patna Sculpture symposium’, Patna, Bihar, India
‘Doe’ – Victoria’s way, Wicklow, Ireland
‘Agni’ – Tamil Nadu India sponsored by L & T Construction
‘Bod’ – Patna City Centre, India sponsored by the Government of Bihar
The Art Studio, India
Res Foundation, Fribourg, Switzerland
Iron Bridge Studios, Carrara Italy
Stanmer Stone Studio, UK