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DETAILS ABOUT THE ARTIST AND FASHION DESIGNER

PROFILE: As long as I can remember I have been drawing and seriously started to paint about 25 years ago. I specialized in the visual fine arts and graphic designs using a mixed-media of computer and acrylics. I create intense paintings with acrylics or oil on canvas.   I have developed a method that has been referred to as the “Grantique” style.  This style uses a combination of digital painting (using computer  programs) followed by traditional acrylic paints on canvas.  I have sold and donated many art pieces in the US and Europe. In 2007 founded DKdesign Fine Art to distribute the resulting work. My style mixes Renaissance technique with modern contemporary styles.  Most recently, it is a pleasure to also bring my artistic creations to others in the form of wearable art in our new clothing company, Next Level World LLC. I am a co-founder of Next Level World and I specialize in creative fine art and clothing design.

Contact me at:    derrickgrant@comcast.net

Artist’s CV

 

Experience in Fashion and Designing

 

NLW LLC, Self Employed, Newtown PA, — 2012–Present

 

I have taken Fine-Art and designing courses at Mc Gill University.  Later I designed theatrical costumes for Olga Kresin Ballet Shows. I am currently the art and design director for Next Level World.

 

Art Shows and Exhibits

  • 2004-  October Galleries, Philadelphia, PA,
    2004-  Zonk’s Art Gallery, 4th &South St. Philadelphia, PA
    2005-  Black Artist (For Cancer Awareness) Newark NJ,
  • 2005-11 Personal Home Shows
    2005-  Mango Tango Gallery-Personal Show, St. Thomas, USVI
  • 2006-  Mango Tango- Photography Show, St. Thomas, USVI
  • 2007-  Mango Tango- Carnival Exhibit Show Dec. St Thomas, USVI
    2006-08 Galeria Exedo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2010-  Exhibition-Victoria House, Francis Street,Victoria, London, England
  • 2010-  Ludlow Bailey Fine-art; Private Exhibition in Paris, France
  • 2012-  Gallery exhibition at Beneath the Seas in Lahaska, PA
  • 2012-  Jim Tretrick Exhibit in Chelsea New York, NY

 

Graphics and Designing Jobs — 2000-20012

  • 2000-04  Costume designer for Ms. Olga Ballet Performances
  • 2002-05  Graphic designs for Olga Kresin Ballet Studio
  • 2005       Real Men Cook- Trenton Mayor’s Campaign Billboard
  • 2005-07  Stage designer for Pistarckle Theater, St. Thomas, VI
  • 2005-08  Fine art Gallery and Shows
  • 2014      NLW Clothing Line for Atlantic City Fashion Week
  • 2015      Graffiti Art Festival marketing clothing, Trenton NJ
  • 2016  Astropoceheans Show in New Hope, PA

 

Education

Science/Artistic Education:

  • 1979  College - Vanier College, St. Croix Campus, Montreal
  • 1982  B.Sc. -Anatomical Sciences, McGill University, Montreal
  • 1985  M.Sc. -Anatomy Department, McGill University, Montreal;
  • 1987  Ph.D. (+Honors) Anatomy Department, McGill University,
  • 1979  Vanier College: -Cinematography, Painting 101+ 102, Art history
  • 1982  Mc Gill University: Drawing 202, Painting 204,Mythology and Art
  •                          High Renaissance Art History, Human Anatomy

 

Professional and Commissioned Graphic-Arts Work

  • 1999-02 Preparations of Scientific posters
  • 2003-05- Designing of presentations using Photoshop and Power Point
  • 2003  Redesigning the American Cancer Society Logo for NJ ACS.
  • 2005  Poster and Billboard designing for the Mayor of Trenton
  • 2005  Billboard Design for American Cancer Society
  • 2006  Redesigning the Prostate poster for Run for Dads
  • 1999-04 Designing several posters for Ballet Productions
  • 2009  American Cancer Society Fliers 2005-06
  • 2005-07 Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute Fliers,
  • 2008  Charlotte Kimelman design of Commercials, Programs
  • 2006-8  Design and Manage Kimelman Hospital Website
  • 2008  Larianna Boutique for Destination Magazine 2006 and 2007
  • 2010  Design logo and all stationary for ACS banquette
  • 2014  Designing Clothing for ACFW runway show.
  • 2016  Creating Clothing Mockups for InfiniteBitapparel  LLC

 

Fashion Events

2014

2015  NLW Clothing Line 2015 for Atlantic City Fashion Week

2016  Harlem fashion Week, NYCFW  Fall Runway Show, NYC

2017  Harlem Fashion Week, Spring Fashion Week Show

2017   Master Pioneer Awards Fashion Show, Brooklyn NY

2017  Uni of the Arts Fashion Show, Philadelphia PA.

2018  Atman: Show for Art Basel week,  Miami Fl

2018  Release you inner Lion Fashion show, Newton PA

 

Skills

 

My skills include: drawing, painting (acrylics and oil), clothing and costume designing, website creation and graphic art design. Programs I am proficient in include: Photoshop CC, Vue d’Esprit, Painter 12, Poser, Illustrator, Daz3d, Microsoft suite, Adobe Muse,

Keynote and Powerpoint  and all internet browsers.

 

Press, Internet and References

Email:   derrickgrant@comcast.net

Websites:   http://dkdesignfineart.weebly.com/

  http://www.nextlevelworld.com/

Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/derrick.grant2

  http://derrickgrant.tumblr.com/

  https://www.instagram.com/derrickgrant2/?hl=en

Press: The Examiner Review

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibitions 2012-2016

Art Show in London, UK

Art Show in Virgin Island

Online Exhibition at Saatchi Art

Art Show in Pennington NJ

Art Show Opa Locka FL

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