Artist bio

Mark Pilato
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Mark Pilato


Mark Pilato

Mark Pilato

Artist and Facilitator

Mark, an internationally renowned artist, was born and raised in State College, PA.  Ever since Mark finished his first sculpture at nine, he has been building a vocabulary in clay and form. Each of Mark’s sculptures represents a journey of exploration and discovery. As he develops a work of art, Mark continually modifies the form, often hundreds of times, sometimes by wiping the form almost completely away, leaving just a shadow of what was and then finding something more as the sculpture evolves.

As an internationally recognized artist, Mark’s works reside in private and public collections throughout the United States, as well as in Italy and Japan. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he has made a name for himself in the fine art world with his distinctive style and innovative techniques for creating bronze sculpture. In 2015 Mark was an artist in residence at C. Barton McCann School of Art and helped secure our studio space.



A collective voice.

I am moved and inspired to be a part of this project…Working together as a team, finding our way with a variety of perspectives, facing challenges and overcoming the obstacles, and understanding ourselves and others can be a very healing process.

-Mark Pilato

There is help. There is hope.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health concern or crisis, please reach out for help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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