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NICK PRIMO // 1982 Born in New Britain, CT // EMAIL nick.c.primo@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute  College of Art, Baltimore MD.

08/2012 - 05/2014  

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD.

08/2011 - 05/2012

Bachelors of Sciences in Art Education, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

01/2002- 12/2006

CERTIFICATIONS

Provisional Educator Art, Pre-K through 12, Valid until 2017.

PROFICIENCIES

Art Handling and Installation: Coordinates with contractors, senior designers, curatorial staff, artists, and registrars to manage exhibit constructions and art installations. Ensures that objects and graphics are displayed according to curatorial and design intent, and all safety, security, and proper handling procedures are strictly followed while mounting and installing paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and timed based media. Safely operates machines required for installation, including hand/power tools, hand trucks, forklifts, material lifts, and aerial lifts.

Production Management: Efficiently creates scaled drawings of objects for production and develops accurate cut lists that reflect a philosophy of material economy. Interprets diagrams, millwork drawings, sketches, and verbal instruction effectively and provides feedback to designers to clarify construction discrepancies.

Wood Working: Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of traditional hand tools, stationary equipment, and portable power tools. Proficient in traditional and experimental finishing techniques.

Metal Fabrication: Operation, instruction, and maintenance of MIG, TIG, Oxy- Acetylene welding equipment, plasma cutter, cold forming equipment, metal mill.

Casting Processes: Metal Casting including; bronze, aluminum, and lead. Ceramic shell / lost wax process. Other casting materials include; plaster and experimental materials.

Ceramic Processes: Knowledge of hand built and thrown methods; clay and glaze mixing. Knowledge of the operation, and instruction of electric kilns and oxidation firing.

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES

Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketch Up.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Exhibit Specialist, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC.

Exhibition furniture fabrication, art installation, and project management.

02/2015- PRESENT

Fabricator, LANNING-SMITH Studio, Baltimore, MD.

Exhibition furniture fabrication, Custom Furniture/Cabinetry Design and Fabrication, Event Furniture and Display Fabrication.

08/2015- PRESENT

Graduate Program Assistant, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Maintained wood and metal fabrication shop equipment, implemented Environmental Health and Safety program. Assisted program director with managing sculpture studio facilities.

08/2013 - 05/2014

Graduate Program Assistant, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Maintained wood and metal fabrication shop equipment, implemented Environmental Health and Safety program. Assisted program director with managing sculpture studio facilities.

08/2013 - 05/2014

Metal Fabricator, Major Metal Works, Baltimore MD.

Fabricated high-end furniture, railings, stairs, signs, and architectural elements for residential and commercial spaces. Maintained wood and metal fabrication shop equipment.

07/2013 - 08/2014

Metal Fabricator, New Arts Foundry, Baltimore, MD.

Assisted in the casting, welding, and finishing bronze sculptures.

05/2013 - 07/2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Teacher Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Assisted Timmy Aziz and Benjamin Kelley, Integrated 3D Design/Fabrication Methods.

08/2014 - 12/2014

Education Assistant Walters Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Assisted in delivery of art instruction.

01/2013 - 06/2013

Graduate Teacher Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Assisted Denny Farber and Fabienne Lasserre, Contemporary Concepts in Painting. 01/2013 - 05/2013

Graduate Program Assistant, Assisted Bill Schmidt, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD.

08/2012 - 05/2013

Graduate Teacher Intern, Assisted Benjamin Kelley, Fabrication Method, Baltimore, MD.

0/82012 - 12/2012

Graduate Teacher Intern, Assisted Jenny Mullins, Foundations Drawing, Baltimore, MD. 08/2011 - 05/2012

Art Educator, Litchfield Public Schools, Litchfield, CT.

Designed art curriculum and delivered instruction aligned with national and state art education standards for grades 4-7 and 9-12. Grant Writing for classroom equipment and field trips. Maintained safe classroom studio environment.

08/2009 - 06/2011

Art Educator, Huckleberry Hill Elementary School, Brookfield, CT.

Designed art curriculum and delivered instruction aligned with national and state art education standards for grades 2-4. Maintained safe classroom studio environment.

08/2008 - 06/2009

Art Educator, Canton Public Schools, Canton, CT.

Designed art curriculum and delivered instruction aligned with national and state art education standards for grades 9-12. Grant Writing for classroom equipment and field trips. Maintained safe classroom studio environment.

08/2007 - 06/2008

Substitute Teacher, Kelley Services, New Britain, CT.

02/2007 - 06/2007

EXHIBITIONS

2015 NoMüNoMü - Small Works, Group Exhibition, Washington DC

2015 Washington Project for the Arts, Group Exhibition, Washington DC

2015 Sondheim Prize Semi Finalist Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

2015 Dark Organics, Group Exhibition, Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015 Linear Function, Group Exhibition, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington DC

2014 Fitness of Purpose, (solo) Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA.

2014 Young Blood, MFA Invitational, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD.

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD.

2013 Emerge Art Fair, Individual Exhibitor, Washington DC.

2013 Sculpture; Group Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2013 First Year MFA Juried Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2012 Influx, Group Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2012 Rhino-o-mite, Group Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2012 Under Construction, Group Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD. 2011

2010 One Way Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Narragansett, RI.