About the Artist - John Maisano
John Maisano's background includes a Bachelor of Science
degree in Fine Arts from Southern Connecticut State University, received in
1989, as well as certificate courses in computer arts, renaissance painting
and airbrushing. He designed theater sets during his early college years in
Hawaii and worked for two years as a draftsman and construction manager for an
He spent 12 years working at Yale University's Peabody
Museum of Natural History before coming to The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Memorial Museum, the exhibit hall of the Texas Natural Science Center, as
Artist in Residence and Exhibit Designer.
Maisano redesigned the Center's Hall of Geology and participates in other exhibit projects.
His freelance jobs include a variety of
large murals, molded and casted sculptural pieces and fossils, and logos
created for a number of corporations and non-profits. He recently completed a
larger-than-life-size bronze dinosaur sculpture commission for the Hartman
Prehistoric Garden at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin.