In this 2-hour workshop, Karin speaks about how she sees her own cultural identity, and how it has become the inspiration for many of her art works. The workshop will also include an interactive component, allowing participants to think about how their own identities might make their way into their work.
Karin Jones is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in jewellery. She received a Diploma in Jewellery Art & Design from Vancouver Community College in 1993, before embarking on a 20-plus year career as a goldsmith and independent artisan. Since 2007, her work has moved away from traditional jewellery and into sculpture and contemporary art. She received an MFA in Craft from NSCAD University (2018), where she began her most recent work dealing with the ways historical narratives shape our sense of identity. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Metal Museum (Memphis, TN). She is currently Department Head of Jewellery Art & Design at Vancouver Community College.
This program is made possible by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education.