About Artist Mark Sanislo
known artist, Mark Sanislo, began his distinguished art career as an
accomplished commercial artist and photographer. A work history that
would latter enhance his portrait career. After several years, Mr.
Sanislo decided to go into business for himself, building a business
that included two art galleries with several artists working in a busy
Mackinac Island resort in northern Michigan. For ten years Mark's
talents received wide acclaim for his quick renderings of vacationing
While operating his
Mackinac Island business, he added a third gallery closer to home in
Gaviidae Common downtown Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Sanislo steadily
attracted new portrait clients in Michigan and Minnesota interested in
highly realistic oil painting and pastel drawing. Mark’s
portraits commissions are found in executive, family and individual
private collections nationally. He has had the honor of painting
notable portraits of Mr. Gerald Rauenhorst, founder and CEO of Opus
Corporation, Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sue
Zelikson of WCCO radio, Children of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Reed former
Minnesota Viking, and Sue Holden, President of the Hennepin County Bar
Association, to name just a few.
addition, Mark Sanislo's talents were graciously employed to help raise
money for organizations such as Allina’s Saint Francis Hospital
in Shakopee MN., Hennepin County Crisis Nursery, The 2001
"Dayton’s Challenge" for Children’s Cancer research, and
the Total Life Care Center of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
His art education
includes training in graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art
and Design, St. Cloud State University and specific training in
portrait painting at the Atelier Lack School of Fine Art. Additionally,
Mark routinely focuses and refines his skills via his attendance at
workshops conducted by contemporary masters in portraiture.
Mark Sanislo is also
recognized nationally for employing his portraiture to religious art.
Leaders in the church that Mark painted include Mother Anglica,
Founder of The Eternal Word Television Network,
Reverend Fr. Robert J Fox, founder of The Fatima Family Apostolate,
Archbishop Harry Flynn and former Archbishop John Roach of the
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Diocese. Mr. Sanislo currently is co-owner
of Fiat Studios which publishes
and distributes his art through out the
country in churches and religious gift stores. Works commissioned by
The World Apostolate of Fatima, and the Fatima Family Apostolate have
been published as art prints and featured on the covers of
quarterly magazine "The Immaculate Heart Messenger".