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Established in 1996, Fine Art Frameworks focuses on innovative design and archival framing, using the highest quality materials paired with the most progressive techniques.

Specializing in photographs, works on paper, canvas, textiles, and objects our knowledgeable staff provide both a personal and professional experience from start to finish in our commitment to give our clients the best service possible.

Fine Art Frameworks employs a collective of working artists as designers, woodworkers, installers, and fitters. As artists, they have a comprehensive knowledge of archival material, process, and handling.

Our Team

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Ed Messikian

Founder & President

Edward Messikian earned a BFA in Painting and Photography. Edward began his art career in the museum field at The Bergen Museum of Art & Science, working as the Head Preparator where he curated, arranged and installed museum exhibitions.

He went on to master the craft of frame-making for galleries and fine artists, including Robert Miller Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. He then joined the acclaimed Holly Solomon Gallery, where he continued to master the art of installation in the gallery setting.

Edward was invited to become the head preparator of the prestigious Chase Manhattan Collection, a position he held for fifteen years. The bank’s collection was broad in focus and material, containing Contemporary, Folk, African, Asian, and Native American art.

This intensive work gave Edward expertise in a broad swath of art media and origin where he worked with local curators, installers, framers, conservators and archivists.

Fine Art Frameworks is the culmination of these experiences.

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Andy Roz

Manager

Andrew Roz joined Fine Art Frameworks in 2000 after beginning his career at one of the largest art handling companies in New York. For over 14 years, he has overseen our growing team and helped keep Fine Art Frameworks on the cutting-edge of framing technology.

Andrew received his bachelors in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College. He attended Cranbrook Academy of Art and received his MFA in Ceramics.

In his spare time, he builds custom furniture and is an active member of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.

Fine Art Frameworks employs a stable of working artists as designers, woodworkers, installers, and fitters. As artists, they have a comprehensive knowledge of archival material, process and handling.

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