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Alison Meaney
440.221.7122  alisonmeaney8@gmail.com

Focused and versatile fine artist with an adventurous sprit and sharp attention to detail

Employment History 

Dzine Studio Inc. July 2020-March 2021
Studio Artist

  • Contributed to the Carlos Rolon studio as a mosaic artist and mural painter for projects showcased at the Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City as well as installed at Facebook in Chicago
  • Worked collaboratively with the studio team as well as independently to create a replica of the studio’s Hurricane Maria mirror mosaic sculpture showcased at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Green Star Movement (Winter 2018)
Studio Artist 

  • Worked collaboratively with a team of artists to create a large scale public art installation for the Blair Early Childhood Center in Roseland and the façade for the Irazu Costa Rican restaurant in Bucktown
  • Systematically prepared panels for installation with precise attention to uniform spacing as well as the overall design; acquired skills from preparing materials with power tools to mosaic techniques

Artsy Academy (April 2014—December 2016)
Founder

  • Established an event company specializing in fostering a positive environment for new artist to nurture creative habits in a productive, socially-based spaces in three American cities
  • Utilize my background in professional writing to promote my business and manage a cross-country artistic team through effective public relations, web editing and policy writing

Zing+How Design (June 2016—July 2016)
Studio Artist

  • Work independently as well as with a team of design professionals to execute mosaic and product design endeavors according to strict deadlines dictated by brand name advertising clients
  • Meticulously execute design work on a playful, micro level under the direction of a project manager while providing professional input regarding the elements and principles of design

Colors & Bottles (December 2013—January 2015)
Communications Professional

  • Received the 2013 Best New Hire award after a promotion from Regional Private Event Coordinator to Corporate Management Team Member, engaging in operations management
  • Managed a range of communication outlets from interfacing with clients to social media direction, website composition and policy writing as well as booking and facilitating classes
  • Worked directly with Chicago’s finest art dealers, corresponding with their clients, drafting monthly newsletters, constructing window displays and studying art history
  • Learned tangible professional art management skills, including storing, moving and displaying art work as well as nuanced principles of the industry, especially pricing artwork

Unicoi Art Studio (October 2014—June 2015)
Chicago Public Schools Program Coordinator

  • Facilitated art programs and permanent installation projects at area schools, specifically the Saint Clement School in Lincoln Park where we incorporated student contributions to a hallway mural
  • Translated fine art skills to classrooms of grade school-aged children throughout the Chicago Public School District individually as well as in groups for the studio’s after-school program

The Paintbrush (Fall, 2014)
Art Instructor

  • Constructed multi-media based lesson plans immersing young artists to the principles of design; provided accessible information about the artists on whom our lessons were based
  • Flair for teaching honed by rigorous training as well as comprehensive, full-staff training sessions; enjoyed autonomy in constructing lesson plans and executing successful projects

Relevant Experience

First Place Artist
McHenry County Conservation District Paint Out

  • Participated in an on site, timed painting competition and Celebration of Wildflowers and Art and took first prize 
  • Was publicly judged and critiqued along with the roughly 10 other participants; sold the painting before it was dry

Community Art Coordinator
O+FestivalChicago, Illinois

Live Painting
  • Recruited approximately 50 festival attendants to contribute to a community mural measuring 8 feet by 8 feet of my own design during the Chicago installment of the O+ festival in Pilsen
  • In addition to designing and laying out the mural, I coordinated with and worked with people of widely varied ages and skill sets to create a large scale mural which now hangs at a yoga sanctuary west of the city.

Curator
Gallerie EquipeChicago, Illinois

  • Served as the face of the gallery; generated events for the space and its displayed work through managing artistic progress as well as planning and promoting events
  • Autonomously coordinated and delegated tasks according to deadlines dictated by artistic showcases, burgeoning educational programs and spatial transitions at the studio

Education

Appalachian State University, Spring 2008
B.A. English, Minor in Communication
Focus on Technical Photography