Mark Gilbert earned a BA in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in 1991 and went on to undertake various teaching posts in Scotland, England and the USA. He has exhibited across Britain, as well as Canada, the United States, Sweden, Germany and Japan.
Mark Gilbert has been involved with a number of collaborations between art and medicine: in 2001 he was offered a post as artist in residence at the Royal London Hospital, to be part of the Saving Faces project, where he worked with maxilla facial surgeons and their patients.
Since 2009, Mark has been attached to the University of Nebraska, where he is currently studying for a PhD in Art Medicine. His exhibition “Here I Am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care” consisted of a two-year study with the collaboration of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The study used portraiture to investigate ideas about care and care giving at the intersection of art and medicine.