ERIC J. FREY
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Who I Am
After serving 24 years in the Oregon Army National Guard, with 21 of those being on Active Duty, Combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and a Peacekeeping deployment to Sinai, Egypt, I retired as a Master Sergeant (E-8). Taking a different path from a career in Human Resources and Logistics Management, I chose to return to school and pursue art as a focus in my next stage of life.
Now as an emerging artist in the Pacific Northwest, I continue to explore and experiment with different styles, genres, mediums and messages.
Learning is a path not a destination
BFA ART & DESIGN (ANTICIPATED JUN 2019), WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
April 2016 - June 2019
Applied design elements and principals in the work for self-expression and communication
Developed and engaged in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists
Developed technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form
LEADERSHIP & PROJECT MANAGMENT
Team & Individual
The art of leading teams, managing time, and controlling resources to produce outcomes is essential to success of teams and individuals in both artistic endeavors and business management. Supervised multiple teams and projects in logistics management to ensure the success of the mission while preparing for and serving in combat operations.
Conservation is Key
Managing resources: time, monetary, and physical, is a critical element in creating art. I try to limit the amount of waste in each project and when practical reuse certain materials in the creation of new art.
To Teach is to Learn
Sharing knowledge, skills, and abilities, helps to encourage each new generation of artists to create new and innovative art.
Having considerable life experience both as a traveler and a Soldier has given me the opportunity to acquire several skills and
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"