George Geisler
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  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • United States
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Art Interests
Arts Ministry, Drawing, Liturgical Design, Painting
Artist / Personal Statement
Artist Statement

As a classical realist I present the figure as a metaphor in the exploration of meaning, primarily within the realm of theology, the nature of the person within the being, and the dwelling of the spirit within the individual

I seek to discover what is of true value within the subjects of the art, myself as artist, and the viewer.

I strive to reveal the poetic lyricism of an individual’s world, the passion or myths evoked, to involve the viewer at the crossroads of his or her choices in life.

The art is traditionally created, oil on canvas, pencil on paper. My approach has been to see the gesture of the form, develop composition and mass, and in the case of painting, the use of color.

The underlying themes of my earlier first series of paintings was in the direction was to reveal the poverty that existed and still exists in Appalachia, in Kentucky and West Virginia primarily, through the tough times experienced by an extended family of unemployed coal miners.

Currently a subsequent theme is urban communication. using tagging and graffiti to express what is of utmost importance to my subjects, and their cultural challenges.

Through these two themes, unconnected from each other, I then invest a third social, spiritual or ethical concept.

George Geisler
Accomplishments / CV
George Geisler
Portraiture, Drawing and Painting

Born: Detroit, Michigan

Education: Wayne State University BFA December, 1965
Otis Art Institute September, 1967
Concordia University M.Ed. May, 1992
Laguna College of Art & Design
Portfolio Painting w/ Wade Reynolds Sept.,1997
Poetry Writing Workshop / Santa Rosa June, 2001-02
Drawing / Painting Workshops
with Steve Huston August, 2002-3
Painting Workshop with Steven Assael Oct., 2003
Figure Painting LAAFA Aaron Westerberg Sept.,2008

Professional: Professional in architecture and
Interior design January , 1966 to September, 1980

Teaching in Elementary Education September, 1980
to October, 2003
Orange County Lutheran Schools
Art Exhibition , Chairman May, 2001

Laguna College of Art and Design September, 1997-
Life Drawing in Community Education June, 2000

Mt. San Antonio College September, 1999-
Life Drawing September, 2003
Beginning Drawing
Drawing Fundamentals for Animation

Art Institute of California - Orange County Oct , 2003
Jun, 2006
Art Institute of California --Inland Empire Jan, 2006 - Present
Perspective Drawing
Life Drawing
Observational Drawing
Color Theory
Two Dimensional Design

Organizations Portrait Society of America
Participating Member Since February, 2006

Christians in Visual Arts
Participating Member Since August, 2005
Participating Artist Since August, 2005

Exhibitions and Works in Collections

Exhibits: Laguna College of Art and Design
Student Exhibit June, 1996
Faculty Exhibit September, 1997 + 1999
Mt. San Antonio College
Faculty Exhibit August, 1999
Juried Faculty Exhibit August, 2001
Juried Faculty Exhibit August, 2003
Spring 2002 Orange County Artist
Juried Exhibition March, 2002
Ecstasy: Body, Mind and Spirit
Juried Exhibition July, 2002
Assunta Fox Gallery
Group Show Sept.,2003
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
New Member Exhibit Feburary, 2003
Art Institute of California - Orange County
Faculty Exhibit Oct., 2004
A New Heaven and a New Earth
Juried Exhibition, First prize Mar.,2004
Newport Harbor Lutheran Church
Design Covers for worship folders
Artwork on loan Jan.,2004
SCA at Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University
Member exhibit June,2004
June, 2006
Solo Exhibition Concordia University March, 2008
Seeds Exhibition Crystal Cathedral January, 2009
Solo Exhibition Art Institute of Calif March, 2010
Faculty Exhibition Art Institute of Calif Jan., 2011
The Cross and the World
Juried Exhibition First Prize March, 2011

Collectors Mr. Michael Pargee
Mr. William Kersten
Ms. Loretta Alexander
Rev & Mrs. Lambert Loock
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Narramore
Miss Alexandra Nechita
Mr. Michael Geer
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bein
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Geisler
Mr. Kim Selleck
Mr. & Mrs. James Miller
Mr. Austin Frankel
Concordia University Irvine, California
Mrs. Toni Duncan
Mr. Steven Wiggenhauser
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Terrell
Mr. Sebastian Daniels
Mr. Keith Phillips
St Matthew’s Church Newport Beach, California
Mr. Anthony Rivera
Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Frieder

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