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My Signature Intuitive Hieroglyphs

My Signature Intuitive Hieroglyphs

Resume follows below

 

Some Background Information

As a woodworker, Mark Del Guidice has been creating artwork for over 30 years. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, and grew up in the metropolitan New York area, moving to Boston in 1974 to pursue his B.A. in Psychology and Personnel Administration. Initially self-taught, Del Guidice began his woodworking career making his own furniture out of economic necessity, then for family and friends. As his passion for the art and craft of making furniture grew, he pursued formal training at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry. There Del Guidice studied with Alphonse Mattia and Jere Osgood who, according to the artist, “influenced my craftsmanship and inspired me to develop my own aesthetic”. The artist’s early pieces are noteworthy for their post-modern influences and eclectic use of materials.  It was not long after establishing his own studio, however, that Del Guidice’s distinctive style really began to emerge.

 

Says the artist, “My work has developed through explorations of various forms, diverse woods and unique surface treatments.” Del Guidice uses carefully selected fine woods to present strong backgrounds on which he juxtaposes colorful surface treatments. His work is unique for its painstakingly carved hieroglyphs which the artist says are “intended to evoke personal interpretations from each viewer” and are his response to the “inundation of images from our visually sophisticated world.” Del Guidice occasionally carves Morse code messages in his pieces, “utilizing the code from a visual perspective rather than its essentially audible form.” In addition, he carves his daughter’s name, Ari [Arianne], in all of his pieces. A term that comes up again and again in relation to Del Guidice’s work is “sculptural.”  It is his intention to artfully involve each piece with its environment.  Functional, yes; but, especially, works of great beauty. The artist’s pieces invite the viewer/user to experience furniture from a new perspective. 

 

Del Guidice’s pieces have been featured nationally in exhibitions including the Boston International Fine Art Show, the Centennial Exhibition at the Providence (RI) Art Club; Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA; Gallery Naga, Boston, MA; The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; the Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA; the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA; and juried craft shows in Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI; Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA. His pieces are also in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT; the Smith College Art Museum in Northampton, MA; The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA; and The Art Complex Museum of Duxbury, MA as well as many private collections.

In addition, Del Guidice has received a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship, an Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts, a Gold Award from the Smithsonian Craft Show, and the Marc Harrison Award from the Fine Furnishings Show in Providence RI. He is also published in many catalogues and daily print as well as several books including Art for Everyday, Patricia Conway; and Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers, Schiffer Publishing.

 

Maintaining a woodworking studio in Stow, MA; Del Guidice continues to create speculative works of his unique vision, as well as one-of-a-kind commissions for individuals and institutions.

 

 

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EXHIBITIONS

· LexArt Wood Invitational (2019) LexArt, Lexington, MA

· Regional Review (2017, 2018, 2019) Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

· CraftForms (2018) Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

· Student & Alumni Exhibit (2017) North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA

· Modern Treasure Chests (2016) McTeigue & McClelland, Great Barrington, MA

· DC Current (2016) Messler Gallery, CFC, Rockport, ME

· Double Visions (2016) Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· Off the Wall (2015) Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

· Dynamic Conversations (2015) South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

· 15th Roddy Exhibition (2014) Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

· Members Exhibitions (2014-2018) Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

· Made in Massachusetts (2013) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Your Personal Hang-Ups (2012) Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

· Craft 2012 (2012) Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

· Back Forty Retrospective (2011) Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· The Next Wave (2011) Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

· Instructor Exhibition (2010) Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

· Six Degrees of New England (2010) Compton Gallery – MIT, Cambridge, MA

· For North Bennet Street (2010) Gallery Naga, Boston MA

· Transformation 7 (2009) Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

· Cedarhurst Wood Project (2009) Cedarhurst Center / Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

· Making Their Mark (2008) Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· Exploration in Wood (2008) Sharada Gallery, Hudson, NY

· Speaking in Species (2007) Kendall Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

· The Scale of Things to Come (2006) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Old Friends / New Work (2006) Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA

· Inaugural Show (2005, 2006) Sharada Gallery, Hudson, NY

· Trashformations (2005) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· SOFA / Chicago (2004) Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

· Cut It Out (2004) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Diversity, Studio Furniture (2004) Function + Art, Chicago, IL

· The Perfect Collection (2004) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Contemporary N.E. Art Furniture (2004) Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

· Studio Furniture (2004) Guilford Handcraft Center Gallery, Guilford, CT

· Crafts National (2003) Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

· Sit Up & Take Notice (2003) Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

· Craft Transformed: Program in Artisanry (2003) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA + University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

· Architectural Ornamentation (2003) Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA + (2002) South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA

· For Your Collection (2002) Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

· Maximum 24” Wide (2002) Gallery Naga, Boston, MA

· Chair Show 4 (2001-2002) Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC

· Centennial Exhibition (2001) Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

· Le Bain (2001) Gallery Naga, Boston, MA

· New Hampshire Furniture Masters Exhibition & Auction (2001) Manchester, NH

· Boston International Fine Arts Show (1999-2001) Cyclorama, Boston, MA

· Society of Arts & Crafts Award Show (2000) Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA

· Shaker Inspired – Studio Furniture (2000) Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· Please Be Seated (1999) Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

CRAFT SHOWS

· Memorial Art Gallery Craft Show (2018) Rochester, NY

· American Craft Exposition (2017) Chicago, Illinois

· American Craft Council Baltimore Show (2010, 2013, 2017-2019) Baltimore, MD

· Smithsonian Craft Show (2005-2007, 2014, 2016) Washington, D.C.

· CraftBoston (2002-2016) Boston, MA

· Paradise City Arts (2010-2015, 2018) Northampton, MA

· Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (2002, 2007, 2010) Philadelphia, PA

· Craft New York (2011) New York, NY

· Washington Craft Show (2002-2004, 2006) Washington, D.C.

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

· “Cut It Out” – Carved and Painted Furniture (2004) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· “The Scale of Things to Come” Furniture Marquette’s by N.E. Makers (2006) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

· Society of Arts and Crafts (2013-2017) Board Member

· Fuller Craft Museum (2003-2009) Board Member

· North Bennett Street School (Current) Advisory Committee Member

· Furniture Society Conference Committee (2010)

EDUCATION

· Boston University – Program in Artisanry (1986) Studio Furniture Design

· Boston State College – B.A. (1978) Psychology & Personnel Administration

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

· Furniture Design Studio – New England School of Art and Design, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

· Wall Cabinets – Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

· Veneering, Chair Making + Furniture Model Making – California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, CA

· Furniture Design Workshop – North Bennett Street School, Boston, MA

· Furniture Design Class – Mark Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, ID

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

· Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (2019) Craft

· Peter McCollum Prize (2017) Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

· Roddy Competition Award (2014) Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

· Award of Excellence (2011) CraftBoston, Boston, MA

· Crafts National Juror’s Award (2006) Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

· Gold Award (2005) Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.

· Niche Award (2005) Niche Magazine, Baltimore, MD

· Artist Award (2000) Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA

· Marc Harrison Award (2000) Providence Fine Furniture Show, Providence, RI

COLLECTIONS

· Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

· Kent Memorial Library, Suffield, CT

· Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA

· Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

· Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

PRESENTATIONS

· Marketing in 150 Square Feet (2016) Furniture Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA

· Creative Thinking (2010) Furniture Society Conference, Cambridge, MA

· Artist Presentation (2010) Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN

· Artist Presentation (2008) Furniture Society Conference, Purchase, NY

· Artist Presentation – Kendall Gallery, Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI

· Small Scale Models, Big Ideas - Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

· Objectively Speaking – Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Hidden Meaning – Slide Presentation, CraftBoston, Boston, MA

· Artist Presentation – Docent Lecture Series, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Artist Presentation – Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

· Panel Discussion on the Program in Artisanry – Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

· Model Making Lecture – Furniture Society Conference, Madison, WI

PUBLICATIONS

· American Furniture 1650 to the Present – Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Rowland Littlefield Publishing

· Made in Massachusetts, Studio Furniture of the Bay State – Fuller Craft Museum, 2013

· Bespoke Furniture – Schiffer Publishing, 2012

· Wood Art Today 2 – Schiffer Publishing, 2010

· 500 Cabinets – Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, 2010

· Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers – Schiffer Publishing, 2009

· 500 Chairs – Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, 2009

· Framing Success – Cover Story; Woodshop News, February 2006

· Penland Book of Woodworking – Lark Books, Sterling Publishing 2006

· Brush with Genius – Niche Magazine, Winter 2006

· Craft Transformed, Program in Artisanry – Fuller Craft & UMass Dartmouth

· Sit Up & Take Notice – Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

· Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies – Furniture Society, 2005

· Tradition in Contemporary Furniture – Furniture Society, 2001

· Furniture Studio One – Furniture Society, 1999

· Art for Everyday – Patricia Conway, Clarkson Potter Publishers

· Design Book Seven – Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press

· Contemporary Studio Furniture – Shaker Inspired – The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

· Please Be Seated, Contemporary Studio Seating Furniture – Yale University Press

· 400 Wood Boxes – Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, NY

· Stylish Screens – Katherine Aimone, Sterling Publishing

· American Craft Magazine – August 1999, October 2000, February 2001, October 2003

· Art New England – August 1991, May 2000

 

 

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