Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices at Arrowmont
Along with Jovencio de la Paz and Ariel Zaccheo, I served as a juror for Arrowmont’s current exhibition Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices. The exhibition is up in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery August 24 - December 14, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, October 18. See you there!
Soft & Tasty … coming soon
Co-Curated with Scott Snyder of SnyderArtProjects. Snyder is an artist and curator with an MFA from Bradley University. He exhibits with Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami and has done curatorial work with the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Overview: Soft & Tasty is a curated exhibition featuring Florida-based artists who conflate boundaries of predator versus prey and attraction versus repulsion. The exhibition will include 2D work, 3D work, and installation that explore consumption, excess, and sensuality. Dates, artists, and location TBA.
I am currently researching and organizing future curatorial projects, TBA.
In my future curatorial work, I have a particular interest in:
Spotlighting underrepresented and marginalized contemporary jewelers and craft artists working in the United States.
Convening contemporary academic art jewelry with self-trained/street/fashion jewelry and other media.
Proliferating exposure to contemporary jewelry from regions rarely represented in the United States, such as India, countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Indigenous populations world-wide.
If you or anyone you know shares an interest in these topics, please contact me!
I am a member of The Outpost, an activation group across US time zones. We converge to suss and discuss our blurry roles and how they play with and against the constructed ideals of our field, and of others. We communicate digitally and IRL - with each other and with you. We embrace the multi-hyphen: artist, activist, curator, designer, educator, gallerist, writer. (Members: Erin S. Daily, Rebekah Frank, Bella Neyman, Mary Hallam Pearse, Kerianne Quick, Jessica Todd, Mariah Tuttle, and Laura Wood.)
SYNTHESIS: INTEGRATING THE DIGITAL (2014)
In 2014, I curated, organized, and installed the exhibition Synthesis: Integrating the Digital at Kent State University, in conjunction with The Digital Hand, curated by Kathleen Browne. The show included work by undergraduate and graduate students in jewelry/metals, glass, and ceramics, that integrated digital processes such as 3D printing, laser cutting, jacquard, and mill weaving.