Kim Cridler
  • Rockford, MI
  • United States
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Rockford, MI
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Studio
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Artist, Educator, Public Artist
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Kim Cridler: Short bio & statement

Trained as a metalsmith, Kim creates works that utilize the history, making, and meaning of craft and domestic ornamentation. She most recently taught as Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Kim earned an MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and studied at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Kim has taught in art programs across the country including University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and Penland School of Crafts.

Of her work she writes: I am on object maker. I believe in their power to enrich, record, and extend our lives. As a child growing up in rural Michigan, I learned my family history through utilitarian and decorative objects rather than photographs. It is no coincidence that I chose to study craft, an area whose ties to function, labor, the sensual, and the real and everyday actions of life have not been entirely severed. I believe that the forms, processes, and materials that give flesh to objects of utility and ornament are rich with content, and consider this to be the subject of my work.

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Field Study #15: Burr Oak, 2012

"The delicate line quality absolutely beautiful! Really makes the piece come alive."
Apr 26, 2013
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"What a stunning piece of work."
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SNAG

Society of North American Goldsmiths is the Premier Association for Jewelry, Design and Metalsmithing.
Nov 8, 2012

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At 1:45pm on September 11, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 5:08pm on October 4, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
We jury some of the online exhibitions at Crafthaus and are inviting you to submit to our calls-
Earthly Pleasures http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-earthly-pleasures
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At 2:23am on February 8, 2010, Kyle Patnaude said…
Not to be funny or anything, but I think I may need to consider this silver chin armor for all us feather weight wrestlers out there. Best thing I've heard all week! I thank your subconscious metalsmither.
At 9:58pm on December 7, 2009, Heejin Hwang said…
Wow~~Thank you.
I am really happy to study with you. ^^
At 7:07pm on July 9, 2009, Catherine Chandler said…
Your work is amazing! I'm always in awe of people who create objects from wire--it strikes me as require obscene amounts of time, patience, and calculations!
At 12:18pm on April 3, 2009, Burcu Büyükünal said…
Hi Kim,
Thank you so much. I have already known your work since Jamie Bennett told me about you. It is really amazing.
Burcu
At 9:00pm on March 27, 2009, gene pijanowski said…
love your work.
gene
At 11:41pm on February 12, 2009, Tedd R McDonah said…
I know you are taunting me now... stop. Great to see you here! Your pieces are so very nice. It's been so long since we've seen you. How have you been? I see your piece every time I'm past the Lisa Sette Gallery. When will you have another opening there? Make sure you look us up the next time you are here. I miss having you around... the banter was always so much fun. About Marshall Way, though; kind of depressing - not the same place it used to be. Quite a few empty stores.
How old is Wren now? and do you have another child as well? We do, his name is Vernon... he's born last May 15th. I hope all is well with you. keep in touch.
At 8:06pm on January 30, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Hi Kim,

The students that applied are the best that I have! They're great. They have been selective regarding their choices and really want to work with you and Lisa. I don't believe in accepting my former undergraduates graduates into my MFA program. If I did, I would not hesitate to accept these students.

The semester is underway (my second week) and I have never been so busy. I hope the workload lets up. How are things going in Madison? How's your family?

Regards,

Billie
At 8:25pm on January 27, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Hi Kim,

Nice to see you on crafthaus!

Billie
 
 
 

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RULE THE WORLD

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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
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