Connecticut artist Kristin Merrill creates stunning, one-of-a-kind jewelry and sculpture pieces inspired by the seen and unseen aspects of life.
Over the last 30 years, artist Kristin Merrill has exhibited her jewelry and sculpture throughout the Northeast, most memorably in a traveling exhibit with Tiffany’s & Co. and Christie’s, NY. She has participated in more than 30 open studio, trunk, and visiting artist exhibits, and has had work on display at the Florence Griswold Museum, Guilford Arts Center (CT), and Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT.
Born in Boston, MA, Kristin spent her early years influenced by her father — a potter and sculptor — at their 1780s family farm filled with sculpture in Connecticut. Inspired by Jack Fix, a jeweler and teacher at Norwich Free Academy, she chose to study jewelry and received her BFA in metals at the School of American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. While there, her professor, Leonard Urso, helped hone her techniques and remains a great influence on her work.
Today, she is a highly regarded artist in the vibrant art community at Metro Art Studios in Bridgeport, CT. The environment of which — a renovated corset factory housing 38 artist studios — allows for a thoughtful and prolific exploration of her craft.
In addition to her art practice, Kristin co-founded two arts organizations — Branford Artists Cooperative and Metro Art Studios — and provides consultation services to small creative businesses regarding bookkeeping, human resources, and best business practices.
Kristin is a member of the Greater New Haven Arts Council, the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield, the Easton Arts Council, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the American Craft Council.
For more information contact Kristin by email.