about

Method & Concept is a contemporary art gallery and design atelier located in beautiful Naples Florida.

Method & Concept offers a rare combination of expertise in contemporary design, fine art, and master craftsmanship. We merge inventive concepts with skillful execution to create exceptional experiences for our clients. From artist collaborations to bespoke furniture and custom interiors, we have the capacity to bring the most imaginative projects to life, seamlessly bridging the gap between fine art and design.
MISSION STATEMENT
Enriching lifestyles and community through thoughtfully curated fine art and design.

the team

Chad Jensen

Creative Director & Managing Partner

Amy Jensen

Gallery Manager

Yoselin Alonso

Associate Interior Designer

Sarah Baker

Gallery & Design Coordinator

a history of innovation

  • 2013

    2013

    2013

    2013

    Chad Jensen, Thomas Riley, Matthew Riley, and Ben Riley co-partner to officially open Thomas Riley Studio.

  • 2014-2016

    2014-2016

    2014

    2014

    M&C launches furniture collection during NYC x Design at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) . Chad Jensen reaches major career milestone with the launch of Versailles Collection at ICFF in New York.

    2015

    2015

    Naples Contemporary at The Baker Museum Chad Jensen is selected as a featured artist for the Artis—Naples/Baker Museum invitational, Naples Contemporary. A conceptual work embodying the ostentatious exuberance of the Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV.

    2016

    2016

    Chad Jensen is named President of the Board for the United Arts Council, an organization recognized by the state of Florida as the Local Arts Agency for Collier County.

    2016

    2016

    TRAG celebrates 25 years of business in Naples, FL.

    2016

    2016

    Thomas Riley Studio begins long term engagement with Florida Gulf Coast University

  • 2017-2019

    2017-2019

    2017

    2017

    Groundbreaking Economic Impact Study for Collier County is initiated by UAC with Chad Jensen facilitating implications through public assessment.

    2017

    2017

    Chad Jensen becomes Founding Director of the Naples Design District to develop and promote economic vitality through creatively fostering local business and community.

    2018

    2018

    METHOD & CONCEPT | INVENTORY Opening in the Naples Art District, Method & Concept Inventory expands on the gallery with climate-controlled warehousing and production space for art and design development offering clients private viewing of contemporary art.

    2018

    2018

    METHOD & CONCEPT emerges from a Thomas Riley Studio rebrand to encapsulate the mission of the company steeped in top tier art and design.

    2019

    2019

    The initial concept of ACL/ROW begins (Atlantic Coast Line/Right-of-Way), a sculpture and botanical walk through a repurposed piece of city land directly adjacent to the gallery. Realized as a public/private partnership with the City of Naples and Naples Botanical Garden.

  • 2020-2024

    2020-2024

    2020

    2020

    Grand Opening at The Collective located in the Design District

    2020

    2020

    Arik Levy, “Craterstone296,” public sculpture installation at The Collective

    2021

    2021

    Jason Krugman, “Basket,” public art install at Baker Park

    2021

    2021

    Method & Concept expands to showcase artwork in The Studio at The Collective

    2021

    2021

    First monumental public sculpture, “Lithic,” install in front of gallery from M&C artist, Brett F. Harvey

    2022

    2022

    CHAD JENSEN MAN OF THE YEAR Gulfshore Life Magazine (Front Cover)

    2023

    2023

    Official Opening of ACL ROW. Method & Concept brings a new addition to the Naples Design District with the ACL I ROW, a community sculpture garden.

    2023

    2023

    Method & Concept celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

    2023

    2023

    Debut of new monumental, public sculpture by Brett Harvey entitled, “Tempo Temple Template.”

Founded in 2013 as a true “Heritage of Makers”, METHOD & CONCEPT celebrates innovation and the artistic process.

Collaboration, advocacy and engagement reflect our core values. We align with innovators to amplify the reach of our vision through civic engagement, helping to shape the cultural landscape of South Florida into a future as diverse and vibrant as our efforts.

In partnership with Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild, a premier provider of fine interior woodwork and finishes, we have the unique ability to collaborate, support, and manufacture a broad range of projects, from artist collaborations to commissioned furniture and luxury residential interiors.

METHOD & CONCEPT is a Thomas Riley Company, pictured are founding partners from left, Matthew Riley, Thomas Riley, Chad Jensen, and Benjamin Riley.

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Sarah Baker

Art & Design Coordinator

Sarah Baker is inspired by artist studio practices and as the Art and Design Coordinator at METHOD & CONCEPT she is dedicated to supporting the creative process. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fine Art program, Sarah is active in the SWFL art & design culture and is an artist in her own right.Integrating her skillset at a maker with expertise and knowledge of fibers and textiles, Sarah collaborates with METHOD & CONCEPT teams to provide an informed experience for art collectors and interior design clients.

Yose Alonso

Associate Interior Designer

Yoselin Alonso is an Interior Designer who focuses on functional design and believes in constructing exclusive spaces that evoke emotion. Incorporating the unique diversity of each client, her design details are profound, ensuring one-of-a-kind personalized spaces. A graduate of University of Florida’s College of Design, Alonso harnesses conceptual and practical skills that bring spaces to life from planning and construction through to the finest of details. Having grown up around construction and design, Alonso is eager to make her mark in the design world as a part of the METHOD & CONCEPT team.

Amy Jensen

Gallery Manager

At METHOD & CONCEPT, Amy is a champion for artists and coordinates season exhibitions and special events as well as outreach and community projects working closely with artists, collectors and community partners. Drawing from an arts education and two decades of experience working in the arts and for non-profit institutions, Amy actively advocates for arts & culture and enhanced quality of life through her work as Gallery Manager for METHOD & CONCEPT and in the local community.

Chad Jensen

Creative Director & Managing Partner

Chad Jensen is an artist, furniture maker, designer, and the Founding Director of METHOD & CONCEPT. Jensen is a true advocate for the arts, his work and the gallery’s programming both demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between contemporary craft, fine art and design.

In 2013, Jensen launched METHOD & CONCEPT as a division of Thomas Riley Companies, to represent international emerging, mid-career and established artists and designers. Jensen has exhibited numerous artists including Matthew Shlian, Peter Zimmermann, Tadao Cern, Kim Keever and Arik Levy.

In addition to his work at METHOD & CONCEPT, Jensen is an active leader in Naples’ cultural landscape, placing monumental public art at The Collective and Sugden-Gomez building at Baker Park. He is the Founding Director and serves on the Executive Board of the Naples Design District and the United Arts Council of Collier County, where he served as president for two terms. Jensen also serves on the Advisory Board of Digital Media Design at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is a frequent guest speaker, gallery juror and student mentor.

As an artist, he has exhibited at The Baker Museum in Naples, FL; Rudolf Budja Gallery, Miami; as well as Guinevere, London. He has participated in international art fairs such as the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, NY and the Shanghai Art Fair, China. In 2014, Jensen designed a limited-edition furniture collection that was presented during New York Design Week. Interior Design, Art Basel Guide and Casa da Abitare have featured his work.