Jamison Glisczinski, owner of Jamison Studios in Neenah, is relatively new to the art scene after
becoming a full-time artist in April 2017. However, Glisczinski stands to show it is never too late to follow your dreams.
As a child, Glisczinski was always drawing or creating something, especially with Legos. He studied fine arts at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. After college he began his art career, but eventually he decided to step away from this career path and took a temporary non-art job – one that lasted for
Throughout this period, Glisczinski felt a void in his life. However, pursuing art as a career was more difficult than a typical nine to five job. “It would make a lot more sense and be a lot safer to not be an artist; I know because I did it for 17 years,” Glisczinski says.
For Glisczinski, art was not just a hobby, and there was no such thing as being a part-time artist. With encouragement from his wife, he decided to pursue his lifelong passion as a full-time career.
Glisczinski works with all different types of mediums, including steel, ceramic, paint, ink, charcoal, wood and mixed media. Most of his pieces are derived from figurative forms or inspired by nature. He creates both indoor and outdoor sculpture as well as custom wood, glass and steel furniture. He also makes 2D works in oil paint, acrylic paint, ink and charcoal.
“My goal is to create something that catches your eye,” Glisczinski says. “I want the materials to show through. If something is made of steel, I want you to know it’s steel.”
Mainly working in the Midwest, Glisczinski has pieces featured at Foxley’s Gallery in Appleton and the Abler Art Glass Gallery in Kiel. He also showcases his work at many different art festivals. Beyond the Midwest region, he has work represented at Turnbull Fine Art in Wailuku, Hawaii.
While some artists use their work as activism, Gliszinski creates art because of his love for the craft.
“I am not trying to make a big social change; I just want to make cool stuff,” he says. “I would much rather have somebody say that’s cool than say that’s super meaningful.”
To see more of Glisczinski’s pieces, visit JamisonStudio.com or Facebook @jamisonstudiosllc. –AM