Mark Abildgaard
Kiln cast glass sculpture
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Education:

1983          M.F.A., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
1979          B.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California                  

Selected Exhibitions:

2013         Earth, Wind and Fire, Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2012         Red Hot and Blown: Contemporary Glass from the Crocker’s Collection, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA                   Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA                   Amorphous, 50 Years of Studio Glass in America, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

2011         Curious Harmony, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
                  Offerings – Sacred Images in Nature,
Masaoka Glass Gallery, Carmel Valley, CA

2008         Hot/Cold, Group Glass Exhibition, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                  Suspended Elements, Solo Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2007         Tribal Visions, Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ

2006          Aquarium Invitational, Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Made in California
– Oakland Museum Café, Oakland, CA

2005         Offerings - Solo Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
                  Out of the Mold, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
                  Figure it Out,
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA          

2004          GLASS - Conley Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, CA

2003          Casting Spirits - Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ  
                   20/20 Vision -
CGCA Fellows Exhibition, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

2002          Glass Sculpture - Solo Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2001          Transmutations - Clay into Glass, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
                   The Figure,
Carolyn Blake Gallery, Charleston, SC                                                     

2000          Glass Sculpture,
Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL                             

1999          Glass Sculpture by Mark Abildgaard, The Rachael Collection, Aspen, CO
                   Figurative Glass Sculpture,
The Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1998          Sculptural Perspectives for the New Millennium, The Leff Foundation, St. Helena, CA

1997          Calido! Contemporary Warm Glass, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
                   Glass, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

1996          Crocker - Kingsley Exhibition, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

1995          Light Interpretations The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

1994          GLASS, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

1993          Glass Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991          West Coast Glass: A Survey of Contemporary Glass Artists, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1990          American Glassmaking, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

1989          A Seven Year Legacy - Fellows of the C.G.C.A., Grohe Glass Gallery, Boston, MA

1988          Taking Shape, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

1986          Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

Collections:

The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York  
Triton Museum of Art,
Santa Clara, California
Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, California
The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia
The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Wheaton Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey
The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Saks Fifth Avenue,
Corporate Collection, Phoenix, Arizona
Pacific Enterprises,
Corporate Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Persis Collection of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Commissions:

  2011               Griffiss Land Development Corporation, 153 Brooks Rd., Rome, NY
                       
“Green Light Column” – 2011, slumped glass block, stainless steel, LED lights, 10’x1.5’x1.5’,
                               
installed in  an outdoor sculpture garden.

  2010               Yolo County Library – Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
                       
2801 – 2nd Street, Davis, CA
                        “Fire Rainbow” – 2010, blown glass, steel cable, 16’x12’x12’

Embarcadero Partners LLC, Office building 100 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA “Stringers” – 2010, blown glass, steel cable, 30’x5’x1’ each

2009              DESS Building, 25 N. Cottonwood, Woodland, CA
                      
“Suspended Element Curtain” – 2009, blown glass, stainless steel, 22’x3’x6”
                       DESS Building, 500 Reed Ave., West Sacramento, CA “Wave” – 2009, blown glass, stainless steel, 12”x72”x8”
                       Griffiss Land Development Corporation, 153 Brooks Rd.,Rome, NY
            
“Light Columns” – 2009, glass  slumped  block, stainless steel, LED lights,
          
10’x 1.5’x1.5’ each, installed in outdoor sculpture park

2008              Woodland Healthcare Medical Building, 632 W.Gibson Rd., Woodland, CA “Tree of Life” - 2008, stainless steel, blown glass, 16’x10’x8’

 

2007              Embarcadero Capital Partners LLC, Office Building, 1301 Shoreway Rd., Belmont,CA  “Virga” – 2007, blown glass, steel cable, 36’x18’x15’

2006              Herbert Bauer Mental Health Building, 213 W. Beamer Street, Woodland, CA
                     
Green/Blue Column” – 2006, slumped dalle glass, 96”x16”x16” “Suspended Elements” –
                       2006, kiln cast glass, stainless steel, 18x72x8
 

Work Related Experience:

2009-2013      Workshop Instructor, Various private studios including: Oatka School of Glass, Batavia, NY
                        
Hot Glass Houston, Houston, TX Uroboros Galss Studio, Portland, OR

2008                Lecturer, Glass Art Society Conference, Portland, OR

2007                Instructor, Kiln Casting Course, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York  
                                                             
2006                Instructor, Kiln Casting: Basics and Beyond, Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA

2005 - 2008     Instructor, Kiln Casting Course, Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

2003 - 2007     Instructor, Kiln Casting Workshop, Masaoka Design Studio, Carmel Valley, CA

2002                 Visiting Artist, Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas

2001                 Instructor, Kiln Casting Class, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass
                         Guest Artist,
Master Casters Seminar, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon

2000                 Artist in Residence, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, Oregon    
                          Guest Instructor,
Public Glass, San Francisco, California

1999                 Instructor, Kiln Casting Course,
                         The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
                         Guest Lecturer,
Ohlone College, Fremont, California
                         Instructor,
Kiln Casting Workshop, San Jose State, San Jose, California 

1995                 Guest Lecturer, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

1994                 Guest Lecturer, Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Program,    
                          Washington DC

1993 - 1996     California Arts Council Artist in the Schools Grant Recipient,
                         
Esparto Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Esparto CA

1986                 Started North Star Glass Company, Davis, California
                          Lecturer,
Sculpture Course, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

1985                 Fellowship Recipient, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, New Jersey
                         Visiting Artist, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York

1984                 Resident Artist, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Tokyo, Japan