Jean Stamsta creates imaginative landscapes and still-lifes in her wildly colorful and playful paintings. In these fantasies we escape to tropical climates complete with erupting volcanoes and neon palm trees. Mythical creatures and wriggling lizards float amidst brilliant flurries of stripes, polka dots and collage elements. The artist often combines fabric, paint, mirrors and glitter to create her explosive works. With her beginings as a fiber artist, she has exhibited nationally and internationally in London, Switzerland, Hungary and Finland.
American Crafts Museum, New York, NY; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Wustum Museum, Racine, WI; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Museum of Fine Art, Columbus, OH; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK; Johnson Hill Press, Fort Atkinson, WI
Froedert Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, WI; Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI; Heritage Insurance Company, Sheboygan, WI; Ohio Bell, Cleveland, OH; Hyatt Hotel, Milwaukee, WI; Associated Bank, Milwaukee, WI; Sentry Corporation, Stevens Point, WI; Koss Corporation, Milwaukee, WI; Heft, Dye, Heft & Paulson, Racine, WI; National Lead Corporation, New York, NY; First National Bank, Amarillo, TX; First Wisconsin Trust Company, Milwaukee, WI