Jan and Mark were Art educators for 39 years.  They currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Mark

As a sculptor of assemblages I bring a meticulous, technical rigor to bear 
on sometimes delicate and mundane materials. 
As an artist I ‘anticipate’ the inexplicable harmony that will be created 
when seemingly incompatible materials are brought together. 
The discarded objects, the found objects,

the remnants or scraps 
are what I work with, 
. . . and the moment these objects 
no longer are seen as discarded,

meaningless fragments, 
I’ve resurrected them.  
They acquire new meaning

within new contexts. 
This process of ‘appropriation’, 
coupled with the tender task of imbuing

the new composition 
with rhythm and beauty is where the passion and the work of my Art resides. 

I create figurative ceramic sculptures that have a story to tell. The stories are explorations of the fairytales that are part of our culture and surround and affect women and their lives. Like all fairytales my pieces deal with the distortions between what is and what society's expectations are. They deal with those emotional responses that are often hidden for fear of condemnation. The sculptures also tend to speak of natural and the unnatural aspects of our lives.  

About Jan

Bio

Mark Wiesner
EDUCATION . . . 
 

1972 - 1976   B.A.

Edgecliff College, Cincinnati

 

1995  M.A.R.

Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati

 

EXHIBITIONS . . . 
 
- 2020 Weston Art Gallery, 'Summerfair Select' Exhibition
- 2020 Stay & Wonder Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2019 Historic Bears' Mill Gallery, Greenville, Ohio
- 2019 'Best of 2019', Ohio Craft Museum & The Springfield Art Museum, Ohio                
- 2019 'A Walk in the Woods' Cincinnati Nature Center
- 2019 - ‘Wonder II’  Christ Cathedral invitational exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio        
- 2019 - ‘The Mind Garden’  Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio                  - 2018 'Constella Festival', group exhibition, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'A Walk in the Woods', group exhibition, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'Riffing Picasso', group exhibition,  Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'Seven Artists - Seven Paths', Joe Stewart Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'The Makers' Marks', four person exhibition, The Barn Woman's Art Gallery, Mariemont, Ohio
 - 2018 'Face the Sun' two person exhibition, Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2017 Kennedy Heights 11th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio 
- 2017 Rosewood  Gallery, Kettering, Ohio two person exhibition
- 2017 Evendale Fine Arts Exhibition, Evendale, Ohio
- 2017 'Reused + Recycled', Brazee       C-Link Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 
- 2017 'Turn & Alter', Xavier University, A.B. Cohen Art Gallery
- 2017 'Alchemize', University of Mount Saint Joseph, Studio San Giuseppe Gallery
- 2016 Golden Ticket Exhibition, Clifton Cultural Arts Center
- 2016 'Black & White', Pop Revolution Exhibition, Mason, Ohio
- 2015 Figurative Folklore Exhibition, Covington Arts Center
- 2013 Golden Ticket Exhibition, Clifton Cultural Arts Center 
- 2011 'Interior Structures', two person exhibition, Awakenings 
- 2010 'Angels & Saints', two person exhibition, Awakenings 
- 2008 'Recent Work', Awakenings 
- 2010, 2012 'Parallel Visions', 
Mount Saint Joseph University 
- 2005 'A Single Guy"s Dating Diary', two person exhibition, 
Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park, Cincinnati 
- 2003 'Sacred Geographies', two person exhibition, Risch Gallery,
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
- 2002 'Threshold', two person exhibition, Classical Music Hall of Fame, Cincinnati 
- 2000 'Working Within the Frame', two person exhibition, 
Mind & Matter Gallery, Covington
EDUCATIONAL RECOGNITIONS . . . 
 
2015 Recipient of the Ohio Art Education Association 'High School Teacher of the Year Award' 
 
2005 Recipient of the Ohio Art Education Association 'Middle School Teacher of the Year Award' 
 
1998 Recipient of the Shilderink Family Chair Award for Distinguished Teaching 
 
2002, 2001,1996 Recipient of Ohio Arts Council Fellowships 
 
2005 Recipient of a National Gallery of Art Fellowship 
 
1985 Achieved the Rank of Master Teacher
Jan Wiesner
EDUCATION . . . 
 

1979   B.F.A.

University of Cincinnati

 

 

EXHIBITIONS . . . 
 
- 2020 'Wild Tales' Exhibition, Caza Sikes Gallery, two person show with Tom Towhey
- 2019 Historic Bears' Mill Gallery, Greenville, Ohio
- 2019 'A Walk in the Woods' Cincinnati Nature Center
- 2019   The Womanist Movement YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio            
- 2019   ‘Wonder II’  Christ Cathedral invitational exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio                
- 2019 - 'The Mind Garden’ Caza Sikes Gallery,  Cincinnati                        
- 2018 'Constella Festival', group exhibition, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'A Walk in the Woods', group exhibition, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'Riffing Picasso', group exhibition,  Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'Seven Artists - Seven Paths', Joe Stewart Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2018 'The Makers' Marks', four person exhibition, The Barn Woman's Art Gallery, Mariemont, Ohio
- 2017 Kennedy Heights 11th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2017 Evendale Fine Arts Exhibition, Evendale, Ohio
- 2017 '124th Annual National Woman's Art Club Juried Exhibition', Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2017 'Turn & Alter', Xavier University, A.B. Cohen Art Gallery
- 2017 'Alchemize', University of Mount Saint Joseph, Studio San Giuseppe Gallery
- 2016 DAAP-Made Exhibition, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati
 2015 Figurative Folklore Exhibition, Covington Arts Center  
- 2011 'Interior Structures', two person exhibition, Awakenings 
- 2010 'Angels & Saints', two person exhibition, Awakenings 
- 2008 'Recent Work', Awakenings 
- 2010, 2012 'Parallel Visions', 
Mount Saint Joseph University 
- 2005 'A Single Guy"s Dating Diary', two person exhibition, 
Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park, Cincinnati 
- 2003 'Sacred Geographies', two person exhibition, Risch Gallery,
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
- 2002 'Threshold', two person exhibition, Classical Music Hall of Fame, Cincinnati 
- 2000 'Working Within the Frame', two person exhibition, 
Mind & Matter Gallery, Covington
EDUCATIONAL RECOGNITIONS . . .
 
2015 Recipient of the Ohio Art Education Association Outstanding Elementary Art Educator award

2013 Recipient of the Schilderink Family Chair Award for Outstanding Teaching
 
2005 Recipient of a National Gallery of Art Fellowship 
 
2003 Recipient of the Southwest Ohio Art Educator of the Year Award                                        
1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 James E. Evans Teacher Institute Grant Recipient                        
      
1981, 1989 Recipient of a Titcomb Grant                        
 
1989 Recipient of the Rose Award for Teaching Excellence                                
1988 King Low-Heywood Thomas School, Master Teacher Designation, Stanford, Connecticut