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Mark Zirpel

EDUCATION

1989                MFA in Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1985                BFA in Drawing with minor in Printmaking, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997-pre.        Board of Directors, CRATE (Center for Research, Art, Technology, and Education), Oakland, CA
1994-pres.      Coldshop/Print Studio Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA    
1992-pres.      Founder and CEO, ACME ART, Seattle, WA
1992-93          Alaska State Council on the Arts; Advisory Panel
1991-92          Visual Art Center of Alaska; Board of Directors
1989-90          Printmaking Studio Manager, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1987               Printer, Desoto Workshop, San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2009                Small Sculptures of Large Objects, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005                Body Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004                Terrestrial/Celestial, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
2003                Periodicus Fascinatus, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002                Terra Incognita, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
1997                Flotsam/Jetsam, Lead Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996                Untitled, Lead Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995                Lead Gallery, solo artist, Seattle, WA
1994                Portland State University, Portland, OR
                        Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993                Anchorage Museum of History and Art, solo artist, Anchorage, AK
1988                Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2007                Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY 

2006                Building Allegory, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma WA
2005                Multiplicity: Glass in all its Glory, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seatac, WA
                        Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
2004                Group Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Material Vision, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
2003                Hauberg Fellows/EAIR's Exhibition, COCA, Seattle, WA
                        Artists of My Era/Area, Bubba Mavis Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001                A Fish Tale, Kenai Convention and Visitors Center, Kenai, AK
2000                History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
1999                Bellevue Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
                        Kirkland Juried Print Exhibition, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
1998                Contemporary Northwest Glass, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
                        New Glass for the Pacific Northwest, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
                        Sculpture Show, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, AK
1997                I Love Lucy Show, Lead Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Faculty Show, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1996                Relics, Artifacts and Other Mysteries, Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
                        International Gallery of art, Anchorage, AK
                        Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
                        University of Montana, Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT
                        Sculpture in Lead, Lead Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995                Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA        
                        New Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1994                State of the Art, Grand View Gardens Cultural Center, Anchorage, AK
                        Renton Technical College, Renton, WA
                        Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
                        ACG Gallery, Renton, WA
1994                International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK    
                        Site 250, Fairbanks, AK
1993                National Print and Drawing Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
                        National Print Show, UND Witmer Art Center, Grand Forks, ND
                        Rarified Lights, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
1992                Magadan City Museum, Magadan, U.S.S.R.
                        Art in the Vineyard, Eugene, OR
                        Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1991                National Print Exhibition 1991, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ
                        LaVerne Krause Gallery, featured artist, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
                        University of Oregon Faculty Show, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR
                        Masks, LaVerne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
                        21st Annual Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
                        1991 Mayor's Art Show, Hult Center Gallery, Eugene, OR
                        William White Gallery, Eugene, OR
                        Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
                        Ichthyart, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1990                Pacific Print 1990, Pacific Art league of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
                        20th Annual Works on Paper 1990, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
                        Choice ‘90, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
                        University of Alaska Fine Arts Gallery, Anchorage, AK
                        Stonington Gallery, Anchorage, AK
                        Hawaii/Alaska Print Exchange, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK
                        The Book Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
                        Alcoa/Gallery ‘76 Juried Exhibit, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA
                        All Alaska Juried Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
1989                Choice ‘89, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
                        MFA Thesis Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1987                Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK
                        San Francisco Art Institute Printmaking Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986                National Art Institute of Nicaragua Print Exchange, Managua, Nicaragua
                        A.S.I. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                        All Alaska Juried Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
1985                Alternative ‘85, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Alaska Airlines Corporate Collection
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Homestate Insurance Corporate Collection
Lutze Corporate Collection
Microsoft Corporate Collection
Progressive Insurance Corporate Collection
Tacoma Art Museum Collection

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2008               Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize
2005               Artist Trust Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
2004               Artist in Residence, Northlands Creative Glass, Caitness, Scotland
                       Artist in Residence, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton Village, NJ
2003               Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2002               Emerging Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2001               Visiting Artist, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR
2000-01          Centrum Creative Residency, Centrum Arts, Port Townsend, WA
1998               Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1993               Rarified Lights Photography Exhibition; Honorable Mention
                       Anchorage Museum of History and Art; Purchase Award
1991               21st Annual Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition; Honorable mention
1990               Alcoa/Gallery 76; Honorable Mention        
1986               All Alaska Juried show, Drawing; Honorable Mention
1982-85          University of Alaska; Dean's Honor Roll
1982               University of Alaska; Art Purchase Award
                       University of Alaska, Photography Competition; First Place
1981               Fairbanks Daily news Miner; Commercial Photograph Purchase Award
1980               Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; Photograph Purchase Award


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2008-pres.     University of Washington, Assistant Professor, Seattle, WA

1994-99         Cornish College of the Arts, Faculty, Seattle, WA
1994              Seattle Central Community College, Instructor, Seattle, WA
1990-93         University of Alaska, Assistant Professor, Anchorage, AK
1991              University of Oregon, College Instructor, Eugene, OR
1988              San Francisco Art Institute, Instructor, San Francisco, CA
1987              San Francisco Art Institute, Teaching Assistant, San Francisco, CA
1985-86         Tanana Valley Community College, Instructor, Fairbanks, AK
                      Fairbanks North Star Bourough Community Education, Instructor, Fairbanks, AK

PUBLICATIONS

2008              Clark, Vicky A. Glass Quarterly, Review, Spring, pg. 66, No. 110
2005              Kangas, Matthew, "Mark Zirpel," Sculpture, vol. 24, No. 10, Dec. p. 77-78
                      Klein, Dan. "Mark Zirpel and the Nature of Time," Craft Art International
                      Klein, Dan. "Mark Zirpel, Celestial/Terrestrial," essay for Bullseye Connection Gallery
2004              Kangas, Matthew. Glass Magazine
                      Kuspit, Donald. "Ironical Glass," Catalogue essay for Material Vision
2001              Decker, Julie. Found and Assembled in Alaska
1999              Decker, Julie. Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artists

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