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The Australian National University

Mark Zirple

The Pain of Pleasure, 2005

visited in 2006

Workshop: Glass

Mark Zirpel is assistant professor at the University of Washington, where he is initiating a glass program within the ceramics and sculpture areas. He has an international exhibition record and received his M.F.A. degree in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Although Zirpel comes from a printmaking background, over the years he has turned his focus to producing mixed-media kinetic sculptures. Using glass as a significant component in these works, Zirpel has been pursuing his explorations into the notion of time and how we mark its passage. Previous works focused on lunar and tidal cycles, as well as corollary timekeeping systems within the human body.

Mark was the recipient of the Stephen Procter Fellowship in 2006; he travelled to Canberra for a two month residency and travelled to other educational venues across Australia.

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