Marek Jacisin was born and raised in Czechoslovakia where he received a Masters Degree in Economics. After he fled communist Czechoslovakia in 1986, he was granted political asylum in the USA. He settled down in California and later moved to Massachusetts. Always drawn to clay, he took his first ceramics course in 1990 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with Warren Matther.

Since 1991, he has spent most of his time studying, working and teaching at the Harvard University Office for the Arts Ceramics Program, formerly known as Radcliffe Ceramics Studio.

  • Guest Artist for Handbuilding Class Spring '14

  • Teaching assistant for Architectural Ornament Class Summer '13

  • Teaching assistant for Figure Class Fall '14, Spring '15, Fall'15, Spring '16

  • Teaching assistant for Architectural Ceramics Class Fall '16

  • Teaching assistant for Combined Methods Ceramics Class, Fall '19, Spring '20

  • Instructor for Ceramic Tile Class Spring '17, Fall '17

  • Instructor for Ceramic Mural Class Spring '18, Fall '18

  • Instructor for Tile Design Class, Summer ‘20

In 1997, he began to study graphic design, which further deepened his interest in simple, clean forms. Most of his designs are based on patterns of simple geometrical forms. He finds inspiration in everything around him, from elevator buttons and manhole cover to the terra cotta architectural fragments of Boston's Back Bay. Marek's work includes one-of-a-kind slab-built sculptural pieces, mosaics, tiled screens, and a limited series of decorative wall tiles. Clay isn't the only medium Marek is interested in. Digital art and photography are complimenting his ceramic work; all 3 interact and are source for each other.


His past exhibits have included the Annual Show and Sale at Harvard University Ceramics Studio, a solo exhibit at Harvard Holyoke Center in Cambridge, Artist's Open Studios in Arlington, MA., Alumni Show and Sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, "Site Unseen" International Exhibition at Chattanooga, TN., 8th biennial "The State of Clay" at Lexington, MA. and 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Marek focuses on public art and recently finished a Tile Mural projects in Palo Alto, CA., Tiles Commission at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL., Bas-relief Ceramic Mural that is part of the collaborative project for Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge,MA (2013) and Somerville,MA (2016), Transformer Box Mural Project for Arlington Public Art, Arlington, MA (July 2016) and outdoor sculpture for Kennard Park Sculpture Trail (October 2016)

Marek's work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia and Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Brookline, MA. USA​


My 2014-2017 exhibitions list
  1. Gallery 224 Instructor Invitational
    Ceramics Program at OFA at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. USA

  2. 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX. USA

  3. Mount Desert Art Meets Science Invitational
    MDIB Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME. USA

  4. 4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts
    Kecskemet Cultural and Conference Centre, Kecskemét, Hungary

  5. The State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries
    Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. USA

  6. III. International Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015
    National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  7. Dimension Reimagined Audio Concepts' 7th Art Exhibit
    Boston, MA,USA  February 2016 -2017

  8. Mural Project at Cambridge Hospital
    Cambridge, MA. USA (May 2016)

  9. The State of Clay 2016
    The Ceramics Guild of the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA. USA

  10. Transformer Box Mural Project
     Arlington Public Art, Arlington, MA (July 2016)

  11. Latvia International Ceramics Biennale 2016
    Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia (July 2016)

  12. Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2016
    New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (July 2016)

  13. Kennard  Park  Sculpture Trail 2016
    Newton, MA. USA (Sep.10 - Nov. 11, 2016)

  14. 2016 Ceramic Tile, Pewabic
    Detroit, MI.  (November 2016)

  15. Under one Roof - Gallery 224
    Resident artists and Instructors of Harvard Ceramics Program,
    OFA at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. USA

  16. Governors Island Art Fair 
    Governors Island, New York, USA  (September 2017)

  17.  LandArtLab ’17 Show
    Woodstock, Vermont (September 2017)

  18. 5th International Triennial of Silicate Arts
    Kecskemét, Hungary (September 2017)

  19. Cluj Ceramics Biennale 2017
    Cluj, Romania (October 2017)

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Marek V. Jacisin / Tel. 857.334.3032 / Email: marekjacisin@gmail.com