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Kirsten Rook

Education

1990
  • Foreign study program, Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy
1991
  • BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1991 – 1992
  • Apprenticeship, Hopkins Silversmithing, Baltimore, MD

Teaching & Work Experience

1995 – present
  • Instructor, Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD
1991 – 1998
  • Studio Technician, Studio Manager, Assistant Teacher: M.I.C.A-J.C., Baltimore, MD
1996 – present
  • Assistant Head: Visual Arts Department, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
2000 – 2003
  • Coordinator & Instructor: Visual Arts Summer Bridge Program, B.S.A.
  • Instructor: T.W.I.G.S. After School Fine Arts Program, B.S.A.
1994 – 1996
  • Jewelry Production Manager, Serenade Jewelry Design, Baltimore, MD

Selected Exhibitions

2004
  • Come Hell or High Water: Premier Exhibition, Gallery MIM, Baltimore, MD
  • Aquarius Floating, Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2003
  • Faculty Exhibition, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
2002
  • Show us your Undies Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Progressions: Faculty, Student, & Alumni Show, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2001
  • Summer Whites Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Faculty Exhibition, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
1995 – 2001
  • Mastering Materials V, VI, VII, MICA Jewelry Center Faculty/Student Show
1999
  • Beacons for the 21st Century Juried Exhibition, Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1998
  • Valentine's Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1997
  • First prize award recipient - Artists of a Different Caliber, Hewlette Gallery, Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburg, PA, Traveling Exhibition (through February 1999)
1996 – 1997
  • Chain Gang, traveling exhibition, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
1993
  • 14 Karat Cabaret Juried Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Professional Associations

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Maryland Metals Guild

Publications

  • 1000 Rings, Lark Books
  • Metalsmith Magazine
  • Lapidary Journal Magazine