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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Jan Wiesner

Sculptor Wiesner SculptureWiesner Sculpture
Home 6234 Coachlite Way 6234 Coachlite Way County: OH
Cincinnati OH 45243 United States
Home Phone: 5133488052 Website: Wiesner Sculpture


Jan Wiesner, a sculptor, grew up in Paradise, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, DAAP where she received her BFA. She served as an Art Teacher for the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stanford, Connecticut as well as teaching at the Seven Hills School here in Cincinnati. She completed her teaching career at The Summit Country Day School where she was the recipient of the school’s Schilderink Family Chair Award for Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 and in 2015 she received the State Elementary School Art Teacher of the Year Award from the Ohio Art Education Association. She was also an adjunct professor of Art Education at Xavier University.

Jan shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with her husband Mark, who is also a sculptor. She is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati.
At retirement from teaching she and Mark walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile journey across Northern Spain. They have five children and seventeen grandchildren.

Artist Statement

That incidental catch of a phrase,

The overheard remark,

The catty comeback,

. . .  these are the words that serve as seeds,

The places of inception for my sculptrural storytelling.

I catch them, I write them down, I horde them and create from them.


They become the words mined for emotion.

As a storyteller my works become linked.  A series is formed.

Infused with humor.

They can speak of thoughts and actions sometimes hidden.

I believe in the power of the story.


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