Biography: Mark Abildgaard
Mark Abildgard received a B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University in 1979 and a M.F.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1984. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Mark worked as an artist-in-residence at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute in Japan and at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. Mark was awarded a five month fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, New Jersey in 1985. Since 1986 he has worked in his Northern California studio creating kiln cast sculptures. His sculptures are included in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Oakland Museum of Art in Oakland, California, the Richmond Museum of Art in Richmond, Virginia, the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, California and the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California.