Mark Hursty







Selected Projects:

Doctrines of Space

Puzzle Boxes

Pressed Screens


Figurative Sculpture





Publications as PDF

GAS Journal publication PDF

ISEA publication PDF



University of Sunderland, National Glass Centre, Ph.D. 2017

Pressed Glass in Studio Practice:

Reinventing Moulds and Methods for Molten Glass


Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, MFA 2008

Glass/ Sculptural and Dimensional Studies


Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 1993

Film Animation Video



2017 "Steady. State. Splash.", Ha Mizgaga Museum, Nasholim, Israel

2016 “Doctrines of Space”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK

2010 “An Outpost of Progress”, Brest Museum, Jacksonville University, FL

2009 “A Din of Sprawl” Exhibition and Performance, 5 Points Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

2008 “Conflations” Joseph Schein International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

2003 “Mark Hursty: New Works in Glass” The Barn Gallery, Danvers, MA



2020 "Hejian City 5th Interglass competition", Hejian, China (Silver Prize

2018 "Terrestrial", Revolve Gallery, Asheville, NC

2016 "Design(ed)", Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 "The Late Shows", The Core Science Central, Newcastle, UK

2015 "Creative Makings Exhibition", Gateshead Arts, Gateshead UK

2014 “Now/Then”, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Qing Dynasty Exhibition, Shanghai, China, curated by Shelly Xue

2014 “International Glass Art and Design exhibition”, Qisheng Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2013 "Guangzhou Glass Biennial", Guangzhou, China

2013 "Art Shanghai", Hongqiao Park, Shanghai China

2012 China National Academy of Painting, salon, Songzhuang Art District Beijing, China

2012 Qinghuangdao Glass Museum Inaugural Exhibition, Qinghuangdao, China

2012 "Art Shanghai", Hongqiao Park, Shanghai, China

2011 “Metabellum III” Triskelion Arts Dance Festival, Brooklyn NY

2011 “Metabellum II” Rapture:Rupture-Artists and Models, Buffalo NY

2011 “Metabellum: Collaborative Performance with Dance and Electronic Art”, Muncie IN

2010 “2010 Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art Studio Tour”, Jacksonville, FL

2010 “59th Annual All Florida Exhibition” Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL

2010 “Installation Biennial” Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL

2009 “The Summit” exhibition and performance, 5 Points Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

2009 “Elusive Matter” Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2009 “58th Annual All Florida Exhibition” Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL

2008 “UP”, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, International Sculpture Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2008 “JU Faculty Biennial” Brest Museum, JU Jacksonville, FL

2008 “Alfred International” Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2008 "Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition” Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2007 “Exhibition Around the World” Geborgen Kamers Den Hague, The Netherlands

2005 “S.O.F.A.-Chicago” Pistachios Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 “Color Connection” Lattitude, Boston, MA

2004 “Intrigue: New Works by Sheryl Ellinwood and Mark Hursty” Lattitude Gallery

2004 “Wenham Museum Invitational” The Wenham Museum, Wenham MA

2003 “Glass Invitational” Lattitude Gallery, Newbury St. Boston, MA

2003 “Emerging Artist Annual” Marta Hewett Gallery, Louisville, KY

2002 “Emerging Artist Annual” Marta Hewett Gallery, Louisville, KY

2001 “RISD Alumni Show” Kaelin Gallery/Trinity Communications Boston, MA

2001 “Second Nature” Gallery 5 North, Boston, MA

2001 “Chroma” Gallery 5 North, Boston, MA

2000 “RISD Alumni Exhibition” Gallery 5 North, Boston, MA



Lecturer (2016 – present)

University of North Carolina Asheville


Graduate Researcher/ Instructor (2011 – 2013)

University of Sunderland


Fulbright Scholar/ Visiting Artist (2011 – 2012)

Tsinghua University College of Art and Design

Shanghai University

Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute

Guangzhou Arts and Technology Institute

Hong Kong Baptist University


Head of Glass Program (2008 – 2010)

Jacksonville University

Visiting Artist/Visiting Assistant Professor


Graduate Teaching Assistant (2007 – 2009)

Alfred University NYSCC


Glass Studio host, Artist/ Instructor (2003)

Salem State University



2019 Pilchuck Glass School, The Glass Electric, Stanwood, WA

2018 Pilchuck Glass School, The Glass Electric, Stanwood, WA

2018 Glass Virus, Speaker, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Glass Virus, Participant, Bornholm, Denmark

2014 Demonstrator, Glass Art Society Conference, Chicago, IL, USA:

Pressed into Service: Pressing Glass Art in U.S., U.K., and China

2014 Demonstrator, Shanghai Museum of Glass, China

2014 Delegate, Glass Virus Think Tank, Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie, Netherlands

2014 Demonstrator of Pressed Glass, Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada

2014 Paper Presentation, Society of Glass Technology, Durham University, UK

2014 Capital Letters: Raised Print in Glass

2014 Invited Speaker, Glass Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin Ireland

2014 Paper Presentation, ISEA 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2014 Making Glass Road Muqarnas Using Digital Road Process

2013 Presentation, “The Glass Road to Tang China”, Tang Dynasty Summer School, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary

2012 Artist demonstration and lecture, University of Hawaii, USA

2011-2012 Fulbright Research Fellow, China

2010-2011 Visiting Artist, glass and Jewelry/ electroforming, Ball State University, IA USA

2006 Visiting Artist demonstration, Franklin Pierce College, MA USA

2002 Visiting Artist/Guest Critic in Glass, Massachusetts College of Art, MA

1994-2011 Established private glass studio “Hurstin Studio Glass and Metal”, MA USA



2015 Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, 2015, EVA Conference proceedings, Making a Horror Vacui Data Projector. (Extended abstract and demonstration accepted, publication forthcoming.)

2014 Glass Arts Society Journal, 2014, Pressed Into Service: Pressing Glass Art in the US, UK, and China

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2014 Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2014, Dubai. (2014). Making ‘Glass Road’ Muqarnas Using Digital Road Process.

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2014 Pressed glass galaxy disks for Josiah McElheny’s “Late Emergence”, commissioned by Joe Waller Fabrications on behalf of White Cube Gallery, London

2010 The Sontag Foundation, Ponte Vedra, FL

2005 Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. Danvers, MA

2002 Mass Biologics, Boston, MA



2011 Pilchuck Glass School, Ben Moore, Course

2009 Eugene Glass School, Pino Signoretto, Teacher’s Assistant

2008 Pilchuck Glass School, Pino Signoretto/ Richard Royal Course

2002-2003 Apprenticeship, Pino Signoretto, Vetraria Signoretto, Murano, Venice , Italy

2002 Centro Studio Vetro, Pino Signoretto, Course, San Servolo, Venice, Italy

1989-1993 Apprenticeship, Pairpoint Crystal Company, Sagamore, MA



2015 "The Hannah Festival Directory", The North, UK

2012 Journal of Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute, Glass artist Mark Hursty Interview

2012 Chinese National Painting academy, Art Collections- Volume 2 Sculpture.

2010 Portland Art Blog, “El Mort De la Massa”

2009 Elusive Matter exhibition catalog essay, “Verb List for Three Artists: Jane Aaron, Lauren Kalman, Mark Hursty.”

2009 The Oregonian, “Pushing the Concept of Craft Deep Into the Imagination.”

2009 “Wavelengths” All Florida Exhibition Article

2009 The Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 30

2009 The Miami Herald “State of art: An Annual Exhibit Showcases the Best of FL”

2009 Palm Beach Artspaper “Juried competition Shows Breadth of FL Artistic Talent”

2008 Jacksonville Times “Glassblowing Demo Inspires Students”

2008 Ceramophile “Upcoming Exhibitions"

2005 Salem Evening News “Inventing an Industry”

2004 North Shore Sunday “Studio Trail”

2003 Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle “Blown Away”

2002 Louisville Eccentric Observer “Glassworks”