Mark Weisbeck: 1978 Bachelor of Arts, Architecture/Anthropology, Cum Laud, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York.
7/2011: Italo-Greek Orthodox Archdiocese commissions five sculptures including a 20 ft. September 11th memorial sculpture and four modern religious sculptures for their multi-park complex in Utica, New York. Installation 2012-13.
7/2011: Ursuline College Religious Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery, Ohio.
1/2011: Introduces 9/11 Memorial Sculptures. .
10/2010: Installs “Blast Off!” 13 foot tall stainless steel rocket sculpture in front of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New York.
6/2010: Collaborates with 85 high school students to produce ‘The Student Body,” a 10 foot tall sculpture, installed in the library of the West Irondequoit High School, New York.
12/2009: Feature article in thestreet.com concerning the new symbol for Wall Street sculpture.
2/2009: Winner: KiptonArt, New York, Wall Street art competition. 13 foot sculpture chosen as new, 21st century symbol for Wall Street's Bull Market. International publicity. Replica desktop sculptures commissioned.
1/2009: Six page feature article in “Stylus” luxury magazine.
7/11/2008: Unveils “Water Spirits,” 32 foot tall, 2 and ½ tons “Gateway to the City” of Rochester, New York. NYSDOS commission winner.
4/2008: Invited by Beijing Olympics committee to attend Landscape Sculpture Competition Awards Ceremony. Wins “Excellent Works” Award in Beijing Olympics. Only NY artists so honored. The first time in the history of the Games that art is an official category of competition.
4/2008: Unveils solid gold sculptural desktop pen tray to the luxury market. Featured in “Pen World,” “Stylus” and “Forbes” magazines.
9/2007: Finalist, DOT, Hamburg, New York, traffic circle sculpture.
10/2006: Finalist, CFI, Buffalo, New York, 12 foot sculpture.
8/2006: Winner: Corn Hill Landing sculpture competition, Rochester, New York. 32 foot tall sculpture, gateway to the city and a dramatic, monumental beacon lit at night. Completion and dedication ceremony date: July, 2008. Works with engineers, contractors and city officials.
2/2006: Invited by the Beijing, China Sculptural Landscape Committee to submit sculpture proposals for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, submits sculpture entitled, “The Celebration of Ren,” (Humanity), a 50 foot tall arch based on a Chinese pictograph of the letter “ren,” which represents people. The concept of the sculpture is a three dimensional brush stroke.
5/2006: Becomes Winner, Finalist; sculpture model tours throughout 50 cities in China and worldwide. Mark and Diane Weisbeck are two of only eight Americans to become finalists in this international competition which included 2600 submitted sculptures. They are the only artists to represent New York. Wins prestigious “Excellent Works” Award.
2/2005-Present: Designs and produces new line of high end executive leather desktop accessories, introduced to the market in 5/2005. Creates web site which features new line, www.artaccessoriesbyweisbeck.com.
11/2002-11/2004: Winner: public sculpture competition conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation to construct twelve large scale sculptures for three 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. Works with engineers, contractors, local community and New York state officials. Project budget: $100,000.00.
3/2001: Designs and publishes Weisbeck Design web site, www.weisbeckdesign.com.
2000-2001: Winner: Changchun, China International Sculpture Symposium, 30 foot tall sculpture entitled, “The Expanding Influence of Peace,” built in Changchun, using blueprints provided by Mark Weisbeck. Sculpture now stands in the city‘s sculpture garden. Design of Civic monuments. Sculpture Design for Architects and Developers, Chicago, Illinois.
1985-present: Designs and produces hundreds of sculptural product designs; ships worldwide.