Metal art department


Bennett, Jamie

BBA, the University of Georgia
MFA, SUNY at New Paltz


Department: Art Department
Office: FAB 332
Phone: (845) 257-3836

Career History

He was a faculty member of the Program in Artisanry at Boston University.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Professor Bennett is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including three National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and a Massachusetts Council for the Arts Fellowship. He received a Windgate Foundation Grant and Rotasa Grant in 2005 in recognition of his work. He was an Artist in Residence at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo in 2000 and at Istanbul Technical University in 2005.


Professor Bennett's work is the subject of a monograph, Edge of the Sublime, The Enamels of Jamie Bennett, published by Hudson Bay Press, which accompanies a retrospective exhibition of his work traveling to six museums nationally through 2010. Professor Bennett has exhibited and lectured internationally with one person exhibitions at YO Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Gallerie Gnoss in Gothenburg, Sweden; Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA; and Tiller and Ernst Gallery in Vienna, Austria. His work is included in major jewelry exhibitions among them the Houston Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2008. Bennett's work appears in numerous publications including Ornament as Art, Jewelry From the Helen Drutt Collection, Contemporary Jewelry, Mizuno Press, Dictionary of Jewelry, essay Toni Greenbaum, (Editions du Regard, Paris), Jewelry in Europe and America, Ralph Turner, (Thames & Hudson; London), The Best in Contemporary Jewelry, David Watkins (Roto Vision; London) and Jewelry of Our Time, English/Drutt (Rizzoli; New York). Jamie Bennett's work is in the permanent collection of over twenty museums around the world, among them are The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Yale Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum, NY; Kunstmuseum, Oslo, Norway; Samuel Dorsky Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Western Australia; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Musee de Arts Decoratif, Paris; Museum of Art and Design, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.