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Caroline Gore

Associate Professor of Art
Metals / Jewelry, area coordinator

MFA in Studio Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
BFA in Crafts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


K1148 South Kohrman Hall
(269) 387-2448


Caroline Gore is an artist with formal training in sculpture and metals/jewelry related processes. The outcomes of her studio practice vary in media, scale, and implementation ranging from small-scale body adornment to large sculptural installations. Her work has been widely exhibited in national and international venues since 1996.  A selection of these exhibitions include; RE:ACTION(S), Craft Alliance, (Saint Louis MO), SOFA New York 2009, represented by Ornamentum Gallery (NYC), Annual Earring Exhibition, Ornamentum (Hudson NY), SOFA Chicago 2008, represented by Ornamentum Gallery (Chicago IL), Like: an Experiment in Interpretation, Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery (Napier New Zealand), Surfaces, Aaron Faber Gallery (NYC) and Transparent, The Granary (Fiskars Finland). Caroline's work has been featured in Metalsmith Magazine's 2008 Exhibition in Print – Equilibrium: Body as Site (Volume 28 No:4 2008), and the subsequent exhibition of the same title in El Paso, Texas.  Her artwork has also been included in four books published Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.; 500 Pendants and Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments, The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry, 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornment for the Hand, Lark Books, and 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork. In addition to her practice, she lectures on the placement of current conceptual patterns within work in the metals/jewelry field, and teaches workshops on making processes from ideation to implementation in a myriad of locations. Recent locations include: Australia, Finland, Italy, England, and Scotland.  She has recently participated in two Artsist Residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska and The Artisans, Designers, and Artists Cooperative of Fiskars in Fiskars, Finland.