Mark Hursty

Assistant Professor of New Media

Contact Information

  • 350-4567
  • Owen Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11:10 am - 12:25 pm
  • Thursday 11:10 am - 12:25 pm
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Mark Hursty, Assistant Professor of New Media, is a glass and new media artist, teacher, and researcher. He taught "The Glass Electric" workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in 2018 and 2019. In 2017, he completed his Ph.D. from the National Glass Centre (NGC), University of Sunderland, UK. He was a 2011-12 Fulbright Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing where he researched and taught glass studio practice across China. Professor Hursty founded Hurstin Studio Glass and Metal in Hamilton, MA, in 1999 and received his MFA from Alfred University in Glass and Sculptural and Dimensional Studies in 2008. His BFA (1993) is in Film from the Rhode Island School of Design. Professor Hursty’s work has been exhibited internationally including at the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Ken Saunders Gallery (Chicago), Lattitude Gallery (Boston), S.O.F.A. (Chicago), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR). He has participated in symposia about contemporary glass art including at Urban Glass (Glass Pedagogy Forum, 2015), The Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Glass Virus Think Tank, The Netherlands, 2016 and 2018), and the National Academy of Art and Design (Glass Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, 2014). Professor Hursty’s work was included in The Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 30 (2009), and his writing has been published in The Glass Arts Society Journal (2014). He is on the board of the North Carolina Glass Center.