Artist C/V

Richard Brian McNeill

shadowofthewhiteninja@gmail.com

 

In the business of bridging artwork and culture to build relationships and inspire the world.

Education:

BFA – Photography (candidate); Graduating Spring 2018

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

Associate Degree Liberal Arts (Arts and Humanities); Graduated Spring 2016 with Honors

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

GPA: 4.0

Related Coursework: Portraiture, Studio Lighting, Intermediate Digital Photo, History of Photography, and New Media

Projects and Gallery Shows:

It Is Who You Know

  • A collaboration to assemble a bicycle fabricated and illustrated by the community, accompanied by portrait work.

The Printing of a Culture; The Culture of Print: San Jose State University in the Black Gallery, February 2018

  • Solo exhibition featuring a series of work highlighting the depth of the bicycle culture through the printing process.

National Donut Day: West Valley College, June 2015

  • Photographic essay from ten doughnut shops on National Donut Day, presented in black and white.

The Gumball Series: West Valley College, December 2014

  • Artistic look at the nostalgic beauty of the gumball machine.

 

Related Experience:

Sales, Price Ford, Port Angeles, WA.                April 2014 – October 2014

  • Focus on customer satisfaction and professionalism in the sale and delivery of new and used vehicles.
  • Provided a quality service throughout the entire sales process, and adept in product knowledge.

Tile and Stone Fabricator, Andrew’s Third Generation Tile, San Jose, CA.                    January 2011 – March 2014

  • Journeyman tile setter on residential remodels in bathrooms, kitchens, and other living areas; Constructed showers, floors, decks, fire places, counter tops, and more.
  • Material management, time management, problem solving, attention to detail and strong finish.

Barista, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, Santa Clara, CA.            1994 – 2001, 2002 – 2004

  • Created delicious coffee and espresso drinks in a timely manner and provided a unique customer experience.

Skills:

Photoshop, Lightroom, Lighting systems and techniques

Published Images:

The Metro in San Jose, Voices Magazine of West Valley College, The Daily Telegraph in The United Kingdom

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