Kelly Ann Temple
Kelly Ann Temple recently relocated to Oklahoma after receiving her MFA at San Diego State University. She now holds the position of visiting assistant professor of art in jewelry and metalsmithing for her alma mater, the University of Central Oklahoma. After receiving her BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing, Temple taught in many different venues. As Instructor of Record for Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Central Oklahoma, she taught Jewelry for Non-Majors, Jewelry and Metalsmithing I and II, and created advanced courses for nonmajor students. In addition, Temple has spent multiple years traveling year-round to Poland, Maine, teaching silversmithing to young children at the prestigious Camp Fernwood, and has taught advanced metals techniques at the Norman Firehouse Art Center.
Temple recently assisted Kerianne Quick at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; her work was published in SNAG JAMS 2018 and awarded the SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship. She received a President’s Award from the SDSU Student Research Symposium and an SDSU Arts Council Scholarship, and she is a group recipient of two Student Success Fee Grants.
Temple is interested in our relationship with medical interventions; she’s both fascinated by and fearful of the body’s ability to adapt, accept, reject, and repair. Her current wearable work captures intimate moments where the biological and mechanical touch.
PHOTO CREDIT: Misaki Sano