Marcus Jefferies was born in Bristol, UK, and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Jefferies maintains a diverse practice that incorporates, painting, sculpture, installation and design. Each field of interest informs the other to create intertwining relationships. The built environment often forms a backdrop to his work where new narratives evolve through the exploration of site, scale and memory.
Recent work includes: The Wilderness Tower, installation/bird hide, commission, Somerset levels, 2020. M V Academy public art commission, 2018, collaboration with Colin Higginson. Outpost, an installation on the Somerset Levels, Host (2018). Plymouth Contemporary, Phase 3, installation with Colin Higginson, Karst (2017). The Rules of Exchange, collaboration with Colin Higginson, Arnolfini Gallery (2017). 'Vista' group show, Gallery 8, St James, London (2016). The Kiosk Project, Bristol Art Weekender, collaborative installation with Colin Higginson (2015). Hannah More Primary School public art commission, Bristol, (2015). Test Space Open (2014) Spike Island, selected by Ruth Claxton, Marie-Anne McQuade and Edwina Ashton. Perpetual City (2013) collaboration with Colin Higginson, commissioned by Spike Island for Spike Open. Sub-Woofer with Ancient and Modern (2012) curated by Sacha Waldron, Spike Island.