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Ken Loeber

EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: MFA sculpture, 1978.  BFA 1970.

DOCUMENTARY FILM:
CRAFT IN AMERICA. Community. PBS series with traveling exhibition and book.
Ken Loeber and Dona Look featured in Part 3, Community

TOURING EXHBITION: April 2007-2009
BOOK: October 2007

AWARDS:
Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award, 2017.
American Craft Expo, Artistic Expression Award, 2011.
Lakefront Festival of Arts, Jewelry Award, Milwaukee Art Museum. 2009.
Presentation Brooch to Queen Sophia of Spain. Gift from the U.S. State Department. 2001.

Fellow’s Choice Award, American Craft Council, Baltimore.
curator: Michael Monroe. 1996.
NEA: Arts Midwest Fellowship, 1985.
13th  International Pearl Design Competition Award Winner,
Tokyo, Japan, 1985.
American Craft Museum Design Award, 1985.
J. E. Caldwell Prize for Excellence in Jewelry, 1983.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY.
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
ORNAMENT, Ken Loeber, vol. 37 no. 1, 2014, pages 32Ė35.
Collection Focus: Ken Loeber at RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI. 2013.
ORNAMENT, Ken Loeber, Complexity to Simplicity, vol. 34, no. 3. 2011. Pages 56-59.
Craft in America, Jo Lauria + Steve Fenton, Clarkson Potter Publishers,
New York.  2007. page 235.
Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books,
Sterling Publishing, NY. 2007
NO: Nouvel Objet,
Design House, Seoul, Korea, 1996. page 120-123.
Metalsmith,“1996  Exhibition in Print”,  vol. 16, no. 4, page 7.
American Craft, “Focus: Ken Loeber”, April/May 1995, page 83.
ORNAMENT, “Ken Loeber”, vol. 14, no. 4, summer 1991, page 36.
Four Seasons of Jewelry, “Ken Loeber”, Tokyo, Japan, no. 85, June 1989,
page 93.
Poetry of the Physical,  American Craft Museum Catalog. 1986.
ORNAMENT, “Ken Loeber”, vol.6, no. 4, 1983, page 28.
American Craft, “Ken Loeber”, Portfolio Section, June/July 1985.
American Jewelry Now, America Craft Museum Catalog, 1985.
Jewelry  USA, American Craft Museum Catalog, 1984.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS:
New Acquistions: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI. 2015
Collection Focus: Ken Loeber at RAM, Racine WI. 2013-14.
Solo Show: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2012.
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. 1985-1986, 1993-2001, 2006-2008, 2011-2017.
Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA. 1982-1984, 1991-2001, 2004-2006, 2008-2010, 2012-2016.
American Craft Exposition, Evanston IL. 1985, 1986, 1991-2002, 2005-2016.
Craft2Wear, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. 2011.
What a Dish! Dinnerware and Serving Pieces from RAMís Collections, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI. 2007
The Art of Gold, curator: Michael Monroe, exhibition touring USA. 2003-2006.
Celebrating American Craft, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1997.
Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, WI. Featured artist:1997,1999, 2010.
New Gold III, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 1996.
Brooch the Subject, Tempe Arts Center. Traveling Exhibition. 1996-1998.
Ten American Jewelers, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL, and Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. 1993.
Borne With a Silver Spoon, Traveling exhibition. Curator: Rosanne Raab Assoc., 1992-1994.
Craft Today: USA, American Craft Museum Exhibition touring Europe. 1989-1993.
Solo Show: Carol Saunders Gallery, Columbia, SC. 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995.
Artful Objects: Recent American Craft, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN. 1989.
Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1987-1988.
Wisconsin Craft Masters, C.A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI. 1988.
NEA Arts Touring Exhibition, 1986-1987.
Designed and Made for Use, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1985.
Jewelry USA, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1984.
American Jewelry Now, Exhibition touring Asia and New Zealand. 1985.
American Craft Council Shows, Baltimore MD and St. Paul MN.

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