Unpacking Form and Function: Jewelry

Thu, Aug 19, Noon (PDT)

Join Associate Curator of Collections Dr. Ann Poulson and a host of experts as we take a close look at some fine examples of the design and decorative arts in the Henry’s permanent collection. Each week an expert will present works of their choice from the collection, examining them from their unique perspective. A question and answer session and casual discussion, in which everyone is invited to participate, will follow each presentation.


Anya Kivarkis is currently Professor and Area Head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She received a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1999, and an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 2004. Recent exhibitions include Site Effects at the Bavarian Association of Arts and Crafts (Germany), Time and the Other with Mike Bray at Sienna Patti at The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Art and Culture (San Francisco), and What Needs to be Said, an exhibition of Hallie Ford Fellows that traveled throughout Oregon. Kivarkis was a recipient of a Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts (2016), a University of Oregon, Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (2020) and Faculty Excellence Award (2014), a Sienna Gallery Emerging Artist Award (2007), and multiple Individual Artists Fellowships and Career Opportunity Grants supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Hallie Ford Foundation.

She has been a visiting artist and lectured at institutions including SUNY, New Paltz, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Madison, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Georgia in Athens. She has been included in publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, and Italian Elle Magazines. Her work has been included in collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tacoma Art Museum, The Rotasa Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. She is represented by Sienna Patti in Lenox, Massachusetts and Galerie Rob Koudijs in the Netherlands.

Photo: Courtesy of Anya Kivarkis.

General Admission
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