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Education

2019                   Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
                           Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Collegiate Teaching in Art & Design Certification 
                                
2016                   Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
                           Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships

2019                   Marzee for Starters Fellowship
                           Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                           One Month Artist Residency 
                           Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD 

2018                   SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship
                           Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

                           2 x 4 Educational Endowment
                           Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
       
                          Graduate Project Grant Fellowship
                          Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

2017                  Tiffany and Co. Foundation Scholarship
                          Tiffany and Co., New York, NY

                          RISD Graduate Fellowship
                          Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    
   
                          Peggy Kirby Award
                          Women’s Jewelry Association, Poughkeepsie, NY

                          Tiffany Rosen Scholarship
                           Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                          Saul Bell Design Award, “Emerging Artist” Finalist
                          Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM

                           MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship
                           Providence Jeweler’s Club Foundation, Providence, RI


Exhibitions

2019                Marzee Graduate Show (upcoming) 
                        Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
   
                        Pop-Up: Line Break 
                        Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD 

                        Instants // Intervals 
                        Solo Exhibition, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY 

                        RISD Graduate Thesis Show
                        Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

                         Juried Student Exhibition
                         SNAG Conference, The Loop:Coming Full Circle, Chicago Illinois  

                          Annual Digital Student Slideshow
                         SNAG Conference, The Loop:Coming Full Circle, Chicago Illinois  

                         Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970
                         RISD Museum, Providence RI

                         Drawing Down
                         Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD 

                          Home-y
                          Red Eye Gallery, Design Center, RISD, Providence, RI 

                           Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial, Shape Shifters 
                          Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
       
2018                   Souvenir
                           Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2016                  Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Senior Exhibition
                          Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2015                  Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (Student Exhibitor)
                          Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

                         Lamina Jewelry Exhibition
                         Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2013                 Juried Student Exhibition
                        Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Lectures/Workshops


2019                 New England Graduate Media Symposium: Defining Journeys
                         Emerson College, Boston, MA

                         Artist Lecture: Betwixt and Between Course taught by Anne West
                         Grad Commons, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

                         Guest Critic: Alternative Metals Course taught by Zac Yelnosky
                         Department of Furniture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI 


Professional Experience

2019                 Graduate Assistant: Conservation Department 
                         RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2019                 Teaching Assistant to Noam Elyashiv
                         Rhode Island School of Deisgn, Providence, RI

2017-19            Instructor, Department of Jewelry and Metalsmithing
                         Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                                - J&M 4441: Jewelry Introduction
                                - J&M 1520: Subtractive Jewels 

2018                 Gallery Assistant
                         Ornamentum, Hudson, NY

2018 -19           Fine Arts Woodshop Monitor
                         Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2017-18           Graduate Student Liaison
                         Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015-17            CAD Designer
                         International Manufacturing CO., Philadelphia, PA

2015                 Studio Assistant
                         Joy Stember Metal Arts, Abington, PA

2014-18            Bench Jeweler
                         Ilsa Loves Rick, Newtown, PA

2014-16           Teaching Assistant
                        Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 


Publications 

2019                 SO MINT!
                         Current Obsession, July 2019: https://www.current-obsession.com/so-mint-valerie-james/

                        Art Jewelry Forum
                        On Offer Jewelry and Objects, July 2019: https://artjewelryforum.org/on-offer-30

                        The Gorham Workbench (Film)
                        Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970, RISD Museum, Providence RI