Mark Philip Venema is a Montreal based visual artist, writer and teacher. Mark studied philosophy, anthropology and studio art. He likes to read and share thoughts on art, politics, culture, theology and religion. That said, his daughters remind him that the unnecessary or excessive questioning can get tiresome, and in his defense he argues that it is one way to stem the stampede of pre-adolescent verbiage at diner table.
Mark has worked and travelled in Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Europe, mostly Portugal, Korea and North America. He questions why people must write their bios and artists statements in third person.