1952 Harrisburg, PA USA
Training / Education:
- 1978-1980 Tyler School of Art, Temple University - M.F.A. Major: Metalsmithing Minor: Fiber
- 1970-1974 Syracuse University -B.F.A. Major: Metalsmithing Minor: Fiber
- 2001-2004 Authorship, Committee Chair Professional Guidelines SNAG
- 1996 Artist-Teacher Vermont College of Norwich University VT
- 1991-1993 Lecturer California College of Arts & Crafts Oakland, CA
- 1987-1988 Instructor Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts San Francisco, CA
- 1986-1988 Instructor Richmond Art Center Richmond, CA
- 1981-1988 Silversmith Peninsula Plating Palo Alto, CA
- 1977-1978 Instructor Kanawha City Adult Education Charleston, W.VA
- 1976-78 Jeweler Galperin Jewelry Charleston, W.VA
- 1974-1975 Jeweler Syracuse Jewelry & Mfg. Syracuse, N.Y.
Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):
- 2004 "Mastersmith 2004" National Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis TN USA
- 2002 "Identity" Sybaris Gallery Royal Oak MI USA
- 1999 "Harriete Estel Berman" Sybaris Gallery Royal Oak MI USA
- 1998 "The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In" Barbican Centre London UK
- 1986 "The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In" Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan WI USA
- 1983 "The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In" Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA USA
- 1982-1983 "The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In" ARCO Center for Visual Art
- Los Angeles CA USA
- 1982 "The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In" California Crafts Museum
- Palo Alto CA USA
TWO PERSON EXHIBITION
- 2001 "Parallel Analysis: Mixed Media Works by Harriete Estel Berman & Robert Villamagna"
- American Jewish Museum Pittsburgh, PA USA
- 2004 "The Perfect Collection: Shared Vision for Contemporary Craft"
- Fuller Museum of Art Brockton MA USA
- 2004 "Weaving Women's Words: Baltimore Stories" Jewish Museum of MD Baltimore MD USA
- 2004 "City Life" Euphrat Gallery, DeAnza College Cupertino CA USA
- 2003-2006 "American Suppu Kànja" Arts in Embassies Program U.S. Embassy Dakar Senegal
- 2003 "Adornment: Fine Art Jewelry" Columbus Museum of Art Columbus OH USA
- 2003 "Consuming Passion" Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH USA
- 2003 "big/LITTLE" Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery Oakland CA USA
- 2002-2003 "Return Engagement" COPIA: The Food, Wine, and Art Museum Napa CA USA
- 2002 "Schmuck' 2002" 54th Intl.Trade Fair Munich Germany; Dick Institute Scotland
- 2002 The Artful Teapot: The Kamm collection" COPIA: The Food, Wine, and Art Museum
- Napa CA (traveling U.S.A.)
- 2002 "Return Engagement" COPIA: The Food, Wine, and Art Museum Napa CA USA
- 2002 "Innovative Tools for Personal Use" Center for Visual Arts Denver CO USA
- 2002 "Material Transformation" Munson Wiliiams Proctor Arts Institute Utica NY USA 2001-2004 "This American Lawn" Mesa Contemporary Arts, AZ traveling Arizona
- 2001-2003 "Transformation 3: Small Metals" Society for Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh PA USA
- 2001 "Schmuck' 2001" 53rd Intl.Trade Fair Munich Germany
- 2001 "Contemporary Metalsmiths" Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State Stillwater OK USA
- 2001 "Crafting Identity: Studio Craft and Contemporary Art"
- Tyron Center for Visual Art Charlotte NC USA
- 2001 "Voice, Image, Gesture: Selections from The Jewish Museum's Collection"
- The Jewish Museum New York N.Y. USA
- 2001 "Not a theme show" Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Pittsburgh PA USA
- 2001 "Once upon a time: Artists Examine Fairy Tales" Wustum Museum Racine WI USA
- 2000-2001 "Harriete Estel Berman: grass \'gras\"
- Southwest Center for Arts and Crafts San Antonio TX USA
- 2000-2001 "Commemorative Medal/Trophies: The Politics of History"
- Helen Drutt Gallery Philadelpia PA USA
- 2000-2001 "Living in the Moment, The Celebration of Jewish Time" Hebrew Union College Cincinnati OH, New York NY, Los Angeles CA USA
- 2000 "Attitude and Action: Exhibition of American Figurative Jewelry"
- Birmingham England; Dublin Ireland
- 2000 "Consumed: Craft Inspired by Popular & Media" Craft Alliance St. Louis MO USA
- 2000 "Ironing: Women's Work" National Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis TN US
- 2000 "grass \'gras\ " Wustum Museum Racine WI USA
- 1999-2000 "Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret The Tzedakah Box"
- The Jewish Museum San Francisco CA USA 1999 "Beacons for the Future" Nancy Sacks Gallery
- 1999 "Containers" Krannert Art Museum, University. of IL Champaign IL USA
- I-Space Chicago IL USA
- 1999 "Playful Intent" Craft Alliance St. Louis MO USA
- 1999 "Exemplary Contemporary" University of CA Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA USA
- 1998-2000 "Trashformations" Whatcom Museum Bellingham WA USA
- Boise Museum Boise IA USA
- Museum of Art WA State Univ. WA USA
- DeCordova Museum Lincoln MA USA
- Mobile Museum Mobile AL USA
- Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences NY USA
- Telfair Academy of Arts and Science Savannah GA USA
- 1998 "Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize Competition"
- Spertus Museum, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Chicago, IL USA
- 1997-1999 "Environmental Bead" Brookfield Craft Center Brookfield CT (traveling U.S.A) 1997-1998 "L'Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational" Jewish Museum San Francisco CA USA
- 1997 "Moving Metal: An Exhibition of Contemporary Metalsmiths"
- Edinboro University Edinboro PA USA
- 1996 "Generation: The Lineage of Influence in Bay Area Art"
- Richmond Art Center Richmond CA USA
- 1993 "Reflections Of O'Keefe" Mississippi State University MI
- 1992 "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg TN USA
- 1992-1993 "Form and Object" University of Wyoming Art Museum Laramie WY, traveling USA
- 1992 "Metals Now" Downey Museum of Art Downey CA USA
- 1991 "Metal Expressions II" National Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis TN USA
- 1990 "Metals Now" Downey Museum of Art Downey CA USA
- 1990 "Let The Work Speak For Itself" Northern Illinois University DeKalb IL USA
- 1990 "Womankind" Gavilan College Gallery, Gavilan College Gilroy CA USA
- 1990 "California Metal Forms 90" California Crafts Museum San Francisco CA USA
- 1989-1991 "United States Metal" San Francisco State University San Francisco CA USA
- Center for Contemporary Arts Great Falls MO USA
- Cheney Cowles Museum Spokane WA USA
- Na. Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis TN USA
- Univ. Art Gallery, Univ. of Delaware Newark DE USA
Awards / Grants:
- 2004 Peninsula Artist Fund Grant Peninsula Community Foundation grant for completion of teacup video
- 2001 JUROR'S AWARD "This American Lawn" Mesa Contemporary Arts AZ USA
- 1999 JUROR'S AWARD, "Exemplary Contemporary" Univ. of CA at Santa Cruz CA USA
- 1992 JUROR'S AWARD, "Everything But The Kitchen Sink"
- Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN USA
- 1989 JUROR'S AWARD, "United States Metal" San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA USA
- 2004 Acquisition Columbus Museum of Art Columbus OH USA
- 2000 Acquisition Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit MI USA
- 1998 Acquisition Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Washington DC USA
- 2002 Acquisition The Jewish Museum New York NY USA
- 2002 Acquisition Jüdisches (Jewish) Museum, Berlin Germany
- 2001 Acquisition The Jewish Museum New York NY USA
- 1980 Acquisition Temple University, Tyler School of Art Philadelphia PA USA
- Altered Art. Taylor, Terry. (2005). New York: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- 500 Brooches. Simon,Marjorie. (2005). New York: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- Creative Metal Crafts.. Gollberg, Joanna. (2004). New York: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- Art Jewelry Today. Meilach, Donna. (2003). Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- Making Metal Jewelry. Gollberg, Joanna. (2003). New York: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- Found Object Art and Artists. Spencer, Dorothy. (2001). Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- The Artful Teapot. Clark, Garth. (2001). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications.
- Color on Metal. McCreight, Tim & Bsullak, Nicole. (2001). Madison, WI: Guild Publishing.
- Trashformations: Recycled Materials in Contemporary American Art and Design. Herman, Lloyd. (1998).
- Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
- The Fine Art of the Tin Can. Hanson, Bobby. (1996). New York: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- The Sewing Machine as a Creative Tool. Bakke, Karen. (1976). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
MAGAZINE COVER PHOTO and ARTICLE
- Jewish Monthly. In Art, Timeless is Contemporary. (1999, March/April).
- Metalsmith. Harriete Estel Berman. (1995, Summer).
- Metalsmith. Through the looking Glass: Observations
- Metalsmith. Commissions: Harriete Estel Berman. (2004, Spring).
- Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion. from trash to treasure. (2003, Aug/Sept).
- American Style. Table of Contents. (2003, Summer).
- Metalsmith. Harriete Estel Berman: Identity. (2003, Spring).
- American Craft. Harriete Estel Berman. (2003, Feb/March).
- The Crafts Report. Insight: Recycled Art, Artist to Artist. (2002, December).
- The Crafts Report. Professional Guidelines:
, (2002, November).
- Na'Amat . Jewish Art with a Feminist Consciousness. (2002, Fall).
- Metalsmith. Transformations. (2002, Summer.
- The Crafts Report. Insight: Beads. (2002, August).
- American Craft. Gallery. (2001, October/November).
- Metropolitan Living. Jet City Gems. (2001, June).
- American Craft. Medals of Choice. (2001, December/January).
- Spirituality & Health. Gallery. (2000, Fall).
- Anvil Magazine. Ironing: Women's Work. (2000, September).
- American Craft. Gallery. (2000, August/September).
- Crafts, U.K. Attitude & Action: North American Figurative Jewellery. (2000, Nov/Dec).
- Metalsmith. Containment. (1999, Fall).
- Metalsmith. Harriete Estel Berman. (Exhibition In Print 1999).
- American Style. Style Spotlight: Prepare to be Dazzled. (1999, Fall).
Harriete Estel Berman makes bracelets and beads from the discards of our
consumer society, recycled "tin" containers. In this dramatic and colorful jewelry, the colors, the patterns, and the words taken from post consumer materials symbolizes our personal search for identity in our material culture. Bar codes and brand name material from post-consumer tin containers recycle our unconscious consumption of advertising, marketing, and possession as identification. The materials are not as precious as gold or silver but in many ways reflect more accurately the values of our society.