Education

2016-present     Master of Fine Art, Metal Design, School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2007-2013        Bachelor of Fine Art, Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary Studio Practice, Cum Laude, Boise State University, Boise, ID

 Professional Experience

2017               Instructor of Record, fall semester, Metals Survey, School of Art and Design (SoAD), East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC

                       -Taught beginning metalsmithing course covering fundamental skillsets and techniques in metal. 

                       Teaching Assistant, spring semester, Tim Lazure, Metals Survey, SoAD, ECU, Greenville, NC

                         -Assisted instructor in demonstrations, studio maintenance, and critiques in beginning metalsmithing course

                         -Assisted students with technical and conceptual problems

                         Exhibition Co-coordinator, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                         -Organized travel and weekend collaboration between ECU and VCU Metal Departments to plan Ripple.Effect.168 exhibition

                         Hospitality Committee Co-Chair, Material Topics Symposium, SoAD, ECU, Greenville, NC

                        -Menu selection, caterer coordination, and food preparation

2016                 Workshop Co-coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University/East Carolina University Exchange, ECU, Greenville, NC

                         -Organized a weekend workshop and exchange between ECU and VCU Metal Departments

2014-2016        Workshop Committee Member, Seattle Metals Guild, Seattle, WA

                         -Planning and assisting in visiting artists’ workshops and organizing lectures

2013                 Teaching Assistant, spring semester, Anika Smulovitz, Introduction to Art Metals, Boise State University (BSU), Boise, ID

                         -Assisted instructor in demonstrations, studio maintenance, and critiques in beginning metalsmithing course

                          -Assisted students with technical and conceptual problems

Artist Assistant, Chad Erpelding, Boise, ID

2012-2013        Secretary, Boise State Art Metals Club, BSU, Boise, ID

                        -Keeping minutes, club communication

                        Art Metals Studio Monitor, BSU, Boise, ID

                        -Studio cleanup, assisting students

 Technical Skills & Abilities

Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Extensive knowledge in metalsmithing techniques including fabrication, forming, forging, etching, casting, electroplating, enameling, stone setting, and chasing and repoussé

Woodshop

Fundamental skillset in the use of planer, table saw, bandsaw, miter saw, lathe, and hand carving tools

Awards/Grants

2017     Claire E. Armstrong Scholarship, SOAD, ECU, Greenville, NC

             SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2016     Honorable Mention, Rebel 59, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

             The Robert Ebendorf Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Metal Design, SoAD, ECU, Greenville, NC

2015     Pratt/Seattle Metals Guild Partners Grant, workshop grant, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle

2012     Art Department Scholarship, Department of Art, BSU, Boise, ID

Exhibitions

2017     2017 Graduate Showcase, Mendenhall Student Center Art Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

             Sting Like a Bee, solo exhibition, WonderBox Gallery, Farmville, NC

             (Up)Setting the Stone, Snag//Space juried online exhibition, jurors Laura Wood and George Sawyer, accessed: February 13, 2017,                                                http://www.snagspace.org/upsetting-the-stone#/adam-atkinson

2016     9th Annual Joyner Library SOAD Graduate Student Art Exhibition, Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, ECU

             Rebel 59, Honorable Mention, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

             Unconventional Mediums, Mendenhall Student Center Art Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

             Mentoring as Art, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

2015     Home Ties: An Intimate Study of Adornment for the Body and Home, Capitol Hill neighborhood residence, Seattle, WA

              Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2014     3X2 Redux, traveling exhibition organized by Micki Lippe and Cynthia Toops

             Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

             Museum of Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR

2013     Re:Thread, Bricolage Gallery, Boise, ID

              Varia: BFA Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, BSU, Boise, ID

              Catalyst, Boise State Art Metals Club, Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, BSU, Boise, ID

2012     Emergent Student Juried Exhibition, Juror Cynthia Camlind, Visual Arts Center, BSU, Boise, ID

2010     Transit, international exhibition, NZU Student Works Gallery 1, Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design, Nagoya, Japan

 

Bibliography

2017     Stevens, Dean Paul. "Artist brings gender, bees to focus in box.", exhibition review, The Farmville Enterprise, March 22, 2017, Vol. 107, No. 12, pg. 2-3

 

Presentations and Workshops Given

2017                 Making with Metal, expected workshop, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC, June19-24

                        -Week long workshop for adolescent youth teaching beginning metalsmithing techniques         

                        Adventure Kit, expected workshop, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC, June 19-24

                        -Week long workshop for youth teaching sewing and felting techniques       

                       Critters in the Sagebrush, presentation, Research and Creative Activity Week, SOAD, ECU, Greenville, NC, April 3

                        -Juried presentation at conference about student research

 

Professional Development

2017                 Design, Forge & Fabricate, Greg Gehner, expected workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

                        -Forging and fabricating steel

                         Collective Voices, 8th Annual Material Topics Symposium, ECU, Greenville, NC

                         Pentaculum, week long invitational residency, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, January 1-6

2016                 Synclastic and Anticlastic Forming, Julie Brooks, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2012-2015        Seattle Metals Guild Symposia, Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA

2015                 Impact: Looking Back Forging Forward, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston, MA

                         Introduction to Holloware, Catherine Grisez, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2014                 Hot Sheet Forming-Planning and Practice, Vivian Beer, SMG 2014 Symposium, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

                        -Basic steel forming

2013                 Metalworking to Create Personal Narrative, Marilyn and Jack Da Silva, BSU, Boise, ID

                         -synclastic and anticlastic forming and alternative surface color techniques

2010                 Art and Design Study Program in Japan, 2-week exchange program at Nagoya Zokei University, Nagoya, Japan

                        -2 week international cultural exchange program including workshops in paper making, gold leafing, artist lectures, and museum/cultural                                   center visits

Professional Affiliations

Society of North American Goldsmiths

International Sculpture Center

Graduate Artist Forum, SoAD, ECU, Greenville, NC

Metals Guild, SoAD, ECU, Greenville, NC