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State University of New York at New Paltz

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Published: 15.10.2018
State University of New York at New Paltz.
Management:
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Lynn Batchelder, Colleen Lougen
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The SUNY New Paltz Metal program actively engages a wide variety of ideas, objects, images, and modes of making. The program is directed by Professor Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and includes Michael Gayk and Lynn Batchelder as prominent faculty, and Jamie Bennett as Professor Emeritus. The rigorous curriculum provides opportunities to explore the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing in a state-of-the-art facility with faculty that are actively engaged artists who exhibit and lecture internationally. The New Paltz Graduate Metal program has earned the distinction of being ranked #1 by US News and World Report. New Paltz Metal alumni contribute to the richness of this field as active participants, building a critical and productive community while they expand the field through their energetic, creative professional work.
 

History of the school:

In 1966 German silversmith Kurt Matzdorf founded the Gold and Silversmithing program at SUNY-New Paltz. Known today as Metal, the program has been led by prominent artists such as Robert Ebendorf, Jamie Bennett, Fred Woell and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray. The program is located within the State University of New York-New Paltz, a highly selective public college with about 8000 students. The campus is located 75 miles north of New York City in the picturesque Catskill Mountain region with easy access to the metropolitan area, cultural and recreational amenities and prominent art jewelry and design galleries.

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Facilities:
Designed to give students a broad range of technical opportunities, the 10,000 square foot metal studio is fully equipped to accommodate most hands-on metalsmithing and jewelry-making practices - from fine work in precious metals to large scale, formed and welded constructions.
The main studio consists of a large classroom and open workspace, which includes forming and smithing tools, and general machinery such as band saws, drill presses, shears, rolling mills, grinders, sanders, a metal lathe and mill. Adjoining the main space are task rooms, each designed for specific processes such as annealing, mold making, casting, electroforming, anodizing, etching, patination, laser cutting, welding, and blacksmithing. The facility includes a computer lab running current design software for both 2d and 3d outputs.
Separate BFA and MFA studios include individual spaces for all majors. These semi-private spaces are equipped with soldering stations (oxygen/propane, acetylene, and compressed air), fume exhaust hoods, sinks, workbenches, kilns, and storage space.
A central ventilation system creates safe air quality throughout the entire metal studio.
Department wide resources include the Makerbot Innovation Center and Digital Fabrication Lab, which houses CAD-CAM equipment including 3d printers, scanners, laser cutters, and a large format CNC router.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  05 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019  7 artists for 7 days 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  19 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Marzee International Graduate Show 2018.
Exhibition  04 May 2018 - 22 May 2018  State University of New York at New Paltz. Degree Show 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  31 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017  State University of New York at New Paltz. Degree Show 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  31 Aug 2016 - 11 Dec 2016  In-Animate. Recent Work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray.
2015:
Open call  02 Jul 2015 - 14 Sep 2015  Position for an Assistant Professor of Metal at SUNY New Paltz.
2014:
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Student Union Building at night
. Photo by SUNY New Paltz.
Student Union Building at night
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View from the Bonticou Crag, New Paltz, NY
. Photo by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray.
View from the Bonticou Crag, New Paltz, NY
Photo by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

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Main studio space
. Photo by Kerianne Quick
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Main studio space
Photo by Kerianne Quick
 

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Main studio space
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Main studio space
Photo by Kerianne Quick

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Lena Grabher. Head Piece: Diplopia 5, 2015. aluminum, silver, silicone, tulle, mirror styrene. 13 x 21 x 13 cm. Photo by: Lukas Gaechter. Lena Grabher
Head Piece: Diplopia 5, 2015
aluminum, silver, silicone, tulle, mirror styrene
13 x 21 x 13 cm
Photo by: Lukas Gaechter
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Maia Leppo. Neckpiece: Tulipa ‘Lose Yourself But Don’t Lose Me’, 2015. steel, silver, powder coat, spray paint. 38 x 15 x 5. Photo by: Dana Schmerzler. Maia Leppo
Neckpiece: Tulipa ‘Lose Yourself But Don’t Lose Me’, 2015
steel, silver, powder coat, spray paint
38 x 15 x 5
Photo by: Dana Schmerzler
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Francesca Urciuoli. Neckpiece: The Scarf, 2015. silicone, iron. 28 x 33 x 15 cm. Photo by: Dana Schmerzler. Francesca Urciuoli
Neckpiece: The Scarf, 2015
silicone, iron
28 x 33 x 15 cm
Photo by: Dana Schmerzler
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Anna Drexel. Piece: Connect1, 2015. gold plated brass. 18 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo by: Francesca Mancinelli. Eyewear. Anna Drexel
Piece: Connect1, 2015
gold plated brass
18 x 10 x 5 cm
Photo by: Francesca Mancinelli
Eyewear
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Qu Mengnan. Object: September 20 2011, 2015. keraflex, overglaze, copper, cloisonne enamel. 15 x 10 x 10 cm (each). Photo by: Yu Xia. Qu Mengnan
Object: September 20 2011, 2015
keraflex, overglaze, copper, cloisonne enamel
15 x 10 x 10 cm (each)
Photo by: Yu Xia
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Steven Gordon Holman. Neckpiece: Geode Torque, 2014. Dugway geodes, bronze, steel, U-bolt. 41 x 23 x 10 cm. Photo by: Steven Gordon Holman. Student. Steven Gordon Holman
Neckpiece: Geode Torque, 2014
Dugway geodes, bronze, steel, U-bolt
41 x 23 x 10 cm
Photo by: Steven Gordon Holman
Student
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John Huckins. Installation: A Pile of Effort: My Height and Weight in Steel Knots, 2014. Forged steel.. 193 x 36 x 10 cm. Photo by: John Huckins. John Huckins
Installation: A Pile of Effort: My Height and Weight in Steel Knots, 2014
Forged steel.
193 x 36 x 10 cm
Photo by: John Huckins
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Michael Owen O'Neill. Brooch: Middelgrunden-Oresund, 2014. silver, copper, steel, paint, string. 18 x 15 x 8 cm. Photo by: Michael Owen O'Neill. Michael Owen O'Neill
Brooch: Middelgrunden-Oresund, 2014
silver, copper, steel, paint, string
18 x 15 x 8 cm
Photo by: Michael Owen O'Neill
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Lynn Batchelder. Neckpiece: Sawing/Drawing, 2013. steel. 46 x 10 x 4 cm. Photo by: Lynn Batchelder. Lynn Batchelder
Neckpiece: Sawing/Drawing, 2013
steel
46 x 10 x 4 cm
Photo by: Lynn Batchelder
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Cathy Jasterzbski. Necklace: Fragility, 2015. pearls, hair. 30 x 45 x 2 cm. Photo by: Cathy Jasterzbski. Cathy Jasterzbski
Necklace: Fragility, 2015
pearls, hair
30 x 45 x 2 cm
Photo by: Cathy Jasterzbski
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