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Jason Fronczek

jpfronczek@gmail.com

Education

2020

Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art and the Computer, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

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

Print Lab AssistantUniversity of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

2020

Resident Artist, voted in by juried selection, McRae Art Studios, Orlando, FL.

2020

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

2019 - 2020

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

2019

Instructor, Introduction to Art and Photography, Florida Prison Education Project / University of Central Florida, 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

2012 – present

Photographer, Fronczek Photography, 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 ScholarshipAlliance for 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, Awesome Foundation, Orlando, FL.

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

2015

Peer Choice Award  for best in show, UCF SURE Event. 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.

2018

The Thin LineTimucua Arts Foundation, Orlando, FL.

2017

Selected Imagery, 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

Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral LandscapeUCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. (sponsored by National Endowments for the Arts)

C-NoteMcRae Art Studios, Orlando FL.

LightSE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. (Juried exhibition by Crista Dix, Associate Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography)

SNAP! Orlando: Parade of Homes OrlandoSNAP! Orlando, Orlando, FL.

Cushman & Wakefield 2020-2021 Art Loan, sponsored by UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL.

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

2019

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

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

2019-2020 Crocker Partners Art Loan, sponsored by UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL.

Installation - Contemplation SpaceMills Gallery, Orlando, FL.

2018

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

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

2017

UCF Provost Office Art Loan, sponsored by UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL.

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

2017 Crocker Partners Art Loan, sponsored by 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 Museum of Art, 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.

Media Appearances

2020

From Inmate to MFA. Interview by Robert Stephens. UCF Today. Online.

The Experience With Chris Fio – Jason Fronczek. Interview by Chris Fioravantti. PFT Media. Podcast.

Readers Sound Off About the Proposed Reopening of Public Schools in August, Letters to the Editor by Jason Fronczek. Orlando Weekly. Online.

Expansion for UCF Prisoner Education. Interview by Katie Rice. Orlando Sentinel. Print and Online.

2019

Wasted Minds: Prisoners Languish in Florida Prisons with Little Access to Education. Interview by Ryan McKinnon and Josh Salman. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, GateHouse Media, Prison Legal News. Print and Online.

Keeping Focus on The Future: Former Felon Turns Life Around at UCFCAH News. Online.

2016

UCF Alumnus and Navy Veteran Turns His Passion Into a Career. Interview by Barmel Lyons. NSM Today. Online.

Bibliography

2020

Orange County Virtual Community Meeting and Panel DiscussionFlorida Rights Restoration Coalition. Orlando, FL.

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

2018

Spivey's Mobile IncubatorSchool of Art + Art History + Design, UW Alumni News, Photo Credit, Seattle, WA.

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

Pulse Nightclub Massacre Overshadows Fla. Senate Race. Article by Michael K. Lavers, Photo Credit. Washington Blade. Online.

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

Facilities Management; lab monitor responsible for maintenance and ordering supplies of the labs four large and medium format printers, keeping the workstations updated and current for student needs, keeping inventories at a ready level, maintaining logs on tools and chemical supplies commonly used within the arts program, researching need gaps and filing order requisitions to fill those needs. Assisting students with troubleshooting problematic technical jobs such as printing on uncommon surfaces.

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)


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.

Documentary Work

United States Navy

The Odyssey at UCF

Creative School for Children

Using Format