Arthur Hash

Arthur Hash received his BFA in Crafts/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, and his MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Indiana University in 2005. He is an assistant professor, and the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Area Coordinator, at the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. In 2007, he was awarded his second Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, and named a Searchlight Artist by the American Craft Council. His work is included in a number of private and public collections around the United States. Recent exhibitions include Out of the Box –Trends in Contemporary Jewelry at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry, at the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hash’s explorations in contemporary jewelry are grounded in his appreciation of elegance and beauty associated with the long tradition of body adornment. His recent work incorporates digital fabrication technologies such as 3-D scanning, waterjet cutting, 3-D printing, and CNC routing to make unique jewelry, large archival ink-jet prints, and installations. He is an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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