• BIO
    Alicia received her MFA In Artisanry—Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in Functional Design at Murray State University in KY. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting (workshop) instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally including The Center for Enamel Art, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Society of Florida Goldsmiths and The Textile Support Group Pavia Italy/Wollongong Australia.
    Honored in 2013 with an invitation to assist and display her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Ratti Textile Center, which coincided with the exhibition “Gems of European Lace” 1600-1920, Alicia Jane was also invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia Italy to exhibit work, lecture and teach a small workshop. Having also had the pleasure of participating in SIERAAD the International Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam 2013 and in Art Basel/Miami at Aqua in 2018, Alicia Jane's work can be found in public & private collection including the Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles CA, The Lace Museum, Sunnyvale CA, Yale University Art Museum, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Art Museum and the honored Mint Museum in Charlotte NC.
    Alicia Jane's studio is located in West Palm Beach Florida at the Armory Art Center, where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Director and continues to passionately pursue her studio practice with one-of-a-kind, commissions and limited production work.

    ARTIST STATEMENT

    My work merges the traditional craft processes of silversmithing and goldsmithing, vitreous enamel and textile lace-making with digital applications of rendering to create wearable adornment or small-scale sculpture.

    I find beauty and understanding between art, nature and science through pattern and form. In my work I explore how handmade and technological processes combined can alter how an object is perceived on an intimate level.

    We often think of patterns in the traditional sense through the decorative arts and high fashion with elements that can be random, organic, geometric, abstract, and symmetrical. With my work I'm extracting patterns and form and emphasizing an obvious glitch, manipulation or distortion.