Jennifer Howard Kicinski



Training / Education:

  • BFA Studio Art University of Texas at Austin 1998
  • MFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry University of Oregon 2001

Work Experience:

  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Instructor
  • Basic soldering and mechanisms workshops for Winter term 2006, Earring workshop for Spring term 2006.
  • Outcast and Company, Seattle, Washington
  • Production Assistant
  • Assist in wax work and fabrication for a production and one-off casting shop. (September 2005- present)
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Two dimensional design and color theory (Fall 2004)

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2007
  • SOFA New York, represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • 2006
  • Untitled, Souvenir, Seattle, Washington (group)
  • Glass/Wear, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri (invitational)
  • 2005
  • Jewelry, Souvenir, Seattle, Washington (solo)
  • Concourse A, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
  • In Our Own Image, Ancient Grounds Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Embracing the Sacred and the Secular: Reliquaries in Contemporary Metals, (invitational) Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • SOFA, New York, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York
  • Artists’ Choice, (invitational) Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York Juncture, (invitational) Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
  • 2004
  • Love Fests and Fist Fights, (invitational) Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Metal and Otherwise: Jewelry Media Connections, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 2003
  • New Works in Metal, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Materials: Hard and Soft, Meadows Gallery, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas
  • 2002
  • Amalgamate, (invitational) Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith Magazine

Awards / Grants:

  • Selected Participant in the EDGE Professional Development Program
    Artist Trust professional development program for emerging artists, 2003.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship
    Art department faculty nominated merit scholarship, University of Oregon 1999-2001.
  • Studio Art Research Award
    Art Department faculty nominated cash award, University of Texas at Austin 1997.
  • Ollie Trout Silver Award
    Metalsmithing department raw material award and piece selected for placement in the Ollie Trout Jewelry Collection, University of Texas at Austin 1996.

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • Collection of Aleeta Latham Seattle, Washington
  • Collection of Dianne Elliot Seattle, Washington


  • 2005
  • “Jewelry Artists are Flourishing in Seattle” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 15, 2005
  • “Are You Cut Out for Custom?” Lapidary Journal, Vol. 58, No. 11, 2005 interview and photographs, p. 28
  • 2004
  • “New Works in Metal,” Metalsmith, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2004 review and photograph, p. 53

Artist Statement:

Working in my studio, I wish to continually surprise myself. I am always searching for new structures and forms and find myself moving from one material to another to suit my needs. I hope that by challenging myself to go beyond my own complacency I might surprise and inspire others as well.