|George Mauersberger completed the foundations program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1974. He received a B.F.A. in Drawing from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1978, and an M.F.A. in Painting from Ohio University, Athens in 1983. He has been a professor of drawing at Cleveland State University since 1987, having served as Art Department Chair from 1999-2003 and from 2007-2011.
After beginning his career as an illustrator with clients including Ketchum, Inc., Industry Week, and The Plain Dealer, Mauersberger began exhibiting drawings and works on paper in 1983. He won the top award for works on paper in the 1986 May Show at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has consistently won awards in a wide variety of exhibitions, including the Best in Show Award in the 2006 Rockford National at the Rockford Art Museum (IL), the Best Drawing Award at the 2006 National Prize Exhibition in Cambridge, MA, Best Drawing at the 2013 Butler National Mid-Year Exhibition in Youngstown, OH, and Best in Show at the Ohio Juried Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art in 2013.
In 1999, Mauersberger was selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Ohio Arts Council. In 2011, he was chosen to receive a $20,000 fellowship from Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture. His most recent solo exhibition was at the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland in 2013. His work is included in the collections of CWRU University Hospitals, Progressive Corporation, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, BP America, Kaiser-Permanente, Deloitte, and others. He has created commissioned work for organizations including Key Corp, Behnke Associates, the Cleveland Indians, and Calfee Halter.