Jamison Glisczinski, Artist and Owner of Jamison Studios
Currently residing in Neenah, Wisconsin, Jamison Glisczinski is a life-long resident of the Fox Valley. He has been interested in art and creating since he was a child. Growing up, his family made sure he always had something to draw on or build with. He said, "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." Jamison was also fortunate to attend art classes at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah and take as many other art classes as his schedule would allow. He also studied Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he began exploring both functional work (such as furniture, lighting and doors) and traditional artwork.
After school, Jamison started showing his art at local art festivals. He found that showing was a more appropriate term than selling. He also realized that the phrase "starving artist" was a very real phenomenon. So, Jamison got a day job and set artwork aside to focus on more immediate concerns, like making a living, paying bills and starting a family. He periodically found a creative outlet though by making furniture, remodeling houses and creating artwork for friends and family. It seemed there was always an excuse to find something else to do. He found excuses for over 15 years.
Jamison's passion for art and doing the work never faded. In fact, it grew. He began questioning why he wasn't doing what he loved...a lot. He looked back at his portfolio that was filled with 20 years of work and reflected then on himself. "I 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."
Jamison works primarily in steel, ceramics, wood and mixed media. He creates both figurative and abstract sculpture for either indoor and outdoor settings and builds custom wood, glass and steel furniture, as well as other functional pieces. Further, Jamison works in oil paint, acrylic paint, ink and charcoal.