Artist Jason Leisering

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Jason Leisering was born in 1979 and was raised in Wisconsin.  As a child he spent many hours in his grandmother's studio.  He also spent a significant amount of time outdoors camping, hunting, and fishing. His childhood experiences gave him a great love for art and the outdoors.
Leisering began formal art training at the age of 16. He began attending figure drawing classes at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and he also studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.   After graduating high school, he pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing, concentrating primarily on figurative and abstract based work.  He received his B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2001. 
Shortly after graduating from college he took a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Leisering was overtaken and inspired by the Southwest landscape. It was shortly after this trip that Leisering's focus began to change from figurative work to landscape and landscape inspired work. 
When Leisering returned from his trip to Santa Fe he took an art teaching position while continuing to work on his art.  Leisering's work went through a variety of changes and working methods.  In recent years, his focus has shifted to contemporary abstraction.  He finds much inspiration from nature, and urban industrial environments but believes in making work that has a significant intellectual and emotional impact.  
In 2007, he moved abroad and spent three years teaching and painting in Asia.  It was in Taiwan that he met his wife and was married.  In 2010, he returned to the United States for two years.  He now spends most of his time in Taiwan where he is painting full-time.        
Leisering's work is in collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  He has shown internationally and his work has won numerous awards.  He [...]

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