b. 1990 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Markus Denil is a Jewish queer trans fag from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in rural Nova Scotia, Canada where he grew up with few rules or limitations as the restless middle child of two Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University educated artists. His childhood time was divided between dealing with invasive thoughts of existential dread, hunting for sea-glass on the rocky coast, building ziplines and obstacle courses in the backyard with his siblings, and making tons of art out of whatever materials he could get his hands on. Denil received a BFA in studio art with a minor in interdisciplinary studies in sexuality from Concordia University in Montreal, where he graduated with distinction. He is currently spending the second spring semester of his MFA at Syracuse University working in Los Angeles as part of the LA Turner Residency program.