Mark Templeton is a Canadian sound artist and photographer. Since 2007 his sound recordings have been released by Anticipate Recordings, Staalplaat, Sweat Lodge Guru, Under the Spire Recordings, Silentes and his own audiovisual label, Graphical Recordings, which he established in 2015. In the spring of 2018, he released his first photobook, Distorted Tourist, which included a series of five one-sided flexi records.

Templeton has performed live and exhibited his work at Pingyao International Photography Festival, Unsound Festival, Mutek Festival, Send+Receive Festival, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, WNDX festival and other festivals, art galleries and alternative spaces in Europe, the UK and North America.



2019- Master of Fine Arts in Photography, with distinction, Ulster University, Belfast, N-IRL
2001- Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA


2018- Mark Templeton: Distorted Tourist Photobook+5 one-sided flexi records, Graphical Recordings, CA
2017- Mark Templeton: Gentle Heart LP, Graphical Recordings, CA
2015- Mark Templeton + Kyle Armstrong: EXTENSIONS LP+DVD, Graphical Recordings, CA
2014- Mark Templeton + Nicola Ratti: Resophonic LP+Photobook, Silentes, IT
2013- Mark Templeton: Factory Fire limited edition CD, Independent
2013- Mark Templeton: Jealous Heart LP, Under the Spire Recordings, UK
2011- Mark Templeton: Mort Aux Vaches live CD, Staalplaat, NL
2011- Mark Templeton: Scotch Heart cassette, Sweat Lodge Guru Records and Tapes, USA
2010- Mark Templeton: Ballads limited edition tour CD, Independent
2009- Mark Templeton: Sea Point LP, Anticipate Recordings, USA
2009- Mark Templeton: Inland CD, Anticipate Recordings, USA
2009- M. Templeton + aA. Munson: Acre Loss CD+DVD, Anticipate Recordings, USA
2007- Mark Templeton: Standing On A Hummingbird CD, Anticipate Recordings, USA


2019- Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pinygao, CN
2019- MFA year end exhibition, Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast, N-IRL
2018- Distorted Tourist photobook+record launch, ACE Coffee Roasters, Edmonton, CA
2018- VARIATIONS (V/A interpret Poem (1957) by Michael Snow), STANDARDS, Milan, IT
2016- VARIATIONS, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA
2016- VARIATIONS, Gallery of Media Artists, Calgary/Edmonton/Lethbridge, CA
2016- VARIATIONS, SWARM 17, Vancouver, CA
2016- Night Drive, Jackson Power Gallery, Edmonton, CA
2015- EXTENSIONS, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, IE (solo)
2014- EXTENSIONS, WNDX, Winnipeg, CA
2014- IN CONCERT, Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) SONAR exhibition, Edmonton, CA
2014- Resophonic City, O’ Gallery, Milan, IT
2013- Resophonic City, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA (solo)
2010- Postcards From Gowanus, Cabinet Magazine exhibition, New York, USA
2009- Acre Loss, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, CA
2005- Fields Awake, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA (solo)


2015- Abandoned, soundtrack for Kyle Armstrong’s short film
2008- Ki, Mile Zero Dance, soundtrack for the multimedia dance performance piece
2007- Luz, Mile Zero Dance and FAVA LABA, soundtrack for short film and dance piece
2005- notsonatural, soundtrack for aAron Munson's short film


2018- Allard Hall, Edmonton, CA
2017- 9910, Edmonton, CA
2016- Loft 112, Calgary, CA
2015- Sounds Like Audio Art Festival, Saskatoon, CA
2015- Sled Island Festival, Calgary, CA
2014- AGA, Edmonton, CA
2014- O’ Gallery, Milan, IT
2014- Dal Verme, Rome, IT
2012- NUB, Pistoia, IT
2012 - National Music Centre, Calgary, CA
2012- Epcor Centre, Calgary, CA
2012- Weird Canada HQ, Toronto, CA
2011- The Artery, Edmonton, CA
2010- Café Oto, London, UK
2010- Altez Finanzamt, Berlin, DE
2010- Half Die Festival, Rome, IT
2009- Send+Receive Festival, Winnipeg, CA
2009- Sala Rossa, Montreal, CA
2008- WORM, Rotterdam, NL
2008- The Unsound Festival, Krakow, PL
2008- Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Montreal, CA
2007- Emmedia, Calgary, CA
2007- Overlap 07 - Rx Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2007- The Someday Lounge, Portland, USA
2007- MUTEK Festival, Montreal, CA
2007- Galapagos Art Space, New York, USA
2005- Visualeyez Festival, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA


2018- FACT, "Mark Templeton Announces 'Distorted Tourist' photobook with five Flexidisc records", 2 Apr
2017- Tiny Mix Tapes, "Mark Templeton: Gentle Heart", Jul
2016- LUMA, "Re-presentations, Adaptations, and VARIATIONS", Aug
2015- ATTN MAGAZINE, “Review: Mark Templeton+Kyle Armstrong: Extensions”, 25 Jan
2013- Edmonton Journal, Musician Mark Templeton challenges listeners - and himself, 4 May
2013- Tiny Mix Tapes, “Mark Templeton: Jealous Heart”, Apr
2013- Headphone Commute, “Interview with Mark Templeton”, Headphone Commute, 26 Feb
2012- FFWD, “Musique Concrete from Overseas”, 17 May
2010- Textura, “Mark Templeton’s Top 10 Ballads”, Jul
2009- Cokemachineglow, “M. Templeton + aA. Munson: Acre Loss”, Cokemachineglow, 13 Feb
2009- The Wire, “On Location”, Jan
2007- Emusic Magazine, “Ball of Electroacoustic fusion”, 28 Jun
2007- Vue Weekly, “Not a Hummingbird was harmed in the making of Mark Templeton’s debut album”, 13 Mar


2019- Artist Talk, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, IRL
2015- Artist Panel, Sled Island Festival, Calgary, CA
2014- Film & Media Studies (FMS) 35 Presentation, College of School Superintendents Conference, Edmonton, CA
2013- Artist Talk, Creative Mornings, Edmonton, CA
2009-present- Film & Media Studies Teacher, Leduc Composite High School (LCHS), Leduc, CA
2009- Music Technology Teacher, Northside College, Sainte-Adele, CA
2008- Artist Talk, Unsound Festival, Krakow, PL


2018- 35: LCHS FMS student photography+moving image yearend exhibition, AGA, Edmonton, CA
2017- 35: LCHS FMS student photography+moving image yearend exhibition, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA
2016- 35: LCHS FMS student photography+moving image yearend exhibition, AGA, Edmonton, CA
2016- VARIATIONS, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA
2016- VARIATIONS, Gallery of Media Artists, Calgary/Edmonton/Lethbridge, CA
2016- VARIATIONS, SWARM 17, Vancouver, CA
2015- 35: LCHS FMS student photography+moving image yearend exhibition, Lift Interactive, Edmonton, CA
2014- 35: LCHS FMS student photography+moving image yearend exhibition, AGA, Edmonton, CA
2012-present- LCHS FMS EXPOSURE: Photography Exhibit+Short Film Festival, The Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Leduc, CA


2019- RDS Visual Arts Awards (longlisted), Dublin, IRL
2017- Artist Project Grant (small grant), Edmonton Arts Council (EAC)
2016- Individual Project Grant, EAC
2016- The FAVA Award of Excellence- Inter-Art Performance or Installation for “EXTENSIONS”
2014- Present- Graphical Recordings Owner and Curator
2011-2015- Metro Cinema Board of Directors Vice President
2012- Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Recipient, EAC
2012- Filmmaker Assistance Program, National Film Board of Canada
2012- Individual Project Grant, EAC
2012- Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2007- Edmonton Explorations Grant, EAC