Brainstorm 2006 mixed-media brooch #1745 2.75” x 4.25” x .75" private collection  

Brainstorm 2006 mixed-media brooch #1745 2.75” x 4.25” x .75" private collection  

 
 
 

It all started...

The creative collaboration between Kranitzky and Overstreet began in 1985 when a mutual interest in ceramics prompted them to create mixed-media jewelry to raise funds for a kiln. The serendipitous flourishing of this project launched their collaborative venture known then as Lost & Found. Over the years their jewelry has evolved into intricate, narrative brooches which are now in permanent museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Collection: National Museum of Contemporary American Craft and the Design Museum Helsinki, Finland. Robin and Kim have participated in many exhibitions over the years and their work is featured in numerous publications. The Kranitzky & Overstreet studio is located in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

 

CV

2017
Group Exhibition/Parcours du Bijou - LA Joaillerie par Mazlo gallery, Mazlo Gallery, Paris, France.
Current Reflections on the Natural and Man Made - curated by Gail Brown, Texas Tech University at Lubbock.
Dream House Remix - Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.
Vincenza Jewelry Museum (Art Room curated by Helen Drutt) - Vincenza, Italy.

2016
Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection - Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles CA.
Flora and some Fauna - Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore MD.
Meeting of Minds - Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle WA.
This Is A Brooch - Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, St. Louis, MO

2015
Gifts from America - Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg ,Russia,.

2014
Pretty Interesting Characters: Works from RAM’s Collection, Chapter 2 – Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Narrative Jewelry – Brumfield’s Gallery, Boise, Idaho.
Radical Jewelry Makeover – True F. Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia.
Tin: Recycled Enchantment – Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Cabin Fever Relieved – Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC.

2013
Cabin Fever Relieved – Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC.
VAC Craft + Design Show – Richmond, Virginia.

2012
Cabin Fever Relieved – Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC.
Vault Project – Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Work – True F. Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
Cabin Fever Quenched – Maria V Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC.
VAC Craft + Design Show – Richmond, Virginia.

2011
Cabin Fever Quenched – Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC.
VAC Craft + Design Show – Richmond, Virginia.

2010
VAC Craft + Design Show – Richmond, Virginia.
Fragments of Our Imagination – solo exhibition, True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia.
An Element of Surprise: Artists Working in Tin – Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville IL & traveling to University of Montana, East Carolina University & College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC.
Ring-a-Ding: Quirk gallery, Richmond, VA.

2008
Symbiotic Realms – solo exhibition, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.

2007
Ornament As Art: Jewelry in the Helen Williams Drutt Collection – Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, traveling to:
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte NC, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA.

2006
Challenging the Chatelaine – Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland and traveling to: Tarbekunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia; Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, Greece; Design Museum, Gent, Belgium; Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.
LOOT! – Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.
100 Brooches – Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA.
SOFA New York – Represented by Helen Drutt & Hurong Lou Gallery.

2005
SOFA New York – Represented by Helen Drutt & Hurong Lou Gallery.

2004
The Passionate Adventure of the Real: Collage Assemblage and the Object in 20th Century, Art – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
A View from America – Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne, Australia.
SOFA New York – Represented by Helen Drutt.

2003
SOFA Chicago – Represented by the Ferrin Gallery.
Subject-Me-Object – Ferrin Gallery, Lenox MA.

2001
Inklings – solo exhibition, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

2000
Commemorative Medals / Trophies: The Politics of History in honor of the National Republican and Democratic Presidential Conventions – Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Oh My Dear!, American Jewelry from the Museum Het Kruithuis Collection – Stedelijk Museum for Contemporary Art,
‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

1999
Personal Memory Bytes; Narrative Jewelry – Facere Jewelry Art, Seattle, WA.
SOFA Chicago – Represented by Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
Insectarium (solo exhibition) – Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
Shadow of a Memory – Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

1998
Subjects: Narratives, International Jewelry Art Exhibition – Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
Brooching It Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeleine K. Albright – Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA , Touring 1998-2000 to: Museum Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; Tarbekunstimuseum, Tallinn, Estonia; American Craft Museum, NY, NY; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany; Philadelphia International Airport/Exhibitions Program, Philadelphia; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany.
SOFA, New York – Represented by Helen Druttgallery.

1997
Watching and Waiting, Timepieces by Jewelers – Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Adornment for Performance, Jewelry for the Opera – Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
Centennial Exhibition – The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.
SOFA, Chicago – Represented by Helen Drutt Gallery.
Content / Containment – Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.

1996
Philadelphia Craft Show – Philadelphia, PA.
Chain Gang – Linda Hesh & Eric Margry invitational to coincide with SNAG ’96.

1995
Serendipity (solo exhibition) – Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
Schmuckzene ‘95 – Munich, Germany.

1994
SOFA Chicago – Represented by Helen Drutt Gallery.
Desire in Time, Time as Intimacy – UWM Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
VA Beach Boardwalk Show – Virginia Beach, VA
A Moveable Feast:Helen Williams Drutt Collection – Bellerive Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1993
Philadelphia Craft Show – Philadelphia, PA.
VA Beach Boardwalk Show – Virginia Beach, VA.
Solo Exhibition – Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Richmond Craft & Design Show – Richmond, VA.
Modern Jewelry 1964-Present/The Helen Williams Drutt Collection – The Arkansas Arts Center, Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK.
White House Christmas Tree Ornament, by invitation.

1992
Brilliant Stories, American Narrative Jewelry – Curated by Lloyd Herman, Touring the Middle East & USA.
Of Magic, Power and Memory : Contemporary International Jewelry – Bellevue Art Museum, WA.
Many Mansions: The Art of Shelter – San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
Modern Jewelry 1964-Present/the Helen Williams Drutt Collection – Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland (traveling).
Chicago New Art Forms Exposition – Represented by Susan Cummins Gallery.
Richmond Craft + Design Show – Sponsored by the Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA.
Modern Jewelry Invitational – Mobilia, Cambridge, MA.

1991
Beauty is a Story – Museum of Contemporary Art/Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands traveling to V.C.G.T. Landcommanderij, alden Biesen, Bilzen-Rijkhoven, Belgium.
Smithsonian Craft Show – Washington, D.C.
Chicago New Art Forms Expo – Represented by Susan Cummins Gallery.

1990
Chicago New Art Forms Expo – Represented by the Susan Cummins Gallery.
American Dreams, American Extremes – Museum of Contemporary Art/ Het Kruithuis, s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

1989
Philadelphia Craft Show – Philadelphia, PA.
Primitive Image – Ferrin Gallery, Northampton MA.
Exploration of the Found Object – Views Gallery, Manayunk, PA.
Chicago New Art Forms Exposition – Represented by Susan Cummins Gallery.
The Smithsonian Craft Show – Washington, D.C.
Solo show – Owen Patrick Gallery, Manayunk, PA.
A.C.E. Baltimore Craft Fair – Baltimore, MD.

1988
Ancient Inspirations – Carlyn Gallery, New York, NY.
Small Craft Warnings! – Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA.
Fun 2 – Swan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Whimsy – Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
A.C.E. Baltimore Craft Fair – Baltimore, MD.

 

Public Collections

Contemporary Museum, Makiki Heights, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA.

Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.

Kamm Collection: Teapots from the Sonny & Gloria Kamm collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA., Lois Boardman Collection.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX – Beyond Ornament: Contemporary Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection.

Museum of Arts and Design (“MAD”), New York, NY.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA – Daphne Farago Collection.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.

Smithsonian Collection: National Museum of Contemporary American Craft, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Stedelijk Museum s’-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA.

 

Awards

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2011-2012

Watershed Architects Award for Wood or Recycled Materials, VAC Craft + Design show 2011.

The William F. Kayhoe Memorial Award for Innovative Materials or Processes, VAC Craft + Design show 2010.

Best in Show ‘94, VA Beach Boardwalk Show.

Best in Show ‘93, VA Beach Boardwalk Show.

Best in Show ‘93, Philadelphia Craft Show.

Award for Excellence, Smithsonian Craft Show ‘91, Presented by the Chubb Corporation.

Art Vark Award for Excellence in Innovation , Philadelphia Craft Show ‘89, Presented by the Art Vark Gallery.

 

Publications

Beyond Bling, Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection, 2016 catalogue to accompany exhibition,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Gifts from America, 2014 catalogue to accompany exhibition, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Metalsmith magazine, 2015, Vol. 35, # 5, featured article “Windows on the World”.

Maker Magic: How to Develop Your Voice Designing Art Jewelry, by Connie Fox, cover.

Crafts Report, August 2014, featured article “Storehouse of Emotions”

Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection, published by the Metropolitan Museumof Art, 2014.

Design and Make: Mixed Media Jewellry: Methods and Techniques, published by A&C Black, London, UK, 2009.

Symbiotic Realms, Robin Kranitzky & Kim Overstreet, published by the Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.

Virginia Living magazine, June 2008.

Ornament as Art, Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2007.

Challenging the Chatelaine, catalogue, 2006.

Brooching It Diplomatically, a Tribute to Madeleine K. Albright, catalogue, 1998.

Subjects: Narratives, International Jewelry Art Exhibition, catalogue, 1998.

Women Artists – 1997 Datebook, Cedco Publishing Co., San Rafael, CA.

Jewelry in Europe and America – New Times, New Thinking by Ralph Turner, published by Thames & Hudson, Ltd. 1996.

Chain Gang, A Unique Catalogue of a Very Unusual Art Jewelry Exhibit, CD-ROM 1996, Hess/Margery.

Jewelry of Our Time by Helen W. Drutt English and Peter Dormer, published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. and Thames & Hudson, Ltd. 1995.

Schmuckszene 1995, catalogue.

The Jeweler’s Art: A Multimedia Approach by Alice Sprintzen, Davis Publications, Inc., 1995.

The New Jewelry, Trends + Traditions (revised edition) by Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner, published by Thames and Hudson, Ltd. 1994.

One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today by Susan Grant Lewin, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1994.

Desire in Time, Time as Intimacy, catalogue, 1994, University of Wisconsin Art Museum publication.

Brilliant Stories, American Narrative Jewelry, a publication of the International Sculpture Center, Washington D.C., 1992.

Metalsmith, magazine Fall 1992, featured cover.

Beauty is a Story, catalogue, 1991.

American Dreams, American Extremes, catalogue, 1990.