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Jamison Glisczinski, Artist and Sculptor at Jamison Studios

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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’s art speaks to the honesty of the raw materials of clay and metal, allowing them to show through in the work. The materials are the scaffold for his imagination, which becomes reality with earth and metal. Jamison’s sculptures are interpretations of the human figure and nature, inspired by mythology, legends and stories. His vision is to take my subject, reduce it to its essence, then rebuild in different materials so its essence is not lost, but intensified.

Contact Jamison for a consultation or to start your new custom art piece. 


CV

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. 

 

Education:

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 1996

Fine Arts - University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley 1991

 

Awards

1st Place (Sculpture) - Art on the Rocks, Marquette, MI 2018

3rd Place - Wolf River Art League, New London, WI 2018

Presentations and Publications:

Artist Spotlight - Fox Cities Magazine 2019

Featured Artist - Appleton Monthly 2019

Guest Speaker - Green Bay Art Colony 2017

Memberships:

Northeast Wisconsin Art Association

Wisconsin Visual Artists Association - NE Wisconsin Chapter

Skills:

  • Sculpture

  • Welding

  • Glazing & Kiln Firing

  • Pottery

  • Painting

  • Drawing

Art Exhibitions:

Artless Bastard - Green Bay, WI 2019

Benches by the Bay - Sturgeon Bay, WI 2018 / 2019

Alexander House Art Exhibition - Port Edwards, WI 2018

 

Galleries:

Cappaert Contemporary Art - Egg Harbor, WI 2019 to Present

Turnbull Fine Art - Wailuku, Maui, HI 2018 to Present

Abler Art & Glass - Kiel, WI 2018 to Present

Foxley's Gallery - Appleton, WI 2018

The Hang Up Art Gallery - Neenah, WI 2017

Avenue Art Gallery - Appleton, WI 2017

 

Juried Art Exhibitions/Shows:

ArtiGras - Green Bay, WI 2018

20th Fine Arts Fair - Sturgeon Bay, WI 2018

Art in the Park Festival - Lanesboro, MN 2018

Woman's Club Fine Art Fair - Naperville, IL 2018

Lakefront Country Art Festival - Delafield, WI 2018

Bergstrom Mahler Art in the Park - Neenah, WI 2018

Art Fair - Mount Horeb, WI 2018

Art on the Rocks - Marquette, MI 2018

Green Lake Fine Art Show - Green Lake, WI 2018

Art on the Square - Waupaca, WI 2018

ArtStreet - Green Bay, WI 2018

Wausau Festival of Arts - Wausau, WI 2018

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival - Hudson, WI 2018

Townline Art Fair - Ephraim, WI 2018

Neenah Helping Hands - Neenah, WI 2018

Winter Art Fair Off the Square - Madison, WI 2018

The Artery Holiday Market - Appleton, WI 2018