Jennifer Wells

Begun in 2021 the "Sono qua (I am here)" Collection focuses on place and how I exist and interact with environments. Gathering raw materials, imagery and colour palette from the countryside surrounding my home, these elements are blended and selectively incorporated into the pieces. These works may be considered landscapes, but are also a reflection of self. As I am in this place, being informed by this place I am each day becoming myself.

2007–2010 MFA in Metal Design, East Carolina University
2002–2006 BFA in Crafts and Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Selected Invited Lectures & Workshops:
2023 The Lighthouse Art Center, USA, Instructor
2022 The Enamelist Society, USA, Artist Lecture (online)
MetalWerx, Massachusetts, USA, Instructor (online)
2021 Assamblage: Scoala de Bijuterie Contemporana, Romania, Instructor
Boulder Metalsmiths, Colorado, USA, Instructor
Vita Institute with Gunnison Art Center, Colorado, USA, Instructor
Peninsula School of Art, Wisconsin, USA, Instructor
Idyllwild Arts, California, USA, Instructor (online)
2020 Officina Nora, Florence, Italy, Instructor
Three-day workshop on studio set-up and the basics of enamelling
Romanian Jewelry Week, Bucharest, Romania, Presenter (online)
“Enamel in History, Industry and Art”
Earlham College, USA, Visiting Artist (online)
University of Louisiana, USA, Visiting Artist (online)
Selected Positions Held:
2019–2020 Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy; Adjunct Professor
2017 Indiana University, Bloomington; Adjunct Professor
2016–2017 Western State Colorado University, Lecturer in Art
Selected Curated Exhibitions:
2022 Plus One III: Romania Jewelry Week
International Exhibition of Enamel Jewelry, featuring 10 enamel artists.
2021 Plus One II: Romania Jewelry Week
International Exhibition of Enamel Jewelry, featuring 10 enamel artists.
2020 Plus One: Romania Jewelry Week
International Exhibition of Enamel Jewelry
2018 Contemporary Enamel: Co-Curated with Umut Demirgüc Thurman
International traveling exhibition of International enamel artists, venues in Istanbul,
Turkey, Florence, Italy, College of the Albemarle, NC and Block Gallery, NC.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2022 The Line Continues/ Continua la Linea, sculpture & jewelry
Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo Alto, Italy
2020 Nuove Conversazioni: Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo Alto, Italy
2019 New Works: Palazzo Pretorio, Casole d’ Elsa, Italy
Selected Juried Exhibitions:
2022 Romanian Jewelry Week
Milan Jewelry Week- Jewelry Drops
2021 Venice Design Week; Jewelry Selection “Dazzle Me!”
Romanian Jewelry Week
2020 Academics in Pandemic: Online International Exhibition
Newfangled: Online Exhibition
2019 Out of this World, Enamel Exhibition