Joyce Schleiniger is a classically trained artist and sculptor. Schleiniger feels that she “emerged from a century that avoided the realistic depiction of the human form,” and “discovered her own insight which incorporates modernist principles and the human desire to understand ourselves.” She believes that “our reality has many dimensions; and those spiritual realities and emotional truths can best be expressed through the human form.”
For more than 50 years, Schleiniger has created work in both the classical style and her own contemporary style of sculpting. She is best known for figurative sculptures in ceramic and bronze. She is also well-recognized in California for custom tile designs in glass and ceramic, and for creating molds for tile manufacturers.
Prominent works include:
“Ethnicities,” her 30 x 13 foot mural, which stands in front of the Naval Hospital in Oceanside, California.
“The Woman in the Lake,” a 10 x 4 x 3 foot sculpture installed at the city’s largest park in the Japan Plaza in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
From 1965 to 1992, Schleiniger has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil and Russia. A selection of notable locations include:
* Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
* Art Museum of the State of Rio grande do Sul, Brazil
* Pinacoteca of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Porto Alegre City Hall, (Prefeitura Municipal), Porto Alegre, Brazil
* Museum Rayo in Roldanuillo, Valle, Colombia
Schleiniger has completed numerous works in the following forms:
* Figurative Sculpture, Murals, Fountains, Custom Tiles and Pottery in various mediums: ceramic, terra cotta, bronze, and wood
* Sculptures in Bronze and Platinum: including a series in Ballet / Dancers and a series of Royal Ballet Dancers, Cirque, Female Studies, Male Studies, Heroics, Joie de Vivre and Mythology
* Sculptures in Polychromate Wood
* Sculptures, Monuments and Bas-Reliefs: in Bisque or Ceramic
* Tapestries: hand looms with natural fiber threads and wools
* Paintings: oil and acrylic
* Graphics: serigraphs and lithographs
* Drawings: charcoal, crayons, pen and ink, and air brushing