|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, currently serving a second term as Art Department Chair, having previously served as Chair from 1999-2003.
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 won awards in a variety of other exhibitions, including the Best in Show Award in the 2006 Rockford National at the Rockford Art Museum (IL) and the Best Drawing Award at the 2006 National Prize Exhibition in Cambridge, MA. In 1999, Mauersberger was selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Ohio Arts Council. 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.
In 2006, he co-curated and participated in On the Wall, at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery. This exhibition featured seven artists working directly on the wall, including Sol Lewitt, and William Kentridge. Mauersberger's most recent solo exhibition was in 2007 at St. Bonaventure University (NY). His most recent group exhibition was Delineate: A Drawing Exhibition, in 2008 at the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, OH.