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Anika Smulovitz

Anika Smulovitz, ArtProfessor, Art Metals

MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)
MA University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001)
BFA University of Oregon, cum laude (1997)

Anika Smulovitz’s scholarly and artistic work draws on the rich history of the field of Metals/Jewelry. Her work confronts the concepts of power, beauty, religion, and cultural value, while bringing insight to the discourse between material culture and contemporary society. Smulovitz’s current research is focused on the non-neutrality of materials, and issues of adornment and the body. Smulovitz is a 2018 Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellow. She also holds a US Design Patent for her Lip Liners.

Smulovitz was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and Board Liaison to Metalsmith magazine. She is a Juried Artisan Member of the Society of American Silversmiths. Smulovitz’ work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and appears in numerous publications. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, and The Barr Foundation.
Website: anikasmulovitz.com

Publications include:

  • Paper Jewellery (Design and Make), A&C Black Publishing Co., Inc., 2012
  • 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of 500 Series, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2011
  • 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2009
  • The Art of Jewelery: Fabric (Lark Books, 2009)
  • Art Jewelry Today 1&2 (Schiffer Pub., 2008 and 2003)
  • The Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin (Lark Books, 2008)
  • The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry (Lark Books, 2006)
  • 500 Necklaces (Lark Books, 2006)
  • The Art and Craft of Jewelry Making (Lark Books, 2006)
  • 500 Baskets (Lark Books, 2006)
  • Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects (Lark Books, 2005)
  • 1000 Rings (Lark Books, 2004)
  • American Craft (Dec/Jan 2016, Feb/Mar 2010, June/July 2005)
  • Metalsmith Magazine (EiP 2017, Su 2011, EiP 2010, EiP 2006, Sp 2006, Su 2004, Sp 2004)

Exhibitions include:

  • October 6, 2018 – April 21, 2019
    Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment (invitational exhibition; catalogue with essay by fashion designer/curator and Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele) https://fullercraft.org/event/uneasy-beauty-discomfort-contemporary-adornment/ Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA Curator: Suzanne Ramljak
  • October 2018 – July 2019
    Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition (juried fellowship with regional traveling exhibition) https://arts.idaho.gov/press/visual-arts-fellowships-touring-exhibit/ Boise, ID; Idaho Falls, ID; Lewiston, ID; Twin Falls, ID
  • November 2018 – December 2020
    Future Room Exhibition (invitational exhibition) Museo Del Gioiello, Vicenza, Italy https://www.museodelgioiello.it/en/ Curator: Olga Noronha, Curator, Future Room, Museum of Jewellery in Vicenza, Italy
  • Shadow Themes, The Gallery at Reinstein/Ross, New York NY
  • Metalmorphosis: BAM Biennial 2016, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA (juried regional exhibition)
  • Food, Shelter, Clothing, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
  • Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize (national juried traveling exhibition; catalogue)
  • Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
  • Embodiment, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Michigan School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Realizing the Neo-Palatial, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
  • The Plastic Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
  • RE/ACTION(S), Craft Alliance, Delmar National Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • Refined VI: Back to Basics, Reavley Gallery in the Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House
    Stephen F. Austin State University, School of Art, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Craft USA ‘08, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • The Progressives, Facer Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2007 Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
  • The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • 925 + Ingenuity = Art Jewelry, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
  • More than Adornment n Anicka Smulovitz, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
  • Anika Smulovitz, Space Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005, National Cheongju Museum, Korea (Honorable Mention)
  • Hanging in Balance: Forty-two Contemporary Necklaces, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • Southwest School of Arts and Craft, San Antonio, TX
  • Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX
  • Evocative Objects, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • Transformation: Contemporary Works in Metals, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founderis Traveling Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
  • The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

Grants, Fellowships and Awards include:

  • 2018 Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship
  • 2017 Alexa Rose Foundation Grant, Boise, ID
  • 2015 NICHE Award, Judaica Professional Category
  • 2015 Alexa Rose Foundation Grant, Boise, ID
  • 2014 Honorary Mention Fellowship, Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • 2011 Honorable Mention Fellowship, Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • 2011 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2010 The Peter S. Reed Foundation, Inc. Grant, New York, NY
  • 2010 First Place Award, Refined VI: Back to Basics, Reavley Gallery, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, School of Art, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • 2008 Gesswein Jewelry Award, Craft USA ’08, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • 2005 U.S. Design Patent No. D507,074 for “LIP LINER”, USA
  • 2005 Honorable Mention, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005, Cheongju Art Center, National Cheongju Museum, Cheongju City, Korea