Kristina L. Malcolm
Updated: 03-27-2014


EDUCATION:
• University of Oregon: Graduate work – 2000-2003
• Claremont University: Graduate work – 1999
• The University of Akron
      BFA: Sculpture – May 1998
      BFA: Metalsmithing – May 1998


GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
• Journey Art Gallery: Canton, OH; 2013 - Present
• Akron Art Museum: Akron, OH; 2012 - 2013
• WE Gallery: Akron, OH; 2011 - Present
• Trail Mix in Peninsula: Peninsula, OH; 2010 - Present
• Canal Fulton Glassworks: Canal Fulton, OH; 2009 - Present
• Grand River Beads & Gifts: Rocky River, OH; 2009-2013
• Edybeady’s Bead Shoppe: North Canton, OH; 2009-2013
• Lazar’s Art: Canton, OH; 2008
• McDonald Niklaus: Dover, OH; 2008-Present
• Second April: Canton, OH; 2007-Present
• Needful Things: Akron, OH; 2007-2010
• Stiles Art Studio: Canal Fulton, OH; 2007-Present
• Gallery 143: Green, OH; 2007-Present



TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
• Bead Boutique: various Adult Silversmithing classes;
   2014-Present
• Daydreamers Art Studio: various Adult Silversmithing
   classes; 2014-Present
• Journey Art Gallery: various Adult Silversmithing
   classes; 2013-Present
• Peninsula Art Academy: various Adult Silversmithing
   classes; 2013-Present
• Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild: Flex Shaft Basics; 2013
• Ohio PMC Guild: Flex Shaft Basics; 2011 & 2012
• Green Arts Council: Adult Metalsmithing classes; 2012-Present
• Akron Art Museum: Adult Metalsmithing classes; 2012-Present
• Variable Clients: In Home Private Lessons; 2009-Present
• Edybeady’s Bead Shoppe: Adult Metalsmithing Classes; 2008 - 2013
• Grand River Bead & Gifts: Adult Metalsmithing Classes; 2007 – Present
• Kindred Spirits: Adult and Kids Jewelry Art Classes; 2007, 2008
• Sarah’s Vineyard: Adult and Kids Jewelry Art Classes; 2008
• Breezeborn Jewelry: Adult Metalsmithing Classes; 2008
• Stiles Art Studio: Jewelry for Kids; 2007
• Verite Stained Glass: Secrets to Metalsmithing; 2007
• University of Oregon: 3-D Design; 2001-2002
• University of Oregon: Jewelry Casting; 2002
• University of Akron: Enameling; 1997



COMPANY HISTORY:
In 2003, I developed fluxusmetalworks. This business evolved from my passions of exploring new techniques in the fields of 3-D design and traditional metalworking. My art and jewelry explore the beauty of nature; integrating the organic qualities in classic Art Nouveau, Gothic and Native styles. Avoiding the use of any synthetics in my designs, I feel a connection in using naturally occurring materials in my designs and I specifically treasure stones that form naturally in the United States. In setting these stones, it is of utmost importance that they stay in their setting due to the structural integrity of the piece; I use no glues or adhesives. It is also very significant that my work is easily accessible to touch; under glass, kinetic components and small details are not easily detectable to the eye.



FESTIVAL HISTORY:
• Last Minute Market-Lakewood, OH; 2010
• Fall Wine & Arts Festival-Hartville, OH; 2011, 2012
• Art on the River-Canal Fulton, OH; 2011
• Crafty Mart-Akron, OH; 2011, 2012
• Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival-Cleveland, OH; 2011, 2013
• Fall Festival of the Arts-Ashland, OH; 2011, 2012, 2013, event cancelled in 2014
• Art is Alive-Canton, OH; 2010, 2011, 2012, event cancelled in 2013
• University Art Fair at Grace Park-Akron, OH; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
   event cancelled in 2012
• Ohio Mart–Akron, OH; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Oddmall–Hudson, OH; 2009, 2010
• Arts in Jackson Parks–Jackson Township, OH; 2009, 2010, event cancelled 2011
• Festival of the Arts, St. John West Shore-Cleveland, OH; 2009, 2010, event
    cancelled 2011, 2012, 2013
• Affair on the Square-Medina, OH; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Artissimo-Canton, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, event cancelled in 2011
• Nature Arts Fest-Sharon Center, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
   2014
• Art-a-palooza-Green, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Akron Arts Expo-Akron, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
• Arts at the Center-Broadview Heights, OH; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Herb Fair-Wooster, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Wine Art and Blues Festival-Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
• Spring Garden Fair-Wooster, OH; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Tower City Arts Festival-Cleveland, OH; 2009, 2010, 2011
• American Holiday-Youngstown, OH; 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Made in Ohio-Bath, OH; 2012, 2013
• Art, Craft and Herb Fair-Hartville, OH; 2012, 2013, 2014
• Lakewood Arts Festival- Lakewood, OH; 2012



WHAT DOES FLUXUS MEAN?
• A 1960s French art philosophy that celebrated life as living art (think of it as
   “art is life” metal works);
• flux is a material used to prevent the oxidation of the
   joints when fusing metals;
• a flux is a moment of change;
• a Latin word which means “to flow”.



ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• 3rd place, Best in Show Award; Art-a-Palooza 2013
• Featured Article, August 18, 2013 the Suburbanite pg 37
• Guest instructor for the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild;
   April 2013
• 1st Place, Best in Show Award; Art-a-palooza 2012
• copyright for Daisy Stacker Earrings; 2012
• Featured in group article “Immersed in Art” September 30, 2011
   Akron Beacon Journal
• Featured online article 2011; http://checkthisart.com/2011/12/silversmith-kristina-
   malcolm-turning-a-craft-into-art/
• Guest instructor for the Ohio PMC Guild; August 2011, 2012
• TANK Invitational. Downtown Gallery in Kent, OH; August 3 – 27, 2011
• Freelance writer for Sunshine Artist Magazine 2011 - Present
• Committee Member & Juror for art-A-palloza; 2011, 2012, 2013
• Featured article August 22, 2010 the Suburbanite pg. 54
• Steering Committee & Juror for Artissimo; 2010
• Summit Lapidary Club guest artist lecture; February 2010
• Awarded Second Place- Fine Craft first year in St. John West Shore Festival of
   the Arts; 2009
• Writer, Artist and Designer, and Staff for The Learning Post; April 2009 - 2011
• Featured Artist of the Month, Grand River Beads; Feb 2009
• In the Oct. 5th, 2008 Suburbanite pg. 42 article entitled Artissimo Talent
• featured in First Friday artist series at Silverthorne Gallery; 2008
• In the Feb. 29, 2008 Canton Repository pg. E-13 for Breezeborn Classes
• Launched Totems, wildlife conservation fund; 2008
• Medina Art League guest artist lecture; 2007
• Awarded Honorable Mention first year in Akron Arts Expo; 2007
• Registered copyright for kinetic Spinning Daisy Ring design; 2007
• Inception of fluxusmetalworks company; 2003
• Registered copyright for Kinetic Ring design; 1997



CURRENT DIRECTION:
    Having over ten years of extensive training in fine art (including a BFA and many graduate level classes) rarely inspires my work. Instead, my influences are drawn from my first love, nature. Here I find beauty, magic, and many other forms of inspiration, as well as many of my materials. My love for metals, rocks and elements formed in dramatic expressions of the Earth catapult me into the studio daily.
    I approach these materials using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Beginning with an image on a piece of paper, I transfer it to a sheet of metal and then pierce out the shape with a jewelers saw (which resembles a tiny coping saw). Each movement of my hand, my saw blade, and the myriad of other "tools of the trade" together in concert create a unique story specific to each of my pieces.
    What my fine art training does do is push me to a very high level of traditional craftsmanship. I am hypercritical of my own work and continually challenge myself to improve my technique each and every time I create a new piece.



REFERENCES:
Mrs. Edy Seaman – owner of Edybead’s Bead Shoppe
4601 Fulton Dr., Canton, OH 44718
330-479-9598

Mrs. Jennifer Shipman – Akron Art Museum
1 South High St., Akron, OH 44308
330-376-9185

Mrs. Eva Sherman – owner of Grand River BeadStudio
13000 Athens Avenue – Suite C341
Lakewood, OH 44107
440-331-4950



ARTIST STATEMENT
Like sacred jewelry of the past, my work reminds us all to be reverent and contemplative. It inspires us to recognize beauty in those small, quiet experiences in life (often found in nature) that become moments of meditation or prayer.