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Lynda LaRoche

Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals

LaRoche’s jewelry and objects experiment with scale, distortion, and ambiguity while challenging the definition of “functional.” Her series “Perspectives” is invented, unfamiliar, or unexpected throughout. Visual fragments suggest and lead the viewer to analyze the architectural forms. Visual perspectives give way to personal perspectives—the question asked is what is important, what must remain, and what can be eliminated. Is it functional or is it the function of the object to question its functionality?

Recent exhibits include “Perspectives: Unfamiliar Landmarks” (Solo), Artifacts Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind.; “Japan Jewelry Design Assoc. Biennale,” Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Museum of Arts and Craft–Itami, Itami City, Sendia Mediatheque Gallery, Sendai City, Design Gallery, International Design Center, Nagoya City, Mitsubishi Artium Imz, Fukuoka City. Grants include Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship, South Dakota Arts Council Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship.

M.F.A. in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
B.F.A. in Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

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