Jakesillen.com

Welcome to my site! I'm an artist & designer currently living & working in NYC

I graduated from RISD last spring with a degree in Interior Architecture/Adaptive Reuse

I also curate shows, organize music events & more! Check out some of the links below!

 

Send me an email for a full design portfolio/to chat  :)

Education

 Rhode Island School of Design

 BFA Interior Architecture (Adaptive Reuse & Narrative Environments)

 w/ a Concentration in ‘Computation, Technology and Culture’, 2018

 

Work Experience

 Levin Silbert

  Project Lead (2019)

  Developed concept, designs & wayfinding program for environmental signage and identity of a

  university campus, as well as renderings/architectural drawings for firm’s other clients

 

 Darling Green

  Exhibition & Digital Interactions Designer (2018-2019)

  Consulting, design and fabrication for the New York School of Interior Design’s exhibition  ‘1:1 Drawing for

  Production and Presentation’

 

 Shiny Little Studios

  Studio Assistant (2018-2019)

  Assisted Composer/Studio Head Todd Griffin in managing and producing scores for various projects.

 

 Spektrum Berlin

  Production & Programming Internship (2017)

  Worked at community art & maker-space focused on exhibiting technology-based artworks, science-focused

  events and futuristic utopias. Assisted in workshops and front-of-house operations as well as programming

  and expansion plans for the space

 

 2x4

  Studio intern for Environments team (2016)

  Designed spatial elements and analyzed sites for wayfinding, furniture, graphic & architectural systems for

  clients including Hyundai Motorstudio, Apple, and Fondazione Prada. Often worked between Graphic Design,

  Architecture and Digital teams translating designs and vocabularies for internal collaboration.

 

 Lower East Side Partnership (formerly LES Business Improvement District)

  Public Arts Coordinator for the 100 gates initiative (2015)

  Recruited, paired & introduced over 200 business owners and local artists on NYC’s Lower East Side to

  participate in an ongoing city-funded outdoor exhibition (100gates.nyc). Interned under the Director of

  Marketing and Communications.

 

 Rhode Island School of Design

  Department of Interior Architecture - Graduate Teaching Assistant (2017)

  Experimental & Foundations Studies - Teaching Assistant (2015 - 2017)

  Admissions Office - Tour Guide (2015 - 2017)

  Admissions Office - Office Assistant (2016)

 

 Creative Capital / C41 Media

  Production assistant (2013)

  Production assistant for arts funding and development

  organization at their 2013 Artist’s Retreat in Williamstown, MA

 

Press/Published Works

 5 Shows by Emerging Artists to See in NYC Before Mercury Is Out of Retrograde Artspace Magazine 2019

 Featured Artist Ohioedit.com 2016

 

Curatorial

 FRI-ENDS

  Co-Director (2016 - Ongoing)   [in collaboration with Lee Pivnik]

  A migratory platform for exhibiting art from emerging artists. The group blends traditional exhibition models

  to exist somewhere between a gallery, a collective, and an artist run space (Fri-Ends.com)

 

  Shows:

  Red/Green Blue/Yellow, Gallery 369 for FRI-ENDS, St. Paul, MN

  The Poetics of Verticality, Spektrum Berlin for FRI-ENDS, Berlin, Germany

  I am a dog walking backwards, FRI-ENDS 01, Providence RI

  Late Night Pundit, FRI-ENDS 01, Providence RI

  Welcome to the Neighborhood, FRI-ENDS 01, Providence RI

 

Selected Exhibitions

 Off The Grid Providence, Rhode Island 2018

 The Forefather, The Sun & The Omnipresent Spirit Newport, Rhode Island 2018

 Flat Earth Film Festival Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 2018

 Art Life Internet Providence, Rhode Island 2017

 The Poetics of Verticality Berlin, Germany 2017

 Hi/Low Tech Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 2017

 Interior Architecture Department Triennial Providence Rhode Island 2015

 

Selected Venues Played

 Mood Ring Brooklyn, NY 2019

 Soft Surplus Brooklyn, NY 2018

 Rebecca’s Brooklyn NY 2018

 The Parlour Providence, Rhode Island 2018

 Dusk Providence, Rhode Island 2018

 Trans-Pecos Queens, NY 2018

 Spektrum Berlin Berlin, Germany 2017

 RISD Artist Ball Providence, Rhode Island 2016

 

 

Portfolio

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