Art Cislo Resume

Current Employment

Adjunct Professor of Art, University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN; 2002 – present


Two-week travel course to Rome and Florence, Italy, 1999, via Purdue University

University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, Master of Science Business Administration Degree, 1976

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Drawing and Sculpture, 1967

University of Detroit High School Jesuit Academy, Detroit, MI, Latin/Scientific diploma 1963

Artistic Accomplishments, Exhibits and Awards

2009: Motor City Review at the Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI – group show, with 38 artists who had previously exhibited at the Michigan Gallery.

2009: Potterswife Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN – Opening show

2008: Lot of Little Art, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2007-2008: Commissioned by Temple Achduth Vesholom Congregation, Ft. Wayne, IN, to depict the biblical story of Joseph and His Brothers in four bas-relief panels. Installed July, 2008; unveiled, November, 2008.

2007: Artlink Members’ Show and the Three Rivers Invitational Show – True Happiness, woodcut w/monotype; He Comes to His Senses, wash drawing.

2007: Allen County Public Library Opening show – A Double Mask, woodcut w/monotype

2006: Commissioned Installation- Sep/Oct of Stations of the Cross on the exterior west wall of the Pope John Paul II Center on the University of St. Francis campus. Sixteen 16×20 inch stoneware panels, commissioned by University of St. Francis

2006: National Print Show at Artlink, Animal Images at Artlink; faculty shows – also began work in brush and wash drawings; began cutting cherry wood blocks for Heart of Man series (a projected series of 150 woodcuts and mixed media based on the Book of Psalms).

2005: Three Rivers Invitational – Weatherhead Gallery at University of St. Francis – Icon, wood and clay.

2005: Origins to Destination: Artlink Gallery Invitational show – exhibited five prints and drawings

2005: 25th National Print Competition, Artlink Gallery – Memories From Childhood – A Landscape, woodcut and monotype; award winner

2004: Spring Show – Artisan Gallery, Ft. Wayne: Three-person show – featured monotypes and woodcuts.

2004: Viewed Rembrandt Exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute – saw for the first time Rembrandt’s drawings (approximately two dozen); immensely impressed and moved by them.

2004 & 2005: University of St. Francis and IPFW Faculty Show – Artlink – The Head and the Heart, woodcut with monotype; Landscape drawing in conte

2003: Regional Winners Exhibition – Artlink – Exhibited over twenty monotypes, woodcuts and drawings

2003: Developed series of woodcuts based on the life of St. John the Baptist; and two terra cotta roundels – reliefs for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

2003: 23rd National Print Competition, Artlink – Keeping Our Heads Above Water – woodcut with monotype, award winner

2002: St. Francis Weatherhead Gallery, Faculty and Alumni show – A Clean Heart Create for Me, O God, woodcut; Indeed I Was Born Guilty, woodcut.

2002: Winner of Artlink Regional Artist’s Show – In the Midst of the Assembly, woodcut and monotype; and Inmost Being, woodcut.

2002: 22nd National Print Competition, Artlink – Crime and Punishment, woodcut w/monotype

2002: January: began teaching Basic and Advanced Drawing studio courses at University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN

2002: Night Life, Artlink – Thelonius Monk, monotype; five other monotypes also exhibited

2002: Member of the Ft. Wayne Art Museum Acquisitions Panel – one yr. Term

2001: Elkhart Regional Artists Exhibition, winner of first prize drawing award: In the Midst of the Assembly, woodcut and monotype

2001: Purdue University Sixty Square Inches National Print Show, Purdue University Gallery, Lafayette, IN – A Winter Yardscape, woodcut

2001: 21st National Print Competition, Artlink – Icon for a New Age, woodcut w/monotype, first prize winner.

2000: Lecture – Delivered lecture on Art and Religion at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church adult symposium, Spirit Fest – November 4th, 2000.

2000: Artlink Regional Artist’s Show – The Miraculous Catch of Fishes, woodcut w/monotype; It Is No Longer I, But Christ Living In Me – St. Paul, woodcut and monotype

2000: Artlink Member’s Show – A Flaw in the Heart of Man, woodcut w/monotype

1999: Artlink Member’s Show – Self-Portrait in Yellow, woodcut w/monotype

1999: Artlink National Print Show – The Miraculous Catch of Fishes – monotype

1999: Kelly Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN – She Longs For Her Lover Lost at Sea, woodcut w/Monotype; Head of a Man, Monotype.

1998: Regional Artist’s Show, Artlink: – Amen, woodcut; Pilate – monotype

1998: Artlink Member’s Show: Agnus Dei – woodcut/monotype

1998: Artlink National Print Show – A Life of Debauchery – monotype

1997: Created series of 6 Color woodcuts illustrating the Pater Noster.

1997: Artlink Regional Artist’s Show: Ivan Karamazov – woodcut

1997: Artlink National Print Show – Father James Flynn – woodcut/monotype

1996: Created series of 10 color woodcuts illustrating James Joyce’s TheDubliners, submission for Illustration competition – Royal College of Art, London

1996: Three Rivers Regional – St. Francis College – The Master and Distant Voices, monotype/woodcuts

1996: Puzzle Exhibit at St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne – Did Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us? woodcut/monotype

1996: Arts Indiana Series XVI winner, and second prize winner – The Dilemma, monotype/woodcut; also merit award for As One, monotype/woodcut

1996: Published R/EVOLUTION OF NUDES, 40 Post Cards with monotype images (reproduced) and accompanied by poetry of Gloria Still

1996: Small Print National – 60 Square Inches at Purdue University Galleries – Angelic Head, Monotype

1995: Music and Musical Instruments, Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN, Mozart, Composing

1995: Second Annual Three Rivers Exhibit at St. Francis College, The Interviewer, Monotype

1995: First Presbyterian Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN, 33 monotypes and woodcuts

1995: Literary Images, Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN, The Wedding At Cana, four monotype images

1995: Indiana Arts Postcard Series Fifteeen: Monotype, Worries Abound, award winner

1995: Winterface a collaboration with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 12 monotypes projected as stage setting for dance, recitation and music

1994: StayOpen, a collaboration with Gloria Still, poet, first of a four part series (12 monotypes and accompanying poetry) of projected 40 monotypes and poetry – exhibited at IPFW, Ft. Wayne.

1994: Sublime and Subliminal, a two man show at IPFW School of Fine Arts; 21 woodcuts and monotypes

1994: Ft. Wayne Bicentennial Exhibit, St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne, IN, Romantics, Heal Me My Bones Are In Torment, In The Night (Award Winner), all monotype/woodcut

1994: The American States Arts Competition, Indianapolis, IN Contemplative, monotype/woodcut

1994: Allen County Public Library Self-Portrait Show, , Dreamer and Brooder, monotype/woodcut

1994: National Small Print Exhibition, Purdue University, Energy Within, monotype

1993: 66 Artists of Greater Ft. Wayne, Artlink Artspace, Romantics, Monotype/Woodcut

1993: South Bend Regional Biennial Artists Exhibition, South Bend, IN, Celestials, woodcut/monotype

1992: Elkhart Regional Artists Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN: Dialogue, (Best Drawing Award), and The Mask Maker, monotypes

1992: Regional Biennial Artists Exhibition, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, 5 monotypes: Dialogue, Listening is Primary, Mask, The Listener, (Purchase Award), and Dealing with Anxiety

1992: The Nude 92, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, One Day in the Garden of Eden, monotype, honorable mention

1991: Clay and Ink, Artlink Gallery, group show, ceramics and printmaking; displayed 26 recent monotypes

1991: Ft. Wayne Collects, Fort Wayne Art Museum, Ft. Wayne, IN, And Where Would We Be Without Masks? monotype

1991: Regional 91, Indianapolis Art League, Indianapolis IN, A Sensitive Nature, monotype- cash award

1991: Indiana Printmaker’s Invitational DePauw University, Greencastle IN Forebodings, The Fall of Man, Taking Off the Mask

1991: International Mask Exhibition Ann Arbor Mi, Masks , a monotype

1991: Conducted monotype workshop at the Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, Indiana

1991: Indiana Postcard Series XI Winner, sponsored by Arts Indiana Magazine, Masks for Night and Day, monotype.

1991: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Exhibition of a series of monotypes directly related to the Shakespeare Play during its run at the Civic Theater, Ft. Wayne, IN

1990: Arts Indiana November issue features 5 monotypes in Portfolio section, plus article

1990: Sixty Square Inches, National Small Print Exhibition, Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University Galleries, Head of a Boy and The Poet, Third Prize Cash Award (monotypes); 1992, Mask, monotype; 1994, Energy Within, monotype

1990: Printmaking & Sculpture Invitational ’90, Krannert Gallery, University of Evansville, Mask for the Self and Nude (monotypes)

1989: First View – a showing of 26 monotypes at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, commemorating the 1989 Arts United Fellowship Grant.

1989: Indiana Works on Paper, and invitational exhibit at St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, The Road to Emmaus (woodcut) and Do you know why books are so important? (monotype)

1989: Received Master Fellowship Grant from Arts United of Northeast Indiana

1988 to 2000: Member of the Artists Panel of Artlink, Fort Wayne; also, Curator of the annual National Print Exhibition

1988: Developed limited edition poster image for World Premier of Fahrenheit 451 a new musical based on Ray Bradbury’s novel. Also developed a series of woodcuts and monotypes for exhibit in conjunction with the World Premier at Fort Wayne’s Civic Theater. Showpiece (and poster image) titled Montag (woodcut).

1988: 8th Annual Artlink National Print Competition, Fort Wayne, Magdalene, monotype

1988: Ventures in Creativity, Performing Arts Center, Fort Wayne, Men of the Middle Ages (woodcut) & Portrait of Rembrandt’s Wife, H, (monotype) honorable mention

1987: 40th Mid States Exhibition, Evansville, In, Museum of Arts and Science, Museum purchase award for Study in Movement and Color (monotype)

1987: Lincoln National Life Corp. purchases Eve (monotype), and The Actor (woodcut) for permanent collection

1987: Panelist for Leadership Ft. Wayne Conference on Culture & the Arts – sponsored by IPFW he Actor (woodcut) in 1988

1987: Panelist for Leadership Ft. Wayne Conference on Culture & the Arts – sponsored by IPFW

1987: Clay & Ink Show, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, In, The Examination, Young Daumier Runs Away, Nocturne, The Window I (monotypes) and Disaster at Chernobyl (woodcut)

1987: 7th Annual Artlink National Print Show, Artlink, Beethoven, monotype

1987: Midwest Drawing Show, Artlink Gallery, Ft. Wayne, In, The King and the Queen, monotype

Art Directors Calendar Competition: Fort Wayne Creates, 1987 A Box Full of Masks woodcut; for 1988, While the City Sleeps (woodcut); 1988: for 1989, The Flute Player monotype, 1990: By the Pool; 1991: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Primary Heads

1986: 6th Annual Artlink National Print Competition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, In, Cut Off and Fish Today, a cash prize award winner, monotypes

1986: Published by Paulist Press of New Jersey, Seven woodcut illustrations to Once Upon a Christmas Time, short stories by John Aurelio

1986: Thomas Smith Fine Arts Gallery, Ft. Wayne, In, Works on Paper, a one man show

Artlink Gallery, Ft. Wayne, In, 1983: Night and Day, Artlink members’ group show, Dawn and Night Dance (woodcuts); 1986: Conversation and The Crowd in the Archway (monotypes); 1986: The Window and The Old Artist (monotypes); 1987: Romanticism in the 80’s, Artlink Gallery, Spirits (monotype), Die Brucke Society (woodcut), Stormy Weather and Femme Fatale (monotypes); 1987: As You Are – Self Portraits, Men of the Middle Ages (woodcut) and Self Portrait (monotype).

1983: 27th Annual June Art Exhibit, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Oh, 1984, woodcut

Religious Arts Festival, First Wayne Street Methodist Church, Ft. Wayne, In 1983: Third Prize (cash award), The Entombment (woodcut); 1984: a one man show, also First Prize (purchase award), The Parable of the Good Samaritan (monotype); 1987: Third prize, cash award, So you could not stay awake with me one hour? (monotype); 1988: First and purchase award, The Mocking of Christ (monotype)

1982: Red Cedar Review publishes two woodcuts, Bathers and By the Stream, Michigan State University Press Prize

Ann Arbor Art Fair Ann Arbor, MI – 1981 & 1982

1981: Detroit Scarab Club Print Show, Detroit, Mi, Family Group (linocut)

Ft. Wayne Public Library 1981: Literary Images, one man show; 1983 Monotypes & Woodcuts, a one man show; 1987: woodcut illustrations to to the book Once Upon a Christmas Time are exhibited.

Michigan Gallery Detroit, Mi, 1980: opening group show, The Idiot and Wild Horses of Fire (woodcuts); 1982: Old Friends, a two man show.

Tri Kappa Regional Artists Exhibit, Ft. Wayne Art Museum 1973:Bronze Head (sculpture); 1982: The Actor (woodcut); 1983: The Wasteland (monotype); 1984: C’est Moi (monotype); 1985: Run, Run, Run and Unfamiliar Faces (monotypes); 1987: Study in Movement and Color (monotype) and Descent of the Holy Spirit (woodcut); 1988: A Dialogue with Rembrandt and Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels’ hierarchies? (monotypes); 1989: Magdalene (monotype); 1990: Prisoner of Time (monotype).