The Brothers Jenson of SoarMKE is actively involved in the creative process of several different mediums. Combining skills of engineering, computer programming, woodworking, screen printing, illustration, photography and more, Soar is able to take diverse approaches with any project they dream up. Their goal is to maximize freedom by exploring without limitations. This approach allows for a greater clarity of intention to crystallize, without filters, censors or revisions. Durable, formulaic procedures are discarded, and accidents are never mistakes – they instead open doors to new artistic outlooks and experiences. Soar is a kinetic, reactive process that channels collective creativity into media objects. Each step influences the next, and their work consists of partial views of a constantly evolving project.
1998 – Exhibition of works at MSOE in ‘Digital Age’ a collaborative art and design show for public attendance.
1999 – Winners of Society of Illustrators New York Silver and Bronze Award for Creative Excellence in Illustration – Exhibition of artworks at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in NYC, with winning pieces selected to represent the event’s promotional poster and full mail campaign for 12th Annual Illustrators Awards Show.
August 2000 – 6th Annual Old World Wisconsin Folk & Fine Art Show – Featured Jenson Brothers’ hand-carved and painted furnishings and live carving demo.
January 2001 – Exhibited mixed media work in ‘Guilty Pleasures’ group show at M-80 Gallery -Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Summer 2001 – 26th Annual Lake Country Festival of the Arts exhibition of works and winner of 2001 LCAF Merit Award
January 2002 – Exhibition of works in Beauty Salon’s ‘Art Circus’ group art show at Turner Hall – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 2005 – Exhibition of works in ‘Urban Graff’ curated art show at Lanza Gallery, 1917 S. Halsted – Chicago, Illinois
April 2006 – Winner of ‘Face-Off’ group art competition – Marshall Building – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 2006 – Exhibition of 3-month public installation ‘SoarMKE’ at Rushmore Records – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 2006 – Exhibition of flat-file works in ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ art show – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 2007 – Exhibition of works in ‘Portraits’ group artshow at Artbar – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 2007 – Exhibition of works in flat file printmaking show – Luckystar Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 2007 – Exhibition of works in ‘Square-off’ at Lanza Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
June 2007 – Developed, curated and marketed ‘Dreambubble’ – A public collaborative exhibition and interactive art installation for Artbar – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 2007 & 2008 – Donated works to ‘Poplife’ – Art Auction fro Aids at Taylors – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 2007 – Exhibition of works in ‘Cedar Block’s Ramirez Box’ art show at Milwaukee Art Museum
December 2007 & 2008 – Exhibited products at ‘Art v.s. Craft’ – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
March 2008 – Exhibition of works in ‘Wish You Were Here’ mail-art show – Luckystar Gallery – Milwaukee – Wisconsin
August 2008 – Exhibition of works in ‘Cedar Block’s What You Get When You Cross’ art show at Milwaukee Art Museum
February 2009 – Exhibition of works in ‘Cedar Block’s Jan Leivens on a Jet Plane’ art show at Milwaukee Art Museum
May 2009 – Exhibtion of works in national touring art show ‘It Came From Milwaukee’ – Windhover Arts Center – Wisconsin
June 2009 – Developed, curated and marketed ‘The Master Observer’ – A public collaborative exhibition and interactive art installation for Borg Ward – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
January 2010 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘Autotomy : A Detachable Tale’ – An art installation for Cafe LuLu – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 2010 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘Goddess’ – An art installation for Freya – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 2010 – SoarMKE LIVE Silkscreen DEMO (2-day event) – MODA 3 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 2011 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘Garnish’ – An art installation for Great Lakes Distillery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 2011 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘Black Friday’ – An art installation for Tonic – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 2011 – Two pieces selected for ‘Best of 2011’ group art exhibition for Society of Illustrators Los Angeles at Gallery Nucleus – Alhambra, CA
February 2012 – Work selected for exhibition in curated and judged public projection show in Times Square, NYC and Vitamind Magazine Premier Party.
March 2013 – Art selected for exhibition in ‘The Art of the Business Card’ a public art and design show held at The Eisner Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin. Art was also implemented into mailer and public promotions as well as window advertisements for the event.
June 2014 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘MKEnauts’ – An art installation for Bay View Gallery Night at Freya – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 2014/January 2015 – Developed, curated and exhibited works for ‘Spiritology’ – An art installation for Great Lakes Distillery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin