Jessica Calderwood


My jewellery specifically addresses ideas of consumption and personal obsession by focusing in on dramatically cropped sections of the human form. I envision these pieces as miniature mirrors, referencing how we all examine our own body parts, either in admiration or disdain. The use of dotted lines and prong-like settings take this idea further, by directing the eye to a specific area for closer examination.

Education 
2005
  MFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2001  BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Awards
2011
 Small Grant, Faculty Research, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
2010  Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, Madison, WI
Faculty Research Grant, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Jurors Award, NCEG Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA
2009  Faculty Research Grant, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
2007  Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
Isaac and Sonia Luski Scholarship, Penland School
Juror’s Award, Fusion Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Arts Center
2006  Niche Magazine Award Finalist
Enamelist Society Exhibition Award
2005  Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Artist Guild Award
Nomination, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MFA Grant
2004  Peggy Lamb Tuition Scholarship, Arizona State University
Nathan Cummings Fellowship, Arizona State University
Second Place, Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

Select Solo Exhibitions
2010
 Form and Image: Perspectives in Enamel, Central College, Pella, IA
Tributaries, Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
2008  Sensual Surfaces, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
2007  Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2006  Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO
2005  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, AZ

Select Group Exhibitions
2011  
44th International Exhibition of Enameling, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan 
Gilded, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI
2010  NUDE: in Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
NCEG International Juried Exhibition, Lireille Gallery, Oakland, CA
Anatomy Lessons, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA
Celebrating 50 Years, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Selected Visions, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI
Ju Ju Magic, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Retro-Futurism, Houston Community College, Houston, TX
2009  500 Enameled Objects, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Teapot: Interpretations, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
Surfacing, Biennial Exhibition, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Triennial, Wagner Opera House, Oshkosh, WI
Re/Actions, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
American Enamels, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston
Women: Portrait and Figure, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield
SOFA New York, Ferrin Gallery, New York, NY
Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
2008  Exploring Boundaries: Evolutionary Metal, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
SOFA Chicago, Ferrin Gallery, The David Collection, Chicago, IL
Small Works, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
Arte Fresca, Facere’ Gallery, Seattle, WA
FRESH, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
SOFA New York, Park Place Armory, New York, NY
Black Box, White Noise, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix
2007  From Minimal to Bling, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
10 x 10 x 10, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
Arizona Gems and Jewels, Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix
Fusion, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
2006  Project Space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Enamel Invitational, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento
The Art of Enameling, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
On Fire, Juried by Linda Darty, Gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD
Life Insight: The Human Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
8th International Juried Enamel Exhiibition, Northern California Enamel Guild Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Signs of Life, Facere’ Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Collections
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Central College, Pella, IA
Kohler Company, Kohler, WI
Kamm Foundation, Sparta, NC
Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Mesa Contemporary Art, Mesa, AZ
Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Publications
2011
  21st Century Jewelry, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing, page 208
2009  500 Enameled Objects, Lark Crafts, Cover Image
Ornament Magazine, The Enamel Show Review, Volume 32, No.5
2008  NICHE Magazine, ‘The Nest Generation of Jewelers’, Spring Issue, page 67
500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing
2007  Ornament Magazine, Signs of Life Review, Volume 30, No.4
Glass on Metal Magazine, ‘Inview: Jessica Calderwood’, June Issue
2006  American Craft, ‘Portfolios’ Article, February/March
2006  Arizona Foothills Magazine, September Issue, pageA22
2006  The Cultural Times – The Arts of Colorado and Beyond, March Issue
2004  The Art of Enamelling, Lark Books

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