Art Aurea / Steven KP

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Steven KP (He/Him/His) is an artist, jeweler, and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, KP received his MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design and holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

KP’s studio practice is centered around investigations of empathy, material culture, and queer experience.

He is a 2017 Windgate Fellow awarded by the Center for Craft, Ashville, NC USA, and a winner of the 2020 Marzee Prize from Gallerie Marzee in Nijmegen, NL.

With his knot work, Steven KP explores living with trauma in a way that allows him the tenderness and slowness that this work requires.

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