Projects & Press

"Museum Collections as Artist Resource," Left to right: Sasha Nixon (Museum of Arts and Design), Emily Stoehrer (Museum of Fine Arts Boston), Beth Carver Wees (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Bard Graduate Center, June 17, 2019.

Talks and Symposia

"Marrying Old and New: Ancient Treasures and Contemporary Statements with Sasha Nixon, Historian, Curator, and Practicing Metalsmith," Jewelry Journey Podcast: Episode 29. June 24, 2019. Listen.

"Museum Collections as Artist Resource," June 17, 2019. Bard Graduate Center. Read.

"Jewelry Recoded: Adornment, Subversion, and Desire," A study day organized by NYC Jewelry Week and Bard Graduate Center. June 8, 2019. Read.

"Artist Perspectives: Contemporary Jewelry and Ancient Technique," March 27, 2019. Bard Graduate Center. Read.

"The Allure of Gold," March 16, 2019, Bard Graduate Center. Read.

"Antiquemania: Artist's Panel," November 18, 2018. Pratt Institute.

"Pixels Bejeweled: Modern Media, Contemporary Jewelry, and the Replication of Desire" Digital Meets Handmade: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Fashion Institute of Technology. May 2018. Read.

Paper modeled after a tabloid. Takeaway created for "Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines" Created in collaboration with the artist, and Barbara Paris Gifford.


Much of the writing I have done has gone in tandem with exhibitions and has therefore been ephemeral. It has taken the form of wall texts, object labels, and pamphlets.

Further publications include those that are available only in print, only digitally, and those that are available in both formats. A list of them all are below.

"In the Studio: MJ Tyson." Metalsmith Magazine. (forthcoming).

"Findings:" Metalsmith Magazine. Issue 40.3 (forthcoming).

"Findings:" Metalsmith Magazine. Issue 40.2 (forthcoming).

"Findings: Permanent Jewelry" Metalsmith Magazine. Issue 40.1 (forthcoming).

"MJ Tyson" Catalogue entry 45 Stories in Contemporary Jewelry, Museum of Arts and Design (forthcoming)

“Pixels Bejeweled: Modern Media, Contemporary Jewelry, and the Replication of Desire.” Digital Meets Handmade, Fashion Institute of Technology. (forthcoming).

"Forget-me-not ring: Object of the Month, Bard Graduate Center Gallery. Read.

“In the Studio: Lin Cheung” Metalsmith Magazine. (forthcoming).

Interview with Anya Kivarkis. Craft, Art and Design Oral History Project, Bard Graduate Center, 2018.

“Jewelry Studies: A Trip to Amsterdam and London.” News, Bard Graduate Center Newsletter and Website. March 21, 2018. Read.

Contributor to (content and design), 2017.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Catalogue Object Description, 2017. Accession number 62.266.8.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Catalogue Object Description, 2017. Accession number 63.232.9.

“Objects Speak: Deciphering Moche Metalsmith’s Methods of Manufacture.” Cultures of Conservation Blog, Bard Graduate Center. October 3, 2017. Read.

Artist's contribution in Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling

One for the Future

I am honored to be part of New York City Jewelry Week's "One for the Future" initiative among such amazing artists and jewelry experts. One For The Future recognizes emerging talent in the jewelry industry and provides honorees exposure aimed at jump starting their careers. This year’s batch of selected participants is composed of students and recent grads who epitomize the passion and dedication of burgeoning professionals in the New York City jewelry scene. The One For The Future program features the work and presence of up-and-coming individuals in several NYC Jewelry Week events throughout the city in numerous capacities. Mentorship remains a powerful force in a craft tradition with a heritage of apprentice-master relationships. In that spirit, One For The Future affords its participants a formative opportunity to gain advice, inspiration, and confidence from experienced jewelers, designers, and curators. It reminds industry veterans of the enthusiasm that marked the beginning of their own careers and illustrates a path forward for eager young creatives. Visit the page here.

Society of North American Goldsmiths Emerging Curators Grant

I was the recipient of the Society of North American Goldsmith's 2017 Emerging Curators Grant. The Emerging Curators program offers grants to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork. This grant was awarded to me for my proposed exhibition A View from the Jeweler's Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements. Find a description of the grant and my proposal on SNAG website here or an archive of the final exhibition on my Curatorial page.

Center for Craft Windgate Curatorial Internship

I was honored to be selected as the Windgate Curatorial intern at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2018.