Heather White

Title: Associate Professor


Degrees: BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, State University of New York, The College at New Paltz

Exhibitions 2002 Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. “Marks of Beauty” jewelry exhibition exploring the use of gold and decorative ornamentation in the ring and pendant formats; 2001 Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. “Intimate Majesty: Metal Works by Heather White" Solo exhibition of Jewelry and Sculptural Objects; 1999 Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. “Heather White: New Jewelry” Exhibition investigating the use of the cameos as metaphor; 2004 June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. “Sensuous Matter” curated by Tina Rath and Sharon Portelance. Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. “ContacT”, an International Jewelry exhibition; Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. “ContacT” an International Jewelry Exhibition in Conjunction with Massachusetts College of Art Riffe Gallery, Operated by the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH. “Educators/Educated: Jewelry and Metals in Ohio” curated by Gail Brown. Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. “Rings”, an exhibition curated by Bob Ebendorf based on the book, 1000 Rings; 2003 Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI. “Evocative Objects: Contemporary Studio Metalsmithing and Jewelry”, curated by Professor Sondra Sherman “RISD on the Road”, traveling venue throughout the United States. Group exhibition of RISD alumni, curated by David McFadden, Director of the American Craft Museum, NYC. The Society for Mid West Metalsmiths, St. Loius, MO. “Stones/s a Piece of Rock for a Specific Function”, group exhibit juried by C. James Meyer 2002; The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. “The 2002 SAC Artist Awards Exhibition” four artist exhibition juried by Kenneth Trapp Rosanne Somerson and Lissa Hunter “The Art of Gold”, traveling exhibition from 2002 – 2006. Curated by Michael Monroe Wayne State University, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI. Making Meaning: Metalsmithing, Objects and Contingencies in the next Millennium. Group exhibition curated by Evan Larson Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Gallery, Bowling Green, OH. “Inventing Contemporary Ornament: A National Invitational Exhibition” Gallery Marzee, The Netherlands. “Jewelry & Metalsmithing” group show; Penland School of Crafts, Penalnd, NC. “Cumulative Effect” exhibition of Penland art instructors, summer session; The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY. “Metalsmithing: Production and Pedagogy” group show curated by Jamie Bennett and Myra Mimlitsch Gray; 2001 Bavarian Association for Arts and Crafts, Munich, Germany. “Micromegas” group show curated by Otto Künzli American Craft Museum, New York, NY. “Micromegas” traveling venue NML Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. “Vanity of Vanities” group exhibition curated by Michal Ann Carley New Art Center, Newtonville, MA. "21st Century Metalsmiths: Individual and Collaborative Works" Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. “The Ring” group exhibition Wustum Museum, Racine, WI. “The Ring” traveling venue Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. “Art of the Spirit” curated by Kate Lydon Atrium Gallery, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, England and The Jewellery Gallery at DESIGNyard,Dublin, Ireland. “Attitude and Action! North American Figurative Jewelry” curated by Gail Brown; Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. “Structure, Symbol, and Substance: the Power of Jewelry” group show Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. “Drawing the Lines: Selections from Artist’s Sketchbooks ”2000 Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. “Jamie Bennett and Heather White: New Jewelry” Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. “Stirring: The Teaspoon” Invitational Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. “Metal X 5” Invitational Exhibition James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ. “A Closer Look: Contemporary Metalwork + Jewelry”

Publications The Penland Book of Jewelry, 500 Brooches, Lark Books, 2005, juried by Marjorie Simon 1000 Rings, Lark Books, 2004, juried by Robet Ebendorf New England Crafts Connoisseur, Volume 6, issue 1, Fall 2002, Review of work by Editor Jan Sheperd of works chosen for the Society of Arts and Crafts Excellence in Craft Artist Award Sculpture Magazine, January/February issue, p.63, 21st Century Metalsmiths: Individual and Collaborative Works, by Marty Carlock, 2002 American Craft, February/March issue, p.78, Jewelry as Installation, review of works at the Susan Cummins Gallery, 2002 Metalsmith, Spring issue, p. 36, Vanity of Vanities, review of group exhibition by Michal Ann Carley, 2001; Metalsmith, summer issue, p.61 Review of Exhibition at Sybaris Gallery by Vincent Carducci, 2000; Lapidary Journal “Penland in Session” p.51, review by Mark Lurie, March, 2000; Detroit Free Press “Galleries” p.2f, Detroit, MI, review of exhibition at Sybaris Gallery by Keri Guten Cohen, Oct. 3, 1999; Metalsmith, “Exhibition in Print” Exhibition Catalogue Co-curated by Christine Smith & Jane Kyle, Summer 1999

Grants 1999 Faculty Research Grant Awarded to Study in the Golden Treasure Room at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; 1998 Individual Artist Fellowship Award, The Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH

Awards/prizes Faculty Research Grant Award, Study in the Golden Treasure Room at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Artist Fellowship Award, Ohio Arts Council 2003; Marion And Jasper Whiting Foundation Award to study in Lappeenranta, Finland 2002; Excellence in Crafts Award, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA

Other Hosted, organized, and curated the International Symposium, Workshops and Exhibition, “ContacT” at Massachusetts College of Art with Professor Joe Wood and Alumna Mia Maljojoki, summer 2004 Organized a two week International Travel Course for Jewelry Students to Study with Ruudt Peters in Ravenstein, Holland. Summer 2003 Wrote a Catalogue Review about Dan Jocz’s jewelry produced by Chateau-Musee, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France, 2001 Metalsmith Magazine, Wrote a review of Cornelia Parker’s art work which was on Exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA. Metalsmith, p.45, Winter 2001 Curator of “Transfigurations: Nine Contemporary Metalsmiths” a traveling exhibition with catalogue in which Johnstonian Professor Arthur Danto Wrote an Introductory Essay October 1997