Deborah Krupenia


1953 Richmond, Virginia USA

Training / Education:

  • 1982-1984 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Jewelry/Metalsmithing, MFA 1986
  • 1979-1982 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • Jewelry/Metalsmithing
  • 1971-1975 Welleslely College, Wellesley, MA
  • History of Art, Honors BA

Work Experience:

  • 1997 to the present Adjunct Faculty, Art and Design
  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • 1999 to the present Pre-College Faculty, Design
  • RISD, Providence, RI
  • 1986-2001 Instructor, Jewelry, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2002 Materials and Colour, organized by Noel Guyomarc'h
  • Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h Bijoux d'Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, CA
  • Prime, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001 The Ring, organized by Mobilia Gallery
  • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
  • Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA and Mobilia Gallery at SOFA NY
  • 2000 Milestones, Sienna Gallery, Lenox,MA
  • Surface Ecstatic, guest curated by Daniel Jocz, Facere, Seattle, WA
  • 1999 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • Deborah Krupenia: New Work 1999, the Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998 Generations, a curated exhibition of artist families, Galeria Mesa,Mesa, AZ
  • 18 Brooches, a meeting of mind and spirit,
  • Objects of Desire, Lexington, KY
  • 1997 Portfolio, December 1997, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY

Awards / Grants:

  • 2003/2004 Stevens Traveling Fellowship, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • 2001 Honorable Mention, American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD
  • 2000,1998 Professional Development Grants, Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • 1992 Individual Project Support Grant,
  • the Vessel as Canvas, Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • 1992 First Place for Craft Excellence, Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


  • 1000 Rings, Lark Books, New York, 2004
  • Lapidary Journal, The Many Faces of Shibuichi, July 2000
  • Tim, McCreight, The Metalsmith's Book of Boxes and Lockets,
  • Brynmorgen Press, 1999
  • American Craft, Portfolio, June/July 1997
  • Metalsmith, 1995 Exhibition in Print, Meaning in Jewelry: Risk and Reverence,
  • curated by Daniel Jocz

Artist Statement:

The intimate object is always my concern. The small scale of jewelry is an appealing format for my "continued research" in surface and form development,

using my well-established palette of Japanese copper alloys (most of which I make) and colored golds and the technique of married metals.