Jamison Glisczinski, Artist and Owner of Jamison Studios
Currently residing in Neenah, I am a life long resident of the Fox Valley. I've been interested in art and creating since I was a child. Growing up, my family made sure I always had something to draw on or build with. It was great to have the support of people who let me systematically make a huge mess and destroy perfectly good things to satisfy my creativity. I was also fortunate to attend art classes at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum and take as many art classes as my schedule would allow. I studied fine art at UW-Fox Valley and UW-Oshkosh, where I began exploring both functional work (such as furniture, lighting, doors, etc.) and traditional artwork.
After school, I started showing my work at local art festivals. It seems that showing was a more appropriate word than selling. I found that the phrase "starving artist" was a real, actual thing. I got a real job and set artwork aside to focus on more immediate concerns like making a living, paying bills and starting a family. I still found an outlet, though, by making furniture, remodeling houses and creating artwork for friends and family when asked. It seemed there was always an excuse to find something else to do. I found excuses for over 15 years.
My passion for art and doing the work never faded. In fact, it grew. I began questioning why I wasn't doing what I loved...a lot. I looked back at my portfolio that was filled with 20 years of work. I looked at myself and wondered why I kept making excuses to not move forward. I looked at my children and wondered if they would chase their own dreams. I realized that it was time to do what makes me happy. Plus, my wife said I should. Enough said.
I work primarily in steel, ceramics, wood and mixed media. I create both figurative and abstract sculpture for either indoor and outdoor settings. I also make custom wood, glass and steel furniture and other functional pieces. Further, I work in oil paint, acrylic paint, ink and charcoal.