Education

2006        MFA, Metal Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1999        BFA Magna Cum Laude, Sculpture with concentration in Jewelry/Metals, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

 

Professional Experience

2014-present           Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor, Indiana, PA

2011-2014                 Slippery Rock University, Gallery Director, Slippery Rock, PA

2012-2014                Waynesburg University, Adjunct Instructor, Waynesburg, PA

2011-2014                 Community College of Allegheny County, Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA

2009-2012               Society for Contemporary Craft, Sales Gallery manager, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-2009              Purdue University, Visiting Instructor, West Lafayette, IN

2006-2008              Interlochen Arts Academy, Instructor, Interlochen, MI

2001-2003               Central Piedmont Community College, Instructor, Charlotte, NC

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017         IMAGINE: Peace Now, Grey Gallery, Greenville, NC; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA; Teapots 11, Morgan Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh, PA; Unconventional Departures, Winthrop University Gallery, Rock Hill, SC; Current Reflections on the Natural and Man Made, Texas Tech University, Landmark Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX (curated by Gail Brown, forthcoming); Pattern, Rhythm, Repetition, Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA (forthcoming); (In)Visible Wall, Tallinn, Estonia; Plate Glass, Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN (curated by Melissa Cameron); Duality of Presence, super + Centercourt, Munich, Germany (curated by Jess Tolbert and Kerianne Quick)

 

2016         Shadow Themes, Reinstein | Ross Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon); Walls Can’t Talk but These Tell Stories, Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (solo exhibition); Typeset, Milwaukee, WI; InTransit, Blue Onion Bus at ZOOM Milwaukee; Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Forget Them, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY; AAP New Member Exhibition, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition: CITY, Legnica, Poland; Unexpected, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2015         Schmuck 2015, 67th Internationale Handwerksmesse, München, Germany; Glass-museum ZIBA, Prague, Czech Republic; New Acquisitions: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; Looking Ahead-2015 Master Artists Workshop Presenters, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY; A Sense Of Color: Invitational Enamel Exhibition, Creative Metalsmiths, Chapel Hill, NC; Brickwork and Streetviews, Studio 2504, Morgantown, WV (solo show); 92nd Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA (juried by Jo Farb Hernandez); Placement, Reinstein Ross Gallery, NYC (collaboration with Logan Hicks); CoOperation Garnish, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA (collaboration with Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro); a-brooch-able; Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL; Under Fire, Enamel Guild Northeast juried exhibition, juror Barbara Seidenath; Temporary Sculpture Garden: Lubbock, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX, curated by Eli Blasko; Jewelry Boundless, Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China

 

2014         Schmuck 2014, 66th Internationale Handwerksmesse München, Germany (international juried exhibition); 50/50, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC; (curated by Tara Locklear & Bob Ebendorf); Material Matters: Making Connections, Greenville, NC; Rust & Dust (2 person exhibition with Ian F. Thomas) Iron Gate Gallery, Farmington, PA; Chroma: Jewelry in Color, College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC; Residence and Residents, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA; Ties That Bind, Sheffield Wood Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

 

2013         Alloy Collective Exhibition, Bea Campbell Gallery, Touchstone Center For Crafts; Chain Project, A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object; São Paulo, Brazil; Caffeine and Saw Blades, Art Avenue, Greenville, NC; All Fired Up: Enamel work from ECU Metal Design Alumni, Greenville, NC; The Bob Ebendorf Commemorative Pin Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

2012         Clasp, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (curated by Robert Longyear); The Year Was 2006, Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia (international juried); THE ART OF SEDUCTION: Exquisitely Crafted Temptations, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD, curated by Gail M. Brown; Touchstone Faculty Exhibition, Fallingwater estate; The Art of Enameling, College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC, curated by Kathryn Osgood; Small Metals in the Steel City, Society for Contemporary Craft satellite gallery at One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA; World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, Bozeman, MT; Pomp and Swagger, Phoenix, AZ

 

2011         Geography, SNAG Seattle and SOFA Chicago, curated by the Art Jewelry Forum; Urban Garden Party Silent Auction, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Alumni Exhibition, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Radical Alchemy, Portsmouth, VA; Point/Counterpoint, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary; Faculty Exhibition, Martha Gault Art Gallery, Slippery Rock University; Gioelli per la Ricerca, Le Arti Orafe, Firenze, Italy

 

2010         Inhorgenta Munich, Germany; Pittsburgh Metal Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; SOFA Chicago represented by Charon Kransen Arts; SOFA New York represented by Charon Kransen Arts; SOFA West represented by Charon Kransen Arts

 

2009        Lucca Preziosa Young Le Arti Orafe, Lucca, Italy and Barcelona, Spain; SOFA NY represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Decorative Resurgence Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ; Feeling Groovy, Textures in RAM’s Collections Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; American Enamels The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA; The New Steel v2 The Metal Museum, Memphis, TN; SOFA West Santa Fe, NM, represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Jewelry In Motion: Revolution Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Enamel Experience, International Badge Exhibition Kent State, Kent, OH, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Stimulus Sienna gallery, Lenox, MA

 

2008        Japan Jewelry Design Association Biennale Exhibition The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo; The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami City; Sendia Mediatheque Gallery, Sendai City; International Design Center, Nagoya City; Mitsubishi Artium, Fukuoka City; Refined: Abundance; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; Palm Beach 3 West Palm Beach, FL; represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Sharon Massey and Renee Robbins Macomb College Art Gallery, Clinton Township, MI; Fine Arts Center Alumni Exhibition; Sheffield Wood Gallery, Greenville, SC; Materials: Hard & Soft; Center for the Visual Arts Meadow Gallery, Denton, TX

 

2007         SOFA Chicago represented by Charon Kransen Arts; International Art + Design Fair New York, NY, represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Metalsmiths Linking: A Cross Cultural Exchange Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, Tokyo, Japan; Material Alchemy gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD; The New Steel Delta Axis (Powerhouse), Memphis, TN; Contemporary Enameling Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC; The Earring Show; Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; Handcrafted 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition The Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC; Fusion: 11th Biennial International Juried Exhibition; Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH

 

2006        RAM’s Tales: Women Jewelers from the Permanent Collection Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; The Necklace Show Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; On Fire! Contemporary Enameling gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD; Parameters of Preciousness William E. Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL; Vitreousity: Visions in Enameling Gallery 21, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; The Art of Enameling Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Golden Opportunity Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL; Adornment, Ornament, Sentiment MFA Thesis Exhibition Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; The Arsenal Metals and Enamels Exhibition 2006 The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH; Crafts National 2006 Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; 8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; American Craft Council Spotlight 2006 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY; The Art of Enameling NC State Gallery of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC; Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

 

2005        CRAFT USA ’05 National Craft Triennial Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Made in America Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY; .925 + Ingenuity = Art Jewelry The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA; On the Verge: SNAG Student Exhibition and Learning Curves Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland, OH; Multiple Palettes/Varied Vision: 30 Artists Explore Color White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR; Metamorphosis Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN; An Affiliation of Past and Present City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC; Metal Design Graduate Student Exhibition Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC; 200 Rings Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; Obsidian Gallery, Tuscan, AZ; Gallery M, Cleveland, OH; Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME; Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2004        Fine Contemporary Crafts Artspace, Raleigh, NC; The Rebel Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; Hammer & Hand: Contemporary American Metal Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI; The Down East Sculpture Exhibition Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; Playing with Fire: Glass on Metal San Diego, CA; Rings Cannon Gallery of the Gallery of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC; The Quickening Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC; American Craft Council Spotlight 2004 Southeast Region, West Virginia; Hand Crafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC; Materials: Hard & Soft Center for the Visual Arts Meadow Gallery, Denton, TX

 

2003        Craft Forms 2003 National Juried Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Crafts Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA; Java Underground, Juried Vessel Show Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; American Craft Council Spotlight 2003 Southeast Region; Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

Permanent Collections

 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

Bibliography

2016         Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, Shifting Sites, pgs. 24-25

2016         Art Jewelry Today 4th Edition, Schiffer Publishing, pgs. 154-155

2015         Schmuck 2015, pg. 65

2014         Schmuck 2014, pg. 57

              2011         Geography catalog, photograph pg. 52

              2011         Catalogo Dei Gioielli, October 2011, photograph, pg. 23

              2011         Art Jewelry Today 3rd Edition, Schiffer Publishing, photographs, pg. 165, 166

              2011         Pittsburgh 360 on WQED, airdate January 13, 2011

              2010         Craft Insight video, www.Crafthaus.ning

              2010         Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine, September 2010, pg. 142

              2009        khVERK, Norwegian magazine, page 19

              2009        500 Enameled Objects, Lark Books, photograph, pgs.182, 376

              2008        Art Jewelry Today, 2nd edition, Schiffer Publishing, photograph, pgs. 33, 105, 112

              2008        500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 34

              2007         500 Earrings, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 19

              2007         Ornament Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4, photograph, pg. 34

              2006        500 Necklaces, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 316

              2004        1000 Rings, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 370

              2004        The Art of Enameling, by Linda Darty, Lark Books, illustrations, pgs. 39, 109, 116; photograph, pg. 135; project, pgs. 140-142

 

Publications as Author

2013         Metalsmith magazine, October 2013, pg. 62, review: Bridge 12: Melissa Cameron

2012         Metalsmith magazine, Vol.32, No. 5, pg.60, review: Rebecca Strzelec: The Age of Bears and Other Self Portraits

2012         Art Jewelry Forum, The Heat is On and the Air Conditioning is Blasting: Lectures at the SNAG conference

2008        SNAG News Technical Article, Imagery and Text in Enamel: Alternative Techniques, Volume 16, Number 4, August 2008, pgs. 16,17,18

 

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

2017.       Artist lecture and Champlevé for Steel workshop, Enamel Guild North East conference, White Plains, NY

2017        Champlevé for Steel, Demonstration, Material Topics Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2016         So Graphic: Champlevé for Steel, Radical Enameling Workshop, Center for Enamel Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2015         Alternative Techniques in Enamel demo, Keystone Metals Forum at Touchstone Center for Craft

2015         Rings for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2014         Challenging Jewelry, lecture, Keystone Metals Forum at Touchstone Center for Craft

2014         Mods and Rockers, Contemporary Craft with the Millvale Community Library, Pittsburgh

2013         Teaching artist, STEAM workshops, Assemble Gallery at the Hill House, Pittsburgh, PA

2013         Imagery in Jewelry, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2012         Challenging Jewelry, Winchester Thurston School and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

              2012         Jewelry Fabrication in Steel, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

              2012         Enameling lecture and workshop, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

              2011         PechaKucha, lecture, Assemble Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

              2011         Cloisonné enameling, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

              2009        Emerging Artist Lecture, sponsored by Art Jewelry Forum, SOFA Chicago

              2009        Michigan Art Association Professional Development Workshop, Kalamazoo, MI

              2009        Artist lecture, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

              2008        Emerging Artist Lecture, sponsored by SNAG, SOFA Chicago

              2008        Michigan Art Association Professional Development Workshop, Kalamazoo, MI

              2008        Artist lecture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

              2008        Artist lecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

              2008        Enameling workshop and lecture, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

              2007         Enameling workshop and lecture, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

              2007         Artist lecture, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

              2007         Artist lecture, Crit-o-Rama, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

              2005        Jewelry Fabrication 101 workshop, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

              2002        Etching for Jewelry workshop, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

 

Artist Residencies

2016                           Smitten Forum, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC

2013                           Short-term residency, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2013                           Short-term residency, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

2004, 2005              Studio Resident, Metals, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

 

Awards, Honors, Noteworthy Activity

2015                           Juror’s choice award, Under Fire, juried enamel exhibition

2014                           Purchase Award, Ties That Bind, Sheffield Wood Gallery, Greenville, SC

2013                           Artist Opportunity Grant, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

2013                           Honorable Mention, Caffeine and Saw Blades

2009                          Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award

2008                          First Place, Refined: Abundance

2008                          Juror’s Award, Materials: Hard & Soft

2005                          Gravely Scholarship, School of Art, East Carolina University

2004                          Award of Merit, The Down East Sculpture Exhibition

 

Professional Service

2017                           Board of Trustees, The Enamelist Society

2016                           Juror, Enamelist Society, 16th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition

2012-2015                 Board of Directors, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

2013                           Juror, Represented, New Jersey Metal Arts Guild

2013                           Juror, Sup Brooch, One Wall Gallery

2013-2015                  Studio Advisor, Touchstone Center for Crafts

2012                           Curator, Small Metals in the Steel City, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                           Curator, Charmed III-Third Times a Charm, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                           Juror, Art of the Found Object, State College, PA

2011-2013                   Steering Committee Member, Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders

2011                            Juror, Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA

2010                           Juror, LEAP (Lydon Emerging Artist Program) Award

2010                           Juror, 2010 Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award

2008-2009                Faculty Advisor, Purdue Art Jewelry and Metals Association

2007-2008                Gallery Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Academy

2007-2008                Artistic Task Force, Interlochen Arts Academy

2007                           Juror, East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

2006-2008                Visiting Artist Committee, Interlochen Arts Academy

2004-2008                SNAG Silent Auction Co-Manager, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2004-2005                President, Graduate Student Alliance, East Carolina University

 

Professional Organizations

             Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF)

Alloy Collective

Allegheny Metals Club

Klimt02

Enamelist Society

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP)