Mark Abildgaard
Kiln cast glass sculpture



1983          M.F.A., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1979          B.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California                 

Selected Exhibitions:

2018          Marking the Path, Group Show, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

2017          30 Years of Kiln Cast Sculpture, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                  Crossings: A Boat Show, Bender Gallery, Asheville, NC

                  Cross Currents, Richmand Art Center, Richmond, CA

                  El Corazon, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Davis, CA

2016          Talismans, Maria Elena Kravets Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina

2015          Enlightened Glass, San Jose Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

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

2012          Red Hot and Blown: Red Hot and Blown: Contemporary Glass from the Crocker’s Collection,
                  The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

                  Playing with Fire, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, 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

2003          Casting Spirits - Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ                                                                                       

                  20/20 Vision - CGCA Fellows Exhibition, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

                  Figurative Work in Clay and Glass, Gallery Alexander, La Jolla, CA

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

                  A Figurative Show - Virginia Brier Gallery, San Francisco, 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, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

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




                   The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California

                   The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

                   The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California

                   The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

                   The Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, California

Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin

                   The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia

                   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, California

                   McDonald’s Corporation, Corporate Collection, Oak Brook, Illinois

                   Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

                   The Persis Collection of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

                   The Saxe Collection, Private Collection, San Francisco, California


2015            “Granary”- 2015, 12’x7’x5’, blown glass and stainless steel        

                     Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Dogwood Park, Sacramento CA   

                     “Rainbow Wave”- 2015, blown glass and steel cable, 4’x16’x4’

                      Art Consulting Services, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, CA

                       Installed in the entrance of a café inside the hospital

2011              “Green Light Column” – 2011, slumped glass block, stainless steel, LED lights,


                       Griffiss Land Development Corporation, 153 Brooks Rd., Rome, NY

                        Installed in an outdoor sculpture garden

2010              “Fire Rainbow” – 2010, blown glass, steel cable, 16’x12’x12’

                       Yolo County Library – Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch

                       2801 – 2nd Street, Davis, CA

                       “Stringers” – 2010, blown glass, steel cable, 30’x5’x1’ each

                        Embarcadero Partners LLC, Office building

                       100 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA

 2009              “Suspended Element Curtain” – 2009, blown glass, stainless steel, 3’x22’x6”

                        DESS Building, 25 N. Cottonwood, Woodland, CA

                       “Light Columns” – 2009, slumped glass block, stainless steel, LED lights,

                        10’x 1.5’x1.5’ each

                        Griffiss Land Development Corporation, 153 Brooks Rd., Rome, NY

                          Installed in outdoor sculpture park

2008              “Tree of Life” - 2008, stainless steel, blown glass, 16’x10’x8’

                        Woodland Healthcare Medical Building, 632 W.Gibson Rd., Woodland, CA

2007              “Virga” – 2007, blown glass, steel cable, 36’x18’x15’

                       Embarcadero Capital Partners LLC, Office Building,

                       1301 Shoreway Rd., Belmont, CA