Kerianne Quick

Kerianne Quick is a Californian craftsperson and associate professor of jewelry and metalwork at San Diego State University. Quick received her Bachelor of Arts in applied design from SDSU, and her Master of Fine Arts in metal from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received numerous grants, including a Kinley Fellowship and SDSU University Project Grants. Quick co-founded and edits the zine/journal CRAFT DESERT with professor Adam John Manley (SDSU), does curatorial projects under Secret Identity Projects with professor Jess Tolbert (UTEP), and is the co-author of the (Affective) Craft Manifesto. Highlights from her exhibition record include those at the Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Museo Franz Mayer (CDMX), the National Museum for Women in the Arts (D.C.), Salon del Mobile (Milan), and Design Week Amsterdam. Quick’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Netherlands Design Museum (Stedelijk). Her research is rooted in exploring craft as cultural phenomena, with an emphasis on jewelry and personal adornment. At HCCC, Quick will work on a new series exploring the intimate bonds of friendship and the impact of physical separation spurred by the pandemic.

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