About the artist Mark Guglielmo

Gazing out over the Sierra Escambray from the rooftops of Trinidad, Cuba.

Gazing out over the Sierra Escambray from the rooftops of Trinidad, Cuba.

A self-taught artist, Mark has been experimenting with handmade photomosaic since the late 80s after seeing David Hockney's work in a high school art class. Born and raised in New York, he received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Haverford College in 1992.

Known for his "fractured harmony" style, Mark's most recent series of Cuban murals opened at Northampton's A.P.E. Gallery in June 2017 to over 3,500 visitors and a dozen features including Art New England, Big Red & Shiny, New England Public Radio, El Pueblo Latino, Greenfield Recorder and Springfield Republican. It then travelled to Boston, Colorado, and the Williston School with Deerfield Academy set for early 2019.

Mark began his artistic journey as a rapper and music producer aka Vesuveo. He came up through the 90s West Coast underground, releasing four albums with his group The Anonymous, a solo album entitled Shine, and a dozen other records. His credits include KRS-One, Cut Chemist, Mystic, Dilated Peoples, Black Eyed Peas, and the Top 10 hit “Green and Gold” featuring Eminem. He has collaborated with elderly singing group Young@Heart Chorus since 2011, launching their PrisonVision project and participating in weekly rehearsals and concerts with the incarcerated since 2014. A former teacher in Los Angeles and NYC schools, he offers intensive two-week studio art classes twice a year in the Gateway to College program at Holyoke Community College. His beats are the soundtrack to hundreds of TV shows including Pimp My Ride, The Real World, Jersey Shore, and America's Next Top Model, while his artwork is in public and private collections around the world. 

CV / Resumé

1992  Haverford College, Haverford, PA. Bachelor of Arts: History
1991   Université de Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France

2019  “Cuba in Transition," von Auersperg Gallery, Hess Center for the Arts, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
2018  “Cuba in Transition," Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
2018  “Cuba in Transition: The Photo-Mosaics 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
2007 “Black and White Prints,” Fermented Grapes, Brooklyn, NY

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
1988  “Annual Statewide High School Juried Exhibition,” State Museum, Albany, NY

2018  Public Art Commission, Chilson Recreation Center, City of Loveland, Colorado
2018  Creative Consultant, E*Trade Super Bowl Ad "This is Getting Old"
2017  Commencement Speaker, Gateway to College Program, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
2016  Three-time arts grant winner, Northampton Arts Council, Northampton, MA (2012 & 2014)
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”)
1997  Top 10 Hit Song, US Rap Underground Charts, Urban Network (The Anonymous “Cool Fantastic”)
1993  “Close Up Rap-or-Roll” National Music Contest Winner, New York, NY 

2017  Front & back cover artwork, Sensation & Perception, Fifth Edition. Jeremy Wolfe et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2014  Italian Birds of Passage: The Diaspora of Neapolitan Musicians in New York. Simona Frasca. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
2009  “By Song, Not Album.” The Sun Magazine. Hannah Tennant-Moore. (August issue)
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.
2001   "Decomposing." The Sun Magazine. Sylvia Mullen-Tohill. (March issue)

2018  Artist-in-Residence, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
2018  Visiting Artist, Easthampton High School, Easthampton, MA (2013 & 2017)
2018  Artist-in-Residence, Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, Northampton, MA
2018  Artist-in-Residence, Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center, Chicopee, MA
2015  Guest Speaker, Gateway to College Program, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
2004  Featured Author, Tri-State Book Tour: Jersey City Museum, NYU, Rutgers University, Middlebury College, Montclair State, Hofstra University, Barnes & Noble (Brooklyn, NY)
1999  Featured Artist, California Radio Tour: KCRW, KPFA, KMEL, KYLD, KZSU, KSFS, KXLU, KXSC, KALX, KZSC, KCBX, KCSN, KCIA, KCPR, KPFK

City of Loveland, Colorado (Chilson Rec Center lobby)
Emory University Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia (Emory Winship Cancer Center lobby)
Private Collections in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, United Arab Emirates

2019 “New exhibit at Deerfield Academy pays homage to Cuba,Greenfield Recorder, January 23
2018 "Loveland Museum hosts vibrant Cuba photo mosaics in unique collages," Reporter-Herald, June 8
2017 "Art Maker: Mark Guglielmo, photographer and painter," Daily Hampshire Gazette, December 8
2017 "Exposición de arte ‘Cubaneo’ por el artista Mark Guglielmo," El Pueblo Latino, November 29
2017 “Interview with Brainard Carey,” WYBC Yale Radio, October 26
2017 “Cubaneo: Collage Artist Shows Cuba Through Lens of Reality,Bay State Banner, October 25
2017 “Cuban Complexity: Mark Guglielmo’s Cubaneo,” Big Red & Shiny, October 18
2017 "Exposición de arte 'Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective," El Pueblo Latino, June 20
2017 "Mark Guglielmo’s Portrait of Contemporary Cuba," Art New England, June 9
2017 "ArtBeat: Transported to Cuba through ‘Photo-Mosaics’," Greenfield Recorder, June 7
2017 "Guglielmo In Transition,Take Magazine, June 7
2017 "Memory and Reality Converge in Guglielmo's Detailed Collages," Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 1
2017 "On View," Preview Massachusetts, June
2017 "Better Western Mass," ABC40/Fox6, May 29
2017 "Mass Appeal," WWLP22, May 29
2017 "Tertulia with Raquel Obregon," New England Public Radio, May 28
2017 "Cuba in Transition' Exhibit Turns Everyday People Into Visual Art," The Republican, May 24
2017 "Memory and Reality Converge in Guglielmo’s Detailed Collages," Valley Advocate, May 22
2017 "Arte/Art," El Sol Latino, May
2015 “Right Next Door: Mark Guglielmo,” The Huffington Post, May
2015 “The Joint was Jumping at the County Jail,” The Daily Hampshire Gazette, May
2015 “Jailhouse Rock,” Valley Advocate, March
2013  Featured Artist, WMUA, TRGGR Radio Show, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2013 “Selected Art,” Pioneer Magazine, July
2013 “Critics Pick,” Summer Arts Preview, Valley Advocate, June
2013 “Artist Spotlight,” Paradise City Press, NCTV, June
2013 “Ritmi: Intervista con l’Artista Vesuveo,” Il Manifesto (Italy), June
2013 “Interview with Photographer Mark Guglielmo,” Gesture Magazine (England), May
2012 “Rising Tide,” Valley Advocate, December
2011  Haverford Alumni Magazine, August
2010  “Your Art Here,” Preview Massachusetts, March
2004 “Hip-Hop and the Blues,” New York Times, November 12
2004  Record Reviews: Village Voice, Blender, Spin, Tracks, Maxim, Rolling Stone (Northern State All City)
2003  “Eminem Guest Spots,” Rolling Stone, July
2002  “Phat Tape,” The Source, June 2002; Record Review, The Source, August
1998  “Enter the Innovators,” Urb, Dec 1998; Record Reviews: XXL, Hits, Gavin, CMJ, Muzik
1996  Record Reviews: CashBox, BRE, BAM, Rap Pages, Rap Sheet, Subculture (Moonshine Weep No More)
1995  Record Reviews: BAM, City Paper, Rap Sheet, Underground Soundz, Urban Network (Vertigo Swells of Abstract)
1994  “On the Scene”, Black Beat, May  

2013  “I Just Wanna Hold U” Vesuveo
2012  “Spark Nasty” Vesuveo
2011   “Algiers Point” Vesuveo

2012  Young@Heart Chorus, Now (Executive Producer)
2011   Vesuveo, Shine, SupaTunes (Producer, Performer, Writer)
2007  Cost’Ovest featuring Vesuveo “Liberta,” Fatt’n Casa (Performer, Writer)
2006  The Anonymous, Vesuveo Instrumentals Vols 1 & 2, SupaTunes (Producer, Writer, Mixer)
2004  Northern State “Ignite” and “Nice With It,” All City, Columbia Records (Producer, Writer)
2004  Ben Arthur, Edible Darling, Bardic Records (Drum Programming)
2004  Jennifer Marks, Jennifer Marks, Bardic Records (Drum Programming)
2003  Henry Shead, Breathe, Q Productions (Producer, Writer)
2003  Mystic “Forever and a Day,” Being Black Compilation, Waxploitation (Producer, Writer)
2002  Esa featuring Manifest “Calienté,” Vibra Records (Producer, Performer, Writer)
2002  Zaire Black & June22 featuring Vesuveo “Initiation,” Emmoworks (Performer, Writer) 
2001  Mystic “Forever and a Day,” Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom, Interscope Records (Producer, Writer)
2001  Turi featuring Manifest “S.O.S.,” Antibe Music (Performer, Writer)
1999  The Anonymous, Dedicated, GoodVibe (Producer, Performer, Writer, Mixer)
1998  The Anonymous, Green and Gold, GoodVibe (Producer, Performer, Writer, Mixer)
1996  The Anonymous (aka Moonshine), Weep No More, Nightglow/Arcane (Producer, Performer, Writer, Mixer)
1995  The Anonymous (aka Vertigo), Swells of Abstract, Nightglow (Producer, Performer, Writer, Mixer)

2013  Entertainment Tonight (E!); Countdown Academy Awards (E!); Design Star (HGTV); Curb Appeal (HGTV); Punk’d (MTV); Rookies (A&E); Harlem Heights (BET)
2012  The Real World (MTV); Jersey Shore (MTV); Best Week Ever (VH1); Clean House (Style);
2011   True Hollywood Story (E!); Basketball Wives (VH1); Iron Ring (BET); Cribs (MTV); Wreck Chasers (Discovery); How Do They Do It? (Discovery); My Super Sweet 16 (MTV)
2010   Bad Girls Club (Oxygen); Real Life Divas (BET); Love & Hip Hop (VH1); Mob Wives (VH1)
2009  America’s Next Top Model (UPN); Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo); Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style (Bravo); 20/20 (We); Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
2008  Kimora: Life in The Fab Lane (E!); E News Daily (E!); Making The Band (MTV); Teen Mom (MTV); True Life (MTV); Hogan Knows Best (VH1); Single Ladies (VH1)
2007  US Open (ESPN/NBC); ING NYC Marathon (ESPN); Wimbledon Preview Show (NBC)
2006  Summer Olympics (NBC); Yo! MTV Raps 20th Anniversary (MTV)
2005  Pimp My Ride (MTV); Halloween on Ice (MTV); Stars on Ice (MTV); In The Mix (PBS)

2004  MacArthur Park, Sundance Entertainment
2003  5 Sides of a Coin, Canadian Broadcast Company
2001   Novocaine, Artisan Entertainment