______________________Justin Kramer__________________________

Email: jkramerfurniturestudio@gmail.com

www.justinashbykramer.com

369 N. Hollow Rd.                        Granville, Vermont 05747               (812) 598-3540

 

     Current Position

Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, Vermont

Director of Woodworking

     Education

San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Master of Fine Arts - Applied Design emphasis in Furniture/Sculpture

Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Indiana

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Double Major in Furniture Design and Ceramics

     Teaching Experience

2014 – Current    Director of Woodworking Certificate Program, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT

2014 - Current    Summer Courses:        

Fine Leather-working; Home Design Build; Deconstruction Re-Construction; Beginning Furniture Making; Introduction to the Wood Shop; Furniture Design; Reclaimed Furniture; Cabinetry; Boat Building; Youth Design/Build; Create and Carve Your Own Kitchenware; Sustainably Harvest and Mill Your Own Lumber

2012                 Professor of Introduction to Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

     Teaching Assistant Experience

2013               Tiny House Semester Program, Yestermorrow Design and Build School, Waitsfield, VT

2013               TA (For: Wendy Maruyama) - Three Dimensional Design, San Diego State University, CA

2012               TA (For: Matthew Hebert) - Intermediate/Advanced Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2011               TA (For: Wendy Maruyama) – Intermediate/Advanced Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA        

                        TA (For: Matthew Hebert) – Intermediate/Advanced Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2010               TA (For: Wendy Maruyama) – Intermediate/Advanced Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

                        TA (For: Reuben Foat) – Introduction to Woodworking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA    

     Publications

2012               San Diego Art Fair Review, San Diego Tribune

                        Mind & Hand Contemporary Studio Furniture, Schiffer Publishing

2011               500 Cabinets, Lark Books

     Gallery Exhibitions

2017               WWC Gallery Exhibition, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, VT

2013               A Hard Day’s Nightstand, Kensington Gallery, San Diego, CA

                        SDSU Student Award Show, Jackson Gallery, San Diego, CA

                        Intangibles, Southwestern College Art Gallery. Chula Vista, CA

                        MFA, Francis Parker Gallery, San Diego, CA

2012               The Athenaeum Art Council Exhibition, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA

                        San Diego Art Fair, San Diego, CA

                        Burn Notice, University Gallery, San Diego, CA

                        Apples & Oranges Collaboration, Art Produce, San Diego, CA

                        Mengei Exhibition, Flory Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

2011               High & Dry, San Diego State University, CA

                        SDSU Grad-Show, Jackson Gallery, CA

2010               B.F.A Clay, Cultural Arts Garden Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                        Murphy Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                        2010 Furniture Exhibition, IUPUI Student Center, Indianapolis, IN

                        Furniture Society Members Gallery, Kresge Building – MIT, Cambridge, MA

2009               Engrained, Cultural Arts Garden Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                        Broadripple Bungalow Show, Broadripple Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                        Herron Student Show, Eleanor Prest Reese and Robert B. Berkshire

                        Galleries, Indianapolis, IN

                        2101 Ceramic Properties, 3221 College Ave, Indianapolis, IN

     Solo Exhibitions

2013               Trajectory of Time, University Gallery, San Diego, CA

2012               1+1=4, Flory Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

     Awards and Honors

2013               CPSFA Dean’s Purchase Award, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

                        Art Council Honorable Mention Award, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2012               SDSU Graduate Scholarship, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

                        San Diego Children’s Museum collaborative commission, San Diego, CA

2010               Windgate Graduate Scholarship

                        Herron School of Art and Design Furniture Scholarship, Indianapolis, IN

2009               Herron School of Art and Design Scholarship, Indianapolis, IN

                        Representative of Furniture Society at SOFA Gallery, Chicago, IL

                        Juror’s Choice Award Herron Student Show, Indianapolis, IN

                        Assistantship for Furniture Society Conference

                        Awarded to lead and help build furniture with design team for Extreme

                        Home Makeover, Kokomo, IN

2007-2010     Four Year Dean’s List Award, Herron School of Art Design, Indianapolis, IN

2006               Volunteer Furniture Designer for the Riley Ronald McDonald House

     Technical Skills/Software

·         Well versed in traditional handmade crafts such as bow making, arrow making, flint napping, basket weaving, leather work, bone work, utilitarian object carving, and tool making.

·         Modern and traditional knowledge regarding all types of furniture processes and joinery as well as a vast library of ways to structurally deal with asymmetrical joinery, complex construction, and jig making/mold making.

·         Upholstery and finishing techniques for a plethora of materials within fibers.

·         Boat building and paddle making, from traditional birch bark canoes to modern skin on frame boat construction.

·         Concrete, metal, fiberglass, resin, and dying processes knowledge.

·         Ceramics and its processes in entirety from glaze calculus to firing and maintaining kilns

·         Casting and mold making for clay, foundry, glass, sculpture, and various materials

·         Fluent machine maintenance and repair skills in all areas of art studios, wood shops, sculpture studios, ceramic facilities, and residential housing.

·         4-Axis 3-D Printing knowledge. 

·         CNC Technology

·         Rhino

·         Photoshop

     Jobs

2014         Designer/Fabricator for Construct Custom Wood and Metal Work, Montpelier, VT

2010-2013     Woodshop technician assistant, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2012-2013     Custom cabinet and furniture maker for artist-designer Chris Flores, San Diego, CA

2011              Designer, fabricator, and installer for Beauty on the Rocks Hair Salon, San Diego, CA

2008-2009   Festool demonstrator and technician, Woodcraft, Indianapolis, IN

2005-2008   Maintenance and equipment technician, Warrick County School Corporation, Boonville, IN             

     Organizations

2008 - Current  Furniture Society Member

2009-2010     Secretary of Herron School of Art and Design Furniture Club

     References

Wendy Maruyama

Professor of Woodworking

San Diego State University

(619) 606 – 2053

wendymaruyama@me.com

 

Cory Robinson

Assistant Professor of Furniture Design, Chair of Fine Arts

Herron School of Art and Design

(317) 278 – 9458

cordrobi@iupui.edu

 

Matthew Hebert

Assistant Professor of Woodworking

San Diego State University

(858) 342 – 0127

mghebert@mail.sdsu.edu