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Nimer Aleck

2715 Manor Rd. Apt A
Austin, TX 78722, U.S.A.
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Phone: 5122218476
Email: naleck@thesmartaleck.com
URL: http://www.thesmartaleck.com

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    I have immersed myself in observation, research, and pensive commentary on our existing culture of consumption. This interest has fueled the contrast between my personal ideals regarding consumerism and the observation of my own addiction to the act of consumption. How we consume, the materialization of value, and the flux in our value system created by an inherent lack of conservation are consistent and major themes in my artistic conscience. I wish to create a dialog with the viewer that questions the relationship between who we are and what we have.

 

Nimer Aleck II

2715 Manor Rd 

Austin TX, 78722

512-221-8476

naleck@thesmartaleck.com

www.thesmARTaleck.com

www.nimeraleck.com

 

 

Professional, Educational, and Artistic CV 

 

Education

 

2008-2011 Georgia State University. MFA sculpture.

 

2002-2007 Central Michigan University. BFA sculpture.

 

2002 Clare High School.

 

Related Work Experience

 

2012-current  Employed by Solid Concepts, Valencia CA.  Direct Metal Laser Sintering. R&D and production of three dimensional printing and finishing of solid stainless steel CAD files.

 

Teaching Experience

 

2011 Primary Instructor. Figure Studies in Sculpture. Georgia State University 

 

2010 Primary Instructor. Sculpture II. Molding making/ Casting. Georgia State University Gallery

 

2010 Primary Instructor. Three dimensional design. Georgia State University 

 

2010 Teaching Assistant to Erin Cunningham. Georgia State University

 

2009 Teaching Assistant to George Beasley. Georgia State University 

 

2008 Teaching Assistant to Ruth Stanford. Georgia State University 

 

2008-Present Graduate Studio Technician/Monitor. Georgia State University.

 

2007-2008 State certified substitute teacher for 

Clare-Gladwin RESD. All areas and levels.

 

2005-2007 Teaching Assistant to Ryan Flesher. Central Michigan University.

 

2003-2007 Teaching Assistant to Margaret Ware. Central 

Michigan University.

 

2003-2007 Assistant Studio technician. Central Michigan University.

 

2001-2002  Assistant Teacher (cadet teaching program) 6th-8th grade art. Clare Middle School. 

 

 

Awards, Honors and Exhibitions

 

2013 Works from “Hammer” series built for corporate collection at Solid Concepts. Valencia CA. 

 

2012 Log Jam. Big Medium Gallery. Nov 8-18. Austin, TX. 

 

2012 E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour.  Nov 8- 18 . Guest artist at Art Post.  Private Studio exhibition. Austin, TX. 

 

2011 Best of... An exhibition of award winning work by Nimer Aleck. April 18-22. Ernest G. Welch school of art and design gallery. Atlanta, GA. Solo

 

2011 Boom! Art as a result of bubble and bust culture.March 12- April 12. Picaflor Studio. Atlanta, GA.  Invitational

 

2010 Bring It: The Georgia State University MFA exchange Exhibition. Jan. 12- Feb. 20.  Landmark Arts. Texas Tech University School of art.  Lubbock, TX

 

2010 Summer 2010 MFA show. Ernest G Welch School of Art and Design 

 

2010  Awarded Winnie Chandler Art and Design Fellowship

 

2010 Selected artist for Dashboard Co-op. Included exhibition. July 24th. Fresh Meat: Filets, Strips and Other Marbled Delights. Goat Farm Studios. Atlanta GA.

 

2010 Awarded Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Art Gallery Sculpture Garden Competition.

 

2010 20/40/10 Anniversary Alumni Exhibition. January 15-February 13. Main Gallery Central Michigan University . (invitational) 

 

2009 2nd place “crossing paths, crossing culture” photo competition and exhibition. Office of International Affairs. Georgia State Alumni Hall. Atlanta GA. 

 

2009 Awarded Winnie Chandler Art and Design Fellowship

 

2009 Awarded Edgewood Sculpture Forum study abroad scholarship.

 

2009 Awarded IEF study abroad scholarship. “Issues of the Landscape in Northeast Scotland.”

 

2009 National Conference on Cast Iron Art:  An Exhibition of Emerging Cast Iron Artists. April 1-4. Birmingham AL. 

 

2009 Juried Student Exhibition. April 2-16. Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery. Atlanta GA. (juried)

 

2009 Edgewood Sculpture Forum Exhibition. March 25-28. The Granite Room. Atlanta GA.  

 

2009 Coeur Brise. February 14th. Eyedrum Gallery. Atlanta GA. (invitational)

 

2008 Awarded Winnie Chandler Art and Design Fellowship

 

2007 Little things mean a lot. December 5th-28th. Ferndale MI. (juried)

 

2007 47th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, September 15th – November 4th Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI. (juried)

 

2007 Bricks, Blocks, & Boxes. Public Installation. Wheeler Hall, April 5 - 26 Mt. Pleasant MI. (solo)

 

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Solo Show, Bricks, Blocks,& Boxes. March 16 – 24 2007. Central Michigan University. Mt Pleasant MI. (solo)

 

2007 Nominated for “International Sculpture Center Outstanding student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award”.

 

2007 Scholarship show 2006-06, January 19 – February 10, 2007. Central Michigan University. Mt Pleasant MI.

 

2006 BRÕNZ an exhibition of contemporary bronze at Central Michigan University. Curator and artist. Sep. 6 - Oct. 3.

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI. (group)

 

2006 First Prize GMAC mural design competition. Mural purchase/scholarship. Troy MI. (permanent installation)

 

2006 The Student Annual, Vol. 4 March 28 - April 11, 2006

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI. (juried)

 

2006 Nominated for “International Sculpture Center Outstanding student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award”.

 

2006 Awarded Stephen Barstow Award scholarship. Includes exhibition of selected works.

 

2006 The Body Eclectic, January 31-Febuary 24

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale MI. (juried)

 

2005 Nominated for “International Sculpture Center Outstanding student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award”.

 

2005 One mans trash, UAG West. March 14-26

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI. (solo)

 

2005 Show Love, February 26-March 12. 555 gallery. 

Detroit MI. (juried)

 

2005 The Body Eclectic, February 1-25

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale MI. (juried)

 

2005 Student Annual Vol. 3, UAG Main

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI. (juried)

 

2005 Art Department Scholarship Recipients Exhibition, January 19 – February 12 2005.  Central Michigan University.  

 

2004 An Exhibition In Contemporary Bronze. Central Michigan University Art Gallery. Dec. 3-14. (group)

 

2004 Awarded Evelyn Frye Smith Scholarship. Includes group Exhibition of selected works.

 

2004 Student award exhibition for figurative show CMU’s west gallery. Feb 16th - 28th 2004. (two person show)

 

2003 Awarded shop keys, and private studio space for CMU’s N.A.S.

 

 

Professional Development

 

2008 / 2010 IWF. International wood conference. Atlanta GA.

 

2009 Study Abroad program. Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Lumsden, Aberdineshire. Scotland UK .

 

2009 National Conference on Cast Iron Art. SLOSS Furnaces. Birmingham AL. Panel: “Graduate School: Preparing Materials, Mind, and Body”. Demo: “Brushable and Pourable Rubber Moldmaking Techniques for the Creation of Cast Multiples” 

 

2006 “Crossroads” International Sculpture Conference. Cincinnati Ohio. Student Scholarship.

2005 Kiln building workshop with Shoji Satake. Sprung Arch Soda kiln.

2004 Kiln building workshop with David Bolton. Construction of gas indoor downdraft sprung arch kiln. Central Michigan University.