My practice is rooted with the body and its relationship to physical objects. Traditionally trained in jewelry and metals, I continue to use the position of adornment as a source to think through ideas of body, production, labor, value, and memory. Working across disciplines, I utilize a variety of materials and methods that culminate with wearables, sculptures, installations, and participatory projects.


Residencies
2020 / StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Eastport, ME
2018 / Manhattan Graphic Center, Scholarship Resident, New York, NY
2017 / SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Award, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Council on the Arts, NY
2016 / Artist Studios, The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, NY

Selected Exhibition / Events
2019                                
Collectiva Meeting, (forthcoming), Collectiva Gallery, Porto, Portugal
Casting Shadows, (Solo) Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD
Dinner, Event at R & Company Gallery in collaboration with NYC Jewelry Week and Brooklyn Metal Works, New York, NY
Articulating Craft, Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Faculty Exhibition, Center for the Arts Gallery, Westchester, NY

2018                                
White Gold, Clay Body, E.R. Butler & Co., New York, NY
Workshop (2016-Ongoing), New York Jewelry Week HQ Gallery Space, New York, NY
Anonymous Brooklyn, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY
Faculty Exhibition, 92Y Art Center, New York, NY

2017
SOFA Chicago, Charon Kransen Arts, Chicago, IL
Impressions, SU-CASA Residency Exhibition at HANAC Senior Center, Queens NY
OMNI, Columbus Museum of Art+Design, Columbus, IN
In the Making, Center for the Arts Gallery, Westchester, NY

2016
METALLOphone: Bonds, The 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art, (AV17) Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
AdornForm, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD
Workshop, Back to the Drawing Board series, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC

2015
Faculty Exhibition, Weill Gallery, 92Y Art Center, New York, NY
SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art), Charon Kransen Arts, Chicago, IL
SNAG Boston (Society of North America Goldsmiths), Charon Kransen Arts, Boston, MA

2014
Soulcology, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT
Resolutely Ambiguous, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wordsmith, Mager and Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN
Material Matters: Making Connections, Art Avenue, Greenville, NC

2013
Crush II, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Engage, Liloveve Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012
The Body Adorned, SNAG Online Exhibition
In|between, Repositioned Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Konstfack Spring Exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
Corpus Callosum, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
OJQC - “Lange Nacht der Schmuckkunst”, Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria
Vitrine Exhibition, Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria
Broochmania, GRAD, Belgrade, Serbia
RRH Jewellery Award 2011, Jewellery Museum Pforzheim, Germany
We Don’t Make Brooches, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
Gustavsberg Gallery Shop, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Setting the Table: The Artful Table, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Graduation Exhibition, Installation Gallery, SDSU, San Diego, CA
Niche Awards(In conjunction with Buyers Market of American Craft), Philadelphia, PA

2009
Studio C7, San Diego, CA
Art Relief– New Orleans Fundraiser, San Diego, CA

Education
2012 / MFA, Jewellery + Corpus, Konstfack University College of the Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 / BA, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Selected Scholarships, Awards, Recognition
2018 / Manhattan Graphic Center Scholarship
2017 / Cerf+ Artist “Get Ready” Grant
2017 / SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Award, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs + Queens Council for the Arts
2016 / Back to the Drawing Board Stipend - The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC
2015 / Art Jewelry Forum, “Top 10 Up and Comers” at SNAG Boston
2012 / Konstfack Stipendium / Beata Brummers Scholarship (Spring)
2011 / Konstfack Stipendium / Beata Brummers Scholarship (Fall)
2011 / Konstfack Stipendium / Beata Brummers Scholarship (Spring)
2010 / Windgate Fellowship Nominee
2010 / Finalist Student NICHE Awards

Selected Teaching Experience
2018 Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2016-Present / Adjunct Professor, Westchester Community College, White Plains, NY
2015-present / Jewelry Instructor, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2013-present / Jewelry Instructor, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY
2012-2018 / Jewelry Instructor, Liloveve Jewelry Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2015 / Visiting Faculty, Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2015 / Adjunct Professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2011-2013 / Head of Metals Studio, Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Summer Session, Williamsburg, MA

Professional Experience
2019 / RISD Final Review Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI            
2017-Present / Jewelry Club Advisor, Westchester Community College
2017-Present / Artist Studios Alumni Council, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2016 / Artist Talk - Pecha Kucha, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2012-Present / Freelance Jeweler, New York, NY
2011 / Juror, Metal + Plastic, Crafthaus online exhibition
2010 / Studio Assistant, Sondra Sherman, San Diego, CA
2010 / Studio Assistant,Constanze Schreiber, San Diego, CA
2009-2010 / Metals Studio Technician, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Publications
2018 / NYC Jewelry Week, NYCJW Newspaper Catalogue
2016 / METALLOphone: Bonds Exhibition Catalogue
2016 / Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith Magazine
2016 / The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange
2014 / Wordsmith Zine, Paper Darts, MN
2012 / The Body Adorned, SNAG Online Publication
2011 / Art Jewelry Today 3, Snyder, Jeffrey B., Schiffer Publishing
2011 / In the Mind of Ädellab, Schmuck 2011, Germany
2010 / NICHE Awards, NICHE Magazine