Wellington, New Zealand. November 2020
Lost and Found in the Land of the Long White Cloud
Exhibition at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity
An exhibition of jewelry works and process artifacts from three series:
Upside Down in Paradise
The exhibition was the last week of a 2 month artist residency in Wellington, NZ
Museum of Art + Design, NYC
45 Stories in Jewelry Museum of Art + Design, NYC
This exhibition highlights the Museum of Arts and Design’s contributions to the field’s advancements and contextualizes the bold experimental practices of its most compelling artists within the key historical moments that ultimately broadened the scope and reach of art as a wearable medium.
June/July 2021 _Moore College of Art Galleries, Philadelphia
Pleased to be part of this exhibition with a ring from the series:Rings of Engagement
Organized by Helen Drutt and researched by Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell.
On view June 5 - July 17, RINGS! offers a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form. Featuring work from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, this international selection brings together over one hundred rings that demonstrate the artists’ wide-ranging expressions through a variety of aesthetic and conceptual ideas. From the traditional techniques of metalsmithing to avant-garde materials and approaches, the rings on view will offer a new examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of the ring itself.
Galerie Pont & Plas, Brussels, Belgium
Declaration of Sentiments
Organized by CoPlus Lab (Istanbul, Turkey)
The exhibition “Declaration of Sentiments” is a continuation of a historical process. Even today, it brings together 16 female artists from all over the world in the context of gender-based Women's struggle in the art environment. The exhibit is named after the Declaration of Sentiments at the Seneca Falls Congress, held July 19-20, 1848, under the direction of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
6.9.2020 - 3.10.2020
Artist Residency - GERMANY- June/July 2019
Artist-in-Residence - GERMANY University of Applied Sciences Trier - Idar-Oberstein Campus + Jakob Bengel Factory
I was fortunate to spend two months as Artist-in-Residence in Idar-Oberstein Germany, a cooperative program between the University Trier and the Jakob Bengel Foundation.
I was able to work in the 19th century Jakob Bengel Factory as well as the impressive goldsmithing and stone cutting workshops of the University. The residency started with a presentation on my work and studio visits with the Masters students.at the University.
Mastery in Jewelry + Metals May 21- June 23, 2109
*'Mastery in Jewelry + Metals' at Gallery Twentyfiftytwo, Chicago, IL *
Curated by Gail Brown
An exhibition of leaders in the field of art jewelry + metalwork; presented during the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference
Paper, Process, Purpose _ Chicago
Paper, Process, Purpose: An exhibition of the thinking behind making.
May 22- June 22, 2019
Curated by Kiff Slemmons and Cat Bowyer
The paper studio of Kiff Slemmons, Fine Arts Building, Chicago
An exhibition of drawings, models and CAD images from select jewelry artists.
'21 GRAMS' Exhibtion + Symposium - Hangzhou, CHINA
Invited by Dutch artist Ruudt Peters for the exhibition and symposium '21 Grams', presented at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, CHINA.
The exhibition space in China was the Museum of Crafts at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.
About the exhibition concept from Ruudt Peters:
On 10 April 1901, an unusual experiment was conducted in Dorchester,
Massachusetts. Dr. Duncan MacDougall attempted to prove that the human soul had physical mass, and was therefore, measurable.
Dr. MacDougall conducted this experiment on six dying patients who were placed on specially made Fairbanks weight scales just prior to their deaths. Dr. MacDougall’s intention was to weigh each body before and after death to determine any differences measured by the delicate scales. The patients were selected based upon their imminent death. Two patients were suffering from tuberculosis, 5 were men and one
was a woman. Based on the fact that he could prove that 1 patient lost 21 grams directly after the moment of dying, MacDougall published his hypothesis that the human soul has a physical weight of “21 grams”
The weight of "21 grams" is a mysterious concept, both imaginative and literally.
Jewelry makers were challenged to create a new work of art, especially made for this show, that translates the idea of the soul in a physical object that weighs no more than “21 grams".
SOFA Chicago 2018 - with Gallery Noel Guyomarch'
SOFA Chicago 2018 - with Gallery Noel Guyomarch'
Very pleased to have work from Upside Down in Paradise shown at SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) Chicago in November 2018, shown with Montreal Gallery Noel Guyomarch'.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.
IASPIS Residency Stockholm, Sweden_Summer 2018
IASPIS funded Artist Residency in SWEDEN
Four weeks Artist Residency in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by Sofia Bjorkman/Platina Gallery and Hanna Hedman Jewelry.
Upside Down in Paradise
A new series of work presented at Collective Design Fair NYC by Sienna Patti Gallery, Lenox,MA. The new series of work incorporates digital images printed on aluminum, all taken 'from the road' on trips in SoCal.
( * Upside Down in Paradise under the portfolio menu)
Two works from the Rorschach Corsage Series have been selected for inclusion in the recently released book NEW BROOCHES, edited by Nicholas Estrada
*SOFA CHICAGO _ presented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h *
Nov 5-12th, 2017
*Sondra Sherman,Biba Shutz, and Maria Phillips at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal
*Sondra Sherman,Biba Shutz, and Maria Phillips at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, Canada *
May 5-27, 2017
*Jewellery Matters Symposium Presentation* November 16th,2017
Selected presenter for a Pecha Kucha presentation at the Jewellery Matters symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands . Organized by Marjan Unger, Art historian and design expert and Suzanne van Leuwen, curator and jewelry conservator Rijksmuseum.on the occasion of the publication of their book Jewellery Matters ‘
October 2, 2016–February 5, 2017
BEYOND BLING at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Ahmanson Building, floor 2
Flowers and Still Life from the Found Subjects Series will be presented in Beyond Bling
Beyond Bling showcases an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary studio jewelry from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The exhibition, which features a selection of 50 works from the gift of over 300 pieces from collector Lois Boardman.
Curated by Bobbye Tigerman + Rosie Mills
September 9, 2016 - January 22, 2017
OFF THE PAGE
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Three works from Found Subjects will be part of this exhibition of artworks inspired by literature
September 8 - October 16, 2016 Group Exhibition
* Reinstein/Ross Gallery, 30 Gansevoort Street,NEW YORK CITY*
SHADOW THEMES; FINDING THE PRESENT IN THE PAST
Curated by Marjorie Simon and Biba Shutz
Works from the Rorschach Corsage Series will be exhibited
May 25 – July 11, 2016- Group Exibition at UWM - 'Zoom' Conference
TYPESET: JEWELRY IN A LITERARY SETTING
Golda Meir Library_ University of Wisconsin MI
Showing - Great Ideas of Science II:Ursa Major from the Found Subjects Series
Saturday APRIL 23rd, 2016
WORKSHOP + ARTIST LECTURE _INTENT,CHANCE, AND HAPPENSTANCE
workshop + lecture sponsored by the Glassell School of the MFAH, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
15th April to 4th June 2016
GALERIE HANDWERK MUNICH - LACQUER -THE ART OF SURFACE”
The exhibition will combine works from East Asian and Western Lacquer artists as well as an overview over the different materials comprised under lacquer and its different uses.
Feb -May 2016
HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
The ongoing series of works 'Found Subjects', will be presented February 5th-May 8th
4848 Main Street, Houston TX 77002
Organized by Kathryn Hall, HCCC curator and Sienna Patti Projects
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
'PARALLELS: JONATHAN WAHL AND SONDRA SHERMAN'
curated by Mary Pierce
Lamar Dodd Gallery University of Georgia
Athens, GA USA
'VON HIER UND DORT, (FROM HERE AND THERE) CURATED BY DANIEL KRUGER
Exhibition Opening June 20th
'BLACK ON BLACK,MANCHESTER ART GALLERY, UK
20 June - 9 October 2015
An exhibition of 17 jewelry artists from 10 countries
Curated by Jo Bloxham
California Handmade: State of the Arts
June 7, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Art Exhibition and public programming at dual venues:
The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America Center
Art Jewelry Forum
Interview about 'Found Subjects'
Celine Browning asked some thoughtful questions!
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Venus + Cupid: Diptych Neckpiece with presentation box is on view as part of
Unique by Design: The Donna Schneier Collection of Contemporary Jewelry'
at the Metropolitan Museum, New york, NY through August 2014.
The exhibition Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection is curated by Jane Adlin and organized by the Department of Modern and Contemporary art.
The show will be accompanied by a catalog published by the Metropolitan Museum with 150 photographs of pieces from the collection. It includes an essay by jewelry historian Suzanne Ramljak.
Schrift & Objekt (Writing and Objects) Crafts Council Gallery. Munich, Germany
Five pieces from 'Found Subjects' are part of the exhibition 'Writing and Objects' at the Crafts Council Gallery of Munich and Bavaria (Handwerkskammer fur Munchen und Oberbayern) in Munich, Germany May 7- June 7, 2014
'Circumstantial Evidence' Indiana University, Bloomington,IN
Workshop and Artist Lecture open to the public sponsored by the Jewelry and Metals Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN (Faculty Nicole Jaquard + Randy Long)
Some Stories From Then, Some Thoughts From Now_Artist Lecture
Some Stories From Then, Some Thoughts From Now_Artist Lecture
Friday September 13, 2013
Mingei International Museum San Diego
'FLOWERS AND STILL LIFE' acquired by LACMA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has acquired 'Flowers and Still Life'
a sterling brooch in altered vintage book, from the Found Subjects series.
FOUND SUBJECTS at HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM- NJ Jan 12- Mar 9th
'Found Subjects' will be presented at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ
January 12- March 9, 2014
Approximately 1 hour by car from NYC
Three new pieces will be part of this installation of the series.
A catalog published by SG Press will also be available.
Works presented in Munich Germany at SCHMUCK 2013
Four pieces from the 'Found Subjects 'series will be presented at SCHMUCK 2013
Schmuck (German for jewelry!) is an internationally renowned special exhibition of contemporary jewelry which takes place each year in March- a catalog is available
works presented :
Art in Everyday Life
Julia Newberry's Diary
Flowers and Still Life
Geschutzte Pflanzen Deustchland
New works- 'Allied Craftsman Today' at Mingei International Museum, San Diego CA
Three new works are on view at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego as part of the exhibition Allied Craftsmen Today.on view July 12th until January 5th, 2014
'True Happiness', Corsage:Nicotiana, Corsage : Belladonna
All can be viewed here under the FTD's folio
Found Subjects at Philadelphia Art Alliance -Jan 26-April 21, 2012
Found Subjects will be presented in a solo exhibition in my home town.The exhibition will include new pieces for the series.I will be presenting a talk on the series at University of the Arts on Thursday, February 2.
Reception at the Philadelphia Art Alliance Thursday Feb 2, 2012 6PM.
Fresh Metalsmith Exhibition in Print - magazine edition +
Selected works from Fresh the Exhibition in Print originally presented as an edition of Metalsmith Magazine- will be on view at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN
I will be participating with 'Ursa Major', a new piece from the series.
* EXHIBITION_Found Subjects at Sienna Gallery July 8-Aug 7 *
Sienna Gallery, 80 Main Street, Lenox, MA
Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle Maine
Session 3 June 26 - July 8th, 2011
Intent, Chance, and Happenstance:
Aleatory Possibilities in Jewelry
EXHIBITION_ Seattle WA_ May 26 -June 30, 2011
Marquand Books Studio
The exhibition will be part of the gallery walk during the conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths