Jennifer Crupi has been an exhibiting artist for the past 20 years and her work has been shown in over sixty national and international exhibitions, including at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Professor Crupi was the recipient of two New Jersey State Council of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships (2012 and 2005) and a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in 2010. Her work has been featured in publications including Metalsmith Magazine, Vogue Italia, and several books. Her metalwork is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Oregon; and the Samuel Dorskey Museum of Art, N.Y
Degree Information: B.F.A., The Cooper Union, School of Art; M.F.A State University of New York at New Paltz.
Courses Taught: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Metalwork and Jewelry; Graduate Metals 1-5.
Primary Area of Expertise: Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Advice for Students Preparing for Your Class: "Metal is an adaptable, versatile, and rewarding medium to work with, but is a craft that requires patience and time. For those looking for an elective, the basic class has no prerequisite and you need not be an art major to take it. For art majors, you will find the skills, craftsmanship, and problem solving you will learn in metals to be useful across media."