About the artist Mark Guglielmo

I’m self-taught. I learn by doing. Lost as a child, I found hip-hop and photography. I bought an Instamatic camera with profits from my paper route and made photos to find a way out, to search for beauty. I’d sneak into the high school darkroom on weekends and create for hours in silence. I spit rhymes to give meaning to my emotions and made beats to bolster my spirit, scouring dusty records for moments of magic. The bliss I felt was unrivaled.

My process is simple: scissors, tape, and pictures I take. Intuition is my guide. The cracked perspective and balanced whole from scattered pieces speak to me. Each mural took between thirty and ninety minutes to shoot and two to six weeks to assemble. They’re handmade from hundreds, sometimes thousands, of 4x6” photographs, taken from different angles. Neither a computer nor Photoshop is used. A slow, painstaking, and antiquated method, these photomosaics are the product of synchronistic events, deep conversations and personal relationships.


b. 1970, Elmhurst, Queens, New York

1992  BA, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1991   Université de Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France

2019  Cuba in Transition, von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
2018  Cuba in Transition, Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
2018 Cuba in Transition: The Photomosaics of Mark Guglielmo, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
2017  Cubaneo, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
2017 Cuba in Transition: Narrative and Perspective, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
2016  Selected Works, Village on Main, Northampton, MA
2013  Shards of Illusion, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA

2016  Connections, Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2016 Selected Works, Happy Valley, Northampton, MA
2015  Microworks, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
2013  Be Here Now: A Juried Exhibition, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA

2018  Public Art Commission, Chilson Recreation Center, City of Loveland, CO
2018  Artist-in-Residence, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
2018  Visiting Artist, Easthampton High School, Easthampton, MA (2013 & 2017 as well)
2017  Artist-in-Residence, Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, Northampton, MA
2017  Artist-in-Residence, Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center, Chicopee, MA
2016  ArtsEZ grant winner, Northampton Arts Council, Northampton, MA (2012 & 2014 as well)
2006 IPA Beat Battle Champion, Nuyorican Café, New York, NY
2005 Top 50 Album of the Year, Rolling Stone (Northern State, All City)
1998  Top 10 Hit Song, US Rap Radio Charts, Hits (The Anonymous & Eminem “Green & Gold”)
1998 Top 10 Hit Song, US Rap Underground Charts, Urban Network (The Anonymous “Cool Fantastic”)

2019 Spencer, Ruthie, “Expressing Culture Through Art,” The Deerfield Scroll, January 30, 2019
2019 Poli, Domenic, “New exhibit at Deerfield Academy pays homage to Cuba,Greenfield Recorder, January 23, 2019
2018 Albani-Burgio, Paul, “Loveland Museum hosts vibrant Cuba photo mosaics in unique collages,” Reporter-Herald, June 8, 2018
2017  Wolfe, Jeremy, Sensation & Perception, Fifth Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press
2017  Pfarrer, Steve, “Art Maker: Mark Guglielmo, photographer and painter,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, December 8, 2017
2017  Pérez-Pizarro, Damaris, “Exposición de arte ‘Cubaneo’ por el artista Mark Guglielmo,” El Pueblo Latino, November 29, 2017
2017  Carey, Brainard, “Interview with Mark Guglielmo,” WYBC Yale Radio, October 26, 2017
2017  Colby, Celina, “Cubaneo: Collage Artist Shows Cuba Through Lens of Reality,Bay State Banner, October 25, 2017
2017  Kiers, Olivia, “Cuban Complexity: Mark Guglielmo’s Cubaneo,” Big Red & Shiny, October 18, 2017
2017  Pérez-Pizarro, Damaris, “Exposición de arte 'Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective,” El Pueblo Latino, June 20, 2017
2017  Kiers, Olivia, “Mark Guglielmo’s Portrait of Contemporary Cuba,” Art New England, June 9, 2017
2017  Crapo, Trish, “ArtBeat: Transported to Cuba through ‘Photo-Mosaics’,” Greenfield Recorder, June 7, 2017
2017  Harrison, Alexa, “Guglielmo In Transition,” Take Magazine, June 7, 2017
2017  Styles, Hunter, “On View,” Preview Massachusetts, June 2017
2017  Lamontagne, Lisa, “Cuba in Transition, an art show,” Mass Appeal, WWLP22, May 29, 2017
2017  Obregon, Raquel, “Mark Guglielmo on Tertulia,” New England Public Radio, May 28, 2017
2017  Dondoros, Chris, “Cuba in Transition' Exhibit Turns Everyday People Into Visual Art,” The Republican, May 24, 2017
2017  Palpini, Kristin, “Memory and Reality Converge in Guglielmo’s Detailed Collages,” Valley Advocate, May 22, 2017
2015 Spanier, Ian, “Right Next Door: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer,” The Huffington Post, April 30, 2015
2014 Frasca, Simona, Italian Birds of Passage: The Diaspora of Neapolitan Musicians in New York, New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press

2006 “In Prima Linea: L'Hip-Hop, La Vita e La Morte del Razzismo.” Gli Italiani Sono Bianchi? Come l'America ha construito la razza. Eds. Jennifer Guglielmo and Salvatore Salerno. Milan: Il Saggiatore Press (Reprinted in Italian)
2003 “The Front Lines: Hip-Hop, Life, and the Death of Racism.” Are Italians White? How Race Is Made In America. Eds. Jennifer Guglielmo and Salvatore Salerno. New York: Routledge

2011    Vesuveo, Shine, SupaTunes (Rapper, Producer)
2006  The Anonymous, Vesuveo Instrumentals Vols 1 & 2, SupaTunes (Producer, Mixer)
2004  Northern State, “Ignite” and “Nice With It,” All City, Columbia Records (Producer)
2003  Mystic, “Forever and a Day,” Being Black Compilation, Waxploitation (Producer)
2002  Esa featuring Manifest, “Calienté,” Vibra Records (Rapper, Producer)
2001  Mystic, “Forever and a Day,” Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom, Interscope Records (Producer)
2001 Turi featuring Manifest, “S.O.S.,” Antibe Music (Rapper)
1999  The Anonymous, Dedicated, GoodVibe (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1998  The Anonymous, Green and Gold, GoodVibe (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1998 The Anonymous featuring Eminem, “Green and Gold” b/w “I Spy,” GoodVibe (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1998 The Anonymous featuring Divine Styler, Medusa, Iriscience, Mystik Journeymen, The Grouch, Asop, E-Rule, Jizzm, Awol One, Neb Luv, Tony da Skitzo, Jyant, Orah, Nikko, DJ Drez, “Dr. EZ’s Cool Fantastic Parts I & 2,” GoodVibe (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1996  The Anonymous (aka Moonshine), Weep No More, Nightglow/Arcane (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1996 The Anonymous, “Origin of Species” b/w “Duck Season,” Nightglow/Arcane (Rapper, Producer)
1996 The Anonymous featuring Cut Chemist, “The Sad Sombrero Song” b/w “Backstreet Gods,” Nightglow/Arcane (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)
1995  The Anonymous (aka Vertigo), Swells of Abstract, Nightglow (Rapper, Producer, Mixer)