Position Associate Professor of Art Associate Director for Technology, Space and Community Academic Area Jewelry and Metalwork Office Hours By Appointment Only Location Room 213, South Thomas Street Art Complex Email firstname.lastname@example.org CV M Pearse CV 2019 Research Focus My research centers around the symbolic and emotive resonance of jewelry and potent materials and how they participate in culture. I am interested in how objects and materials have functioned historically as a marker of status, class wealth, and a record of human experience. The objective of my work is to increase the depth and breadth of the critical dialogue concerning objects and how they participate in culture, particularly through the use of mass production techniques, materiality and seduction. Shifting scale, moving from image to object to material conditions, my work dramatically changes directions prompted by life events. Mary Hallam Pearse received her M.F.A in Metal from SUNY New Paltz and a B.F.A in Jewelry+Metals from Kent State University. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Wordsmith/Metalsmith: Text in Contemporary Jewelry at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island and Sieraad: International Contemporary Jewellery Fair in Amsterdam. Mary has taught workshops at Anderson Ranch, 92nd Street Y, Kent State University, Humboldt State, East Carolina University and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Pearse serves as the Area Chair of Jewelry+Metals. Her work is represented by J. Cotter gallery in Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado.