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about

I am in awe of nature – it’s shapes, forms and colors, it’s crazy juxtapositions and outlandish creations, it’s humor and it’s terror, it’s ability to constantly surprise.

Nothing imagined is more exotic than that which already exists.

I create in order to keep my soul connected, and I want people to wear a bit of nature, from my hands to theirs, to keep it close.

Nature distilled.

 

education

BFA, CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Oakland, Ca With Honors

BA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, Ma
Magna cum Laude, Award for Academic Excellence

professional associations

Metal Arts Guild, since 1995
Society of North American Goldsmiths, since 1995

selected exhibition

2016     Politically Speaking: New American Ideals in Contemporary Jewelry Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA

2012     the depatta project, Velvet da Vinci, SF, CA, invitational

2008    SHIBUMI GALLERY, Berkeley, Ca solo show

2007    NEW WEST COAST DESIGN, Velvet da Vinci, SF, Ca, Invitational
            THE GAME SHOW, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery,  OR    

2005    MAG 2005, Oakland Museum, Collectors Gallery

2004    200 RINGS, Velvet da Vinci, SF, Ca Invitational
            EPICENTERCCA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca
            MAG 2004, Oakland Museum, Collectors Gallery
            WEST goes EAST, Yaw Gallery, SOFA NY, Invitational
            STONES, Society of Midwest Metalsmiths, Juried

2003    COLORFUL MEMORIES Metalsmithing with Emotion Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Ct, Invitational
            CHESS, Velvet da Vinci, Invitational
            \’snag\n,           Oakland Museum, Group Show, Juried
            bigLITTLE: Making it in Metal, Oakland Craft & Cultural ArtsCenter         

2002    FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAKING: The Bay Area Metal Arts Guild 1951-2001, Velvet da Vinci, Juried

2001    ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, Velvet da Vinci, Invitational
           HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Oxoxo Gallery, Baltimore, Md
           COLOR ON METAL, Oxoxo Gallery, Invitational
           JEWELRY as AN OBJECT of INSTALLATION, Susan Cummins Gallery, Invitational
           FULL CIRCLE, Oakland Museum, Ca., Group show, Juried

2000   SOFA, NYC, With Susan Cummins Gallery
           TIARAS WILL BE WORN, Velvet Da Vinci, Sam Shaw Gallery, Thomas Mann, Invitational

1999    EMERGING ARTISTS - BOTANICAL METAL EXHIBITION, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, Ma, Group Show, Juried
           SITE SPECIFIC, Oakland Museum, Ca, Group Show, Juried
           THE KNIFE, THE FORK, THE SPOON AS SERVING PIECES, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI, SOFA, NYC

1998    DIVERSITY IN METAL, Richmond, Ca, Awarded Best Of Show, Juried

1996    THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, Oakland, Ca BFA Solo Exhibition, CCAC

publications

2004    1000 RINGS, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books

2001    COLOR ON METAL, Tim McCreight & Nicole Bsullak