Bio & CV
Sasha Nixon is an independent curator, jewelry historian, and metalsmith. She is a member of the Exhibitions staff at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), a critic for the Jewelry+Metals department at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), and teaches mount-making at Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY). She was awarded the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmith's Emerging Curator's Grant. She has curated, and designed exhibitions, mounted artwork for, and given lectures at some of New York City’s leading institutions and contributes regularly to Metalsmith magazine, maintaining her own jewelry practice out of her Brooklyn studio.
After receiving her MA from Bard Graduate Center in 2018, her focus of study has been on the interaction between contemporary art jewelry and ancient jewelry styles and techniques. She was awarded the Center for Craft’s Windgate curatorial internship at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2018, during which time she co curated Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines with Barbara Paris Gifford. A selection of her other curatorial and research projects include the exhibition ANTIQUEMANIA, presented at Pratt Institute Manhattan during the inaugural New York City Jewelry Week in 2018 and her solo-curatial debut at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery A View from the Jeweler's Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements. She has given lectures and participated on panels at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bard Graduate Center, and Pratt Institute.
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Models: Bethany Latham, Kari Shaevitz, Corinne Ines, Stephanie Newkirk, Emma Cormack, Sasha Nixon
Photography: Lisa Walker, Isaiah Newkirk, Emma Cormack, Sasha Nixon