GEORGE MAUERSBERGER

 

EDUCATION

 

1983     OHIO UNIVERSITY, ATHENS, OH. Master of Fine Arts - Painting.
1978     CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURGH, PA. Bachelor of Fine Arts - Drawing.
1974     PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NY.
            Completed Foundations Program.

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

2008-    CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, CLEVELAND, OH.  Professor of Art.
1992-07 - Associate Professor of Art.
1989-92 - Assistant Professor of Art.
1987-89 - Visiting Assistant Professor of Art.

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2014     78th ANNUAL MIDYEAR EXHIBITION, BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH.
             Dianne P. Bernhard Award For Drawing.
             OHIO STATE FAIR EXHIBITION, COX FINE ART CENTER, COLUMBUS, OH.
             Professional Division, Award of Merit.
             8TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, MAJESTIC GALLERIES, NELSONVILLE, OH. Award of Merit.
2013     ZANESVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, ZANESVILLE, OH. 69TH ANNUAL OHIO EXHIBITION. Best Drawing.
             77th ANNUAL MIDYEAR EXHIBITION, BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH.
             Dianne P. Bernhard Award For Drawing.

             7TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, MAJESTIC GALLERIES, NELSONVILLE, OH. Best In Show.
2012     6TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. MAJESTIC GALLERIES, NELSONVILLE, OH. Honorable Mention.
             ART AT THE X EXHIBITION. XAVIER UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CINCINNATI, OH. Award Of Merit.
2011     CUYAHOGA COUNTY ARTS AND CULTURE, CLEVELAND, OH. $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship.
             75th ANNUAL MID-YEAR EXHIBITION, BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH.
             Curators Award.
2006     CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION, CAMBRIDGE, MA. NATIONAL PRIZE EXHIBITION. Best Drawing.
             ROCKFORD MIDWESTERN, ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, ROCKFORD, IL. Best In Show.
2004     ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION, COOPERSTOWN, NY.
             Award of Merit.
2003     67th MIDYEAR EXHIBITION, BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH.
             Dianne P. Bernhard Award For Drawing.
1999     OHIO ARTS COUNCIL, COLUMBUS, OH. Individual Artist Fellowship, $5000.
             COLLEGE OF ART AND SCIENCES, Chair Development Award.

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017     BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, Youngstown, OH. “Pastel Drawings – 1991-2017”
             BONFOEY GALLERY, Cleveland, OH. “Modern Botanicals.” New watercolor paintings.
2016     HILLSDALE COLLEGE, SAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, HILLSDALE, MI. “Works On Paper.”
2012     BONFOEY GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH. “USA Leather and Other Drawings.”
2007     ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY, ST. BONAVENTURE, NY. Regina Quick Center for the Arts.
2005     THE BONFOEY GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH. “Drawings and Watercolors.”
2003     CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, CLEVELAND, OH. “Odd Series.”
2002     CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH.  George Mauersberger,
            “Recent Work.”
2000     THE BONFOEY COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OH.  “XL Series.” Curated by Marsha Hall,
             Director, the Bonfoey Company.
1999     McDONOUGH MUSEUM OF ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. “Recent Works on Paper”.
1996     ILLINI UNION GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO, "Recent Works on Paper."
             PORTER BUTTS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, "Object/Presence."

INVITATIONAL AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS                                                        

2016     ART AT THE NINE, Three person exhibition, curated by Christy Gray, Art Consultant, GrayHaus Studios.
2015     STOCKER ART GALLERY, LORAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, “Juntos,” curated by Dante Rodriguez.
             TRANSFORMER STATION, CLEVELAND, OH. Northeastern Ohio Art Dealers Association Expo. Work
             selected by Marsha Hall, Director, The Bonfoey Gallery.
2014     BONFOEY GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH. “120th Anniversary Exhibition.”
             BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. 78th Annual Mid-Year Exhibition.”
             Juror: painter Ben Schonzeit.
             COX FINE ART CENTER, COLUMBUS, OH. Ohio State Fair Exhibition Professional Division,
             Award of Merit. Jurors: Dennis Harrington, Director, Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH,
             and Deborah Maris Leader, artist.
             MAJESTIC GALLERIES, NELSONVILLE, OH. 8th National Juried Exhibition, Award of Merit.
             Juror: Louis Zona, Director, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
2013     STROHL ART CENTER, CHAUTAUQUA, NY. “56th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art.”
             Juror: Janne Siren, Director, Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY.
             MAJESTIC GALLERIES, Nelsonville, OH. “7TH National Juried Competition.” Juror: John Kortlander,
             Professor, Columbus College of Art and Design.
             BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER, BLOOMFIELD, MI. “Michigan Fine Arts Competition,”
             Juror: Brad Durham, artist.
             BENNINGTON CENTER for the ARTS, BENNINGTON, VT. “Laumeister Fine Art Competition.”
             Juror, Peter Trippi, Editor, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.
             BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. “75thAnnual Mid-Year Exhibition.”
             Juried by Jerald Melberg, gallery owner, and Thomas McNickle, painter.
             ZANESVILLE ART MUSEUM, ZANESVILLE, OH. “Ohio Annual Exhibition.” Juror; Michael McEwan, artist.
             ZYGOTE PRESS, CLEVELAND, OH. “4U: Printmaking Students and Faculty Work,” featuring faculty
             and students from CSU, CIA, Kent State, and Akron.
             TRANSFORMER STATION, CLEVELAND, OH. Northeastern Ohio Art Dealers Association Expo.
             Work selected by Marsha Hall, Director, The Bonfoey Gallery.
2012     BUCHANAN CENTER for the ARTS, MONMOUTH, IL. “64 Arts National Juried Exhibition.”
             Juror: NY painter, Eric Fischl.
             GALLERIES at CSU, CLEVELAND, OH, “Faculty Exhibition.”
             MAJESTIC GALLERIES, NELSONVILLE, OH. “6TH National Juried Competition.”
             Juror: Ken Emerick, Ohio Arts Council.
             XAVIER UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CINCINNATI, OH. “Art at the X.” Juror: Bill Seitz, Gallery
             Director of the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky.
2011     BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. “75th Annual Mid-Year Exhibition.”
             Juried by Charles Erbe. 
             WALLEYE GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH. “Renaissance Remix.”
             CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION, CAMBRIDGE, MA., “National Prize Exhibition,” Juror: Clara Kim,  
             Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
2008     BONFOEY COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OH.  “Delineate.” Curated by Marsha Hall, 
             Director, the Bonfoey Gallery.
2007     SANDUSKY CULTURAL CENTER, SANDUSKY, OH.  “Drawn to Conclusion.” Curated by Charles Mayer.
             SOUTHERN OHIO MUSEUM, PORTSMOUTH, OH. “Drawn to Drawing.” Curator by Southern Ohio
             Museum Director, Sara Johnson.
2006     CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OH. “On the Wall.”
             CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION, Cambridge, MA., “Annual Prize Exhibition,” Juror: Cheryl Brutvan,
             Robert L., Enid L. and Bruce A. Beal Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
             EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. YPSILANTI, Mi. “Great Lakes Drawing Biennial.”  
             Juror: Don Bacigalupi, Director, Toledo Museum of Art, TOLEDO, OH.
             ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, ROCKFORD, IL. “2006 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition.”
             Juror: Gregory Knight, Deputy Commissioner of Visual Arts – Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
2005     BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. “Butler Mid-Year Painting Exhibition.”
             Juror: Joseph S. Czestochowski, American Art Historian.
2004     COOPERSTOWN MUSEUM, COOPERSTOWN, NY. 69th Annual National Juried Exhibition.
             Jurors: Henry Drexler and Henry Tennnant.
             ALLEGHENY COLLEGE, MEADVILLE. PA. Eight Hour Drawings. Curator: Robert Raczka, Gallery Director.
             THE DAIRY BARN ART CENTER, ATHENS, OH. “ Ohio University School of Art Alumni Exhibition.”
             Curated by Ron Kroutel, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University Art Department.
             PEARL CONARD GALLERY, Ohio State University, MANSFIELD, OH.  “All-Ohio Show.”
             Juror: Jeffrey Jones, Asst. Professor of Painting, University of Dayton.
             CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, CLEVELAND, OH.
             Curated by Teresa Dechant, Art Consultant.
2003     CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, CLEVELAND, OH.
             Curated by Teresa Dechant, Art Consultant.
             FIRELANDS ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, OBERLIN, OH.  “Face to Face”, Curated by Reid
             Wood, and Mary Owen Rosenthal.
             ERIE ART MUSEUM, ERIE, PA.  “80TH Annual Spring Show, Curated by James Yood.,
             Art Critic, Artforum Magazine.
             Butler Institute of American Art, YOUNGSTOWN, OH. “Butler Mid-Year Exhibition.”
             Juror: John Alexander.
2002     COLUMBIA COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, MO. “Paper in Particular National.”
             WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERIES, DAYTON, OH. ”Drawing from Perception Biennial.”

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

2018     METRO HEALTH HOSPITALS, Cleveland, OH.
2017     UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS, Cleveland, OH.
2013     CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION, Chautauqua, NY
2010     DELOITTE CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH.
2009     CLEVELAND MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, Cleveland, OH.
2006     ULMER & BERNE LLP, Cleveland, OH.
             WALTER GREENE AND CO., Cleveland, OH.
2005     DELOITTE CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH.
             AVERY CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH.
2004     ROSS ENVIRONMENTAL, Elyria, OH.
             THE DAIRY BARN ART CENTER, Athens, OH.
2003     BEHNKE ASSOCIATES, Cleveland, OH.
2001     ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, Cleveland, OH. 
2000     UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS, Cleveland, OH.
             MACDONALD and CO.  Cleveland, OH.
1996     TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, Cleveland, OH.      
             CLEVELAND ART ASSOCIATION, Cleveland, OH. 
1995     CALFEE, HALTER, AND GRISWOLD, Cleveland, OH.
1994     THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BASEBALL CLUB, Cleveland, OH.
1993     SOCIETY CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH.
             KAISER PERMANENTE, Parma, OH.
             MEDIMETRIX, NORTH POINT TOWER,  Cleveland, OH.
1991     BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO., Evansville, IN.
1989     PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH.                                                                                                                                                

REVIEWS / CATALOGS

Douglas Max Utter, CAN Journal, “George Mauerserger: Transforming Line,” Spring 2017.

Josh Usmani, The Cleveland Scene,  “Northeast Ohio gets up close with still life mastery of George Mauerserger.” March 1, 2017.

Steven Litt, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “NE Ohio Artists Shine in Midyear Exhibition at the Butler.” July 23, 2013.

Steven Litt, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “New CSU Gallery Kicks Off Season with Faculty Exhibition.” Sept. 19, 2012.

Julie Washington, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “20 Local Artists Awarded $20,000 Fellowships.” Dec. 10, 2010.

Steven Litt, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Fine Lines,” Sunday, January 20, 2008. p. J-1, J-4.

Douglas Max Utter, Angle - A Journal of Arts and Culture. “On the Wall.” p. 10-11. Spring 2006.

Steven Litt, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, "See this temporal mural show before it’s off the wall", Feb. 12, 2006, p. J6.

Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Simple Title doesn’t diminish Mauersberger’s complex work”, Mar. 11, 2005, p. 51.

Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Large as Life”, Sept. 30, 2002, p. C-1, p. C-4.

Jacqueline Hall, Columbus Dispatch, "'Paper Offers Broad Variety", Aug. 26, 2001, p.F8.

Kay Koeninger, Paper Routes - 2000, exhibition catalog, published by The Southern Ohio Museum and The Ohio Arts Council.

Dan Tranberg, "Food for Thought - George Mauersberger's Portraiture of Edibles Open to Interpretation", The Cleveland Free Times, September 20-26, 2000, p. 54.

Cate O'Hara, "Paper Routes 2000 - Southern Ohio Museum", Dialogue, May-June, 2000, pp. 49-50.

A Fine Line, exhibition catalog, published by the Cleveland Artists Foundation, 1998.

Pam Tsuhlares, The Figure, exhibition catalog, published by The Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV., 1997.

Maida Barron, "Professorial Artistry on Display CSU Faculty's Works Vary Widely in Scope", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 5, 1995, p. 9.E.

 Steven Litt,  "A Study in Realism - 3 Local Artists Show How Different Styles Affect Artistic Impact", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov 3, 1995, p. 1.E.

Steven Litt, "Art Review - Cleveland State University Art Gallery", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov 17, 1994, p. 7.E.