EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts, Light Metals/Jewelry, 1984, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Bachelor of Science, Arts Education, 1977, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS/AWARDS:

CRA-LA Public Commission: 54 Arts District Medallions, permanent installations, Los Angeles, CA 2013

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Exhibit Best in Jewelry Award, Washington, DC. 2014

Oakland Museum of Fine Arts, Oakland, CA;   collection

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI collection

American Crafts Council, Award of Excellence, ’99

Ornament Magazine, 1st Place Award, '84

and indiviual private collections in USA

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017    Yun Gee Park Fine Art, 4 person exhibit, "East Coast, West Coast & South Korea", Tucson, AZ

           Imagine Peace Now, anti violence traveling exhibit and book; Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston; E. Carolina University Greenville

           Alchemy 4, Int’l Enamels Exhibit , The Enamelist Society, traveling show, brochure; Arrowmont Schoolof Art, TN; Metals Museum, Memphis, TN

           Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, "Wearable Expressions 17"; int'l juried exhibit, Catalog

2016   Freehand Gallery, ‘Landscape’ 6 person exhibit, art jewelry and objects.

          Yun Gee Park Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ and traveling Korean Exhibits, Ahwon Gongbang Gallery

2014  Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Thirty Years West”, 2 person show w S. Enterline

2013  Peninsula School of Art, Door County, WI “The Nature of Jewelry” catalog

          DeNovo Gallery, Palo Alto, CA,  6 person show

2012  National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, “13th Biennial Int’l Enamel Exhibit”

          Craft in America Study Center, "California Women Jewelers", Los Angeles, CA

          Taboo Gallery, San Diego, CA " Color and Form"

          District Gallery/LaDADspace, Los Angeles, CA curated/exhibit 5 person  group  "Object D'art' exhibit

2011   Arrowmont School of Art, TN; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN, “13th Biennial Int’l Enamel Exhibit”, catalog.

2010  Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA , “Brooching the Subject”

2009   Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA,  “Craft In America”, and in ’07 Mingei Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

2008   Cranbrook Art Museum, MI, ‘Craft in America’, 8 museum touring exhibit and book

           Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “New West Coast Design”

           Oakland Museum of Art Collectors Gallery, CA, NCEG Exhibit “Transformed by Fire”

2007   Mingei Museum of Art, San Diego, CA "Craft in America" touring exhibit

          Centre for the Arts, Pico Rivera, CA "Sculptural Metalsmithing" 4 person exhibit

           MJ HIggins Gallery, The Landscape show, Los Angeles, CA

2006   Aaron Faber Gallery, NYC "Investigating Space"

2005   Gallery Suum, Seoul, Korea "Artful Jewelry"

           Racine Art Museum, Racine WI "Magnificent Extravagance.."

           Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinberg, TN "Metamorphosis" Int'l Enamel Society

 

SELECT ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2004  Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, "Bridging, Structure to Form"

2003  IMEC Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2000  Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1998  Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997  Jewelerswerk Galerie, Washington, DC;  "Force of Nature"

         Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, 12 yr. retrospective

1993  Objects of Desire Gallery, Louisville, KY and 1992

1992, 1986   Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA; 

          South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

1985   The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 

1979    Artworks Gallery,  Hartford, CT "Shining-Jewelry From My Environment"

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHBITS:

2003   Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA "The Art of California Gold”;  SOFA/Chicago, SNAG/Exhibition in Print    

2002   Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA "Functional Fine Art"

2000   Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA "Structure, Symbol & Substance"

           Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA.  4 person show

           Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, Ohio.  2person show

1999   Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. "California Metalsmiths.."

1997   Mobilia Gallery,Cambridge, MA"Three Generations..."

           Galeria Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain "New Jewellery From the USA"  and Lesley Craze Gallery, London England

          Susan Cummins Gallery, "Jewelry for the Opera"; '96 "Issues/ Intent: American Metalwork”

1996   Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA"The Art of Taking Risks", '95 "Art Jewelry: Historical View"

          Brand Gallery, Santa Ana, CA "2nd Annual Sculpture 4 person exhibit"

          Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland"Contemporary American Jewelery

1995   Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI"Double Vision", Natl. Ornamental Museum andWeisman Museum. Catalog

           Mobilia Gallery, MA "One of a Kind, American Art Jewelry Today"                    

1994   The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA"Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry"

           Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA"California Jewelers"

1993   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL. "American Jewelers" and Racine Art Museum,  WI, brochure

1992   Gallery Tiller, Vienna, Austria "Jewelry of the New World"

1990   Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA. "Progressive Metals"

1987   Gallery Kunsthandwerk, Berlin, W. Germany "Hals Arm Ohr; 25 x Junger Schmuck Int'l."

1996    Long Beach Museum of Art, CA. "Enamels International", brochure

 1984   Int. Handwerksmesse, Munich, W. Germany "Schmuck und Gerat 1959-1984", catalog

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Craft in America, Lauria, Jo;  Fenton, Steve. 2007:Potter Pub. book

One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, Lewin, Susan Grant.1994: HarryAbrams, Inc. book

The Art of Jewelry Design, Kruprenia, Debra.1997: Quarry Books/Rockport Pub. book

500 Enamelled Objects, 2009, Lark Books

500 Pendants, 2008, Lark Books

Metalsmith magazine, ExhibitionIn Print, vol.23 (4) 2003;  Review-Spring 1999, 45;

  Exhibition in Print, Spring 1995, 53;  Spring 1994, 46

American Craft magazine, July 1999, 74-75 Focus; Sept. 1995, vol.55 (4), 66, review

Art Week  newsmagazine, Nov. 1995, article " Body Art"

Ornament  magazine, Features -vol.33(3) 2010, 38-41;  vol.12(4) 1989, 50-55.

  Reviews -vol.21(2) 1997, 19;  vol. 15(4) 1992, 33; vol.12(1) 1988, 13.

  Articles -vol.17(2) 1993, 73;  vol. 5(1) 1991, 39; vol.8(1)1984, 60

944 Magazine, Art& Architecture issue, Oct. 2009, 19

GZ European Jeweler magazine, Nov. 1992, 80

Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Oct. 8, 1989, 28-29, feature

Los Angeles Downtown News, weekly, Dec. 2, 2002, feature

Alchemy, catalog to 13th Biennial Int’l Juried Enamel Exhibition, 2011, The Enamelist Society, and 2017

 

ART RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

In addition to exhibitions and commissions:

2007-17     Pasadena City College, CA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 3D Design and 2D Design;

2017          Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Adjunct Faculty, Metals/Jewelry

2010-11       FIDM, Adjunct Faculty, Jewelry& Metals,  Los Angeles, CA

2012-17       Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, invited artist/design challenge, juror

2006          Curator/Coordinator of Fine Craft/Design exhibition Grand Avenue Festival, L.A.

1997            Pasadena City College, CA, Adjunct Faculty, Jewelry I & II

1985-98       Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, PT Jewelry Instructor, design, metalsmithing and casting.

1998            Arrowmont School of Art, TN, Instructor, summer workshop in electroforming and jewelry

1995            Int'l Bead Conference, Washington, DC, slide lecture/panel speaker

1994-95       Mendicino Center for the Arts, CA, Metals Instructor, summer workshop

1992            California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, slide lecture/presentation