Kirk Lang | Resume
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Education

2007

MFA, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002

BFA, Jewelry & Metals, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

(graduated with highest honor)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Featured Artist, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (upcoming)

2014

Tributaries, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2011

Wanderer, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009

Time Sensitive Installations, Gallery4Culture, Seattle, WA

 
Group Exhibitions

2017

Celestial, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016

BAM Biennial: Metalmorphosis, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA

Giant Steps, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

Touch: Interactive Craft, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2015

Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

This is What We Miss in Plato, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Matter of Material, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014

The Scientific Eye: Art & Science, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Metal-Urge, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA

2013

SMG Biennial Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2012

Student/Teacher Exhibition, Danaca Design Studio, Seattle, WA

2010

Beaker, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

New Members Show, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

SOIL in Residence, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

2009

SMG Biennial Exhibition, Francis Anderson Center, Edwards, WA

2008

Tension, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Investigations in Time, Black Front Gallery, Olympia, WA

Investigations in Time, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2007

…pass time, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA

Art Graduate Invitational, Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA

University of Washington MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

New West Coast Design, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

Next + Now, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

Driven, Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN

2006

SMG Biennial Exhibition, Seatac Airport, Seattle, WA

The Art of Craft, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

Works In Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004

Rings, Cannon Gallery; Gallery of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC

2003

The Best of 2003, Ohio Designer Craftsman traveling exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus,OH

The Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH and The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

2002

Mechanics of Innovations, Object Design Gallery, Denver, CO

Future Prospects, The Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Top Twenty BFA candidates from graduating class, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH

 
Awards & Honors

2016

Jurors Award, Touch: Interactive Craft, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2014

Awarded Tributaries Solo Exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum

2012

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship

Artist Trust GAP Grant (Grants for Artist Projects)

2009

4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant

2006

Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Scholarship

2005

Top Recruitment Scholarship in Metal Design, University of Washington

2002

The First Agnes Gund Memorial Award

Top Twenty Finalist in 2002 Traveling Gund Award Competition

2001

Honorary Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art

Horace Potter Memorial Scholarship

2000

Potter & Mellen Centennial Award for Gold and Silversmithing

Horace Potter Memorial Scholarship

1999

Potter & Mellen Centennial Award for Gold and Silversmithing

1997

Cleveland Institute of Art 5-year Portfolio Scholarship

 
Experience

2012-present

Artist, Goldsmith and Educator

2007-2012

Assistant Manager, Designer and Jeweler, Green Lake Jewelry Works

2007-2008

Jewelry & Metals Instructor, Continuing Education, North Seattle Community College

2007

Visiting Lecturer, Topics in Metal, University of Washington

Visiting Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Concepts in Metal, University of Washington

Visiting Lecturer, Introduction to Metals, University of Washington

2006-2007

Studio Technician, Metal Design Department, University of Washington

2006

Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Introductory to Metal Design, University of Washington

2004-2005

Custom Jewelry Designer/Fabricator, Saxon Jewelers

2003-2004

Jeweler; Wax-carver & Quality Control Inspector, Don Basch Jewelers

2002-2003

Technical Assistant, Jewelry & Metals Department, Cleveland Institute of Art

Teaching Assistant, Foundation Design, Cleveland Institute of Art

2003

Jewelry & Metals Instructor, Continuing Education, Cleveland Institute of Art

2001

Assistant, educational video for craft, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Jewelry and Metals Instructor, Young Artist Program, Cleveland Institute of Art

2000-2001

Graphic Design Assistant, Murphy Design

 
Lectures & Workshops

2017

Speaker, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2016

Keynote Speaker & Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Stone Setting Instructor, Alaska Metal Arts Guild, Anchorage, AK (lecture and workshop)

Stone Setting Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

Visiting Artist & Stone Setting Instructor, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA (lecture and workshop)

Cold Connections & Kinetics Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

2015

Visiting Artist & Kinetic Wearables Instructor, Wildacres, NC (lecture and workshop)

Visiting Artist & Stone Setting Instructor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK (lecture and workshop)

Visiting Artist & Kinetic Sculpture Instructor, Penland, Bakersville, NC (lecture and workshop)

Guest Speaker, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (lecture)

Kinetic Sculpture Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA (workshop)

Guest Speaker, Seattle Metals Guild Lecture Series, Seattle, WA (lecture)

2014

Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Stone Setting Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

Cold Connections Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

2013

Visiting Artist, Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA (lecture and workshop)

Stone Setting Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

2012

Stone Setting Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA (workshop)

 
Publications

2016

Exhibition in Print – Shifting Sites, Metalsmith Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 4

2015

Jewelry Metals, MJSA Press, pgs. 66, 70-73, technical editor: James Binnion

2013

MJSA Journal, “Reactive Hues”, Cover, pgs. 36-40, article by Kirk Lang, edited by Tina Snyder

2009

MJSA Journal, “Going Global”, pgs. 50-51, edited by Gerry Davies

2007

500 Metal Vessels, Lark Books, curated by Fred Fenster

500 Wedding Rings, Lark Books

Directions Unknown, SNAG Conference Catalog

2003-2006

Metalsmith Magazine, advertisement representing the Cleveland Institute of Art

2006

500 Necklaces, Lark Books, pg. 233; curated by Marjorie Schick

2004

1000 Rings, Lark Books, pg. 114, pg. 324; curated by Robert Ebendorf

 
Bibliography

2016

Art Access Magazine, “BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis”, Vol. 25, No. 6

2015

Faith Cooley, “Looking Up, Looking Down, to See the In-Between”, SMG Newsletter, March

2014

Claire Ramsey, “Kirk Lang at the Metal Museum”, SMG Newsletter, May/June

2009

Jen Graves, “Currently Hanging” The Stranger (Slog), August 28th

2008

Alec Clayton, “It’s about Time”, Weekly Volcano, March 20th

2007

Brendan Kiley, “pass time at Crawl Space Gallery” The Stranger, August 26th

 
Affiliations

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Seattle Metals Guild (Grant Committee Chair and Symposium Committee Member)