E d u c a t i o n
1 9 8 3   BFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1983 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1 9 8 0   Associate Degree Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rochester, NY

S e l e c t e d   E x h i b i t i o n s

2 0 1 0  “Brooching the Subject: One of a Kind” 
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, LA

“The Essence of Nature”
Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA

2 0 0 9  “Interiors Revealed” solo exhibition
Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

“Sparkle Plenty 5”
Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2 0 0 8  “New West Coast Design: Jewelry and Metalwork” 
Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2 0 0 7  “Challenging the Châtelaine!” (catalog)
curated by Helen Drutt,

Designmuseo Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Touring to 
Tarbekunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia
Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, Greece
Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
Stedelijk Museum’s Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA
“Glasswear- Glass in Contemporary Jewelry” (catalog)

curated by Ursula Ilse-Neumann

Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio 

Touring to

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany 

Glazen Huis Vlaams Centrum voor Hedendaagse Glaskunst, Lommel, Belgium

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christie, TX

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY 

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2006            “Kiff Slemmons Re:Pair & Imperfection” (catalog)

            Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

            Touring to 

            The Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

            Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2005    “One & Only: Made by Hand!”

    John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

“Ornament Magazine, Excellence in Jewelry Winner”

Gold Award

    Smithsonian Institution, Craft Show 2005


“RISD San Francisco Biennial” 

    Gallery Lux, San Francisco, CA

    “Hanging in the Balance: Forty-two Contemporary Necklaces” 

University of Texas at El Paso in conjunction with the Adair Margo Gallery

            Touring to Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio

            Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

“200 Rings” curated by Robert Ebendorf and Velvet Da Vinci 

Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

            “Treasures from the Vault” 

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

            “Nomads & Villagers”

            Gallery of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2003            “RISD Faculty & Alumni Show” 

curated by Louis Mueller

            Gallerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

            “Crocker Kingsley 73rd Exhibition” 

curated by Gladys Nilsson

            Grand Prize Winner

            Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

            “RISD on the Road Jewelry Exhibit” 

curated by Kevin Jankowski

            The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Toured to 7 other venues from 2002 to 2003 ending at 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

            “Valuables Jewelry in the New Millennium” 

            Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2001             “Transformation: Contemporary Works in Jewelry and Small Metals,

            The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition”

            The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

            Touring to Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

            The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2000            “Surface Ecstatic” 

curated by Daniel Jocz

            Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA

            “In the Unlikely Event…”

            Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1999            “One Thousand Souvenirs” solo exhibition

            Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            “Sweden & USA Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork”

            Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

            1999 to 2000 touring to

            Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, CA

            Galleri Metallum, Stockholm, Sweden

1998            “Jewelry Moves”

            National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

            “Brooching it Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeleine K. Albright”

            Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            Touring to 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

            Museum of Applied Art and Design Helsiniki, Finland

            Kusntgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany

            Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany

1997            “Celebrating American Art”

            Kunstindustrie Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Chicago International New Art Forms” 

1988 to 1997

            Represented by Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1996            “Cross Currents”

            Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, England

            1996 to 1998 touring to

            Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing, Birmingham, England

            Surrey Institute of Art, Farnham, England

            Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesbrough, England

            Society of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

            “Signals: Late Twentieth-Century American Jewelry”

            Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI 

            Touring to Montreal Museum Decorative Arts, Montreal, Quebec


“New Times, New Thinking: Jewelry in Europe and America” 

curated by Ralph Turner

Craft Council, London, England

National Museum of Wales, Wales, United Kingdom

            “Contemporary American Jewellery”

            Edinburgh International Festival

            The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

            “Breaking Ground” 

Solo exhibition

            Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley

1995            Nancy Sachs Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

            “Double Vision” 

            Wustum Museum, Racine, WA

            Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA

            “Minimalism Reconsidered”

            Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ


1994            Solo exhibition

            Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            “Individual Objects”

            Haynes Fine Art Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

1993            “Sculptural Concerns: Contemporary American Metal Working” (catalog)

            The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti, OH

            1993 to 1994 touring to

            Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

            American Craft Museum, New York, NY

            Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

            Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI


            “American Jewelers”

            Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

            “7 for 10”

            Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            “Jewelry Invitational”

            Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

            Solo exhibition

            Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbour, ME

1992            “Design Visions, The Australian International Crafts Triennial” (catalog)

            Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Austarlia

            “Crossroads” (catalog)

            Artwear, New York, NY

            “Good as Gold”

            Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ


1991            “Americky Sperk” (catalog)

            Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia

            “Fall Faculty Show”

            School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1990            Solo exhibition

            Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            “Progressive Metals”

            Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

            “Jewelries and Epiphanies” (catalog)

            Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

Solo Exhibition 

Jewelerswerk Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1989            Rezac Gallery

Chicago, IL

1989            “National Jewelry Invitational” (catalog)

            Drake University, Des Moines, IA

            University of Texas at El Paso, TX

Sculpture to Wear, Los Angeles, CA

“Young Americans” (catalog)

American Craft Museum, New York, NY

“10 Goldsmiths” (catalog)

Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL

Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA

Quadrum Gallery, Chesnut Hill, MA

“RISD Alumni Exhibition”

The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Quadrum Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

“Contemporary Metals U.S.A.”

Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

“New Talent Show”

Artwear, New York, NY

“Jewelry U.S.A.”

American Crafts Museum, New York, NY


National Endowment for The Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship, 1992

National Endowment for The Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship, 1988


Gold Award, “Ornament Magazine, Excellence in Jewelry Winner”, Smithsonian Institution, Craft Show 2005

Grand Prize winner, “Crocker Kingsley 73rd Exhibition”, curated by Gladys Nilsson, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 2003

Nomination National Design Awards, Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY 2003


The Compendium  Finale of Contemporary Jewellers, Darling Publications, 2008

500 Pendants and Lockets, curated by Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt, Lark Books, 2008

Metalsmith magazine cover and article, “Mystery and Memory” by Patricia Harris and David Lyon Spring 2004

1000 Rings, curated by Robert Ebendorf, Lark Books, 2004

Metalsmith magazine cover, winter 1998

New Times, New Thinking, Jewelry in Europe and America, Ralph Turner Thames and Hudson Publishers, 1996

One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, Susan Grant Lewin, Abrams, 1994

American Craft magazine, August/September 1993

American Craft magazine, August/September 1992

Metalsmith magazine, spring 1991

Ornament magazine, summer 1990

SF magazine, July 1990

The New York Times, March 29, 1989

Ornament magazine, spring 1989

American Craft magazine, January 1989

Metalsmith magazine, fall 1988

Jewelers Circular Keystone, January 1986


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

American Craft Museum, New York, NY

Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA 

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

Daphne Farago

Susan Grant Lewin

Karen Boyd Johnson

Robert Lee Morris

Martha Schwartz

Norah Stone

Robert & Lois Boardman


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Visiting Professor, Boston, MA

1991            Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist, Boston, MA