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Mark Weisbeck, Industrial Designer, Sculptor, Product Design...
6/2013: RFQ Winner, Finalist for NYSDOT Marcy Nanotech SUNYIT Center Sculpture Commission, Utica, NY. RFP submitted.
6/2013: Luxury iPad stand product design featured in Sotheby’s International Realty Magazine, Spring 2013.
4/2013: Creating interior and exterior sculptures using reclaimed materials.
12/2012: Commissioned by SWBR Architects to design sculptural logo for outside of building.
9/2012: Installs “Soaring Birds” 16 ft. wall sculpture for DePaul residential healthcare facility, Rochester, NY. Commissioned by SWBR Architects.
8/2012: Begins construction on “Soaring Birds” 16 foot wall sculpture
7/2012: Publishes YouTube video of sculpture commission.
2/2012: The City of Changchun, China requests Weisbeck to submit designs for a 60 ft. tall sculpture that will be the signature sculpture for the city.
2/2012: Art Daily.com and Christian News Wire features Weisbeck’s Modern Religious Sculpture Commission.
Installed 13 ft. tall rocket sculpture in front of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New York, Nov., 2010. Featured in the premier issue of "Business Punk," Dec. 2009. The Dec/Jan. issue of "Stylus" magazine featured 6 pgs of my design work. My industrial designs and consumer products have won many awards, (Gold Award, IBD). My desktop accessory designs have been sold through the MoMA, NY design catalog, as well as worldwide. Diane - Fashion design and illustration. Children's fashion.
9-11 Memorial Sculptures
Weisbeck Products Desk Accessories Furniture
MARK C. WEISBECK
Industrial Designer, Sculptor, Product Designer, Exhibit Designer
PO Box 702
Honeoye, New York 14471 USA
EDUCATION: 1978 Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo
AWARDS AND HONORS: 7/2011: Commissioned to build "Remembrance and Renewal," a 20 ft. tall 9/11 memorial sculpture for the Italo-Greek Archdiocese, Utica, NY. 7/2011: Commissioned to build a number of large scale modern religious sculptures for a multi-park complex, Utica, NY. 7/2010: Created 10 foot tall sculpture with 80 students in Irondequoit HS, NY. 3/2009: Winner, KiptonArt, NY, Wall Street Art Commission for new, 21st century "Bull Market" icon, 13 ft. rocket. 12/2008: "Stylus" magazine 6 page feature article. 7/2008: Unveils "Water Spirits" 32 foot tall brass waterfront "signature" sculpture. Rochester, NY. 6/2008: Finalist, Sculpture, Czech Republic, Radio Free Europe. 4/2008: Finalist, Winner in the 2008 Beijing, China Olympics Landscape Sculpture Competition. 2 of only 8 Americans so honored, out of a field of 2600 international submissions. 2/2006: Invited by the government of China to submit landscape sculpture proposals for the Beijing Olympics. 4/2008, congratulated by email that our sculpture would be built and displayed as part of the Olympic venue. November 8/2006: Winner, waterfront sculpture competition, Rochester, NY. 32 foot tall sculpture, "Water Spirits" currently under construction.Budget: $65,000.00. 2002: Winner, First public sculpture competition sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation and the largest art commission fully funded by the state of New York in history, in which twelve sculptures are placed atop the pylons of three consecutive bridges along the I-490 Highway in downtown Rochester, New York. Project completed in Novemeber, 2004. Budget: $100,000.00. March 2000: Winner, Changchun, China International Sculpture Symposium, November, 1996: Finalist, Peace Bridge Design Competition, USA/Canada. April, 1994: Finalist, Spertus Museum Design Competition, Chicago, Illinois. March, 1992: "Interior Design" Magazine cites Weisbeck desk accessories as one of the Top Ten Products of 1991. 1989-1991: Museum of Modern Art, New York; desktop accessory featured in MoMA design catalog, becomes best seller. October, 1990: Gold Medal Award, Product Design, Institute of Business Designers (Chicago IL), presented at Designer's Saturday, NY.
PUBLICATIONS: Products and designs featured in over 80 international publications, most recently, the December issues, 2005 of "International Watch" and "Stylus." Also, the March, 1999 issue of "Architecture" magazine. Publications include, "ID," "Playboy," "House Beautiful," "Interior Design," "The New York Times Magazine." List available.
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS: January, 1986, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Museum featured contemporary lighting design.
7/2011: Italo-Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Utica, NY commissions 20 ft. tall 9/11 memorial sculpture for their Sept. 11 Memorial Park, as well as additional large scale modern religious sculptures for their multi-park complex.
1/2011: Introduces a new series of elegant, nature inspired 9/11 memorial sculptures.
12/2010: “Public Art Review” features “Water Spirits” in their December, 2010 issue.
11/2010: “Blast Off! rocket sculpture installed in front of the Cradle of Aviation Museum,” Garden City, New York.
6/2010: Builds “The Student Body” 10 foot tall sculpture with 87 students from a Rochester High School. Sculpture on permanent display in High School library.
6/2009: Due to overwhelming enthusiasm over the “Blast Off” rocket sculpture, Weisbeck begins producing 14 inch desktop replicas of the 13 ft. sculpture.
11/1/2008: Winner, Wall Street, New York sculpture commission, to design a 21st century symbol for the up-trending financial market. The “Bull Market Rocket,” 13 foot tall stainless steel rocket, is chosen as the new, modern, symbol for Wall Street, which replaces the 18th century, archaic bull.
7/08: "Water Spirits," 32 foot tall, 2 1/2 tons brass and stainless steel waterfront sculpture unveiled in Rochester, New York.
1/08: Introduced "Goldenwave," 14 karat solid gold modern pen tray for the luxury market.
2/07: Finalist: 2008 Beijing, China Olympics Landscape Sculpture Competition. 2 of only 8 Americans to achieve this, out of 2600 international submissions. The only winners representing New York.
8/2006: Winner, 32 foot tall waterfront sculpture, Rochester, NY. Project budget: $65,000.00.
2/2006: Invited by the government of China to submit landscape sculpture proposals for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
7/2005: Publishes new web site: www.luxuryleatherdeskaccessories.com
12/2005-Present: Designs and produces new line of high end executive leather desktop accessories, called the "Avia."
11/2002-11/2004: Wins public sculpture competition to construct twelve large scale sculptures for new bridges in downtown Rochester, New York. This is the largest art commission fully funded by New York state in history. Sculptures completed and set atop bridge pylons by 11/2004. Project budget: $100,000.00.
3/2001: Designs and publishes Weisbeck Design web site, www.weisbeckdesign.com.
2000-3/2001: Product Design and Consultation, Sculpture Design for Architects and Developers, Chicago, Illinois. Changchun International Sculpture Symposium Winner. Design of Civic monuments.
1997-1999: Design Manager, Strong Group, Gloucester, MA. Executive leather goods manufacturer. Responsible for all product design and development, all pattern, tool and die designing and ordering, all design development and spec drawings, all phases of production, manufacturing, from concept to finished product. Creates innovative leather/metal product line for year 2000 catalog. Designs large scale sculptures for corporate structures.
1996-1997: Custom product, lighting and display design. Creates display units for the Greater Buffalo International Airport. Creates "Mythos" table for commercial, hospitality and residential applications, as well as a line of contemporary natural wood and metal furniture and desk pieces. Created winning sculptural concept for USA/Canada Peace Bridge competition, Buffalo, NY. Designs and manufactures custom interior wall sculptures for the architectural/interior design trade.
1994-1995: Designed, manufactured and marketed line of decorative fireplace screens sold directly and through design catalogs. Received commission to design and construct large memorial sculpture, installed in Amherst, NY. Commissioned to create complete line of executive leather desktop and office products for Sainberg Company, NY, to commemorate their centennial. Introduces new furniture and lighting pieces to the contract market.
1991: Expands award winning leather desk set collection for domestic and export markets, including all concept and design of promotional materials for the product line.
1990: Develops leather Profile Desk Group, which won the Gold Medal for office accessories through The Institute of Business Designers, Chicago, IL. Designs modern magnifying glass series, one of which becomes exclusive to The Museum of Modern Art, NY and was featured in their design catalog. This series was purchased by museums around the world.
1987-1989: Introduces the Inwood Collection of natural wood and textured metal interior furnishings. Develops "Pen-Ultimates," high-end desk and office furnishings of silverplate and recycled ebony, which receives international attention. Begins exporting.
1985-1986: Desk and floor lighting designed, produced, marketed and represented nationwide.
State University of New York at Buffalo