EDUCATION

2005

Tyler School of Art of Temple University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM

2001 

University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas

 BFA Design - with emphasis in metals and jewelry

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2017

Seton Hall University Digital Humanities Fellow

2016

Arts Mid Hudson Project Grant for Creative CAD Workshop Series

NSF Computing in the Arts Workshop (attendance funding), University of North Carolina- Asheville

2015 

ACM SIGCSE Travel Award

NSF Computing in the Arts Workshop (attendance funding), College of Charleston

2014 

NSF Computing in the Arts Workshop (attendance funding), Wake Forest University

NCWIT/Aspire IT funding for Middle School Girls Jewelry and Computing Camp

Georgia Tech Seed Funding for Computing and Art Summer Camps

Curriculum Enhancement/Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University

2013

Global Learning Initiative Award for Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibition

Global Learning Initiative Award for Ethical Metalsmiths Lecture

2010

Outstanding Junior Professor 2010, Winthrop University

Arts Council of York County, Individual Artist Grant

Curriculum Enhancement/Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University

2009

Curriculum Enhancement/Instructional Improvement Grant, Winthrop University

Elizabeth Patrick Dunlap Faculty Grant, Winthrop University

2008

Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts Exhibition, Best of Show

2007

Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts Exhibition, Outstanding Merit

Faculty Research Grant, Winthrop University

2006

National Design Educators Exhibition 2006, 1st place in 3D

2005

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005, 2nd place in Craft

Travel Grant, Tyler School of Art

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016

Study Abroad Instructor, University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy

2015 to present 

Assistant Professor of Fine and Digital Art

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

2015 

Visiting Lecturer, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2014-2015

Co-organizer and Instructor for Winthrop University’s Computing and the Arts Summer Camp

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2011-2015 

Associate Professor of Fine Arts (tenured 2012) and Coordinator of Metals & Jewelry

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2011-present

Co-Owner of Plural Studios

Kingston, New York

2006-2011

Assistant Professor of Fine Art and Coordinator of Metals & Jewelry

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2007 

Instructor, ST-ARTS Summer Program

2005-2006

Assistant Professor, Digital Fabrication: Industrial Design and Metals and Jewelry Design

 Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005

Instructor, Pre-College Summer Workshop at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004-2005

Instructor of Record, Sophomore Metals Courses at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Permanent Collections

Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Curated by Jennifer Scanlan, independent curator

Mostra: UGA Cortona Student and Faculty Exhibition at Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy

Digitized Jewelry (4 person exhibition), Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015  

Four Hands are Better Than Two: A Collaborative Exhibition (invitational) at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2014

50/50 Equal Parts: An Exhibition Celebrating the Small View into the Big Window of  Contemporary Jewelry, Curators: Tara Lochlear and Bob Ebendorf. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas , Curator: Grace Cote. Ross Gallery at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

The Digital Hand , Curator: Kathleen Browne. School of Art Gallery at Kent State University, Kent, OH

Chroma: Jewelry in Color, Curator: Kathryn Osgood. Professional Arts Gallery, College of The Albemarle, Manteo, NC

2013

Winthrop University Fine Arts & Design Faculty Exhibition

2012

RubberMADE, Solo Exhibition, Opie Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Forecast: A New Wave of Creative Talent, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

Pop-Up CADlaboration Exhibition, Kendall College of Art and Design, TEDX Grand Rapids, MI

2011

Shift: Winthrop University Collaborative Faculty Exhibition, Patrick Gallery, Rock Hill, SC

La Noché del Broché Curator: Alejandro Sifuentes. Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX

UNC Asheville Invitational Exhibition, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, UNC Asheville, NC

Digital Mettle, Curator: Matthew Hollern, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

30 Small Works, Juror: Barbara Schriber. Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Gala Silent Auction. Charlotte, NC

RubberMADE, Solo Exhibition. Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Equilibrium: Body as Site, Co-Curators: Kate Bonansinga and Rachelle Thiewes. Landmark Arts at

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) Delegate Exhibition. West Dean College, West Sussex, England

Equilibrium: Body as Site, Co-Curators: Kate Bonansinga and Rachelle Thiewes Texas State University Art Galleries, San Marcos, Texas

2010

RubberMADE, Solo Exhibition. 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

2009

Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition* Reinberger Gallery, The Cleveland Institute of Art,

Cleveland, OH *Collaborative works created with Matthew Hollern, Dean of Faculty at CIA

Winthrop University Fine Arts & Design Faculty Exhibition, Curator: Karen Derksen, Winthrop

Gallery Assistant Director. Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

RubberMADE, Solo Exhibition. Weber Art Gallery, Pikeville College, Pikeville, KY

30 Small Works, Juror: Sharon Dowell. Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC

Neoteric Matter 2, Curator: Daniella Kerner. Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tyler School of Art MFA M/J/C-C Alumni Exhibition. Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art/ Temple University. Philadelphia, PA

Equilibrium: Body as Site, Co-Curators: Kate Bonansinga and Rachelle Thiewes. Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, TX

2008

Craft Forms 2008, Juror: Michael Monroe, Bellevue Arts Museum. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

CADlabORATION V 1.0. Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Neoteric Matter, Curator: Daniella Kerner, Associate Professor, Tyler School of Art. Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ

Metals in the Sister Cities: The Lawrence – Eutin Connection, Curators: Marlies Behn, Carol Ann Carter, and Lin Stanionis. Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

30 Small Works, Juror: Shaun Cassidy, Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC

Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts Exhibition, Juror: Kellie Scott, North Charleston Cultural Arts Council, North Charleston, SC

Slices: An Exhibition of Digitally Produced Body Adornment, Curator: Donna Sweigart. International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX and Clark Gallery, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX

Neck-lust and the Chocolatier, Curator: Elizabeth Kozlowski. Florida Craftsmen, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

Touching Warms the Art, Jurors: Rebecca Scheer, Rachelle Thiewes, and Namita Wiggers, Curator

Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2007 

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts Exhibition, Juror: Tom Stanley. North Charleston Cultural Arts Council, North Charleston, SC

2006

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Curator: Tom Stanley. Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University,

Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Design Educators’ National Exhibition, Juror: Paula Owen, President of the Southwest School of Art & Craft. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Shaped in Metal, Curator: Art Martin. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Unfolding, Juror: by Andy Cooperman. Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Crafts National 2006, Juror: Gretchen Keyworth. Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Baker Arts Center 9th National Juried Art Exhibition Juror: Gordon McConnell Baker Art Center, Liberal, KS

2005 

Craft Forms 2005, Juror: David Revere McFadden. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Kendall/Ferris Faculty Exhibition. Rankin Art Gallery, Big Rapids, MI

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005. Juror: Robin Cass. State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

 

PRESENTED LECTURES | PANELS | WORKSHOPS | DEMONSTRATIONS

2016

"Clever on Sunday" presentation at the SEWSA conference, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

"Clever on Sunday" presentation at the Women and Gender Studies conference, Seton Hall University, S.Orange, NJ

2015 

American Craft Council's Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium: Post-Digital Craft at SCAD. Presentation, panel discussion and workshop: Fact to Form and Back Again. 

Workshop at ECU Metals Symposium: Crafting Connections

"Computational Bead Design" presentation at SIGCSE, Kansas City, MO 

2014

Visiting Artist Talk at The Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

RubberMADE: Synthetic Consumption Paper presentation at USC Women and Gender

Studies conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

2012

Visiting Artist Talk at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

2011

Artist Talk at University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Artist Talk at Olathe East High School, Olathe, Kansas

A Survey of Academic Metalsmithing ‘Friends of the Mint’ Guest Lecture, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

RubberMADE Artist Talk, Winthrop University Galleries Rock Hill, South Carolina

2010

RubberMADE Artist Talk Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia

‘Color Theory as applied to Jewelry’ Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia

“Methods for Collaboration in Virtual Realms” Web 2.0 Panel Presentation at the

SECAC/MACAC conference Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

“Remote Resources: Contemporary Collaboration & Production in a Post-
Studio Age ” Presentation at the Association for Contemporary Jewelry Conference

With co-presenter Phil Renato, Kendall College of Art and Design

West Dean College, West Sussex, England

Artist Talk and Demonstration Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina

“Methods for Collaboration in Virtual Realms” Presentation in the SIGGRAPH Studio

with Associate Professor Jan Baum, Towson University and Assistant Professor Kim

Voigt, Towson University Los Angeles, California

“Methods for Collaboration in Virtual Realms” Paper Presentation: Athens Institute for

Education and Research 1st Annual Conference for Fine and Performing Arts

Co-authors: Jan Baum, Towson University and Kim Voigt, Towson University

Athens, Greece

Artist Talk and Demonstration Appalachian State University, Bonne, North Carolina

“Material Topics: Jewelry and Metalsmithing in the 21st Century”

Panel discussion: East Carolina University Metals + Jewelry Symposium

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

2009

“Methods for CADlabORATING in Virtual Realms” Co-presenter with Kimberly Voigt, Towson University SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, LA

Artist Talk and Demonstration Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky

2008

Jewelry Workshop Mint Museum of Craft + Design Charlotte, North Carolina

“CADlabORATION v 1.0” Winthrop University Galleries Fall Lecture Series Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Creative Habitat Lecture “Creating Good Things from Mistakes” Margret Nance Residence Hall, Creative Habitat Theme Floor Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2007

Co-Moderator of Education Dialogue Panel SNAG Annual Conference, Memphis, TN

Artist Talk and Presentation “CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping in the Arts” Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina

2006

Artist Talk Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan

Artist Talk Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2005

Visiting Artist Demonstration “Slip Casting Silicone Rubber” Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artist Talk Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Juries and Review Panels

2015 

SIGGRAPH Unified Jury (talks, panels, posters, installations, and courses) for ACM SIGGRAPH’s 2015 conference in Los Angeles, CA

2014

Juror: 2014 Congressional Art Competition for the 5th District, South Carolina. Arts Council of York County Rock Hill, SC

SIGGRAPH Unified Jury (talks, panels, posters, installations, and courses) for ACM SIGGRAPH’s 2014 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Awards Juror: High School Metals Invitational Exhibition. The Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

2013

Juror: 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 5th District, South Carolina. Arts Council of York County Rock Hill, SC

2012

Awards Juror: Radical Rubbish SCAD Jewelry and Metals Student Exhibition, GA

SIGGRAPH Unified Jury (talks, panels, posters, installations, and courses) for ACM SIGGRAPH’s 2012 conference in Los Angeles, California

2011

SIGGRAPH Studio SubCommittee Member and Co-Coordinator for Creative Projects

SIGGRAPH Unified Jury (talks, panels, posters, installations, and courses) for ACM SIGGRAPH’s 2011 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Faculty Advisor and Organizer Reminisce: Exhibition of Nostalgic Narratives. Undergraduate Juried Intercollegiate Exhibition. Lewandowski Student Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

SIGGRAPH Art Exhibitions Reviewer Art Galleries at SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA

Awards Juror: Androit: ECU Juried Jewelry and Textile Student Exhibition. Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2010

SIGGRAPH Studio SubCommittee Member and Area Coordinator: Blow Up! Inflatable

2009

SIGGRAPH Studio SubCommittee Member SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, LA

New Approach School for Jewelers: Comprehensive Stone Setting Course (participant)

2008

Co-Chair of Education Dialogue Organizing Committee SNAG, Savannah, GA

Juror: The Function of Art: Winthrop Crafts Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

SIGGRAPH Studio SubCommittee Member SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Faculty Advisor Winthrop University, Creative Habitat Residence Floor, Margaret Nance

Co-Chair of Education Dialogue SNAG, Memphis, TN

SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studio SubCommittee Member SIGGRAPH, San Diego, CA

Faculty Advisor (2007–present) Winthrop University, GEM: Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths

2006

Rhino NURBS Modeling Instructors Workshop Organizer. Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005

Juror, Regional Scholastic Art Awards Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rhino NURBS Modeling Instructors Workshop (attendant/participant) Portland, OR

SNAG Volunteer, SOFA 2005 Chicago, IL

Faculty Advisor Kendall College of Art and Design Metals Student Guild

 

PUBLICATIONS (Writing Published)

Art Jewelry Magazine, May 2007, 3.4 “Focus on Color: Anemone Brooch”. 48-55.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Reviews | Interviews | Articles | Catalogs)

2011

Schreiber, Barbara. Exhibition Review. Metalsmith, 31. 5: 55.

Schreiber, Barbara. “RubberMADE: Courtney Starrett’s jewelry is beautiful, funny and just a bit menacing.”

Creative Loafing (Point 8 Visual Art Blog): www.blogs.creativeloafing/point8, 9 March 2011.

2010

Patricia Harris and David Lyon. “From Amulet to Tumor: The Jewelry of Disease”. Metalsmith, June 2010: 49

and 50.

Schreiber, Barbara. “Idea and Artifact: Adventure in art jewelry with Courtney Starrett and Michael Gayk.”

Charlotte Viewpoint: www.charlotteviewpoint.org

2009

Marthe Le Van, 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a

Modern Material. New York: Lark Books, 2009. Page 8, 132.

“Jewelry Artist Featured in PC’s Weber Gallery,” Appalachian News-Express, January 27, 2009, 1B (press

release)

Doug Pullen, “Difficult to Wear,” El Paso Times, 18 January 2009.

Dan Lambert, “Equilibrium: Not Your Mama’s Jewelry,” What’s Up, 14 January 2009, Cover and inside.

2008

Kate Bonansinga and Rachelle Thiewes. “Equilibrium: Body as Site, Exhibition in Print” Metalsmith,

Exhibition in Print, 28.4: cover 22-23 & 47.

St. Petersburg Times Floridian section E, 17 March 2008. image featured in Neck-lust review; work

mentioned in group exhibition review.

Creative Loafing On-line Tampa Bay. 5 Things To Do Today. 17 April 2008.

Namita Gupta Wiggers. Curating Craft: An Experiential Exhibition.

2006

Marthe Le Van, 500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form. New York: Lark Books,

2006, page 137.

 

COMMITTEES

ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Planning Committee: Studio Chair. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Society of North American Goldsmiths Nominations and Elections Committee Chair 2012-2013

Faculty Committee on University Life Chair, Winthrop University

Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees Committee on Student Life, Winthrop University

Petitions Committee, Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts

Windgate Fellowship Selection Committee, Chair, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

NASAD Review Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Health and Safety Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Foundations Review Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Search Committee, Assistant Professor: Painting, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Curriculum Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Specialization Review Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Computer Users Committee, Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts