Debra Lynn Gold 

Debra Lynn Gold has been a producing artist in metal for over 40 years.  Her work in sculpture and holloware gives her a unique approach to jewelry design.  She views jewelry as a three dimensional art form which is meant to express both the maker and the wearer.  Entirely hand forged and fabricated in her one-person studio, she works with sterling silver, stainless steel, colored aluminum, and various gemstones - as design and function dictate.  These bold, spatial structures incorporate playful components, and either actual or implied movement. They are also exceedingly wearable.

 

Debra holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing from Indiana University. She’s been a Professor of Art at Illinois State University and East Tennessee State University.  Since moving to Atlanta she has taught at Georgia State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, and Chastain Arts Center.

 

Debra’s work has been shown as far away as Russia and Australia.  Closer to home, it has been seen at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  Debra has received the prestigious Niche Award for excellence in design, and twice received the Hoover and Strong Award for Design in Precious Metal.  Other honors include an Illinois Arts Council Grant to Individual Artists and inclusion in the permanent collections of The State of Georgia and the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.  Debra was elected to Distinguished membership in the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  She curates and produces the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show every fall.

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