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John Kissick Featured in Exclusive Interview with Thrive Global

Artist and professor John Kissick, discusses the nature of inspiration, the challenges of teaching at a university level, and how to break artistic barriers.

GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 16, 2020 / -- Ontario-born artist and University of Guelph professor, John Kissick, was interviewed recently by Thrive Global regarding his career path, his unique approach to the artistic process, and his background as a university professor. Kissick’s contemporary work, which has been exhibited internationally, features vibrant and colorful explorations of atmospheric space and expressive gestures.

The interview explores Kissick’s background and processes, delivering valuable information on how he sustainably sources his own inspiration. “Any artist who has spent their career creating will tell you that most work comes from a balanced combination of curiosity and persistence,” says Kissick regarding his methods for manufacturing inspiration.

During the piece, Kissick also provides valuable insights and advice for aspiring artists wishing to excel in the field, including how he manages to consistently create, how he’s structured his own career, and how he breaks through artistic barriers and blocks. Other key topics highlighted include his organizational methods for gallery showings, the challenges and rewards of teaching art at a university level, and updates on upcoming exhibitions and collaborations.

The full interview can be read in the “Community” section of Thrive Global, a well-known online publication started by Huffington Post co-founder Ariana Huffington. The website’s mission is to spotlight passionate, successful companies and individuals in an effort to promote wellness, inspiration, and enlightenment.

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About John Kissick

John Kissick is a renowned contemporary artist, University of Guelph professor, and broadly published author. Born in Ontario, Kissick attended Queen’s University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Later, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

As a contemporary artist, Kissick is well-known for his vibrant, lively abstract works which explore atmospheric space and expressive gesture. His work has appeared internationally in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as Berlin’s Peter Wide Gallery, Ontario’s Michael Gibson Gallery, and Toronto’s Katzman Contemporary and Leo Kamen Gallery. His most recent solo exhibition “Too Near the Bone,” appeared in Toronto’s Gallery House earlier this year.

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