Robert S. Meincke

Address: Milwaukee, WI 53202

E-mail: rsmeincke@gmail.com

Professional info

I am a highly motivated, creative, and organized individual, who wants to contribute to a dedicated, creative, and collaborative organizations.  I have extensive experience in a variety of art making practices including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, digital technologies, ceramics, sculpture, music, and theatre.  

Education
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

​MFA  2012

MA    2011

Completed extensive studio research projects in drawings, prints, and oil paintings.  Assisted in teaching a variety of undergraduate classes including: Art 102 Advanced drawing, Art 604 Senior Seminar & Practicum, Art 105 Art Survey: Digital Media, Art 124 Design Survey, and Art 107 Intro to Painting.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

​BFA  2008

Completed advanced studio research projects in drawing, and painting.  Learned a variety of techniques for several mediums through a rigorous interdisciplinary practice.  Selected for the Art Honors Exhibtion four consecutive years earning the Frederick R. Polk Library Purchase Award in 2006 and Honorable Mention in 2008.

Employment History
Adjunct Professor
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
August 2015 - Present

Observational drawing from live model, still life and landscapes.  Visual and Color Dynamics, an intro to design principles, color theory, language and design technologies.  Understanding the Visual, seminar on visual culture, art theory and practice.

Lead Texture Artist
COST of Wisconsin
December 2014 - August 2015

As lead texture artist for Avatar Land, a theme park in Disney’s Animal Kingdom; I led a team of talented artists, we fabricated, sculpted and painted trees, vines, roots, and other foliage.  I was responsible for the Quality Assurance of trees both in their structure and overall design.  I experimented with materials to develop new techniques in texturing vines.  Oversaw, managed and assigned personnel to different projects to meet deadlines on time.  Also, I recorded inventory and ordered additional supplies and materials.

Art Instructor
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
May 2013 - Present
Awards

Finalist, 2015-16 Pfister Artist in Residence 

 

Voted Peoples Choice Best in Show, Emerging Artist Gallery 2012

 

Frederick R. Layton Fellowship, UWM 2009 & 2010

 

Honorable Mention, 7th Annual UWO Honors Show,  Allen Priebe Gallery 2008

 

Forrest R. Polk Library Purchase Award,  Allen Priebe Gallery 2006

Solo Exhibitions

Gallerie M

Please be Civil

Milwaukee, WI

February 2016 - March 2016

Black SQURL

Same as it Ever was

Lacrosse, WI

August  2014 - January 2015

 

Ploch Art Gallery 

Witness from Afar  

Brookfield, WI

May 2013

 

PSOA/Arts Center Gallery

Same as it Ever was.

Milwaukee, WI 

May 2012

 

PSOA/Arts Center Gallery

Bearing Witness from Afar  

Milwaukee, WI

May  2011

 

Annex Gallery  

Belief Beyond Evidence  

Oshkosh, WI

December 2008 

Group Exhibitions

2010 - present

2010 - present

To provide students with the skills to become creative independent thinkers and to expose them to the traditional and contemporary role of art, both cross-culturally and historically.  Develop and challenge their conceptual and visual ideas.  Through research, discourse, practice and evaluation the students will learn how the relevancy of art and making in various enviroments cultivates progress and empathy.

Oversee and direct the preparation, cooking, and presentation of culinary dishes; enforcing strict health and hygiene standards, and trouble shooting any problems that may arise.  Work effectively  in a high-pressure environment, through proper time management and organization.  Responsible for developing new pastry dishes for Garde Manager and the preparation of appetizers, salads, and desserts.

Chef De Partie
Mr. B's A Bartollota Steakhouse  
October 2012 - November 2014
 
Sign Shop Artist
Milwaukee World Festivals,  Sign Shop
May - September 2012, 2013
 

Fabricate, install, and maintain all signage on the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.  Responsible for the layout, lettering, fabricating, repair and replacement of overheads, avenue banners, menus, and directional signage.  Assist customers both in person and on the telephone, delivery/pickup of signs and materials from clients and vendors.

Teaching Assistant
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Visual Art Department
September - May 2010 - 2012
 

Discuss assigned duties with classroom teacher in order to coordinate instructional efforts. Prepare lesson materials, equipment and demonstrations.  Distribute and collect tests and homework assignments.  Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using electronic marking devices. Enforce administration polices and rules governing students.  Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.  Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.

Sous Chef
Ishnala Supper Club
May - September 1999 - 2011
 

Responsible for the daily activities of the kitchen and staff, as well as preparing, cooking, storage, cleaning and sanitation of the meat station.  Planning, and directing the preparation of culinary dishes. Managing staff by ensuring that all kitchen workers  are preforming efficiently and maintaining proper health standards. Ensuring that food leaves the kitchen at the highest quality, portion size, and aesthetically pleasing presentation.  Ordering and recording stock and inventory.  Preparing staff schedules.

Artist Talks & Lectures
Ploch Art Gallery
Gallery talk
Witness from Afar
May 2013
 
PSOA/Arts Center Gallery
Gallery Talk
Same as it Ever Was
May 2012
 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Visiting Artist Lecture
Bearing Witness from Afar
October 2011
 
PSOA/Arts Center Gallery
Gallery Talk
Bearing Witness from Afar
May 2011
 
Collections
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee Bucks Art Collection
Rise Up Milwaukee
Oil on Canvas - 2018
Frederick R. Polk Library
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Last Cigarette - A Portrait of Hunter S. Thompson
Acrylic on Paper - 2006
Private Collections are not listed.
 

Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee Bucks

Art Unveil

Milwaukee, WI

August 2018

Toy Factory Studios

Open House

Milwaukee, WI

February 2017

Lynne Chappy Gallery

Teaching Artists

Brookfield, WI

January 2017

Toy Factory Studios

Open House

Milwaukee, WI

February 2016

Lynne Chappy Gallery

Teaching Artists

Brookfield, WI

August 2015

The Art House

Art by America

Chicago, IL

June 2015

Live Artist Studio

Guns and Money

Milwaukee, WI

May 2015

Gallery 25N

Figurative Work

Peekskill, NY

March 2015

Polar Bear Studio (Toy Factory)

Open House

Milwaukee, WI

February 2015

Gallerie M

Pfister Finalists

Milwaukee, WI

January 2015

Polar Bear Studio (Toy Factory)

Riverwest Art Walk

Milwaukee, WI

October 2014

 

RAA Jazz Art Gallery

Riverwest Art Walk

Milwaukee, WI

October 2014

 

Kettle Moraine Art & Craft Show

J&J Creations

North Prairie, WI

May 2014

 

Polar Bear Studio

The Toy Factory Open House

Milwaukee, WI

February 2014

 

PSOA/Arts Center Gallery,

Continuum: In Retrospect

Milwaukee, WI

September 2013

 

Right Side Art Gallery

Instagram Contest

Portland, OR

September 2013

 

Award Winners' Gallery

Hidden River Art Festival 

Brookfield, WI

September 2012

 

Emerging Artists Gallery

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

Brookfield, WI

September 2012

 

PSOA/Arts Center Gallery

Continuum

Milwaukee, WI

August 2012

 

Union Art Gallery

39th Annual Juried Exhibition

Milwaukee, WI

May 2012

 

Walker's Point Center of the Arts

Members Show

Milwaukee, WI

August 2010

 

Union Art Gallery

37th Annual Juried Exhibition

Milwaukee, WI

May 2010

 

Allen Priebe Gallery

7th Annual Honors Exhibition

Oshkosh, WI

Spring 2008

 

Union Gallery

Student Print Exhibition

Oshkosh, WI

Spring 2008

 

Allen Priebe Gallery

4th, 5th, & 6th Annual Honors Exhibition

Oshkosh, WI

Spring 2005, 2006, & 2007

 

R.S. Meincke

Fine Art
 MKE WI USA

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