Artist, teacher and researcher, Dr. Mark Gilbert earned a BA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 1991. After ten years of studio practice, The Royal London Hospital, England, offered him the post as artist in residence. There he worked in collaboration with maxilla facial surgeon, Professor Iain Hutchison and his patients. The resulting exhibition and international tour led to his next project: a two-year research study and exhibition entitled, “Here I am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care.”

As with all of Mark Gilbert’s work, the relationship between the subject and the artist is an integral part of the pictures he produces. He seeks to connect and respond to his subjects and to reflect them and the artistic interaction, in a way that is full and human.

In 2014, he was awarded his Ph.D in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focused on the interdisciplinary field of Art and Medicine and recognized that non-discursive methods (e.g. pictures, music, dance, poetry, etc.) can be forms of research. Past, present and future; silence and dialogue; listening and questioning; reflecting and experiencing; analyzing and imagining all converged into the resultant artwork and dissertation.

He continues to explore the relationship between the humanities and medicine and its application in medical education. He is currently the recipient of a Post Doctoral Fellowship with the Medical Humanities (HEALS) program at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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