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PROFILE

• 2009 moved to the California Bldg. in Minneapolis
• 2007 Retrospective Gallery 222.
• 2007 Accepted into the IMAGES of PEACE exhibit at the Albert Schweitzer Institute.
• 2006 Invited to exhibit at the Florence, Italy BIENNALE.
• 2006 Minnesota State Arts Board ART of RECOVERY exhibit.
• 1996 to 2009 member of the Northern Warehouse Artist’s Cooperative, St. Paul, MN.
• 2002 ART ON THE PLAINS exhibit Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND.
• 1996 to 2002 Art Director GWS, Inc.
• 1996 Rutgers National Works on Paper exhibit.
• 1994 Mn. State Arts Board purchase of PAUL’S PIDGEON TOWER for Metro State Univ.
• 1991 & 1993 Illustration West national, Society of Illustrators juried exhibition in L.A. at the Otis Art Institute.
• 1993 Winner 1st Place in the Men’s Designer division of the VM&SD International Display Window Competition.
• 1993 REJECTION, An Artists Rite Of Passage group exhibit, with Tacoumba Aiken, Gregory W. Bitz, Ruth Kolman Brophy, Bob Coane, Gemma Rossini Cullen, Terry Eiswald, Frank Hoffman, Jeff Lipschultz, Mary Francis Judge, Kel Keller, Lynne Menturweck, Nick Minenko, Kaz Omori, Diego Marcial Rios, and Scott Seekins.
• 1992 DIVERGENT VIEWS M.C.A.D. alumni group exhibit, Vye Gallery with Tacoumba Aiken, Jack Becker, Becky Beveridge, Gregory W. Bitz, Leon Huscha, Steve Jensen, Paul Olsen, Linda Randers, Scott Seekins, Joseph Sellars and Stewart Turnquist.
• 1991-92 President of the Alumni Association of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and member of the MCAD Board of Trustees.
• 1991 Rebel With A Brush article in the Best Of issue in the Minnesota Daily.
• 1988 EDITORIAL SERIES exhibit, Vye Gallery.
• 1988 HOMAGE to KITSCH exhibit, Vye Gallery.
• 1987 SYNTHESISM exhibit and manifesto, Vye Gallery.
• 1986 Received supportive letter from Frank Hodsoll Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
• 1981 Five New Paintings exhibit, Vye Gallery.
• 1975 Kitsch vs. Autodidacticism radio editorial on KQRS.
• 1974 - 1994 Director of the Vye Gallery.
• 1972 B.F.A. Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Studied under Barry LeVa, Siah Armajani, Hazel Seck, Aribert Munzner,and Urban Couch).
• 1970 Minneapolis Institute of Arts Biennial.
• 1968 Assisted Barry LeVa with his piece for the cover of the 1968 October Artforum.
• 1950 Born in Minneapolis, MN adopted by Dr. M. Lucille Vye DDS.

 

 

 

 

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MIKE VYE
RESUME

B.F.A. Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Skills and software
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium: Photoshop CS4 extended,
Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, Flash CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, Acrobat Professional CS4 and Microsoft Office 2008
Cross platform: have both Mac Leopard and PC Design stations.

Excellent hand drawing and concepting skills, digital imaging, art
direction, photography both digital and film, illustration, strong
understanding of print, prepress, sheet-fed presses, and press checks.

SOLE PROPRIETOR
VYE Art and Design 2002-Present
Responsibilities: Listen. Facilitate clients needs and interests. Bid on projects always providing top flight creative at bargain rates, alter files to accommodate clients requests, prepare for form of printing, press checks, prepare files for other uses, admin. network, trouble shoot problems, find answers that work for problematic questions, acquire and learn new software, keep aware of recent trends keep aware of current trends and technology.

ART DIRECTOR
GWS, Inc. 1996-2002 Promotional Products Distributor

Responsibilities included: art direction, graphic design, catalog,
package, web and 3-D design, corporate identity, layout and
production, prepress, photography both digital and film, lighting,
illustration, photo direction, production deadlines, film separation,
design and separate 2-8 color jobs, create touch plates as needed,
trapping, scanning, photo CD, white underbases, work directly with
clients, rework client provided electronic files and find work arounds
if necessary. Manage multiple tasks and trouble shoot problems under
rush deadlines. Adept on both the Macintosh and IBM platforms.

DISPLAY DIRECTOR
Sim's ltd.
Winner First Place in the VM&SD 1993 International Display Window Competition. Responsibilities: Design, build and install display windows, signage, graphics and photography for upscale clothing store ranked in the top 25 men's stores in the nation by GQ.

Clients have included:
American Express, Arby’s, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Best Buy,
Captain Leisure, City Pages, CNT, CPG, Davanni’s, Dayton Hudson, Half Pint, Hartford Courant newspaper (Hartford Conn.), H&R Block Mortgage, J. Carsten Homes, Lily's Kitchern, Lush Literary, Mary Frances Judge, Mercedes Benz, National Beverage Corp., Option One Mortgage, Pulley's Basketball League, Sim’s ltd and more.