Resume for Keith Farley

PERSONAL HISTORY Born in Denver, Colorado

CURRENTLY

 

Practicing metalsmith, sculptor, and photographer designing and making art objects and jewelry since 1974.

Continuing development of website http://artwork-inform.com from which works are sold.

 

EDUCATION

1993 MFA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1992-1993 Recipient of Layton Fellowship, which is awarded to two graduate students based on academic and artistic achievements each year.

1981 BFA Washington University, Saint Louis MO

 

EXHIBITIONS OF SCULPTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

1998-Present Ongoing exhibition of works at http://artwork-inform.com

1994 Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

1985 Tiffany's, Dallas TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 “Butterflies of India,” Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH


2009 “Art of Jewelry Making: An Exhibition of Fine Jewelry,” Eva G. Farris Art Gallery, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY

2008 “ Robotics,” Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2007 “Products of Our Time,” Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

2004 "Top 10," Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX

2004 “Stand and Be Counted,” Glassworks, Louisville KY

2004 “Photos From London,” Kings College, London UK

2003 “Walls-Images of Ireland,” Risch Gallery, Fort Thomas KY

1996 "Summerfair Six-A Biennial Exhibition," Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

1996 Craftsummer Annual Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1995 "Metals-Form In Chaos", Curated and Exhibited, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Highland Heights, KY

1994 "Selections," Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Highland Heights, KY

1993 "DE-LAMINATIONS: Questioning the Art Systems" University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1993 "Crossing the Line," University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fine Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1993 "New Selections-Our Collections," from collection of Barbara Houghton, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Highland Heights, Kentucky

1992 "Culmination", University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union Art Gallery

1983 "Artists On the Lane," Belport, New York

1982 Taos City Juried Art Exhibition, Taos, New Mexico

1980 Sterling Silversmith's Guild of America, winners from national competition, Lever House, New York City, NY

 

 

EXHIBITIONS OF JEWELRY

 

1998-Present Ongoing and growing exhibition of works at http://artwork-inform.com

2004 “Top Ten,” Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram TX

1996 "Colorado Metalsmithing Association Exhibition," 20 June through 12 July, Show of Hands, Denver, CO

1995 "Colorado Metalsmithing Association Exhibition," 22 September through 29 October, The Art of Craft, Denver, CO

1995 "The Best of 1995,"Ohio Designer Craftsmen juried exhibition shown at the Ohio Crafts Museum

1993 "Focus On Cincinnati Artists," Newstedt-Loring Andrews, Cincinnati, OH

1988 Two person show, Breckenridge Goldsmith Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado

1988 YWCA Art Gallery, Denver, CO

1988 Metropolitan State College Faculty Show, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

1987 Group jewelry show, Tavernier, Lakewood, CO

1986 Solo jewelry show, Robert Gerard Jewelers, Denver, CO

 

JEWELRY HAS BEEN SHOWN AT

Bellagio, Asheville NC, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH, J. Cotter Gallery, Vail CO, Epitome, Aspen CO, Panache Gallery, Denver CO, Redstone Art Center, Redstone CO, Slight Indulgence, Hilton Head SC, Karats, Vail CO, Aaron Faber, New York City NY, Robey-Slabek Gallery, Denver CO, Taos Gold, Taos NM, Tavernier, Lakewood CO, Diamonds and Colored Stones, Denver CO. Foster and Son-The Fourteen Karat, Denver CO, Robert Gerard Jewelers, Denver CO, Ariodante, New Orleans LA, Selo Shevel Gallery, Ann Arbor MI, Newstedt, Loring Andrews, Cincinnati, OH

 

EXHIBITON CURATOR

1995 "Metals-Form In Chaos," Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Highland Heights, KY

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Natural History, Denver CO

Dr. William Boast

Mrs. Louise Vigoda

Ms. Bridget Milnes

 

HONORS/GRANTS

1994 Robin Imaging Services-Cincinnati, Ohio-Provided grant to help in the development of an interactive computer database project that deals with metalsmiths from North America.

1993 Summerfair Individual Artist's Grant

1992-93 Received the Layton Fellowship from the Art Department at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

1980 Awarded second place in competition sponsored by the Sterling Silversmith's Guild of America.

 

FIELD RELATED EXPERIENCES

1994 Assistant for a special project at the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of this project was to construct a major Nam Jun Paik installation piece to replace the one that burned in 1993 at the Ludwig Museum in Köln, Germany.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001 Instructor for stone setting workshop. A two day workshop in which an overview of a variety of stone setting methods was presented. Additionally made presentation regarding my jewelry and sculptural work and another presentation about things artists need to know in when considering selling their work on the internet. Spring Semester, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1996 Instructor for CraftSummer. This was a one week workshop called, "Lost Wax Casting-From Wax to the Finished Piece." The class provided an overview to a number of methods of handling wax, the investment and burnout processes, centrifugal and vacuum casting, as well as finishing procedures. Summer Semester, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

1996 Instructor for two classes in "Art Appreciation." These classes combine an introductory overview to art history and criticism with an actual hands on involvement in various processes of making art objects, Spring Semester, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky.

1994 Instructor for "Three-Dimensional Visual Studies" (Three-Dimensional Design.) Fall Semester, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky.

1994 Instructor for three classes in "Art Appreciation." These classes combine an introductory overview to art history and criticism with an actual hands on involvement in various processes of making art objects, Spring Semester, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky.

1993 Assistant in "Art Survey" class, an in depth introduction to a variety of art related topics and processes, Spring Semester, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

1991-1992 Project Assistant for metalsmithing program with an ongoing involvement in individual instruction at all levels of the metals program, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

1991 Instructor for "Cheap Jewelry Workshop," an exploration into the making of wearable objects using non-precious materials, Summer Semester at Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado.

1991 Instructor for Intermediate and Advanced Metalsmithing and Jewelry class, Spring Semester at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

1990 Instructor for "Cheap Jewelry," a class exploring the making of jewelry using alternative materials and methods, Summer Semester at Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado.

1990 Instructor of Intermediate and Advanced Metalsmithing and Jewelry class during Spring Semester at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

1990 Instructor of Form, Space and Materials, (Three Dimensional Design) during Spring Semester at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

1989 Instructor for "Vessels" class during Summer Semester at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.

1989 Instructor for Design Processes and Concepts II, (Three Dimensional Design) during Spring Semester at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado.

1988-1989 Instructor for intermediate and advanced metalsmithing and jewelry classes during Spring Semesters at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado.

 

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURER

 

2000

Arts Kentucky-"Technology Basics For Artists and Craftspeople," a presentation providing information regarding what people in the arts need to know about the internet and how they can put it to work for themselves, Erlanger, KY

Arts Kentucky "So You Want to Sell Your Art On-Line," a presentation in which I provided specific information about my own experiences selling my work from my website, Erlanger, KY

1999 Miami University-demonstration of interactive computer database to advanced and graduate students, Oxford, OH

1996 Society of North American Goldsmiths-presented, "Is On-Line In Line?" at annual conference. The presentation introduced the viewers to the Internet and the many potential resources that it might offer to all variety of metalsmiths. June, 1996, Washington, DC.

1995

Pittsburgh Metals Society-demonstration of interactive computer database, Pittsburgh, PA

Miami University-demonstration of interactive computer database to advanced and graduate students, Oxford, OH

1994

University of Cincinnati (Sculpture Department), Cincinnati Ohio

1990

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Middlesex Polytechnic, London, England

Sir John Cass Art School at City of London Polytechnic, London, England

Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, England

Derbyshire College of Higher Education, Derby, England

Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton, England

Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, Hanau, Germany

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg, Germany

Hungarian College of Crafts and Design, Budapest, Hungary

 

PUBLICATIONS

2004 Shaadi Style, Fall/Winter, 2004, "Unique Rings," pages 56-57 (photos)

1999 Authored article in Crafts Report, October, 1998, "Jewelry: Tool Up for Success," page 20, (photos)

1998 Kentucky Post, 20 October, 1998, "Turning Gems Into Jewelry" (photos)

1994-Present Authored articles and reviews of metal related publications at ArtMetal website. Additionally planned for, arranged and, orchestrated real time chat sessions at ArtMetal regarding:
"Chasing and Repoussé"
"Woven Metals"
"Gem Stones"
"Jewelry-Issues of "Preciousness"
"Casting Wax"
"Centrifugal vs. Vacuum Casting"
"Hydraulic Die Forming For Metalsmiths and Jewelers"
Versions of each of these chats with the exception of "Chasing and Repoussé" have been edited, archived and published as educational resources at ArtMetal.

1994 SNAG News, Volume 2 Number 4, July/August, 1994, "Keith Farley Develops European and North American Database"

1993 Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 28 September, 1993,"Focus On Local Designers." (photo)

1992-Present Authored an interactive computer data base exhibiting contemporary jewelry and holloware by European metalsmiths. Currently continuing authoring of an interactive database of North American metalsmiths although the project is on hold due to software problems.

1982 Taos News, Taos, New Mexico, Thursday 19 August, 1982, "Taos Gold Displays Finely Wrought Jewelry."

1981 Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, 7 June, 1981, "A Metalsmith Forges a New Way of Life." (photo)

1980 Saint Louis Post Dispatch, Saint Louis, Missouri, 21 September, 1981, "Students Here Win Silver Design Prizes." (photo)

1980 Jeweler's Circular/Keystone, August, 1980, "Statements In Sterling/80." (photo)

 

EXTENDED STUDIES

1998 Attended Yuma Symposium in Yuma, AZ. Attended presentations and workshops.

1996 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in Washington, DC. Attended meetings and presentations.

1995 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attended meetings and presentations.

1993 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Attended meetings and presentations. Assisted in coordinating the conference. Also presented an interactive computer database concerning contemporary European metalsmithing and jewelry to the SNAG Board of Directors.

1992 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Attended meetings and presentations.

1991 Workshop taught by Susan Kingsley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, topic: Hydraulic Die Forming

1990 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in San Francisco, California, attended meetings, lectures and presentations. Assisted in the preparations for and participated in presentation by Ira Sherman.

1989 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, attended meetings, lectures and presentations.

1988 Society of North American Goldsmiths, annual conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, attended meetings, lectures and presentations.

1981 Eighth National Rocky Mountain Metalsmithing Symposium, Colorado Mountain College, Vail Colorado, attended lectures and presentations.

1981 Workshop with Paulette Meyers, Saint Louis, Missouri, topic: perforation of nickel alloys.

1980 Seventh National Rocky Mountain Metalsmithing Symposium, Colorado Mountain College, Vail Colorado, attended lectures and presentations.

Apprenticeship at Foster and Son-The Fourteen Karat, Denver, Colorado, study of basic useful jewelry techniques.

Workshop with Gary Griffin, Vail, Colorado, topic: miniature milling operations.

Workshop with Gene Pijanowski, Saint Louis, topic: Mokume-Gane

1979 Workshop with Bob Ebendorf, Saint Louis, Missouri, topic: development of jewelry in series using minimal components.

Workshop with Ivy Ross, Saint Louis, Missouri, topic: rendering of jewelry and metal objects.

Workshop with Doug Steakley, Saint Louis, Missouri, topic: holloware techniques.

1978 Workshop with Heikki Seppä, Arvada, Colorado, topic: shell structure.

Fifth National Rocky Mountain Metalsmithing Symposium, Colorado

Mountain College, Vail Colorado, attended lectures and presentations

Workshop with Fred Fenster, Boulder, Colorado, topic: pewtersmithing.

1976-1977

Apprenticeship with Heredities, Ltd., Westmoreland, England, study of various aspects of bronze casting.


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