CIRRICULUM VITAE

JESIKA DAWNN  (formerly Hanford)
 
Born                              1968  Fort Worth, TX, USA
Immigrated                   1973  Brisbane, QLD Australia
Currently Residing         Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
 
EDUCATION
 
2007        Bachelor of Fine Art – Gold & Silversmithing, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1997         Bachelor of Fine Art – Gold & Silversmithing, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (first year)
1996         Yeronga TAFE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (Blacksmithing for Beginners)
1995         Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA
                 (Metalforming Techniques, Beginning Soldering, Jewellery Casting)
1994         Universidad de Mexico, Taxco, GRO, Mexico (Jewellery Studies)
1989         Bachelor of Arts – Film & Television, Queensland College of Arts, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
 
EMPLOYMENT
 
2016 →       Independent Arts Practice,  Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
2011-15        Studio Jeweller, JesikaJack, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
2006          Resident Jeweller, MoB Studio, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2003-05    Jewellery Production Manager, Bing Bang, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003-04    Jewellery Production Manager, Meryl Waitz Inc., New York, NY, USA
2001          Jewellery Production Assistant, Arnold Goldstein, New York, NY, USA
1999          Jewellery Production Assistant, Adventures in Jewellery, Beerburrum, QLD, Australia
 
EXHIBITIONS

2017          Five, 88 Gallery Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2017          PIN7, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2017          Loop, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
 
2016          Takeaway, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016          Production Run, Artisan – Queensland Craft and Design Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2016         Trace, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2016         Worn and Weathered, Webb Gallery, Brisbane QLD, Australia
 
2015         Pendulum, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD, Australia
2015         Profile 2015, Airspace 2 Projects, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015         Lux Lumens, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015         sPIN, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia
 
2014         OverYour Head, Stanley St Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
2006        Glam-r-us, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2006        Cherish, Craft Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2006        Expeditions, Metalab Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2006        Glisten, Marks & Gardner Gallery, Mt Tambourine, QLD, Australia

 
2002        Natural Influences, Pismo Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
 
1999         Soul, Peter Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1999         Rush, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1999         The Gift, Contemporary Art and Design Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1999         Birth, Carindale Library, Brisbane, QLD, Australia