Kristal Romano

 

Baltimore, Maryland

E-mail: KristalRomano@gmail.com

 

Education

2011                 Montclair State University, Masters of Fine Art, Studio Art, Metalwork/Jewelry, Montclair NJ

2005                Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art; Sculpture, Minor; Metals/Jewelry, Kutztown PA

                      Cum Laude

Work Experience

2018-present    Part-time Faculty, Metalwork and Jewelry, Montgomery College, Rockville MD

2017-present    Adjunct Professor, Metals + Jewelry, Towson University, Towson MD

2018-present    Instructor, Gem Cutters Guild, Baltimore MD

2017-present    Instructor, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore MD

2017-present    Freelance Jeweler, Production and repair work, Baltimore MD

2016-17           Bench Jeweler: repair and customs at Signet, Hanover MD

2015               Diane Rousseau Conservation, Stained Glass restoration of St. Thomas Window NYC, North Adams, MA

2011-15            Adjunct Professor, Metalwork/Jewelry and Sculpture, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2013-present    Instructor, Peters Valley School of Craft, Metalwork & Jewelry Workshops, Layton NJ

2013-14           Artist Fellow, Fine Metals Studio Manager, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ

2011-12            Freelance Bench Jeweler: prototyping, production, repair, Pico Design/Little Architecture, Montclair NJ

2012                Staff Instructor, Newark Museum, Metalwork & Jewelry Workshops, Newark NJ

2011-12            Gallery Assistant, Gallery Loupe for Contemporary art Jewelry, Montclair NJ

2010-11           Graduate Assistant for the metals/jewelry and printmaking studios at Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2005-09         Bench Jeweler: production, repair, one of a kind pieces, Ten Thousand Things, New York, NY

 

Grant

2015                Assets for Artists, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) North Adams, MA

 

Awards

2016             "Tick Tack" pin awarded an Honorable Mention in the Refined IX: Humor Competition and

                   Exhibition by juror, Andy Cooperman

2015              Grant: Assets for Artists, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) North Adams, MA

2013-2014       Artist Fellowship, Fine Metals Studio Manager, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ

2010-2011       Graduate Assistantship, Metalwork/Jewelry and Printmaking departments, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2011               Excellence in Jewelry Award, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2010              Excellence in Jewelry Award, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2010              Montclair Craft Guild Award, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2005              Copper Medal Recipient of the Kutztown University Academic Achievement Award

2005              Outstanding Achievement in Art, Kutztown University

 

Related Experience

2013              Co-President, New Jersey Metal Arts Guild

2012              Summer Resident Assistant for Marlene True workshop, fine metals studio at Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ

2012              Technical Assistant for Papermaking Studio, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2010               Rhino for Jewelry class, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2009-11          Teachers Assistant metals/jewelry classes, Montclair State University

2009-11          Graduate Advisor and co-founder of the Montclair State University Metalsmith Guild

2005              Summer Resident Assistant, Peters Valley Craft Center, fine metals studio

2005              Plique-a-jour Enamel workshop taught by Fay Rooke, Newark Art Museum, Newark NJ

2005              Fold Forming workshop taught by Charles Lewton-Brain, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ

2004-05         Art Club President, Kutztown University

 

Lectures/Presentations

2017              Instructor Presentation, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore MD

2015              Peters Valley Instructor Slide Night Presentation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ 

2014              Peters Valley Instructor Slide Night Presentation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ     

2014              Artist Fellow Slide Night Presentation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ     

2013              REpresented Artist Talk, New Jersey Metal Arts Guild panel discussion, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ

2013              Artist Fellow Slide Night Presentation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ     

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009             Human Relationship to Commodities, MFA Gallery Montclair State University

2009             Philosopher’s Stone, MFA Gallery Montclair State University

2004             Multiple Conversations, Bear’s Den Art Gallery, Kutztown University

 

Group Exhibitions

2015             Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

2015             Convergence, Down Street Art at Neck of the Woods Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts

2015             Making Matters, Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, The Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ

2014             Chroma: Jewelry in Color, College of the Albemarle, North Carolina

2014             Peters Valley Faculty Exhibition, The Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton NJ

2013             New Jersey Metal Arts Guild REpresented Juried Members Exhibition, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ

2013             Peters Valley Faculty Exhibition, The Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton NJ

2012             Faculty Exhibition 2012, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2012             Staff Exhibition, Newark Museum, Newark NJ

2011             Fresh Meat/Young Blood: NJ’s New Masters, The Shore Institute of the contemporary Arts (SICA), Long Branch NJ

2011             State of Flux, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Seattle Washington

2011             We Are We Make, Montclair State University MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

2011             Jewelry Runway Show, MSU Metalsmith Guild, Montclair State University

2011             The College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery New York, NY

2011             Material Society, MFA Gallery Montclair State University

2010            The Echo of Ecological Economy, MFA Gallery Montclair State University

2010            Don’t Look Now, Index Art Center, Newark NJ

2010            Spring Opening, Upfront Exhibition Space, Port Jarvis, NY

2009           Art December, Upfront Exhibition Space, Port Jarvis, NY

2005           Clean Start, Senior Exhibition, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University

 

Shows Curated

2015            The Jewelers Journey, From the Bench to the Body and Beyond, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley, Layton NJ

 

Juror

2014            Crafthaus Scholarship to Peters Valley School of Craft

 

Fine Craft Fairs

2015            American Craft Council Show (ACC) Exhibitor,  Baltimore, MD

2014            Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair Exhibitor, Sussex County NJ

2013            Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair Exhibitor, Sussex County NJ

2005           Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair Exhibitor, Sussex County NJ

 

Publications

2015            Niche Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue

2013            Ornament Magazine, Vol 36, No 5

2011            Art Jewelry Magazine, May Issue

 

Commissioned Work For

Eleanor Heartney

Wafa Bilal - Exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design in their "Multiple Exposures" Exhibition 2014

 

Organizations

The Gem Cutters Guild

Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

Society of North American Goldsmiths

American Craft Council

Art Jewelry Forum

Crafthaus

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

@ 2015 by Kristal Romano

        Email: KristalRomano@gmail.com

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