Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA 52142
of the Artist
John Siblik has taught Studio Art and Art History at Upper Iowa since 2002. He earned his Bachelor's of Fine Art and Bachelor's of Science in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and his Master's of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Siblik enjoys collaborating with students on and off campus, working with local artists, and getting involved with community projects. This includes helping students build and run their own ceramic kiln, collaborating with students on sculptural installations and performance pieces, advising the university art club, team teaching with area artists, creating community based art projects as well as providing art programs for area youth.
He has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad in cities such as: Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Bristol England. Recent exhibits include: The Dubuque Museum of Art Biennial Juried Exhibit, Day Into Night at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the 19th Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College in Rhinelander Wisconsin, and Wind and Water, Iowa's Evolving Landscape at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. Siblik also just recently had the opportunity to present his environmental sculpture "RIVER WEAVING" at the College Art Association Conference in New York.
Siblik's work has been collected by a small number of private and public collections including: Somerset Paper Company in Somerset England, Northeast Normal University in Changchun China, The Lillie M. Kleven Print Collection at Bemidji State University in Minnesota, the Permanent Collect at Indiana State University, the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon Illinois, and the Morris Library at Sothern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Siblik lives in Fayette with his family. He likes to get out for canoeing, hiking and gardening. Late summer is reserved for canning pickles and tomatoes.