Artist: Mark Peiser

  • Since 1967 when Mark Peiser became involved with the Studio Glass Movement he has been recognized for his uniquely individualized approaches and accomplishments. Peiser’s continual investigation of the expressive implications of glass properties and processes have led to distinctive bodies of work such as The Opaque Image Vessels, Paperweight Vase Series, The Innerspace Series, The Forms of Consciousness and most recently The Cold Stream Cast Vessels.

    Mark Peiser lives and works in Penland, NC. He is a founder of the Glass Art Society of which he is now an Honorary Lifetime Member. His work is included in many public and private collections throughout the world.

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    Asheville Art Museum
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Birmingham Art Museum
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk,Virginia
    Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
    New York, New York
    Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
    Fine Arts Museum of the South
    Mobile, Alabama
    La Galerie Internationale du Verre
    Biot, France
    Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
    Glaxo Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Venice, Italy
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    Sapporo, Japan
    Hunter Museum of American Art
    Huntington Museum of Art
    Huntington,West Virginia
    Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Koganezaki Crystal Park Glass Museum
    Kamo-mura, Shizuoka, Japan
    Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida
    Lucerne Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
    Milwaukee Art Museum
    Mint Museum of Craft + Design
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Museum of Arts & Design
    New York, New York
    National Museum of American History
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.
    North Carolina National Bank
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    The People’s Republic of China
    State Gifts presented to Wang Bing Nan
    by Ambassador John Moors Cabot
    Racine Art Museum, Racine,Wisconsin
    R.J. Reynolds Industries
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art
    Santa Barbara, California
    J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
    Toledo Museum of Art,Toledo, Ohio
    Tokyo Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo, Japan
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2004 Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
    Lifetime Achievement in Art
    Made from Glass Award
    2001 Glass Art Society
    Honorary Lifetime Membership Award
    1995 The International Exhibition of Glass Craft ‘95
    Kanazawa, Japan — Gold Prize
    1990 The International Exhibition of Glass Craft ‘90
    Kanazawa, Japan — Gold Prize
    1988 American Craft Council
    Honorary Fellow
    1987 Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
    Asahi Shinbun Prize
    1978 Earl W. Bridges Art Park
    Lewiston, New York
    1975 National Endowment for the Arts
    1971 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation

  • 2006
    Spotlight 2006:American Craft Council South East Regional
    Juried Exhibition
    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft,
    Louisville, Kentucky
    The 2006 Governor’s Executive Mansion North Carolina
    Craft Exhibition
    In association with the Mint Museums of Art,
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    New Works 2005: Celebrating Recent Gifts to RAM
    Racine Art Museum, Racine,Wisconsin
    Fall Colors
    Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina
    Commitment:Ten over Ten
    Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    North Carolina Glass- The Cutting Edge II
    Alamance Arts Council, Graham, North Carolina
    Western North Carolina’s Legacy of Glass
    Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, North Carolina
    Museums & Glass:An Exhibition of Glass Masters Featured
    in Solo Museum Exhibitions in 2004
    Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    Body:Verrialles 2004
    Galerie International du Verre, Biot, France
    Looking Within: Mark Peiser,The Art of Glass
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine
    and William Block Collection
    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Sphere,Verriales 2002
    Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Self and Soul:The Architecture of Intimacy
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    Passionate Collectors: Sonia and Isaac Luski
    Gallery of Art & Design, North Carolina State
    University, Raleigh, North Carolina;
    Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina;
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    An Inaugural Gift,The Founders’ Circle Collection
    Mint Museum of Craft + Design,
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    A Cast of Thoughts: Mark Peiser
    Hope Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    2000/2001 Endings and Beginnings:Western North Carolina
    Millennial Juried Exhibition
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    Glass Glorious Glass
    Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian’s American
    Art Museum,Washington, D.C.
    A Passion for Glass:The Aviva and Jack A. Robinson
    Studio Glass Collection
    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
    Change: Mark Peiser
    Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    Glass Today:American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collections
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
    International Contemporary Glass Exhibition
    Hsinchu Cultural Center,Taiwan
    Glass Art 3: The Belkin Collection
    Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington,West Virginia;
    Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine,Wisconsin
    Dancing in a Garden of Light
    Museum of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
    The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa ‘95
    Kanazawa, Japan, Gold Prize, 1995
    Mark Peiser
    Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina
    Mark Peiser
    Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek,Wisconsin
    Glass From North Carolina
    Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
    A Regional Survey: From Maryland to Louisiana
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    Twenty-third Annual International Glass Invitational
    Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan
    (Participated in most of the Habatat Michigan
    Invitationals 1977 – 1995.)
    Sculptures,Verriales ‘95
    Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Dancing in a Garden of Light
    Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
    Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina
    Galaxie,Verriales ‘94
    Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Contemporary Masterworks of Glass
    Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan
    Form and Light: Contemporary Glass
    from the Permanent Collection
    American Craft Museum, New York, New York
    Mark Peiser
    Marx Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    Mark Peiser
    Habatat Galleries, Detroit, Michigan
    Mark Peiser
    Maurine Littleton Gallery,Washington,D.C.
    Glass America
    Heller Gallery, New York, New York
    Tradition and Transformation:
    A Dialog on North Carolina Craft
    Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,
    Greenville, North Carolina