Marilyn Y. Koch

Address: Syracuse, NY 13210

E-mail: mykoch@syr.edu

Tel: (315) 294-4560

Professional info

 

Marilyn Koch is currently working as the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program Coordinator at Syracuse University in New York.  She recently graduated from Syracuse University with her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and has been teaching classes and workshops in New York and California for over 6 years.  Her work has been exhibited across the U.S, England, Portugal, and Germany and sells in New York and California under the name MYK Jewelry.

 

Work experience

Program Coordinator

2018 F - Present

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

 

Maintaining Jewelry and Metalsmithing equipment, inventory, budgets, and general upkeep of the program.  Advising JAM majors and minors.

 

Jewelry Instructor at Everson Museum

2018 Summer - Present

Syracuse NY

Teaching small jewelry classes to the local community through the Everson Museum class programs.

MYK Jewelry Business Owner

2018 Summer - Present

Syracuse NY

 

New Jewelry business.  More information soon.

Adjunct Instructor

2016 F - Present

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

 

Teaching an Intro to jewelry and Metalsmithing course.  Course objectives are to familarize students with basic metalsmithing skills and encourage experimentation and problem solving using metal as a predominate medium.

 
Talent Agency Teen Art Profolio Development Inc.

Summer 2016

Syracuse, NY

Develop and teach sculpture and jewelry workshops to educationally and economically under-advantaged teenagers.

Instructor Assistant/Studio Tech

2015F - 2018S

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Assisting with Jewelry classes, cleaning and maintaining a functional metalsmithing studio.  Helping students with their work during open studio hours.

 
Jewelry Fabricator

2015

Old Gold Boutique, Sacramento CA

Making jewelry based on sketches of Old Gold owner, Trisha Rhomberg. 

 

Jewelry Consigner

2015

Cuffs Boutique, Sacramento CA

Teaches wire wrapping, pierce work, riveting, stamp work & chasing, basic, intermediate, and advanced soldering, and stone setting, and is also responsible for in-store jewelry repairs.

 

Jewelry Consigner

2014 - 2015

Krazy Marys Boutique, Sacramento CA

Teaches wire wraping, pierce work, riveting, stamp work & chasing, basic, intermediate, and advanced soldering, and stone setting, and is also responsible for in-store jewelry repairs.

 

Jewelry Consigner

2014 - 2015

Sugar Shack Boutique, Sacramento CA

Teaches wire wrapping, piercework, riveting, stampwork & chasing, basic, intermediate, and advanced soldering, and stone setting, and is also responsible for in-store jewelry repairs.

 

Metals Instructor

2013 - 2015

Capital City Beads, Sacramento CA

Teaches wire wrapping, pierce work, riveting, stamp work & chasing, basic, intermediate, and advanced soldering, and stone setting, and is also responsible for in-store jewelry repairs.

 

Metals Instructor

2013 - 2015

Roseville Rockroller Lapidary Club, Roseville CA

Teaches assorted multi-day workshops in lost-wax casting and stone setting and pierce work.

 

Small Metals & Jewelry Teaching Assistant

2013 - 2014

Sacramento State University, Sacramento CA

Maintains the Metalsmithing lab by aiding students with their questions, cleaning, doing assignment demos, grading assignments, and general upkeep in the lab regarding cleaning and chemical waste. 

 

 

 

Education

Syracuse University, New York

    2018     MFA Candidate in Jewelry & Metalsmithing

 
Sacramento State University, California

    2014      BA  Studio Art (Small Metals & Jewelry)

    2014      BA  Applied Mathematics

 

 

 

Exhibitions

  • 2019 Faculty Exhibition, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse University

  • 2018 Here Today, Online exhibition, https://www.snagspace.org/here-today

  • 2018 Hiding in Plain Sight MFA Thesis Exhibition, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY

  • 2018 Hiding in Plain Sight, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017 Milling, Shoppingtown Mall, Syracuse, NY

  • 2017 Comfort Zone, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY

  • 2017  Waiting for the Floors to Dry, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany

  • 2017  Axis, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

  • 2017  Meet Your Critics, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016  Dry Sweat, Syracuse University, NY

  • 2016  ®esurrect, The Gear Factory, Syracuse, NY

  • 2016  Cheeky, Apostrophe'S Gallery, Syracuse, NY 

  • 2016 Fair Exchange   Leeds College of Art, West Yorkshire, England

  • 2016  Future Fear, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY

  • 2015  OpenSTUDIOS, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY

  • 2014  Juried - Moments of Impact, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2014  Penland School of Crafts Auction, Penland, NC

  • 2014  Roseville Rock Rollers "NATURE'S WONDERS" exhibition, Roseville, CA

  • 2014   Sacramento State University Senior Show, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA  

  • 2014   Juried - Student Purchase Awards, Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2014   Juried - CSUS Student Awards Show, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2013   The Guild -13-, Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2013   Born of Metal, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012   Phantom Show, E-Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012   Sacramento RAWards Semi-Final Show, Miami Beach Nightclub, Citrus Heights,   CA

  • 2012   The Gallery with Larry Stark, US Bank, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012   Ensemble, Miami Beach Nightclub, Citrus Heights, CA

  • 2012   The Gallery with Larry Stark, US Bank, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012   The Gallery with Larry Stark, US Bank, Davis, CA

  • 2012   U-Nite, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012   Visions in Metal, Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA  

 

Awards

  • 2018    SNAG Portland Conference student scholarship recipient

  • 2017    Syracuse University Berlin Residency

  • 2016    $500 Syracuse University Creative Opportunity Grant

  • 2016    $400 Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Grant

  • 2015    'Closing The Gap'  weekend womans retreat recipient

  • 2014   Penland Summer Sessions Work Study Scholarship

  • 2012   Accessories Designer of the Year, Sacramento RAWards Semi-Final Show, Miami Beach Nightclub, Citrus Heights, CA

 

 

 

Publications

 

Visual

           

  • 2018   2nd Annual JaMS Survey

  • 2014   American River Review Magazine, Vol. 27

  • 2013   Sixteen Sixteen magazine, May 2013

Essay

            2012   Outside Academia, Art News:  Newsletter of the Sac State Art Department, Fall

 

 

 

Selected Commissions

 

 

  • 2014   Thread Brooch, (3”x3”), Brass, fabric, acrylic.  Penland School of Crafts Auction, Penland, NC

  • 2013   Sierpinski Triangle, (3”x3”), Sterling silver, brass.  Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2013   Princess Tiara, (6”x6”x3”), sterling silver, yellow brass, purple and clear CZ. Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2013   Pi Ring, (size 8), sterling silver.  Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento,      CA

  • 2013   Neck Deco #3, (1.5”x2”), Labradorite cabochon, sterling silver, fine silver, yellow brass, red brass.  Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  • 2018 -           Syracuse University JaM Club Faculty Advisor

  • 2018-            Outreach Committee for SU VPA School of Art

  • 2018-             Safety Committee for SU VPA School of Art

  • 2016 - 17      Executive Board Member of the VPAg Graduate Student Organization for the Visual &                              Performing Arts

  • 2015              Co-coordinated OpenSTUDIOS MFA student Art Evening at Syracuse University, NY

  • 2015              Selected participant in “Closing the Gap: Professional Practices for Women in the Visual                          Arts"  Artist weekend retreat, NY

  • 2015              Representative/Presenter of Syracuse University for annual symposia at Haystack School                        of Crafts, ME

  • 2015              Member of Sacramento Gem & Mineral Society

  • 2014              Member of Roseville Rockrollers

  • 2014 -            Member of SNAG since 2014

  • 2013              Curator for The Guild -13-, Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2012- 13        Volunteer Teaching Assistant for the Sacramento State University Small Metals & Jewelry                        Program

  • 2013               Interview with Ed Goldman, Temp Talks, 1616 Temporary  Contemporary Gallery,                                       Sacramento, CA

  • 2012               Guest Speaker at U-Nite, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  • 2010               Sac State Math Club Treasurer

  • 2009-2010    Vice President of the Guerrilla Artfare Non-Profit Organization