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Brooklyn, NY
February 25, 2020

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Alan Kearin

Senior Retoucher



Parsons School of Design degree: BFA

Pensacola Junior College Art Department degree: AA U.S. Navy School of Photography

Employment and activities:

Freelance__Photo Retoucher

Beauty, Fashion, Advertising

Hi-end retouching.

Select Photographers and Artists:

Markus Klinko and Koala, David Slijper, Hunter Reynolds Select Studios and Agencies:

Anzalone and Avarella Studios, Deutsch, Duggal, Gotham, Havas, JWT, McCann L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren, Versatile Studios

Notable Projects:

Gotham Beauty 2019, “Vanity Mirror “ installation: The Armory Show Recent:

Duggal's Gap Clothing Campaign, Markus Klinko_images of David Bowie from his archive for an international gallery tour

Lumiere__Founding Partner, Director, Head Retoucher Creative Director: Kathryn Quarters

Select Photographers:

Michael Gordon, Markus Klinko and Indrani, David Slijper Select Agencies:

Bumble and bumble, Michael Gordon, SelectNY

Norkin Digital__staff artist

Beauty, Fashion, Editorial, Product, Advertising.

Hi-end retouching.

Select Photographers:

Shu Akashi, Richard Avedon, Richard Burbridge, Todd Barry, Richard Corman, Patrick Demarchelier, Nathaniel Goldberg, Sebastian Kim Select Art Directors:

Stephan Gan_V Magazine, Ingrid Sischy_Interview, Naomi Yamamoto_Shiseido

Select Companies:

Cosmetic: M.A.C., Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Revlon, Maybeline.

Jewelry/ Watches: David Yurman, Hermes, Tag Heuer, Gucci Fashion: Kenneth Cole, Gucci, Helena Rubenstein, Jill Sanders, Tommy Hilfiger

Fine Art Exhibits:

Grande Palais Paris

I.S. Thomas Gallery Paris

Triple Z Manhattan

Diesel Gallery Red Hook, NY

Sideshow Gallery Williamsburg, NY

Pierogi 2000 video collection Williamsburg, NY

Some of my personal art online:

Mt. Fuji1

Mt. Fuji2


Selected Special Projects:

March 2018

“Vanity Mirror “ installation: The Armory Show at Pier 92 & 94. Rated #2 best booth in this show! That’s because of Hunters beautiful installation.

I designed and shepparded this mirror project. Also, prepared all digital material installed and supporting images. In production:

Bronx Museum Parade Series

Summer of 2014 - September 2015

“Medication Reminder”

Collaborated with the artist Hunter Reynolds.

Under his art direction I created 18 works of art in Photoshop. This is the second body of work I did for Hunter.

This work displayed at PPOW Gallery, New York, NY, Chicago EXPO Fall of 2015, and in LA. One artwork was commissioned by Dr. Daniel Berger who is a pioneer for the cure of AIDS. This work continues to tour worldwide and has been purchased by three museums. February- March 2011

“Survival AIDS”

Collaborated with Hunter Reynolds.

Hunter is a special artist and my friend for 25 years. This body of work was a creation of twenty 60x48 inch Photo Weavings, each composed of 120 individual photographs that was sewn together to create a large tapestry, or weaving as Hunter calls it.

Again, under the art direction of the artist Hunter Reynolds I realized his vision in Photoshop.

The photographs themselves represent large scale collages of newspaper articles in the collection of personal archives of Hunters from the 1990s talking about AIDS and LGBT political and sociological culture. This work displayed at Participant Inc. New York, NY Collaborated with Michael Medora, a London based Holographer. Michael and I researched the potential of color mixing with light and develop a final hologram. . I designed original artwork and executed to glass plates. I created 3 black and white plates for separation. Finals used for laser light exposure. Not unlike RGB color. Our experiment’s goal was to predict and control color for holograms.

Collaborated with Cindy Sherman, Fine Art Photographer/ Limoges Publisher: Artes Magnus

Part of a series of limited editions of porcelain dinnerware by renowned artists and fabricators. These pieces have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. My contribution to this project was designing the supporting fish on vine patterns for a 12-piece dinner setting that surrounded Ms. Sherman’s photographs posed as Madame de Pompadour. Paul Jenkin's studio assistant

Routine studio duties included preparing the space for his work and assisted with photo shoots.

Aided Paul for a major showing of his canvases.

“Conjunctions and Annexes” at the Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York. 1991

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