Ursula Ilse-Neuman

Ursula Ilse-Neuman has established an international reputation as a leading expert on contemporary craft and design, specializing in art jewelry. At the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, New York), where she is currently consulting jewelry curator, she organized and curated more than 35 exhibitions in all media, most recently Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography (May 2014). In addition to the Multiple Exposures exhibition catalog, her other publications include Light, Space, Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta (2012), Inspired Jewelry—From The Museum of Arts and Design (2009), GlassWear: Glass in Contemporary Jewelry (2007), and Zero Karat: The Donna Schneier Gift to the American Craft Museum (2002). She has been a juror for national and international exhibitions, contributes regularly to Metalsmith magazine, and has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She was chosen to curate the American section of Abhushan in New Delhi, India, organized by the World Craft Council. (photo: Lawrence D. Neuman