Mark Truscott

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I was born in Torquay, England and grew up in a small market town. I first studied ceramics at Exeter College of Art and Design, then went to Torquay College and did my foundation. I studied sculpture under Sir Antony Gormley at Maidstone College of Art where my subsidiary was painting. I worked on pieces for Barry Flanagan, and later went on to study at the Institute of Education, London University for my PGCE. While in London I worked with a group of artists called "GANZ SIGHT" which focused on fusing art in a holistic manner. The themes were based on dance (lambada, salsa and merengue).

After meeting my Japanese wife we moved to Beppu, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, where I now live and work. Over the years I have held national and international exhibitions in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. I have also appeared on a Japanese TV documentary, and some of my pieces are on display in Kyushu museums.