Mark Carroll has been a professional sculptor and in business as The Sculpture Studio LLC since 1985. Mark earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Art and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from SUC Buffalo, Buffalo NY. After teaching high school art for ten years, he left to make a career as a sculptor and established a studio in East Aurora, NY. He relocated his studio to Cave Creek, AZ in 2009.
Mark started his career as a woodcarver crafting small caricature figures and wildlife. He then progressed to sculpting life-size figures in wood for churches and hospitals. He also carved scientifically accurate reproductions, such as an Archaeopteryx, by working from fossil remains, for the Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo NY.
For the past 18 years, Mark has also been working as a free-lance model maker for the toy industry, especially for Fisher Price. He did the exacting work of sculpting the model-masters in clay or wax that were used to make the final plastic injection castings.
After taking a marble carving class in Vermont, stone carving became a new fascination. From marble, he went on to learn how to carve granite. Mark has created small table-top size sculptures to large stone sculptures for public places.
For the past twelve years, Mark has been attending the Limestone Sculpture Symposium in Bloomington IN. Participants are given a 1,200 pound block of limestone to carve during the week-long symposium.
A desire to combine different materials prompted an interest in welding. Combinations of limestone and steel, or granite and stainless steel, were soon added to his portfolio of work.
After moving his studio to Arizona in 2009, Mark has concentrated of developing his own art work, focusing primarily on stone carving. His wide range of sculpting experiences has provided the craftsmanship, knowledge of techniques, and understanding of form that is essential when it comes to creating a unique abstract sculpture. Mark works on designing and creating his own sculptures, and welcomes commissions.
Echo, granite, stainless steel, Kenan Art Center, Lockport, NY.
Aspire, stainless steel, Aspire Building, Getzville, NY.
Endeavor, bronze and granite; Mural, wood wall mural, Towamencin Corporate Center, Lansdale, PA.
Lion, wood, West Seneca Town Hall, West Seneca, NY.
Federal Eagle, clay model (cast in aluminum), Connecticut Street Armory, Buffalo, NY.
Bridges mural, acrylic painting, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY.
Partners in Life, granite, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.
Archaeopteryx, a life-sized, scientifically accurate woodcarving recreated from fossil remains, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY.
Baby Mastodon, carved from cherry log for Ice Age Mammals Exhibition, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY..
Weather murals, acrylic paintings; Federal Eagle, wood, Museum of American Weather, Haverhill, NH.
Weinberg Campus Sculpture Garden, 11 sculptures, Weinberg Campus, Getzville, NY.
Risen Christ, wood, St. Philips Church, Cheektowaga, NY.
Holy Family, St. Vincent, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, wood, St. Vincent’s Church, Elma, NY.
Risen Christ, Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Child, wood, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Dunkirk, NY.
St. John Neumann, wood, St. Mary’s Church, Lancaster, NY.
St. Bonaventure, wood, St. Bonaventure Church, West Seneca, NY.
St. Andrew, wood, St. Andrews Church, Apex, NC.
Celebration of Fine Art, 2008 -2010, Scottsdale, AZ
Buffalo Society of Artists 110th Catalog Exhibition, 2006 Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
WNYAG Members Exhibit 2006, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Honorable Mention
38th Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit 2005, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY Award of Excellence
109th Catalog Exhibition, Buffalo Society of Artists, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
37th Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit 2005, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY Award of Excellence
Western NY Artist Group Members Exhibit 2005, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY. First Prize
Carroll, Jones, Mead, Trimper, 2004, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY.
Stone and Steel – Recent Sculptures by Mark Carroll, 2004, The Buffalo Club, Buffalo, NY.
BSA 108th Annual Catalog Exhibition, 2004, Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University, NY.
35th Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, 2003, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY. Award of Excellence.
Trilogies VII – Mark Carroll, Catherine Parker, Nancy J. Parisi, 2002, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Hot Artwork Now, 2001, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.
BSA 104th Exhibition, 2000, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Mark Carroll & Mary Bigley, Sculpture and Painting, 2000, Adams Gallery, Dunkirk, NY.
Three Artists: Edward G. Bisone, Mark Carroll, Catherine Parker, 1999, Art Dialogue Gallery.
BSA Fall Exhibition, 1998, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Second Prize.
17th Annual Hoyt National Art Exhibition, 1998, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
Buffalo Society of Artists 102nd Annual Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
30th Annual Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, 1998, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY.
Figuratively Speaking ‘94, 1994, Carnegie Art Center, N. Tonawanda, NY- Best in Show.
Allentown Arts Festival, 1984- Second Prize, Sculpture.