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AUDREY ARONSON

Metalsmith

This body of work examines the idea of being self-protective to one’s own detriment. My work shows the dualities of protection and restraint and how these things relate to a desire to shed restrictions. A sense of vulnerability lies at the center of this protection and is shown to always be something that is obscured or unavailable without effort from the viewer. The materials I incorporate become integral to the work because of their relationship to these concepts and each other. Thinly networked glass indicates a personal fragility when combined with objects typically worn on the body, whereas the spalted wood in many of my pieces shows a physical manifestation of boundaries and restriction. In defiance of the constant appearance of self-control, this body of work consistently displays an emergence of growth and self-expression.

 
 

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Education


2022                Master of Fine Art, Studio Art with a focus in metalsmithing, Bowling Green State University,                                            Bowling Green, Ohio


2020                Bachelor of Fine Art magna cum laude, Three-Dimensional Studio Media and Art History, Eastern                                  Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois


Teaching Experience

2021-2022       Instructor of Record, 3D/4D Foundations, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio


Employment History

2022                Bench Jeweler at Dahlkemper's Jewelry Connection, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

2021                Bench Jeweler at Jared’s Design and Service Center, Toledo, Ohio

2020                Jewelry and Metalsmithing Technical Assistant, Bowling Green State University

                        Bench Jeweler at Towne Square Jewelers, Charleston, Illinois

2017 -              Bench Jeweler’s Apprentice at Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Orland Park, Illinois

2020  


Awards/Scholarships

2022                Brooke Hannan Memorial Emerging Artist Award, Ohio Designer Craftsman, Best of 2022,                                                Ohio Craft Museum    

                        First Place in 3D, NOWOH 15, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University,                                              Bowling Green, Ohio

                        Honorable Mention, Silver & Gold III, Envision Arts, Denton, Texas


2021                Glass Studio Master Class Scholarship, Toledo Museum of Art


2020                Best in Show, All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University

                        1st Place in Jewelry/Metals, All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University

                        Honorable Mention, All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University

                        Miranda Rice Weiss Art History Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University

                        Irene Couchman Buzzard Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University

                        Outstanding Senior Award in Studio 3D, Eastern Illinois University

                        Outstanding Senior Award in Art History, Eastern Illinois University

                        Talented Student Award, Eastern Illinois University

                        Grant-in-Aid Art Award, Eastern Illinois University

2019                Art Department Gift Award, Eastern Illinois University

                        Miranda Rice Weiss Art History Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University                   

                        CLAS Dean’s Award, Eastern Illinois University

                        Mary Caroline Simpson Academic Excellence in Art Award, Eastern Illinois University

                        Melinda Clancy Hegarty Memorial Travel Fund, Eastern Illinois University

2018                Irene Couchman Buzzard Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University

                        Talented Student Award – Art, Eastern Illinois University


Exhibitions

2022               Romanian Jewelry Week, Assamblage National Jewelry Association, Bucharest, Romania 

                       NOWOH 15, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

                       We are SNAG: Anthology 2022, Society of North American Goldsmiths

                        Best of 2022, Ohio Designer Craftsman, traveling exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum

                        Columbus, Ohio

                        Silver & Gold III, Envision Arts, Denton, Texas

                        Metalsmithing Invitational, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

                        Baldwin National 2022, Baker University, Kansas

2021                #Social2021, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, South Korea

                        Battle of the Rings, Danaca Design Studio, Online exhibition

                        Small Works Exhibition, Jag Gallery, Key West, Florida

                        We are SNAG: Anthology 2021, Society of North American Goldsmiths

                        SNAG 2021 Conference: Student Exhibition, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Online Exhibition

                        Graduate Arts Virtual Show, Bowling Green State University

2020                10x10x10xTieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, Washington

                        Halstead Design Challenge: Connection, Online exhibition

                        BFA Show, Eastern Illinois University

                        National BFA show, Serving The People

                        All Student Show, Eastern Illinois University

2019                What It Is: A Metalsmithing Exhibition, 1910 Gallery, Eastern Illinois University

2018                Safety Is Required, Metalsmithing & Jewelry Show and Sale, 1910 Gallery, Eastern Illinois University


Workshops/Conferences

2022                SNAG Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

2021                Structural Flameworking Masterclass with Kit Paulson, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2020                Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium, Seattle Metals Guild

2019                Workshop with Daniel DiCaprio - Wood Jewelry, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Columbia, North                              Carolina

2016                Workshop with Veronica Fremont at Cicada Pi Art Studio, Oak Park, Illinois



Professional Memberships

2020 - Present             Michigan Silversmiths Guild

                                    Splop Design Jewelry Collective

                                    Society of North American Goldsmiths

                                    Women’s Jewelry Association

 

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