Kelly Mark was born in Welland, Ontario in 1967. She received a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 1994. Mark has exhibited extensively across Canada in commercial galleries, public museums, universities, artist-run spaces, and other alternative venues. She has exhibited recent solo projects at Wynick-Tuck Gallery, Toronto (2003 and 2005), Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver (2004), IKON Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. (2003), and the Art Gallery of Windsor (2003). Her work has been included in exhibitions at CAC de Basse-Normandie, St-Clair, France; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, U.K.; and in the 11th Biennal of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.