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

    About Mark

    ‘Whenever I draw a circle, I immediately want to step out of it.’

    Making a mark in space - within a restrained format, is where my work begins. It’s intended to reference the synergy between drawing and sculpture, between nature and abstraction.  It is also rooted in being true to the material.  I bring a meticulous, technical rigor to bear on sometimes delicate and mundane materials.  My wall reliefs employ a formal vocabulary. The moving and arching lines, shapes, and textures are embodiments of a rhetoric sometimes held out for the architect.

    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 . . . 
     
    - 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 . . . 
     
    - 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