Jake Alfieri is a sculptor who currently resides in the Bronx, NY. Jake has extensive experience in events logistics, and curatorial work having founded the Fountain Head (formerly the Fountainhead Gallery) in 2007, spearheading multiple group and solo exhibitions. Jake has exceptional technical skills with over 30 years’ experience and has fruitfully collaborated with JULIETTE SOLUTIONS Founder, Juliette Pelletier, for over a decade.
Selected Work Experience:
Art Connects New York Inc.
Handle/Install/Consult on all exhibitions presented
Fountain Head, formally The Fountainhead Gallery, New York.
Founder and Director
Successfully launched and ran an alternative art gallery offering opportunities for artists to show their work. Curate and hang each exhibition and handle all duties required to host a professional art exhibition.
2016 On the Port Morris Side, Bronx, New York - Arts and Music Festival, Celebrating the opening of the Port Morris/Randall’s Island Connector
2013 Skate the Bronx. Collective Energy & Mid Bronx at the Andrew Freedman Home
2013 We Are Still Here, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York - Armory Show. A Group Exhibition organized by the Bronx Art Alliance
2012 Collective Energy, Bronx, New York - The Fountainhead Gallery. Cephas Center for the Arts
2012 Historical Chronicles, Juliette Pelletier, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at The Clock
2012 Beyond the Hanging Garden, Sofia Bachvarova, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at The Clock.
2012 Recent work by Ezra Cohen, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at The Clock
2012 Nudes, Elena Bouza, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at The Clock
2010 10 Bronx Artists, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at 3rd Avenue
2010 From Chelsea to The Bronx, Bronx, NY - The Fountainhead Gallery at 3rd Avenue
2009 Open Studio, Madrid, Spain - Fountainhead Gallery
2008 Historical Chronicles, Women’s History Month in collaboration with Reflect-arts, Inc., New York, NY - Fountainhead Gallery
The Andrew Freedman Home Mid-Bronx Senior Council Bronx, NY
Resident Curator/Consultant/Artists Residency Coordinator
Handle/Install/Consult on all exhibitions presented
Esfinge, Foundry. Madrid, Spain - Masters Class-J. L. Fernandez
Artist in Residence
Casting, mold making for museum reproductions and multiples; traditional foundry processes (lost wax, sand); Grinding and polishing. Working with materials like bronze, aluminum, plaster, silicon, resin, wax, clay
The National Association of Women Artist, New York.
Organized, display and hang the annual Members Exhibition, which includes over 250 works of art from artists of all disciplines annually.
The Interchurch Gallery, 475 Riverside Drive. New York.
Responsible for all aspects of installation for each exhibition. Tasks included handling and preparing art for display; Hanging, packing/crating, unpacking and shipping works of art (2 and 3 dimensional); rigging or repairs necessary to accommodate each specific event.
Let Them Eat Cake, New York
Client Services; catering coordination; coordination of rentals; supplies and staff; design and creation of event decoration and food display.
Artrageous, The Edwin Gould Foundation for Children & Family Services, Cipriani, New York
Assisted with coordination of fundraiser/art auction.
National Association of Women Artist Fundraising Gala. Rubin Museum of Art, New York.
Curated and coordinated art exhibit; Promotion; Set up and hanging of artwork.
County Concrete Corp., Kenville, NJ
Maintenance and repairs on heavy steel equipment including, but not limited to dump trucks, excavators, cement mixers, front end, loaders, loader buckets, and others; inner shield, oxyacetylene burning, hard surfacing, grinding, plasma and torch cutting apart from other general fabrication techniques. All types of grinding and polishing of various metals.
Downtime, Night Club and Live Music Venue. 30th St. Manhattan, New York
Coordinated, booked and supervised all events and staff required to fill three floors with the capacity of 3000 people 7 days a week. Managed a team of bartenders, waitresses, caterers, promoters, DJs, sound engineers, lighting designers, security staff and all the maintenance support staff.
Paulette Fashions. Weehawken, NJ
Production Manager & Art Director
Assisted in the design and start-up of a multicolor silkscreen print shop and art department for the production of finished and pieced garments for fashion. Ran multicolored silkscreen machines. Managed a team of artists and support staff in high volume printing. Including production, scheduling, color separations, construction of screens, preparing and color matching inks and all sample making.
Glasgow International. Perth Amboy, NY
Production Manager / Art Director
Developed a production silkscreen facility capable of printing multicolored designs for fashion and licensed garments (NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL Ralph Lauren, Polo). Designed and supervised a full capacity Art Department, leading a group of over 20 artists and production staff in color separations, camera reproduction and everything necessary to prepare art work, screens, and inks required to run a high-volume production of printed piece goods.
2011 Foundry processes. Masterclass by sculptor J. L. Fernandez, Madrid, Spain
2001 Welding School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts Textiles -The California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
1981 General Art Studies - The Ridgewood School of Art, Ridgewood, NJ