TRACY LEE BLACK

 

        JEWELRY ARTIST

Education

 

2012-15             MFA Jewelry and Metals, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

2008                 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

1992                 PhD Microbiology and Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1988                 MS Microbiology and Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1986                 BS Biochemistry, Honors, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

 

2013                 SDSU Art Council Scholarship

2012                 Windgate Foundation Endowment Scholarship

2008                 Hutton Honors College/School of Fine Arts Capstone Award

2007                 The Alma R. Eikerman Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

                        Honorable Mention 2007 SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship

                        Juror’s Award-Topeka Competition 28-Juror Robert Ebendorf

2006                 The Alma R. Eikerman Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

2004                 Ruth N. Halls Award-Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Fundamental Studio

 

Exhibitions

 

2014                 ODC Best of 2014, Jurors Namita Gupta Wiggers and Nicole Nathan, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.; Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, OH.; French

                        Art Colony, Gallipolis, OH.

 

                        Student Award Exhibition XVI, Juried by SDSU Art Faculty, SDSU, San Diego, CA.      

           

                        Open Field Running, SNAG student exhibition, Jurors Brooke Marks-Swanson and Gary Schott, Minneapolis, MN.

 

 2013                Headless, Exhibition of SDSU Graduate Student Artwork, SDSU, San Diego, CA.

 

                        11th Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,  La Jolla, CA.

 

                        ODC Best of 2013, Juror Michael W. Monroe, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH., Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH., Springfield Museum of     

                              Art, Springfield, OH.

                       

                        In/tangible, SDSU Furniture and Metalwork exhibition, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.

 

2013                 Student Award Exhibition XV, Juried by SDSU Art Faculty, SDSU, San Diego, CA.

 

2012                 Burn Notice, Exhibition of SDSU Graduate Student Artwork, SDSU, San Diego, CA.

 

                        ODC Best of 2012, Juror Lloyd E. Herman, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH., Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH., and Fitton Center for      

                              Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH. 

 

2010                 Neo rococo, Rocks and Shells Interpreted in Contemporary Jewelry Design, Curator Carolyn Springer, Indianapolis, IN.

 

2009                 Topeka Competition 29, Juror Joyce Jablonski , Topeka, KS.

 

                        Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Juried, Muncie, IN.

 

2008                 Local Links, Seven Jewelry Artists with Connections to Bloomington, Prima Gallery, Curator  Lorraine Farrell, Bloomington, IN.

 

                        Petal Pushers, Craftwork Related to the Natural World, Worcester Center for Craft, Juried, Worcester, MA.

 

                        The Nature of Connection, BFA Thesis Exhibit, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

                        Reflections in Metal, MFA and BFA Student Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Exhibition,Group Show, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

                        The Ring Shows: Then and Now and Putting the Band Back Together, Contemporary Rings, Juried, Savannah, Georgia and Athens, GA.

 

2007                 Driven, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Student Slide Show, Juried, Memphis, TN.

 

                        Topeka Competition 28, Juror Robert Ebendorf, Topeka KS.

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2013                 Teaching Assistant for 3-D Design, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

 

                        Galvanic Etching Demonstration for Mingei Museum docents, San Diego, CA.

 

2010-12             Science Olympiad Coach for University City High School Students, San Diego, CA.

 

1997-99             Childbirth Educator, Bloomington Area Birth Services, Bloomington, IN.

 

1996-97             Teaching Faculty, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

1994-95             Teaching Faculty, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

1987-88             Teaching Assistant for Biology Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

 

 

 

Publications

 

2013             Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, Lark Books, Canada.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

2006-14          Society of North American Goldsmiths

 

2008-14          Crafthaus

 

2011-14          Art Jewelry Forum

 

 

Workshops Attended

 

2014                 Pewter with Jeff Clancy

 

2010                 Galvanic Etching and Anticlastic Raising

 

2009                 Chasing and Repousse with Megan Corwin

 

                        Saw and Solder Champlave with Linda Darty

 

2007                 Chasing and Repousse with Julie Blyfield

 

2006                 Hinges with Tom Muir

 

 

 

Recent Volunteer Activity

 

2012-15             Treasurer of the Jewelry Student Co-operative, SDSU, San Diego, CA.

 

2012-13             President of the Jewelry Student Co-operative, SDSU, San Diego, CA.

 

2009-12             Fund Raising and Liaison Support for EdUCate- A nonprofit organization

                        for schools in University City, San Diego, CA.

 

2011-12             LUX Art Institute educational outreach, San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

Additional Work Experience

 

2009-12             Tracy Lee Black Designs, Commission work and Craft Fairs

 

1997-99             Birth Doula, Bloomington Area Birth Services, Bloomington, IN.

 

1993-94             Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

1992-93             Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

1987-92             Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.   

 

1982-86             Undergraduate Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.