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Current Employment           

+Goldsmith at Kesslers Diamonds: Germantown, WI

Owner of Carta Studio: Contemporary Art Jewelry and Home Goods:

www.cartastudio.com

+ Milwaukee Makers Market: Milwaukee, WI

Intern to Ryan Laessig for a seasonal curatorial art event and art market.​

Other Experience 

+Sparkle Scholarships Program Director at Kessler's Diamonds. 

             -Created a partnership between the UW-Milwaukee Jewelry and Metals programs and Kessler's Diamonds in which students create a one of a kind piece with a diamond donated by Kessler's. Students enter this piece into an exhibition that is juried by the community. The winner's receive a scholarship from Kessler's Diamonds.

+Creator and Director of the goldsmith internship program at Kessler's Diamonds.

+ Jewelry and Metals artist in residence at UW-Milwaukee 2019-now

+Artist in residence at Var Gallery and Studios from 2017-2018

Gallery 326, Traveling Gallery in association with Flux Designs, Milwaukee, WI from 2016-2017

+ OBJECT, Vice President, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Jewelry & Metalsmithing Student Organization. Head of Grant writing. from 2016-2017

RESUME

Education

2017                 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee,

Jewelry and metals, Accompanied by a Certification in Digital Fabrication and  Design.

Exhibitions

2019

Fringe Fest, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI- Selected group exhibition

Art of Water III, James May North Gallery, Algoma, WI- Juried Exhibition

Art of Water III Pop Up, James May North Gallery, Algoma, WI- Juried Contemporary craft pop up

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA- colaboration

2018

 

Hovercraft, Pritslaff Building, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Contemporary craft pop up

Coast To Coast, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA-Juried Exhibition

VAR Artist in Residency Permanent Collection, VAR Gallery and studios, Milwaukee, WI- Group Exhibition

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA

VAR Artist in Residency Collection, VAR Gallery and studios, Milwaukee, WI- Group Exhibition

Sense of Place:  HERE, Galaudet Gallery, Eau Claire, WI-Juried Exhibition

Wanderlust, Artless Bastards Gallery, Du Pere, WI-Juried Exhibition

Metals!18 Annual Juried Metals Student Exhibition, Kenilworth Gallery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI- Susie Ganch

Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI- Group Exhibition and Charity Auction

2017

 

VAR Artist in Residency Collection, VAR Gallery and studios, Milwaukee, WI- Group Exhibition

Hovercraft, Pritslaff Building, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Contemporary craft pop up

Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition and BA Project Session, Visual Arts Gallery,  Milwaukee, WI -Group Exhibition

Crossing Over, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Exhibition

James May Gallery Pop Up Show, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI- Group Exhibition

OBJECT: Contemporary Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Visual Arts Gallery,  Milwaukee, WI -Group Exhibition

University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac-  Fond du Lac, WI-Group Exhibition

Metals!17 Annual Juried Metals Student Exhibition, Kenilworth Gallery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI- Juried by Harlan Butt

44th Annual Juried Show, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Exhibition

 

2016

                                                

Feed Your Soul - Milwaukee and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Flux Designs, Milwaukee, WI- Charity and Silent Auction

2016 Yuma Symposium Student Art Exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ-Juried Exhibition

Metals!16 Annual Juried Metals Student Exhibition, Kenilworth Gallery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI- Juried by Veleta Vanza

OBJECT:Contemporary Craft, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Exhibition

 

2015

Jennifer Angus Inspired Jewelry Silent Auction - Villa Terrace, Milwaukee WI- Charity and Silent Auction

Metals!15 Annual Juried Metals Student Exhibition, Kenilworth Gallery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI- Bob Ebendorf

Arts Tech Night annual student digital art exhibition, Kenilworth Gallery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI- Group Exhibition

OBJECT:Contemporary Craft, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI- Juried Exhibition

Publications

MKE Fringe Fest, Featured artist on website and social media, Milwaukee, WI

Terrene, Inc. Featured artist on website and social media: Mukilteo, WA

Author: Quirk, Kathy. Metalsmithing arts alumna finds success is golden

UWM REPORT. 2019: https://uwm.edu/news/metalsmithing-arts-alumna-finds-success-is-golden/

Television Interview with The Morning Blend, A Unique Partnership with Kesslers and UWM, Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee, oct.31st, 2018. https://www.tmj4.com/shows/the-morning-blend/a-unique-partnership-with-kesslers-and-uwm

Author: Quirk, Kathy. Peck jewelry students get golden opportunity with diamonds. UWM REPORT. 2018; https://uwm.edu/news/peck-jewelry-students-get-golden-opportunity-with-diamonds/

Sense of Place:  HERE, Galaudet Gallery, Eau Claire, WI- Catalog

Var Gallery and Studios, Featured resident artist on website and social media; Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

James May Gallery, Featured artist on website and social media, Algoma, WI

The Local, Featured artist on website; The Local, Wausau, WI

Undine: Of The Waves, Collaborative Chapbook; Published by Most Pulp Press

Crossing Over, Promotional flyers and event Calendar; Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Loose Bead Society, Featured artist on website, New Berlin, WI

OBJECT: Contemporary Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Promotional flyers and social media; Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac

Awards/Fellowships

2019  

Artist-in-Residency Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee Jewelry and Metals program, Milwaukee, WI

2018 

Coast To Coast, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA-Juried Exhibition -Honorable Mention

2017            

Metals!17 Annual Metals Students Juried Exhibition, guest

artist Juror Harlan Butt: received first place for the Harold Milbrath Jewelry and Metals scholarship

 

2016             

 UW-Milwaukee PSOA Faculty’s Nomination: Loose Bead Society Jewelry and Metals Scholarship

Assistantships

2017

Teaching Assistant: University of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Teacher’s aide to Michael D. Bernard for a construction and Fabrication class. (Metals II)

  • Teach demonstrations, guide students, assist instructor

2016  

Laboratory Technician: University of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Technician and aide to Franklin Flood for Digital Fabrication and Design program

  • Maintain and operate laser cutter/CNC router, maintain studio space and equipment, help students, assist instructor

2015                    

Teaching Assistant: University of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Teacher’s aide to Michael D. Bernard for an intro to Jewelry and Metals class.

  • Teach demonstrations, guide students, assist instructor

Colorful Powder Coating – Michael Dale Bernard, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-    Milwaukee, WI

  • Assistant, powder coating basics

                     

Blacksmithing– Michael Dale Bernard, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

  • Assistant, blacksmithing basics

 

Hope House Art Night- Jane Brite, Hope house, Milwaukee, WI

  • Assistant, how to make jewelry with polymer clay

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