Mark Eliot Schwabe



1977   MFA, sculpture, State University of NY at New Paltz  

1972   MA, sculpture, State University of NY at Albany; Schwabe studied sculpture with Richard Stankiewicz (1950’s pioneer of steel assemblage sculpture). Schwabe was his student assistant for two academic years.

1970  BA, psychology, Waynesburg College, PA

1961 - 1966 Schwabe was apprentice goldsmith to my father James Author Schwabe. His principal customer was Cartier, NY. Schwabe worked on many of his fathers pieces that became Cartier product.

ongoing  exhibitions

Art Hound Gallery, The Essex Experience, VT  Schwabe is among the first artists selected to be represented by this large, new gallery.

Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington, VT

Salmon Falls Gallery,  Shelburne Falls, MA

selected exhibitions & events

2010 - present;  Schwabe presented his creations at many steampunk conventions including 8 of the Steampunk Worlds Fairs (NJ), 3 Steamcon (Seattle), 4 Waltham events (various names) (MA),  Springfield Steampunk Festival (VT), Tesla Con (WI) & Key City (MD).

10/2016 "Paradise City" Fall Northampton show, "Award-winning fair of fine & functional art" Schwabe works were designated as "Show Stoppers" for the event.  Schwabe's work has also been presented at several more recent "Paradise City" shows.

6-7/2016 Summer Group Show - eight sculptures are part of a group show of mostly paintings in the remarkable The Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, VT.

4/2016 "Ignecia: a dystopian morality tale told in sculpture."  An exhibit of 22 sculptures, supported by B&W photographs.  The sculptures, as a group, tell a narrative - a tale of the struggle between good and evil in the mythical environment called "Ignecia".  SPACE Gallery, Burlington, VT; this show received special press coverage in Seven Days.

6-9/2012 Steampunkinetics - an exhibit of kinetic steampunk art. The exhibit included 4 Schwabe pieces,  AFA gallery New York City

6-9/2012 "Rayguns, Robots & Steampunk" a major exhibit of SteamPunk objects/art. All of the jewelry in this exhibit was Schwabe's.  The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT


A photo of my EM 3000 Long Gun tac pin - On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets by Suzanne Ramljak, 2014.

The Steampunk Museum - an on-line museum “Exhibiting the Inspirational People, Events & Artifacts of the Steampunk Community.”  Schwabe is an exhibit, and 4 Schwabe pieces are also exhibits:


2008 - present: make & market one of a kind sculpted brooches & sculpture (many pieces with movable parts) and short run production jewelry, featuring my take on steampunk and retro sci fi styling. 

2000 - 2008 - made & marketed my own line of tourist friendly costume jewelry        

1990 - 2000: Free Lance Model Maker and Sculptor; made “models” (original sculptings) for a number of companies.  Notably, this work included making the miniature sculptings of many Star Wars & Star Trek space ships under license from the motion picture companies (and included two trips to Skywalker Ranch to meet with Lucas Film licensed product staff). 

1989 - 1990  Shop Supervisor; Ed Levin Jewelry Inc, Cambridge, NY: supervised and trained the jewelry making staff of a (then) 40 year old manufacturing firm with national distribution. 

1985 - 1989  Designer, Goldsmith; Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers, Albany, NY.  I designed & created hand made jewelry in precious metals.  Work included custom designing  and model making for clients and the design and creation of fashion jewelry for the store line.  In 1988 I developed “The Albany Collection” concept, a line of jewelry based on the architecture of Albany.  This line of limited edition pieces was given regional media coverage and substantially increased store revenues.