Curriculum Vitae


Education

University of Arizona
Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design

Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona
Metals, with Betty Harris & Bruce Clarke

Professional Experience

Studio Artist – Metalsmith/Contemporary Studio Jewelry
2002–present

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Professional Development
Material As Metaphor with Kiff Slemmons, 2010

Krikawa Jewelry Design, Tucson, Arizona
Goldsmith Apprentice, 2006

Consultant & Planning Coordinator, Tucson Warehouse Historic District
Tucson Arts District Partnership, 2003

Jude Clarke, Tucson, Arizona
Metalsmith Apprentice, 2001

Architectural Design & Planning Consultant
Department of Planning & Economic Development, Tohono O’Odham Nation, 1997-1999

Project Manager, Architectural and Planning Services
Poster Frost Associates, 1994-1997

Galleries

Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Metal Museum Store Gallery,
Memphis, TN

Facere Jewelry Art Gallery
Seattle, WA

Obsidian Gallery
Tucson, AZ

Museum of Contemporary Art
Tucson, AZ

Vale Craft Gallery
Chicago, IL

Virginia Breier Contemporary & Traditional Crafts
San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions & Shows

Rameen Ahmed Jewelry Trunk Show
11 am-6 pm, October 8, 2017
410 GooDBuddY
410 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

10x10 Small Works Exhibition, Invitational
October 4-December 17, 2017
Tohono Chul Park, Exhibit Hall, Tucson, AZ

Dia De Los Muertos, Juried Exhibition
August 24-November 8, 2017
Tohono Chul Park, Exhibit Hall, Tucson, AZ

Arizona Abstract, Juried Exhibition
April 27-August 13, 2017
Tohono Chul Park, Exhibit Hall, Tucson, AZ

38th Annual Contemporary Crafts
A National Juried Exhibition of All Craft Media
Guest Juror: Stephanie Jacobson Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions
Craft Alliance Center of Art+Design in St. Louis, MO
February 10-April 23, 2017
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Holiday Show, Metal Museum Store Gallery
November 20, 2016-January 1, 2017
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

Head to Toe, Runway Show & Pop Up Boutique, Invitational
November 5, 2016
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Annual Tucson Modernism Design Expo, Invitational
September 30-October 1, 2016
Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ

Metal & Wood, Metal Museum Store Gallery, Invitational
August 7-September 9, 2016
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

Modern Phoenix Marketplace @ SMoCA, Invitational
April 9, 2016
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Ringing In The New Year, Juried Online Show
February 2016
Jewelers Who Think Outside The Box

Holiday Show, Invitation
November 15, 2015-January 1, 2016
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Arm Candy, Curated Show
Curator: Elizabeth Ann Tokoly
November 9, 2015-February 15, 2016
EatMetal Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Annual Tucson Modernism Design Expo, Invitational
October 2-3, 2015
Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ

The Everyday Earring Show, Curated Show
Curator: Elizabeth Ann Tokoly
July 10-October 9, 2015
EatMetal Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Modern Phoenix Marketplace @ SMoCA, Invitational
April 18, 2015
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Sonoran Desert: Large & Small, Juried Exhibition
February 20-April 26, 2015
Tohono Chul Park, Exhibit Hall, Tucson, AZ

6th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival, Invitational
January 31-February 14, 2015
The Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Poet's Corner 9th Annual Art Sale, Invitational
December 6, 2014
4221 E. Burn Street, Tucson, AZ

Pop Up 4: The Body Adorned, Invitational
November 15, 2014
Old Borderland,
301 E. 7th Street, Tucson, AZ

Annual Tucson Modernism Pop Up Design Expo, Invitational
October 3-4, 2014
Saltzman Building, Tucson, AZ

La Frontera, Juried International Travelling Exhibition, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, Museo Franz Mayer, Art Gallery at Indiana University & Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Jurors: Lorena Lazard, Mike Holmes & Elizabeth Shypertt
June 6-July 28, 2013, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico
August 14-September 15, 2013, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
January 22-March 1, 2014, Art Gallery, Indiana University, Kokomo, IN
May 30-September 7, 2014, The Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Modern Phoenix Marketplace @ SMoCA, Invitational
April 5, 2014
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

The Arts Speak Event, Invitational
March 20, 2014
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

35th Annual Contemporary Crafts
A National Juried Exhibition of All Craft Media
Guest Juror: Julie M. Muñiz, Associate Curator of Design & Decorative Arts at the
Oakland Museum of California
February 14-April 13, 2014
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

5th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival, Invitational
February 1-15, 2014
The Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2nd Annual Tucson Modernism Expo
October 4, 2013
Murphy Building, Tucson, AZ

PEARLesque: Black+White+Pearl, Exhibition In Motion (EIM)
in conjunction with
43rd Annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) 2013 Conference
May 17, 2013,
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Jurors: Alannah O’Neill, Associate Editor of ELLE Canada & Dean Davidson, Dean Davidson Design

Earrings Galore, Juried Annual Group Show,
May-June, 2013,
Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE and Pop-Up Exhibition in conjunction with
43rd Annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) 2013 Toronto Conference

9th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo, Invitational
April 20, 2013
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

4th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival, Invitational
February 1-15, 2013
The Whistle Stop Depot, Tucson, AZ

Cabinet of Curiosity: Place
Collaborative with Kiff Slemmons and Haystack Alumni
Art Jewelry Forum Booth
November, 2012
SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art), Chicago, IL

Craftsmanship, Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition
Juror: Polly Smith, Director of Programs, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Mesa Contemporary Arts
September, 2012
Arizona Arts Alliance Gallery, Scottsdale Pavilions, Scottsdale, AZ

Small Treasures 2, Online Exhibition
Curators: Glen and Marie Guarino
June 24, 2012
Crafthaus, Participatory Sport for Craft Artists

Cu|29:Contemporary Work In Copper, International Juried Exhibition
in conjunction with
42nd Annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) 2012 Conference
Juror: David Huang
April 6 - August 12, 2012
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

2nd Annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Trunk Show
in conjunction with
42nd Annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) 2012 Conference,
May 26, 2012
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

8th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo, Invitational
March 31, 2012
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Signature Work
33rd Crafthaus Online Exhibition
Curator: Pat Morrow
March 27, 2012
Crafthaus, Participatory Sport for Craft Artists

Alternative Materials/Hardware Store Jewelry
Juried Online Gallery
March 22, 2012
Art Jewelry Magazine

33rd Annual Contemporary Crafts
A National Juried Exhibition of All Craft Media
Guest Juror: Katie A. Lee, Assistant Director of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Regional Center at University of North Carolina Asheville
January 27-March 18, 2012
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Holiday Jewelry Show, Invitational
December 9-10, 2011
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Cabinet of Curiosity: Place
Collaborative with Kiff Slemmons and Haystack Alumni, 2011
Currently in Chicago, IL

Le Salon des Refuses
June 2011
Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

7th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo, Invitational
April 16, 2011
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

32nd Annual Contemporary Crafts
National Juried Exhibition of All Craft Media
Guest Juror:Perry Price, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Fuller Craft Museum
January 21-March 20, 2011
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Holiday Jewelry Show, Invitational
December 10-11, 2010
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Ornaments, Juried Holiday Show
November 26-December 31, 2010
Silver Blue & Gold - A Gallery of Contemporary Studio Jewelry
Laguna Beach, CA

Craftsmanship, 4th Annual Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition
September 6-17, 2010
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Arizona Designer Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition
June 11–August 8, 2010
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Annual Jewelry Exhibition, Featured Artist
February-March 2010
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Dia de los Muertos, Mixed Media, Invitational
November 2009
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

OX'09: Tucson's Asian American Artists in the Year of the OX, Invitational
February 2009,
Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

Second Annual Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition
September 2008
Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Alchemy, Annual Jewelry Show
April 2008
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Le Salon des Refuses
May 12–June 2, 2007
Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ

The Art of Southwest Jewelry
March 16–May 2, 2006
Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ

The 27th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser
October 2006
Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ

Le Salon des Refuses
May 14–June 18, 2005
Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ

The 26th Anniversary Art Auction
October 2005
Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ

Publications

Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox, Author: Mark Fenn, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., October 2017
http://www.narrative-jewellery.com

Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches and Pin Stems, Author: Lorena Angulo, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., February 2014

Out of Place, Edited and Designed by Kiff Slemmons & Lisa Johnson, Kiff Slemmons and The Haystack Workshop 2010 Alumni, Blurb Publishing, 2012

Press/Print

Interview: Tucson Artist Rameen Ahmed Who Creates Wearable Art
May/June 2015
Sonoran Arts Network

Maker Profile, Featured Artist of The Week
November 3-7, 2014
Society of North American Goldsmiths

Feature Article: Liquid Grace
3Story Magazine - Desert Cool Urban Hot
Volume II, Issue 10, March/April 2014

Teaching Experience and Awards

Teaching Artist/Faculty, The Drawing Studio
2013-present

Art Faculty, Khalsa Montessori School
2007–present

Faculty, Tucson Museum of Art
2003–2013

Advisor, Graduate Studio, College of Architecture, University of Arizona
1998

Teaching Assistant, College of Architecture, University of Arizona
1990–1993

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Arizona
1993

Recognitions

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Awarded Professional Development Grant, 2012

Tucson Pima Arts Council and Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Awarded Professional Development Grant, Artist of Color, 2010

Presentations

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: Recycled Materials Into Art, 2014

Memberships

Society of North American Goldsmiths
Arizona Designer Craftsmen
Crafthaus
Contemporary Art Society, Tucson Museum of Art