Jacquelyn Gleisner began studying fine art and art history at Boston University in 2002. At BU, she was classically trained in foundational drawing, painting, and sculpture. As a junior, Jacquelyn studied abroad at the Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice, Italy. The following year, Jacquelyn returned to Boston and graduated with honors in 2006.
Two years later, Jacquelyn continued her investigation of pattern-based abstraction at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She received an MFA from the painting department in 2010. The same year she was awarded a Fulbright Grant and a position as a Visiting Researcher at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
In addition to her studio practice and teaching, Jacquelyn writes about contemporary art. She has been a regular contributor to Art21’s online magazine since 2011, and has launched two new columns for the site, “Praxis Makes Perfect” and “New Kids on the Block.” Jacquelyn was the Guest Editor for the Sincerity Issue, Volume 11, July/August 2015.
Jacquelyn currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Framingham State University.