Exhibit Services

EXHIBIT PREPARATION SERVICES
For full Resume+references, please email me: Justyn@Justynzolli.com
My experience in this field is quite varied and includes Museum Exhibit work as well as extensive experience in the architectural and applied Trades, architectural Art Conservation and ancillary Arts Services.   I bring to the position a great wealth of disciplines and materials knowledge, as well as skills in a variety of tools and techniques and their safety. I have been an Exhibit Tech for many of the Bay Area’s finest museums and contemporary art galleries, including serving as Lead Exhibit Preparator for the Museum of Craft and Folk Art–San Francisco. Notably, I have been contracted as a Museum Exhibit Specialist and muralist for the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Other past clients and employers include the SFO Museum (SFO International Airport), City and County of San Francisco, and the Oakland Museum of California, Natural Sciences Dept, and Stanford University.  I have also founded and run my own company specializing in the design and expert conservation of architectural art.  I know how to surpass client expectations, lead a team, and bring a project through from initial design to completion, on time and on budget, with excellent results. References and letters of recommendation from clients, architects, curators, and museum directors will be furnished on request.  As a practicing artist, I bring knowledge of what is needed and expected to mount successful exhibits. I bring a care and commitment to all my projects and positions, and I have worked in cities throughout the United States.
Clients include:

 

  • Stanford University Anderson Museum of American Art-Palo Alto CA
  • Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA- Natural Sciences Dept.
  • Saint Mary’s College of California- Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (H.M. DeYoung Museum of Art, Legion of Honor Museum of European Art)
  • Museum of Craft + Design (San Francisco)
  • Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco
  • Pacific Heritage Museum- SF, CA
  • California Academy of Sciences-SF, CA
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Exploratorium Museum of Science &Perception, S.F
  • San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason Center
  • Many Bay Area contemporary Art galleries
  • Arthur Stern Architectural Glass Art Studios, Benicia, CA
  • Mountainview Cemetery, Oakland, CA
  • St. John’s Presbyterian Church, S.F.
  • Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, Bishop’s chapel
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran, S.F. CA
JOB RELATED TRAINING
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross-Bay Area Chapter, April 2010 (re-certified 2013 American Heart Assoc.)
  • Certification in Wilderness and Remote First Aid, American Red Cross-Bay Area Chapter, June 2010
  • National Park Service HAZCOM Training (Hazardous Materials Safety and Containment Methods) 2009
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/SKILLS:

RESEARCH:

  • Excellent Research, Development, and Writing skills
  • Digital Design and Image database
  • Digital Photography skills, DSLR
  • General photography, lighting, photo-documenting art works
  • Adobe Photoshop program, basic website creation
  • Mac Platform and computer programs
  • PC Platform and Microsoft Office programs
MANAGEMENT:
  • Work flow organization: Team + Leader Positions
  • Management of assistants and subcontractors/experience delegating tasks as team leader
  • Job costing, client communications, invoicing
  • On-site scaffold construction/work-site protocol and safety
EXHIBIT PREPARATION:
  • Gallery Maintenance, Art + Exhibit Installation
  • Exhibition fabrication/design/lighting,
  • Proper mounting techniques of art work for display, including wall and freestanding sculptures
  • Conservation framing techniques for 2-D Art: (glass/plexi/UV coated, wood and metal joinery, mat cutting, dry mounting of art)
  • Crate construction + woodworking for transport
  • Experience with mannequins display
  • Design, drafting, large-scale drawing and signage design
  • Canvas stretching and painting support construction
  • Basic video and sound installation
  • Installation and removal of architectural art works
  • Ability to handle delicate works of art with care + many years experience in Art Conservation
  • Experience with small trucks, offloading, palette jacks and scissor lifts
CONSTRUCTION:
  • Custom furniture construction: (chairs, benches, cabinets, end tables, lamps, and shelving)
  • Professional training on large and small power tools and their safety:
  • table saw, chop saw, planer, grinders, drill press, nail gun, band saw, biscuit joiner, belt sanders, and lathe, most pro woodshop tools
  • skilled use of hand tools like chisels, clamps, wrenches, squares, levels, saws,
  • planes, tubing cutter, and files
  • Excellent soldering and brazing skills/work with light metals (aluminum, brass, lead, copper, tin)
  • Sand blasting cabinet experience
  • Inventory, ordering, and material supply management
FINISHING:
  • Mural painting and scenic backdrop design-Fine art painting on any scale
  • Commercial Interior painting for walls and furniture
  • Commercial and decorative faux-finish applications: (antiquing, glazing, scumbling, fake stone, terra-cotta, wood-graining, marbleizing, gold leaf)
  • Finishing of cases, pedestals, armatures and frames.
Other:
  • Extensive experience traveling throughout Europe, India, and United States
  • Extremely reliable, dependable, and professional
  • Letters of reference upon request