Aimee Howard-Clinger studied metalsmithing at Ball State University receiving her BFA in 2006. After earning her MFA in 2009 from the University of Kansas, she served as Area Head of the metals program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2009 – 2013. She is currently an Associate Professor and Area Head of Metalsmithing/Jewelry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Aimee’s artwork focuses on complex issues relating to advancements in Western medicine. Particularly, the dilemmas produced by the marvels of medical technology juxtaposed with the often intrusive procedures used to sustain and prolong life. Her pieces raise challenging questions about hope, science, and cures. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including the Gold Museum in New Taipei City, Taiwan; Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia; the Gil-gum Research Center in Seoul, Korea; the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky; and Gallery 2052 in Chicago, IL. Her work has been featured in books including Korean Metal Art Techniques Through History, Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, 500 Handmade Books Volume 2. Aimee also holds a US Design Patent.
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