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EXPERIENCE

Studio AJF, Grosse Pointe, MI, 2012-Current
Working with regional and national clients, I run a design/build creative studio in the Metro-Detroit city of Grosse Pointe.  This studio is an extension from Atelier AJF that existed in Chicago.  The studio will continue to specialize in creative projects that include custom paintings, murals, design/build architectural projects, event management, computer graphics, and various other creative arts.  The studio will continue to focus on my fine art, which I look to continue to produce and exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally.  My portfolio's will give you examples of all my creative work created up to date.

Chicago Arts District gallery/studio owner, Atelier AJF 2006-2012
Located in the South Loop, I was a monthly participant in the 2nd. Friday art walk presented by The Chicago Arts District.   Oil Painting was the dominant medium during my residency at the studio.   As gallery/studio owner, I was responsible for all show logistics, including art flier creation, public relations and art/print sales.  I was also contracted to help coordinate various other events, including private parties, city events, (Chicago and Detroit area), and museum event, (Art Institute of Chicago and Detroit Institute of Arts).

Project Manager, Skyline Design, Chicago, IL 2006-07
Using my shop experience and background in architecture, I managed, designed and built various projects for a variety of clients (Sara Lee, Office Max, Marriott Time Square, Ravinia Festival and American family Children’s Hospital University of Wisconsin).  Deadlines were always present, and I was constantly multitasking numerous jobs on a daily basis. All my jobs were delivered accurately, on time and within budget.

Assistant Carpenter, Kerby carpentry, Grosse Pointe, MI 2004-06
Gained first hand experience on residential building projects varying from renovations, to framing and finish work.

Shop Fabricator, Atelier von Lieshout, Rotterdam, Holland 2003
Assisted in designing and building various projects during my internship.

Art Staff, Parade Company, Detroit, MI 2000-02    
Using various building techniques, helped design and build floats for the Detroit Thanksgiving day parade.  Teamwork was essential in the design and creation of floats, for a successful parade day.

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003
BS in Architecture
BA in Drawing & Painting

TECHNICAL SKILL
COMPUTER: Proficient with CS4-Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver/Bridge, AutoCAD, Word and Excel.  
CREATIVE:  Digital Photography, Digital Graphics, Drawing & Painting, Metal working, Ceramics, Carpentry, Sculpture, Art Installation, Exhibition Logistics and Creative management.

PUBLICATIONS
Studio Visit, Volume 17, 2012, The Open Studio Press, pp.
New American Paintings, Midwest Edition, #89, The Open Studio Press, pp. 9, 44-47
Packing town review, University of Illinois Chicago, Issue #2, 2009, pp. 151-155

EXHIBITIONS
Grosse Pointe Art Association, Urban Edge, Jurried show, January-February, 2013
Grosse Pointe Art Association Group Show, MI, December, 2012
ArtPrize, 2012, Grand Rapids, MI, The B.O.B.
Aliment, (Group show), Anton Art Center, Mount Clemons, MI, August, 2012.
Grosse Pointe Park Block Party, July, 2012, Live Painting.
2nd. Fridays, (monthly), Chicago Arts District - 2007-2012.
7th annual University of Michigan Chicago Alumni Art Show, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.
2011 LUMA auction, (Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago).
ArtPrize, 2011, Grand Rapids, MI, The B.O.B.
Featured Artist at EFFEN Vodka: Art of Design, (live painting), Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago.
515 North State Lobby, Chicago, May-August, 2011.
Willis Tower Lobby, Chicago January-May, 2011.
5th annual University of Michigan Chicago Alumni Art Show, 2011.
515 North State Lobby, Chicago, May-August, 2011.
Pilsen East Open House, 2007-2011.
3th annual University of Michigan Chicago Alumni Art Show, 2008
CONNECTING 2008: The 2nd Annual A&D Alumni Show:  *Peoples Choice award winner.
Il Fiasco, Chicago, IL - 1/1/2008-3/1/2008
from above on display at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2003-2005. 
Detroit show, Detroit, MI - 2004
Michigan modernism show, Southfield Event Center, MI - 2003
Tabor Hill wine & art gallery, Ann Arbor, MI - 2003 (solo)

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