about

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Mark Raynes Roberts is an internationally recognized crystal artist, designer and photographer, whose works of art have been presented to royalty, heads of state, sports superstars and to many distinguished leaders in their chosen fields. Recipients of his crystal art have included Dr. Nelson Mandela, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Muhammad Ali and Roger Federer. His works of art reside in corporate and private art collections around the world, and recent exhibitions have been held in London, England, Vimy, France, New York City, U.S.A. and was the first crystal artist invited by the prestigious Gardiner Museum, in Toronto, to hold a solo exhibition. His personal interest focuses on issues related to human transcendence and the issues that challenge humanity including equality, spirituality, diversity, the environment, and the capacity to have hope in the face of adversity.


Artist Statement

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“Crystal continues to intrigue me as a canvas that provides limitless properties for narrative landscapes, both spiritual and natural, real and surreal. It can reflect and distort, and the signature engraving techniques I employ convey a message that is at once ethereal and complex. The refractive qualities of crystal are the perfect canvas for my dreamscapes, and evolution which has been informed from traveling the world and viewing the amazing beauty of nature in all its forms, and my own deep interest in the human spirit and how we relate to the rhythms of life which connect us all. To feel the emotion is to understand the art.”


APPOINTMENTS

RAYNES ART+DESIGN LTD

PO Box 43522
1601 Bayview Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 2G8
Canada

 info@markraynesroberts.com
Tel: 416 520 7588

 

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R A Y N E S

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Spring 2020 WAR FLOWERS Exhibition, Borealis Gallery, Legislative Assembly Of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Past Exhibitions

  • October  – March 2020 – WAR FLOWERS, Chateau Ramezay Museum, Montreal, Quebec.

  • May – September 2018 – WAR FLOWERS, New Visitor Education Centre, Vimy Memorial Park, Vimy, France.

  • January  – March 2018 – WAR FLOWERS, Campbell House Museum, Toronto, Ontario.

  • October 2017 – January 2018 – WAR FLOWERS, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

  • June  – Sept ember 2017 – WAR FLOWERS, Les Jardin de Metis / Reford Gardens, Grand-Metis, Quebec.

  • October – November 2015 – ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Literature, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario.

  • October – November 2015 – ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors, (Photography) International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Ontario.

  • October – November 2015 – ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors, (Photography) Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario.

  • September – January 2015 – LUMINOSITY Collection – Studio Anise, New York City, U.S.A.

  • October 9 – 23, 2014 – Guild of Glass Engravers Exhibition, Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England.

  • January – February 2014 – SUSTINERE Collection,  Toronto Offsite Design Festival, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • October 2013 – February 2014  International Glass – Plateaux Gallery, Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd, 17 South Audley St, Mayfair, London, England.

  • October 2013 – Shooting Star CHASE Art Show – Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, England.

  • September 2013 – 27th Annual Calgary Art Walk, Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • April 5 – 30, 2013 – VISIONS OF LIGHT, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallerie eliile, 74 Stafford St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • October 2012 – VISIONS OF LIGHT, Hotel Le Crystal, rue St Montagne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • August – October 2012 – Guild of Glass Engravers National Exhibition, Red House Cone, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England.

  • July – September 2012 – Gallerie Cafe sur Mer, Metis sur Mer, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada.

  • June 2012 – Wonderland, Edy Roy Gallery, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

  • April – May 2012 – Guild of Glass Engravers, Johansfors Gallery, Broakulla, Sweden.

  • November 2012 – Shooting Star CHASE Art Show, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London.

  • August 2011 – GLASSLANDS Collection + Photography, Southbrook Gallery, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada.

  • May 2011 – GLASSLANDS Collection + Photography, Pond Gallery, Caledon, Ontario, Canada.

  • April 2007 – Ballet Art Collection, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • September 2005 – Human Spirit Collection, Garden Exhibition, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • April 2004 – Human Spirit Collection, unveiled by DAREarts Chidren’s Foundation, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada.

  • May 1999 – Ferrari Crystal Collection, Asprey & Garrard, New York, NY, U.S.A.

  • September 1998 – Reflections of Nature Series & Human Spirit Collection, Asprey & Garrard, New York, NY, U.S.A.

  • May 1997/98 – Reflections of Nature Series, Neiman Marcus, Atlanta, Chicago and New York, U.S.A.

  • October 1997 – Top 50 International Glass Engravers Exhibition, Montpelier Gallery, Stratford upon Avon, England.

  • May 1997 – Top 50 International Glass Engravers Exhibition, London Glassblowing Gallery, London, England.

  • June 1996 – Raynes Crystal Collection, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.

  • September 1990/93 – Molson Million Thoroughbred Collection, Ontario Jockey Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • October 1990 – Glass Invitational, Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • July 1990 – Glass Invitational, Holsten Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

  • April 1990 – Eternal Vision Exhibition, Ashcroft & Co. Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

  • September 1989 – Guild of Glass Engravers National Selected Exhibition, Castle Howard, Yorkshire, England.

  • April 1989 – Running Wild Exhibition, Ashcroft & Co. Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

  • April 1988 – Running Wild Exhibition, Texaco, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

  • February 1988 – Crystal & Ice, Winter Olympics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • July 1989 – Guild of Glass Engravers National Exhibition, Leighton House Museum, London, England.

  • June 1988 – The Glass Art Gallery, 19th Annual International Glass Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • October 1988/2008  – Annual Fall Exhibitions New Work, Raynes Crystal Gallery, Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Books

  • 2019 – ENGRAVED GLASS - International Glass Artists, Fidal Ibragimov, Author & Russian Glass Artist

  • 2013 – VISIONS OF LIGHT, 30 Year Retrospective of Crystal Sculpture & Installations. (RAD Publishers)

  • 2003 – DAREarts Human Spirit Collection, Lifes Values for Children Through Art. (Leather Bound Limited Edition)

  • 1999 – Engraved Glass International Contemporary Artists, Co-Authors, Marilyn & Tom Goodearl. (ACC Publishers)

  • 1994 – The Cutting Edge, Raynes Crystal Art from 1984 – 1994, Author, David Young. (Hines Proguide)

Publications

  • 2018 – “WAR Flowers”  World War 1 Captured In Crystal Art –  Globe & Mail Newspaper.

  • 2015 – “ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors”  –  Globe & Mail Newspaper.

  • 2015 – “ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors” – Jo Lee Magazine, Jo Lee Mascioli-Mansell.

  • 2015 – “In The Sanctuary of the Universal Mind” – EXILE, The Literary Quarterly, Mark Raynes Roberts

  • 2013 – “Crystal Clear Vision” – Condo Elite Magazine, Kara Wood.

  • 2013 – “Best of Glass – Objet D’art from Cerebral to Steampunk” –  Globe & Mail Newspaper, Paige MaGarrey.

  • 2013 – “Visions of Light – 30 Years of Glass in Canada” –  Jo Lee Magazine, Jo Lee Mascioli-Mansell.

  • 2011 – “GLASSLANDS – A Crystal Clear Dream” – Arabella Magazine, Debra Usher.

  • 2011 – “GLASSLANDS Collection” – Living Spaces magazine, Leigh Beadon.

  • 2011 – “Refracted Light: GLASSLANDS” – In The Hills Magazine, Signer Ball.

  • 2005 – “Crystallizing Visions” – LEADERS Magazine, David Schner, New York.

  • 2005 – “Making The Impossible Possible” – LUXURY Magazine, Melony Jamieson.

  • 2001 – Artist Dreams of Etching Business Towers” – National Post Newspaper, Kim Hanson.

  • 2001 – “Excalibur” Rogers Cup Designer – Macleans Magazine, John Intini.

  • 2000 – “Making A Mark, Moneysense” – Toronto Sun Newspaper, Linda Fox

  • 1999 – “CLASS GLASS” – Forbes FYI Magazine, Christopher Buckley, New York.

  • 1997 – “Bright Idea” – En Route Air Canada Magazine, Lise Ravary.

  • 1996 – “Glass Act” – Globe & Mail, Report On Business Magazine, Kenneth Kidd.

  • 1995 – “Through A Glass Brightly” – In The Hills Magazine, Marlene Starkman.

  • 1994 – “Art For Business Sake” – LEADERS Magazine, David Schner, New York.

  • 1990 – “Governor General Award Designer” – Toronto Sun, Linda Fox.

  • 1989 – “Crystal Clear Visions” – REVUE, Wardair Inflight Magazine, Patricia Michaels.

  • 1989 – “Breaking Away” – Traditional Home Magazine, Gloria Hickey.

  • 1989 – “Contemporary Glass Art: Tradition & Innovation” – Four Seasons Hotel Magazine, Elaine Lambert.

  • 1988 – A Certainty of Vision” – The Financial Post, Moneywise Magazine, Ann Rhodes.

  • 1987 – “A Master in Glass” – City & Country Home Magazine, Nicola Ross.

  • 1987 – “Crystal Hand Engraved” – Canadian Collector Magazine, Gloria Hickey.

  • 1986 – “Engraver Leading Revival of Ancient Craft” – Toronto Star Newspaper, Kenneth Kidd.