Artist Information


Terence Marner’s stunning images represent a lifetime as an abstract artist and world pioneer in digital art.


Educated at Kings College, University of Durham (now University of Newcastle) and the London Film School.

Marner studied painting with Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, Art History with Lawrence Gowing and Quentin Bell. At the London Film school Marner studied film directing with outstanding directors Charles Chrichton and Mike Leigh.

Terence Marner was Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Regina and also (in 1984), Adjunct Professor at New York University, New York.

Marner is  presently Artist- in- Residence in the University Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria B.C. Current academic research is into the neuroscience of memory and how it has impacted his work and the work other twentieth century visual artists. 

He has pursued an active career as artist and filmmaker with consistent record of exhibitions and film production with credits from the N.F.B. and the C.B.C.

His books "Directing Motion Pictures" and "Film Design" are standard texts and have been published in six languages. The Italian edition contains a Forward by Sir Ridley Scott.

Marner’s work reveals a consistent concern with the basic elements of non-representational form and their interplay with found organic objects that have strong associations with the shoreline of his childhood.

Since the advent of digital technologies in the 1970’s he has explored them as a means of bringing together the many strands of his personal creativity. His first digital images were produced in New York in 1984 placing Marner as one of the world pioneers in digital art.

His photograph "FlightAC 109" was on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris July 2015 as part of the worldwide "Exposure Awards" exhibition.

Biographical reference:

People in Transition - Reflections on Becoming Canadian, by Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic. Fitzhenry and Whiteside Toronto 2001.

Constructed Abstract Art in England: A Neglected Avant-Garde, Alastair Grieve, Yale University Press, 2004