Picture Hanging Expert

PAULROBERT PORAMBO Has Ten years of experience as an exhibition preparator & Art Installation Expert for art and historical museums, commercial art galleries, private patrons and public displays (department stores).


Management of preparators and experience in all aspects of handling, installation, construction, transportation, and fabrication necessary in large exhibition shows. Construction of pedestals and furniture for display purposes.


Oversight and implementation of art transportation, including shipping logistics and packing of artists retrospective.  Accomplished artist with exhibition experience and numerous awards for artistic excellence.  


Over 10 years of experience in commercial art including public works experience with Michael Singer & Ass., Stephen Robin, and independent work in clay modeling and wood carving.  


Art Preparation clients and experience
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum  Preparator

https://www.pafa.org     
Installed, handled, packed, and delivered Objects for a Museum of American Art. Installed and deinstalled shows: Phillip Pearlstein, Red Grooms Retrospectives, Photo Secessionists, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts permanent collection (Salon style installation) and Sculpture Collection (Involving the rigging of life size marble statuary).

Art in City Hall,     Chief Preparator     

https://www.facebook.com/ArtInCityHall/
Managed the preparation of a quarterly public art exhibit. Responsible for coordinating and supervising preparators for the installation and maintenance of the Exhibit. Lead liaison between artists and installation crew. Responsible for materials and overseeing preparation budget.

METROPLOITAN MUSEUM OF ART    Art Handler and Transporter http://www.metmuseum.org
Handled, secured and transported early American furniture on loan to the museum by collectors.

NORTON ART CONSERVATORY    Assistant Sculptor Restorer      http://www.nortonarts.com
Conserved museum collections sculpture and public sculpture.  Conservation involved building supportive structures for display and transport as well as repair on wooden and sculpture.

JOHN WANAMAKER Department store “Renaissance Italy” Exhibition    Art Preparator

http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org/2010/06/john-wanamaker-philadelphia.html
Operated as a preparator in a large Philadelphia department store during an exhibition of medieval statuary to Milano hand blown glass.  Responsible for receiving, storing, transporting and installing a department store wide exhibition while during business hours.

The Philadelphia Jewish History Museum    Art Preparator

http://www.nmajh.org
Fabricated walls and installed cultural exhibition for inter-city museum.

Frank Schwartz & Son’s Gallery Exhibition at the Philadelphia Antique Show    Art Preparator    

http://www.schwarzgallery.com/history
Assembled display room interior, packed, transported and installed 19th and early 20th century paintings in the Philadelphia Armory.

Related Experience

Midland Cabinet Company    Cabinet maker
Cabinetmaker for high end residential cabinets and millwork.  Responsible for the production of case work assignments.

San Francisco Airport Commission/ Exhibits     Museum Technician
Art handling, packing, installing, and Fabricating exhibition platforms, bases and metal mounts for displays throughout the San Francisco Airport.

The Elisabet Ney Sculpture Conservatory, Austin, Texas    Instructor
Assisted the Art Center Director in the administration, organization, and management of community open studio. Developed art classes for adults and assisted in the marketing of those classes to the public. Taught classes in traditional figurative arts for two years. Initiated thriving open studio program. The goal of open studio is to build a seamless course of study that profits the Conservatory and fulfills the needs of students taking regular classes at the Conservatory.  Spearheading further growth of the Conservatory through participating and development of a volunteer group called “Friends of the Ney” which is currently planning restoration, expansion and funding. Offering strategic leadership in developing and implementing plan. Provided clerical and administrative support to Program Director, and maintains program.

Michael Singer & Associates    Drafting Associate
Denver International Airport/Concourse C.
Drafted working drawings, fabricated full size models, trafficked assignments, documented and corresponded with contractors for an Environmental Sculpture Commission spanning 5,000 square ft.


EDUCATION

University of Texas – BFA
Visual Art Studies/Art Education:  

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – Sculpture major

Experience with Windows 95/98, MS Word, MS Excel. Experience with scanning photographs and slides, Web design experience, Adobe PhotoShop, ClarisWorks