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Arno Lukas

Freelance Sculptor & Portrait Artist

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Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/arnolukas
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ARNO LUKAS

FORMAL EDUCATION

1987 Bachelor of Education
Intermediate/Senior, Visual Arts/Physics
Queen's University Faculty of Education
Kingston, Ontario

1984 Bachelor of Science (Included Fine Art Drawing, Sculpture and Art History)
Mining Engineering
Queen's University Faculty of Applied Science
Kingston, Ontario


ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

2008 - present Contract Sculptor Bogya Art Studio
I co-designed and created sculptures in partnership with Meisner Gallery, Inc. This includes making virtual 3D computer maquettes and animated movies for presentation to Meisner Gallery and its clients, creating clay sculptures, moulds and cast resin sculptures for Meisner Acrylic Casting (for acrylic sculptures) and Elliot Gantz & Co., Inc. (for bronze sculptures), both on Long Island, NY.

2002 - 2007 Bronze Sculptor Calgary Stampede Board
I won the contract to design, sculpt and cast the Novice Boys Bareback Bronco trophy that was presented annually for 5 years.

2005 and 2006 Visual Artist Mural Mosaic
I participated in painting and spreading the word for two mural mosaic projects, one for the 100th anniversary of the founding of Alberta and Saskatchewan, unveiled before Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa, and another, in collaboration with Robert Bateman, celebrating and supporting animals and other creatures with whom we share the Earth.

2001 - 2006 Contract Sculptor Studio Y Creations
My primary focus was Styrofoam carving and prototyping. Other duties included welding and working with structural steel, moulding and casting, feather punching, painting and air brushing and other high realism techniques, as well as the extensive use of Photoshop imaging techniques to give clients an impression of the final product using maquettes. Large scale projects included the Trail Marker Tree project, the Minniapolis-St.Paul airport project, the Nashville Children’s Museum Project and the National Geographic project at Laguardia and Vancouver airports.

1995 - 2001 Model Maker Alberta Industrial Models
I was required to use various scaling and building techniques, small scale casting and mould making and reading and interpretation of blue prints to make accurate scale models of various industry technologies and equipment and representations of their uses in the field.

1994 - 1997 Prototype Sculptor Irwin Toys Limited
I sculpted the prototypes of the Franklin the Turtle play figures, created the masters for the Sailor Moon figures and produced masters for accessories for the ReBoot figures. I also developed the prototypes for various other toys.

May 1991 - June 1992 Art Teacher/ Facilitator Scarborough Board of Education
I developed and taught Visual Arts course modules in printmaking, clay work and painting as well as creating displays for the Artfax Program.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2002 Founder RavenMoon Visions Inc.
The company focuses on visual art and sculpture contracts, commissions and teaching students and interested individuals.

2005 - 2006 Operations Manager Arrowhead Tree Farm
I was in charge of day-to-day operations including hiring of seasonal workers, maintenance of vehicles and filling clients’ orders. Long-term operations included ordering supplies and seedlings. I was also required to meet with governmental regulators to insure that all import regulations and brokerage requirements were met.
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Sculpting
Portrait Art