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Education

2003

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BFA with honors, Jewelry and Light Metals
Concentration in Art History

2002

Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry and Design, Florence, Italy
Intensive studio study and specialization course with Giampaolo Babetto

1999—1998

Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy

 

Experience

2003—present

Raïssa Bump Jewelry & Knitwear / www.raissabump.com
Owner

2015-present

2013—present

Art Jewelry Forum / www.artjewelryforum.org
Board Member

2016-2017

Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG
Committee Member: Metalsmith Magazine Editorial Advisory

2013—2015

Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG
Exhibitions Committee Member: 2015 SNAG Boston Conference

2016

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Jewelry Instructor: "Basics, Basically" – 1 Week Workshop

2015

Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME
Jewelry Instructor: "Side by Side" – 2 Week Workshop

2013

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Jewelry Instructor: "Bits and Pieces" – 2 Week Workshop

2011

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Knitting Instructor: "The Next Step" – 1 Week Workshop

2008-2009

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Jewelry Professor

2006—2008

Jennifer Behr Co., Brooklyn, NY    
Knit Development and Production

2008

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Knitting Instructor: "Sweater Making: Pattern to Construction" – 1 Week Workshop

2007

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Jewelry Instructor: "From the Beginning" – 2 Month Workshop 

2007

Mayland/Penland Business of Craft Panel Discussions, Penland, NC
Panelist

2003—2006

Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
Gallery Assistant

2005—2007

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA
Instructor: jewelry classes for adults and teens

2005

Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
Jewelry Instructor: "Basics, Basically" – 2 Week Workshop

2004

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Studio Assistant: "Start with what you know" – 2 Month Workshop with Marjorie Simon

2003

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Studio Assistant: "Colorfast" – 2 week workshop with Barbara Seidenath

2003-2002

Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education Program, Providence, RI
Teaching Assistant: "Beginning Jewelry Studio"

2002

William Scholl Studio, Olivebridge, NY
Studio Assistant

 

Solo / 2-Person Exhibitions

2014

Strand Line: Raïssa Bump & Jonathan Anzalone, Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley, C

2014

Seeing the Familiar: Sienna Gallery, Lenox MA (catalog)

2013

Parallel Constellations: Raïssa Bump & Amy Tavern, Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA

2010

Circulation, Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2009

Reflections, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

2007

Complements, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA (catalog)

 

Group Exhibitions / Craft Shows

2016    Signs of Life, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA

 2016    Shadow Themes; Finding the Present in the Past, Reinstein/Ross Gallery, New York, NY curated by Biba Schutz & Marjorie Simon

2016    Earrings 3, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016    #ThisIsABrooch, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, St. Louis, MO Curated by Maggie Smith and Emilie Mulcahey

2016    True Blue, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD

2016    FOG Design + Art Fair, San Francisco, CA Represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary

2015/16    Reflect, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE / Biggs Museum of American Art, DE / Delaware Center for Contemporary Art Curated by Heidi Lowe and Jay Pastore

2015    From Minimal to Bling, The Society of Crafts, Boston, MA

2015    All that Glitters, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA Curated by Elizabeth Shypertt

2015    FOG Design + Art Fair, San Francisco, CA Represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary

2014/15     Collective Design Fair, New York, NY Represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary

2014    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Represented by Hedone Gallery

2014    Penland School of Crafts: The Art of the Brooch: Kobe Design University, Kobe, Japan /Gallery C.A.J., Kyoto, Japan

2014    First/Last: RISD Alumni Exhibition, Park Life, San Francisco, CA

2014    Monthly Multiple: Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, NC

2014    50-50:  African Art Room in the Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC

2013    Sparkle Plenty 8: Fresh Picks: Quirk Represents, Richmond VA

2013    American Craft Council: Baltimore

2012    American Craft Council: Baltimore and San Francisco

2012    Generosity of Spirit: The Gifts of Penland Artists, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA    

2012    Crush, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

2011   Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, Represented by Sienna Gallery

2011    Costume, Costume, The Opulent Project at Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

2010    Earrings Galore Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2010    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, Represented by Sienna Gallery                                  

2009    Multiples, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2009    STIMULOUS PROJECT Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

2009    Jewelry in Motion, SNAG conference, Philadelphia, PA curated by Gail Brown

2009    Penland: Great Artists, Great Teachers, Habitat Galleries VA, Tysons Corner, VA

2009    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY  Represented by Sienna Gallery

2008    The Pendant Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY   Represented by Sienna Gallery

2008    Co-Laboratory, SNAG Conference, Savannah, GA

2007    RISD Routes, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2006    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Represented by Sienna Gallery

2006    Collaboration = Textiles + Jewelry, Sharon Campbell and Widney Moore at Widney Moore Studio, Portland, OR    

2006-2007    Coming into View, during SNAG at Residence of Yann Woolley, Chicago, IL. Traveling to Heidi Lowe, Rehoboth Beach, DE, University of Oregon, Eugene

2006    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY Represented by Sienna Gallery

2005    Sparkle-Glitter-Reflect, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

 2005    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Represented by Sienna Gallery

2005    Metals 2005, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

 2005    Sculptural Object Functional Art Exposition (SOFA), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY Represented by Sienna Gallery

2005-2006    100 Brooches, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA. Traveling to East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC, Bellagio, Asheville, NC, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

 2004-2006    200 Rings, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA. Traveling to Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Gallery M, Cleveland, OH, and Sam Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA   

2004    Talente 2004, Edition Handwerk, Munich, Germany (Catalogue)

 

Grants/Lectures    

2016    Self-Tuning: Presenter at SNAGnext, Asheville, NC

2014    Community Engagement Grant: Metal Arts Guild, SF, CA 

To teach my ‘Stretches for Makers’ workshops to the Bay Area jewelry community

2014    ‘Seeing the Familiar’: Lecture at Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY

2014    ‘Through Line’: Lecture at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

 

Publications/Press

2014    Seeing the Familiar, Sienna Gallery Press, Lenox, MA

2011    Chains, Chains, Chains Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2011    30 Minute Rings, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2010    30 Minute Earrings, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2009    500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2008    Metalsmith Magazine, p.56 Reviews, ‘Complements: Raissa Bump with Tabitha Rasmussen’

2007    Complements, Sienna Gallery Press, Lenox, MA

2007    Berkshire Living, p.19 July 2007, ‘Head to Toe’ 

2004    500 Brooches, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2004    Talente 2004 Catalog, p.76 Edition Handwerk, Munich, Germany     

2004    1000 Rings, Lark Books, Asheville, NC