About


Founded in 2013, METHOD & CONCEPT is located in beautiful Naples, Florida. METHOD & CONCEPT is a contemporary art gallery and design studio led by Creative Director and Managing Partner, Chad Jensen.

Team

Chad Jensen

Director

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.

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.

Ashley Frantz

Art & Design Coordinator

Merging the core principals of METHOD & CONCEPT'S design studio and fine art gallery, Ashley brings a wealth of experience working closely with creative teams and discerning clients.
With a background in ceramics and photography, Ashley understands that living with great art and design is about optimizing environments to expand our quality of life.
Ashley provides a system of support to the METHOD & CONCEPT culture as we foster meaningful vendor, client and community relationships through our art and design services.

Yoselin 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.

History

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

Pictured from left-to-right are founding partners, Matthew Riley, Thomas Riley, Chad Jensen, Benjamin Riley.

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.