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Mark WiesnerSculptor Wiesner SculptureWiesner Sculpture
Cincinnati OH 45243 United Stateshome Home Phone: 5132385110home Website: http://www.wiesnersculpture.com
Mark Wiesner, a sculptor, is a native Cincinnatian. He is a graduate of Edgecliff College in Cincinnati where he received his BA with a concentration in Art and he went on to receive a Masters from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Religious Studies. He was a teacher at The Summit Country Day School for 39 years having taught within the Middle School and the Upper School and also served as the Department Chair. In 2005 he received the State Middle School Art Teacher of the Year Award from the Ohio Art Education Association and in 2015 he received the State High School Art Teacher of the Year Award.
Mark shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with his wife Jan, who is also a sculptor. He is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati and by Singulart, an international online gallery based in Paris, France.
At retirement from teaching he and Jan walked the Camino de Santiago, an incredible 500 mile journey across Northern Spain. They have five children and seventeen grandchildren.
My artistic medium is universal . . .
it’s the stuff that we all have touched.
When young, this material eclipsed all of my toys.
Taped together and colored upon,
it was used to build the fortresses that concealed me,
sustaining a world where the seeds of my imagination could only grow.
Within boxes made of this material
I store stuff, mail stuff, hide stuff.
Flimsy perhaps, yet this material can stand the test of time.
My work is rooted in being true to this material and to the others
that I work to reclaim from the waste stream of life.
To these rather mundane yet delicate materials I bring a meticulous, technical rigor.
It’s intended to be transformative, magical.