Mark Del Guidice

"I approach my craft from a personal perspective. Influenced by the history and tradition of studio furniture making, I infuse my pieces with my own aesthetic and creative vision."

Mark Del Guidice puts a strong emphasis on every aspect of creating his furniture from the original design concept to sketches, model making, and mockups. He relishes each step in the creative process.

Del Guidice works with a variety of forms, woods, and surface decorations. He prefers to use fine woods that will be a strong background to his colorful surfaces' incised markings that he calls "intuitive hieroglyphs." These hieroglyphs are meant to evoke personal interpretations from the viewer.

His pieces are often called "sculptural" furniture. They are a distinctive combination of the decorative with the purely functional. His style invites the viewer to experience furniture from this entirely new perspective.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
CraftForms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2018
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2016
Memorial Art Gallery Craft Show, Memorial Art Galleryq, Rochester, NY, 2018
American Craft Exposition, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Chicago, Il, 2017
Permenant Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
Permanet Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2007
Please Be Seated, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1996
Museum Seating, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 2008
Contemporary Shaker Interpretations, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 2000