Gene Mackles

Painting, Mixed Media, Game Design
Art in & out at the Villa

22 Burnham Road
West Newton MA 02465

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I strive to create pieces that resonate both for myself and the viewer. The experience is immersive, transportive and occasionally exhilarating.”

As senior designer at WGBH, Gene Mackles collaborated on programs such as NOVA, Evening at Pops, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Zoom, and numerous others. He was also responsible for WGBH’s on-air image including station breaks, print advertising and fund raising elements. In addition, he was the lead designer for children’s program promotion for PBS, and an original developer of their Ready to Learn service.

More recently he has designed and produced work for NBC Sports, HGTV, The Food Network, The History Channel and The Cleveland Orchestra among others.

He has been nominated for 4 Emmys (one for music), and received Gold awards from The Broadcast Designers Association, Promax, The Advertising Club of Boston (Hatch) and The Art Directors Club of Boston. His work has also appeared in AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) annuals, as well as Print magazine and Communication Arts.

He is a member of the Newton Art Association, the Concord Art Association and is listed in Who’s Who in America.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, he also attended The Juilliard School of Music, studied graphic design with Milton Glaser at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and served on Gene’s work has been featured in numerous galleries, public and private collections,. In 2008 he was awarded the Newton Art Association’s Russell Prize by juror Nick Capasso, Senior Curator at the Decordova Sculpture Park And Museum.

Newton Free Library, Solo exhibiton
The Atrium at WGBH, Solo exhibiton
Powers Gallery, Acton, MA, Featured artist
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Commissioned work
Newton Open Studios
Depot Square Gallery, Solo exhibiton
The Center for the Arts in Natick, Solo exhibition
Copley Society, “Meaning, Matter and Medium”
Alcove Books, American Art Collector Series
Concord Art Association, various juried exhibitions
Danforth Museum “Community of Artsists” “Off the Wall”

ARTISTS AT THIS LOCATION: Christie-ALlan Piper, Marian Dioguardi, David Kasman, Will Kirkpatrick, Mary Mandarino, Gene Mackles, Sharon Schindler, Shannon Slattery, Ted Prato, Derrick Te Paske, James Varnum, Assembled Vision
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