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.

Susan Grogan

Manager

At METHOD & CONCEPT, Susan cultivates a major market feel with nearly two decades of business management experience working in creative fields. Susan has worked for architecture and interior design firms in Boston and New York as well as an Internationally renowned, American artist. Susan provides strategic support to the Director as well as manages the day-to-day operations providing an elevated experience for METHOD & CONCEPT design clients and art collectors.

Amy Jensen

Gallery Coordinator

At METHOD & CONCEPT, Amy coordinates season exhibitions and events as well as community projects working closely with the team on behalf of the Director/Curator. Drawing from an arts education and over a decade of experience working in the arts for non-profit institutions, Amy actively enhances local culture and quality of life through meaningful programming as Gallery Coordinator for METHOD & CONCEPT.

History

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.