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Jason Fronczek

jpfronczek@gmail.com

Education

2020

MFA (pending), Studio Art and the Computer, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (expected May 2020).

2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, minor in Art History and Business, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2016

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art and Emerging Media Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2013

Associates of Art, Fine Art, Valencia College, Orlando, FL.

2002

Basic Journalism CourseDefense Information School, Fort Meade, MD. 

Experience

2020

 Instructor, University of Central Florida / Florida Prison Education Project, Orlando, FL (Introduction to Art 2).

2019 - present

Graduate Print Lab Assistant, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2019

Instructor, University of Central Florida / Florida Prison Education Project, Orlando, FL (Introduction to Art and Photography).

2012 – present

Photographer, Fronczek Photography, Orlando, FL

2016 – 2019

Photographer, Mills Gallery, Orlando, FL.

2016 – 2017

Lead Designer/Senior Photographer, ARTBORNE Magazine, Orlando, FL. (Created corporate branding and design for monthly publication. Established submission guidelines/file structures to facilitate smoother workflows. Maintained monthly workflow keeping with established branding. Scheduled photo shoots and run production workflow. Offered final photo output for print and web. Established prepress workflow to ensure quality product from printer.)

2015 – present

Photographer & Photo-assistant, Med Meeting Images, Orlando, FL. (Photo-booth operator/photographer. Tethered shooting and on site emailing final photographs to client.)

2015 – 2016

Photographer, Marathon Foto, Orlando, FL.

2015

Photo-assistantRon Calamia Photography, Inc., Orlando, FL.

2015

Staff PhotographerThe Odyssey at UCF, Orlando, FL

2001 – 2004

Petty Officer Third ClassUnited States Navy, San Diego, CA. (Ships Photographer, Designer and Assistant Editor of quarterly newsletter USS Antietam Family Gram. Boatswains Mate, 3rd class. Divisional Technical Representative. Divisional Training Petty Officer. Divisional Supplies Petty Officer. Divisional Office Clerk.)

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

2019

National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, Saint Louis, MO.

Graduate Presentation Fellowship, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2016

Awesome Foundation Grant Award for promoting the Arts in Orlando, Orlando, FL.

Orlando Weekly’s 2016 The Best of Orlando, Best New Arts Publication, Orlando, FL.

2015

UCF SURE Event, Peer Choice Award for best in show. Research promoting sustainable living, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Dean’s List recipient, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2014

Dean’s List recipient, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Dean’s List recipient, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2013

Invited to join Tau Sigma National Honor Society for earning 3.5 GPA in first semester at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Dean’s List recipient, Valencia College, Orlando, FL.

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Compulsory: Annual MFA Exhibition, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2019

Details from Life, The Nook, Orlando, FL.

2017

The Thin Line, Timucua Arts Foundation, Orlando, FL.

Gallery 245 presents: Jason Fronczek, Gallery 245 - Faith Arts Village Orlando (FAVO), Orlando, FL.

2015

A Focused Concentration, Downtown Information Center, Orlando, FL. (Sponsored by CityArts Factory).

Group Exhibitions

2020

Eclectic Knights XI, Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday’s event, Orlando, FL.

2019

Florida Showcase 2019, Snap! DOWNTOWN, Orlando, FL.

Installation - The Education of Useless Usefulness, Mills Gallery, Orlando, FL.

2018

Installation - Useless Usefulness, Mills Gallery, Orlando, FL.

Installation - Useful Uselessness, Mills Gallery, Orlando, FL.

2017

Resilience: Remembering Pulse, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Gallery 245 presents: Matt Duke & Jason Fronczek, Gallery 245 - Faith Arts Village Orlando (FAVO), Orlando, FL.

2016

Eclectic Knights VIII, Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday’s event, Orlando, FL

Gallery 245 presents: Matt Duke & Jason Fronczek, Gallery 245 - Faith Arts Village Orlando (FAVO), Orlando, FL

33: Spring 2016 UCF Student BFA Exhibition, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

STEAM 2016, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL (Sponsored by National Science Foundation)            

Do It!, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida,  Orlando, FL

Otronicon 2016, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL

2015

Awakenings, CANVS!, Orlando, FL.

Heroes of Freedom, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL.

Awakenings, The Gallery at Natura, Orlando, FL.

2014

2014 UCF Student Book Arts, UCF Library Special Collections, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2013

Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital MediaThe Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Valencia College, Orlando, FL.

2011

FLART, Peacock Room, Orlando, FL.

Bibliography

2019

Towards Effective Solidarity, National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, Saint Louis, MO.

College Behind Bars Screening and Panel Discussion, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (hosted by the Center for Law and Policy

2017

Resilience: Remembering PulseUniversity of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

ARTBORNE Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1-6, Orlando, FL

2016

ARTBORNE Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1-6, Orlando, FL

2015

33: UCF BFA Exhibition CatalogueUniversity of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. 

Bailes Bytes, quarterly newsletter, United Cerebral Palsy Charter School, Orlando, FL.

2014

The Odyssey at UCF, Online publication of feature stories. Photo assistant to news writers, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Downtown Confidential (e-publication), Featured artist profile, Downtown Orlando Information Center, Orlando, FL.

Just Look, Self-published photo essay, UCF Student Book Arts. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2005

West Palm Hometown Newsletter, Summer edition, photo submission featured. West Palm Beach, FL.

2003

USS Antietam (CG54) Cruise Book, end of cruise book commemorating WESPAC 2003, Assistant Editor, Designer and Photo Editor. San Diego, CA.

USS Antietam (CG54) Family Gram, quarterly newsletter. Assistant Editor, Designer and Photo Editor. Cruise photos published. San Diego, CA.

1997

Short Story Compilations, Dié Fenster Press, NYC. Small upstart press featuring writings from Tim Hall, Charles Lewis, and Michael Morel. Editor, Designer, Publisher

Technical Abilities

Adobe Creative Cloud; Utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create and maintain monthly publication (ARTBORNE Magazine)

Work-flow Management; established submission guidelines and maintained communications with all team members to ensure smooth development and transitions between issues.

Printer Liaison; run PDF proofs and submit to printer, maintain correspondence to ensure color, copy, and placement are corrected for final run.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

Florida Prison Education Project (FPEP)

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)

Professional Photographers Association (PPA)

Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Tau Sigma, National Honor Society

The Creative School for Children (volunteer event photographer)


Selected Work

United States Navy

The Odyssey at UCF

Creative School for Children

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2020

Jason Fronczek, Details from Life, 2019. Inkjet prints on canvas, 12 x 18 inches (30.48 x 45.72 cm) each and 18 x 42 inches (45.72 x 106.68 cm)

Jason Fronczek, Compulsions, 2020. Shelves, jars, found objects, electronics. 72 x 10 x 84 inches (182.88 x 25.4 x 213.36).

Bits and Pieces, (left) 2020. Inkjet photograph, handmade book, developing tray, camera parts. 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 60.96cm)

Jason Fronczek, Home, (right) 2020. Workbench, jars, found objects, electronics, 72 x 36 x 84 inches (182.88 x 91.44 x 213.36).

Jason Fronczek, Silver Linings, 2019. Inkjet on semi-gloss paper, 30.25 x 36.5 inches (76.835 x 92.71 cm) each.

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