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Biography: Mark Abildgaard

Mark Abildgaard
Mark Abildgaard

Mark Abildgaard received a BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 1979 and a MFA from the University of Hawaii in 1984. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Abildgaard worked as an artist-in-residence at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute in Japan and at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York. He was awarded a five-month fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, New Jersey, in 1985. Since 1986, Abildgaard 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.