Pranav Sood
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of Study: Visual art-Painting

Pranav Sood

EDUCATION

MAY 2020
MASTER OF FINE ART, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON GPA 3.9/4.0

MAY 2019
MASTER OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON GPA 3.9/4.0

MAY 2017
BACHELOR OF FINE ART, GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF ART, CHANDIGARH GPA 3.4/4.0

WORK HISTORY

2019-07 – 2020-06
TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

• Partnered with the professor to plan and implement lessons following the school's curriculum, goals, objectives, and philosophies.
• Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
• Supported classroom activities, including tutoring, grading homework, and reviewing exams.

2018-07 – 2019-06
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

• Developed creative design for marketing project proposals for University professors and researchers,
including print materials, posters, and postcards.
• Created aesthetically pleasing designs that complemented respective projects to win funding.

2018-01 – 2018-06
STAGEHAND, WISCONSIN UNION THEATER

• Assisted in all technical and practical effect set up for music and dance performances and broke down all
equipment at the close of each show.
• Stored, loaded, and unloaded set pieces and technical equipment for daily performances.
• Calibrated stage lighting, microphones, recording equipment, and music systems.

2015-05 – 2017-04
VISUAL ARTIST ASSISTANT, VARIOUS INDIVIDUAL ARTIST

• Anticipated design issues and proved to be initiative-taking in developing effective solutions.
• Fostered highly communicative, collaborative team culture on all visual art projects: both painting and printmaking.

2015-09 – 2015-10
RENOVATION TECHNICIAN, PRIVATE
• Employed approved solvents and cleansers to ready mural for re-paint.
• Minimized further deterioration and restored original appearances by filling in missing or broken areas with fabricated components.

SKILLS

GRAPHIC DESIGN
• Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premier.
• Proficient creator of illustrating, digital painting, magazine covers, marketing material, social media, posters, cards, vinyl, stickers.

WRITING SKILLS
• Highly proficient in English, Hindi, and Punjabi languages.
• Able to express thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively: writing or speech is clear and easy to understand.
• Note-taking, letter writing, press release writing, copy editing, proofreading, typesetting, final manuscript production.
• Confident in PowerPoint, public speaking, sales

ART HANDLING AND LIGHTING
• Construction of transportation boxes, appropriate methods of packaging a wide range of art forms, installation and de-installation, diverse lighting techniques, shipping, and return
• Exceptional eye to adjust, install, and de-install lighting and maintenance.

ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
• Create a welcoming environment for colleagues and visitors.
• Precision in cleaning and maintenance of paints, pallets, and brushes.
• Organizational systems of storage of art materials.
• Develop new marketing strategies and social media to increase market exposure and opportunity.

PAINTING SKILLS
• Highly proficient and enjoy fine detail minute work.
• Exceptional artistic endurance; capable of sitting for many hours.
• Precision in creating lines, points/dots/circles, patterns, fine stencils, color matching.
• Experience in various modalities of canvas amendments; textile, paper, embroidery, metallic leafing, spray paint, etc.
• Extensive color mixing techniques in both eastern and western tradition; natural/acrylic/oil colors/water/gouache colors and inks.
• A depth of knowledge and application of color theory, composition balance, op-art, pointillism, and Indian miniature art.
• Take direction and accept the influence of colleagues, capable of immediate techniques adjustment, quickly adaptable to instruction.
• Experience in customized commission work.

PREPARATION OF CANVAS
• Sourcing best quality materials
• Building the full-scale range of stretchers and stretching canvas.
• Gessoing; both handmade and prepared.


PRINTMAKING SKILLS
• Silk-screen (digital or hand-cut), woodcut, lithography, etching, aquatint, mezzotint, drypoint, CMYK printing, laser cutting, printing on metal/glass/acrylic.
• Capable and interested in expanding experience of multi-printing techniques including screen-printing canvas.
• Precision of cleaning post-print glass, tools, screens, and appropriate ink storage.

BUSINESS MARKETING
• Website designing, domain, legal applications and practices, LLC.
• Maintaining inventory, contracts, and negotiations, gallery coordination, team scheduling and facilitate efficiencies and gaps within teams.
• Multi-cultural community development and inclusion
• Create and maintain systems of record keeping.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Life is about love, and love is complicated, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI
Little thing called love, AL Ringling, Baraboo, WI
Little thing called Love, Yahara Bay Distillery, Madison, WI
Life is about love, and love is complicated, Art lofts gallery, UW-Madison, WI

2019 Little thing called love, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Little thing called love, Art lofts gallery, UW-Madison, WI


SELECTED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2021 Small Works, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI

2020 Ossuary project, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Ancient Modern, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI

2019 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Grand Challenges, The Network, School of Education, UW-Madison, WI
ARTspace, Madison Municipal Building, Madison, WI

2018 First Year Review Show, Art lofts gallery, UW-Madison, WI
90th Annual Student Art Show, Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee, WI
CHROMA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Grand Challenges, The Network, School of Education, UW-Madison, WI
PRECIPICE- a Second Year Review Show, Art lofts gallery, UW-Madison, WI
2-d Graduate student show, Art lofts gallery, UW-Madison, WI

2017 Twin City exchange show, College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, WI

Visual artist, art curator, artist assistant, graphic design, studio assistant