Katherine Gray, Jay Havens, Karin Jones / Cocktails and Trivia Night
Materials & Meaning Part 2
Panel discussion on materials and embodied learning with Katherine Gray, Jay Havens and Karin Jones followed by a virtual Cocktail and Trivia Night.
Katherine Gray received her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her work has been exhibited at Heller Gallery in New York City, Urban Glass in New York, and most recently in solo shows at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Observer.com, Artforum.com and in The LA Times. Images of her glasswork have also appeared in The New York Times Design magazine. In 2017, she received the Libenský/Brychtová Award from the Pilchuck Glass School for her artistic and educational contributions to the field, and she will be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council this coming fall. Gray can be seen in the ongoing Netflix series Blown Away as the Resident Evaluator. Her work can be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, among others. Gray has written about glass, curated and juried multiple exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the world. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is a Professor of Art at California State University, San Bernardino.
Jay Havens (he/him/they) is a multidisciplinary, Two Spirit artist of Haudenosaunee Mohawk and Scottish Canadian ancestry. Born on Haudenosaunee Territory and raised in unceded Sto:lo and Musqueam lands near Vancouver, Havens’s practice is decolonial through investigations of relearning and unlearning. Havens presently works in many places across Turtle Island designing for many situations such as scenography and costumes for performance, making public works like murals, as well as installations for display in galleries or museums. He is a proud citizen of the Mohawk Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River and a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
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. She is currently Department Head of Jewellery Art & Design at Vancouver Community College.