About

Doug Pisik

Lives in Marietta, GA

Doug Pisik is a mostly self-taught artist who specializes in wood.  He creates sculpture, turnings, abstract wall art and boxes with complex designs for which he is primarily known.

 

Most of his work is composed of unique geometric patterns generated out of highly contrasting woods fashioned together with a technique he perfected and calls “Through-Pattern Construction.”  This technique allows the complex patterns to pass from the outside through to the inside of his boxes ensuring every facet is finely decorated. 

 

Pisik primarily avoids dyes and stains and instead continuously searches for woods with naturally contrasting colors and tones to accent his work.  Some of his pieces are constructed with over a dozen species of woods and are composed of over a thousand pieces which appear to be seamlessly joined together into a solid composition.  He often finishes his pieces in natural oils and waxes so the original feel of the wood is not lost, but is instead accentuated. 

 

Pisik has received awards in a number of juried exhibits of national artists, accepted commissions including several from Home Depot and the Terminus Ballet Dance Theatre, collaborated with other famed artists, and is classified as a “Master Woodworker” from the Woodworker’s Guild of Georgia.

Exhibitions and Recognitions

  • American Craft Show Atlanta (2019)

  • Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

    • Metro Montage national juried exhibits (2007-2019)

    • 2nd Place (2013)

    • ​Honorable Mention (2015)

    • 2nd Place (2016)

    • Honorable Mention (2018)

  • Woodworkers Guild of Georgia

    • 1st Place – Craftsman (2005)

    • ​2nd Place – Craftsman (2007)

    • 1st Place – Craftsman (2008)​​​

    • ​Categorized as Master Woodworker (2008)

    • 2nd Place – Master (2013)

    • ​1st Place – Master (2014)

    • 2nd Place – Master (2015)

    • ​1st Place – Master (2017)

    • 2nd Place - Master (2018)

  • Swan Coach House Gallery

    • Summer Swan Invitational (2017)​

    • Little Things Mean a Lot Invitational (2017)

Items of Note

  • Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: Commission (2017-19)

  • Home Depot HQ: Multiple commissions (1999-2011)

  • Collaboration with famed artist, Eric Waugh (2006)

  • Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta, GA: Sanctuary installation

  • Woodworker’s Guild of Georgia:
    Invited Speaker (2015, 2018)

  • Laguna Tools: Online promotion (2007)

  • EZ-Mix: Online promotion (2013)

  • Uneeda: Online promotion (2018-19)

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