Rod Klingelhofer

(313)274 3738


2008  MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2005  BGS, Concentration in Environment and Social Sciences, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1999   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Geography, Creative Writing

1997  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Geography, Creative Writing

1996  Mercer University, Macon, GA, Photography


2008  Serrano Picks Detroit Andres Serrano, Jur. Center Gallery, CCS, Detroit, MI

 Focus Fiber: 2008  Sarah Quinton, Cur. University of Cleveland Art Gallery
                                            Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonavanture, NY

 Here & Now: 2008 Degree Show  Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 Chair Show Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

 Michigan Annual 34 Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

2007  Simultaneous Realities  Forum Gallery

 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition Albert H. Dow Museum, Midland, MI

 Chair Show  Forum Gallery

 Environ-Meant  Forum Gallery

2006   With What We Can Carry Annex Art Centre, Toronto, ON 

 Back To The Floor Urban Jupena, Cur., Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State Univ.,   Detroit, MI

 Waste Art Studio Z Textiles, Grand Rapids, MI

2004  Spring Show Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI


2006   Owner of Hof Designs, LLC. Dearborn, MI

 Custom and contract concept/prototype automotive soft trim development

2006  928 Leather Shop, Dearborn Heights, MI

 Pattern-maker for classic and late-model Porsche interiors

2004   Top Notch Upholstery and Trim, Livonia, MI

 Prototype and custom automotive interior component technician

 ’08 Nissan Titan, ’08 Hyundai Sonata, ’07 Hummer H3

 Comerica Park, Detroit ATF, Jay Leno Toranado, NASCAR Angels

2000  Special Projects, Inc., Livonia, MI

 Automotive prototype technician specializing in seating and interior soft trim

 ’07 Nissan Altima and Pathfinder, Ford GT40, 427, Freestyle, GM 16 and Solstice

Additional Experience and Training

2007  Departmental Representative, Studio Council, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2003  ISO 14000 Department Representative, Special Projects, Inc.

2001  Abaris Advanced Composites Fabrication and Repair Instruction, Griffin, GA

1998  Internship, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

 Internship, Farmer to Farmer Program Winrock International, Moscow, Russia

1997  Photographer, Student Publications Services, Virginia Tech

Awards and Honors

2007  Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2006  Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2005  Graduate With High Distinction, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

1998  Dean’s List, UNC-Chapel Hill

1996  Eagle Scout


 Barbara Gash “Back to the Floor” Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Fall 2006

 “Maximum Motown” Auto Week Jan 20, 2003

 “Holy Roller” Auto Week  Feb 18, 2002 

 “Ford GT 40” Auto Week Jan 14, 2002

 “Pontiac Solstice” Car And Driver April 2002

 “Return of the Ferarri Slayer: Ford GT 40” Car And Driver February 2002

 “Zoom Ahead” Popular Science May 2002

 “Bob Lutz’s Secret” Forbes April 2001