January 16, 2014
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Caroline Gore is an artist currently working in Kalamazoo, Mich. Her undergraduate degree is in crafts with a jewelry focus from Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Va. — where she also grew up. In 1998 she moved to North Carolina to study with Robert Ebendorf and received her graduate degree in Metal Design from East Carolina University. The results of Gore's studio practice vary in media, scale and implementation — ranging from small-scale wearable pieces to large sculptural installations and large-scale drawings. =Her work is regularly found in print including "Metalsmith" Magazine, special exhibition catalogues and in eight of the 500 series books published by Lark Books. Her work has been regularly exhibited by Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson, N.Y. among other galleries. Gore has been involved in education since 2001 where she started her teaching career at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan teaching metals and photography — since 2004 she has been part of the faculty in The Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University and is currently ranked as associate professor after achieving tenure in 2010. In addition to numerous visiting artist lectures across the globe, she recently taught a course at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina where she worked with students on locating the core of their research and sustaining meaningful studio practices through an examination of literature, material meaning and other conceptual strategies. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, and numerous private collections.