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.
Contact Jamison to request a consultation or order a custom art piece.
Jamison R. Glisczinski is best known for his whimsical, figurative sculptures made from steel and stoneware. Jamison, who was born in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1973, studied Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin. He is a second-career artist, having initially left his art career early-on for a position selling automobiles for 17 years. His longing desire and passion for creating art continued to build and intensify until April of 2017, when he felt called back to live his dream of being a full-time artist. Jamison's work in mixed-media sculpture, acrylic painting and other mediums are inspired by and unmask the clandestine beauty of human figures and nature itself.
Fine Arts Courses University of WI-Fox Valley 1991
University of WI-Oshkosh 1996
Green Bay Art Colony Guest Speaker 2017
Glazing & Kiln Firing
Glazing & Kiln Firing
Northeast Wisconsin Art Association 2017
Sturgeon Bay Benches by the Bay Sturgeon Bay, WI 2018
Alexander House Art Exhibition Port Edwards, WI 2018
The Hang Up Art Gallery Neenah, WI 2017
Avenue Art Gallery Appleton, WI 2017
Turnbull Fine Art Wailuku, Maui, HI 2018
Foxley's Gallery Appleton, WI 2018
Juried Art Exhibitions/Shows:
19th Fine Arts Fair Sturgeon Bay, WI 2017
Lake Country Art Festival Delafield, WI 2017
43rd BMMG Arts Festival Neenah, WI 2017
57th Art in the Park Appleton, WI 2017
Fine Art Show Green Lake, WI 2017
Arts on the Square Waupaca, WI 2017
Festival of Arts Wausau, WI 2017
Mid-Winter Art Show New London, WI 2018
ArtiGras Green Bay, WI 2018
Festival of Arts West Bend, WI 2018
Art on the Avenue Marshfield, WI 2018
20th Fine Arts Fair Sturgeon Bay, WI 2018
Monument Square Art Festival Racine, WI 2018
Art in the Park Festival Lanesboro, MN 2018
Naperville Woman's Club Fine Art Fair Naperville, IL 2018
Best in Showat Art in the Park Oshkosh, WI 1996
Third Place at Wolf River Art League New London, WI 2018