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. 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, 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. He worked with local curators, installers, framers, conservators and archivists.
Fine Art Frameworks is the culmination of these experiences.
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.