Melissa Laugen

 Colorado State University, E102 B Visual Arts Building, 550 W. Pitkin, Ft. Collins, CO 80523

 melissalaugen@gmail.com

melissalaugen.com

 

Education

2015-2018   MFA (pending), Metalsmithing, Colorado State University (CSU), Ft. Collins, CO

2009-2013       BFA, Metalsmithing, industrial design, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD), Denver, CO    

2003-2004       General Studies, Colorado State University (CSU), Ft. Collins, CO

2000-2002       General Studies, Front Range Community College, Ft. Collins, CO

 

Professional Experience

2017                Instructor of Record, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO (Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Fall 2017)

2017                Instructor of Record, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO (Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Spring 2017)

2016                Graduate Teaching Assistant, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO (Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Fall 2016)

2016                Graduate Teaching Assistant, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO (Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Spring 2016)

 

 Awards

 2017                Robert Forsyth Graduate Scholarship, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

2017                Conference Student Scholarship for SNAG NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas, New Orleans, LA

2016                Kennedy Center Arts Scholarship, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

2011                2nd Place, Metro Now MSUD Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO (Juror: Bobbi Walker, Owner, Walker Fine Arts Gallery, Denver, CO and Laura                            Merage, Founding Director, Redline Urban Art Lab, Denver, CO)

 

Group Exhibitions

 2017                The Big Reveal: The Student Slide Show, SNAG NEXUS, New Orleans, LA

2017                Convergence, ASU Colorado, Clyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO

2016                Moira, CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery, Pueblo, CO

2016                Open House, CSU Visual Arts Building, Directions Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO

2013                BFA Thesis Exhibit, MSUD Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO                  

2013                Metro Now MSUD Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO (Juror: Mark Rinaldi, Art writer and critic, Denver Post, Denver, CO )

2011                Metro Now MSUD Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO (Juror: Bobbi Walker, Owner, Walker Fine Arts Gallery, Denver, CO and Laura Merage,                                Founding Director, Redline Urban Art Lab, Denver, CO)

 

Workshops

 2016                Direct and Experimental Casting, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, November 6th

2015                Small scale Powdercoating, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, October 24th

 

 Service

2017                Metalsmithing Guild of CSU, President, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO

2015-2017       Metalsmithing Guild of CSU, Treasurer, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO

2016                CSU Design Curriculum Symposium, Graduate Student Participant, Ft. Collins, CO

2013                Museo de las Americas, Volunteer, Denver, CO

2012                Compass Montessori, Volunteer, Golden, CO

2011                Metalmorphosis Club, Treasurer, MSUD, Denver, CO

 

Memberships

 2011-present   Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

2010-present   Colorado Organization of Metalsmiths, Denver, CO

2009-2013       Metalmorphosis Club, Member, MSUD, Denver, CO                                               

2009-2011       Industrial Design Student Associtation(IDSA), Member, MSUD, Denver,CO