Education

2012 

M.F.A in Studio Art, Metals, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

2010 

B.F.A in Studio Art, Metals, Texas State University—San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, USA


Solo Exhibition

2014

Galerie Ra, Rebekah Frank: Solo Exhibition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Select Exhibitions

2015

Imatra Museum of Art, KORU 5, Imatra, Finland

Tacoma Art Museum, Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Tacoma, Washington USA

2014 

Metal Museum, Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Montreal Museum of Art, BIJOUX=ART, Montreal, Canada

Ornamentum Gallery, Design/Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

2013

SIERAAD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Harbourfront Center, This End Up!, Toronto, Canada

Norton Museum of Fine Art, Bijoux!, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Velvet da Vinci, Ferrous, San Francisco, California, USA and Toronto, Canada

Alumni Invitational, Joanne Cole Galleries, Texas State University, Texas, USA

2012

Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Louise Smit, Object Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 

Espace Solidor, Mirror, Mirror, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 

Galerie Louise Smit, COLLECT, London, Great Britain 

Cranbrook Art Museum, 2012 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA 

Velvet da Vinci, Mirror, Mirror, San Francisco, California, USA

2011 

Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Monomater, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Forum Gallery, Gallivant, The Portrait Show & A Romance of Many Dimensions, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Galerie Louise Smit, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Student SNAG Exhibition, State of Flux, Seattle, Washington, USA

2010 

Butter Project, Framework, Royal Oaks, Michigan, USA

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, CraftTexas 2010, Houston, Texas, USA

Schroeder Gallery, Sculpture Intersection, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Jung Center, Extremities. Houston, Texas, USA

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Exhibition in Motion, Houston, Texas, USA

Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, Iron: Forged, Tempered and Quenched. Houston, Texas, USA

2009 

Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, Jewelry in Motion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2008 

Pearl Fincher Museum, Metal Worked, Spring, Texas, USA

Savannah College of Art and Design, Surge and Crest, Savannah, Georgia, USA


Grants & Awards

2012 

Special Director’s Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Nominated for the Museum Purchase Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Finlandia Foundation Grant 

Oxbow Merit Scholarship 

2011 

Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship 

Robert C. Larson Art, Architecture & Design Venture and Travel Grant 

SNAG Juror’s Choice Award, State of Flux 

2010 

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Educational Endowment Scholarship 

Steven R Gregg Endowed Presidential Scholarship, Texas State University, San Marcos 

Niche Awards for Contemporary Craft, Student Finalist, Fashion Accessories Category

2008 

Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) Scholarship 

2007

Advancement for Women in Higher Education (AWHE) 


Publications   

2014

Suzanne Ramljak, Protective Ornament: From Amulet to Adornment, TBD

2012

Latifa Sayadi, Striking Women—Mild as Steel, Blue Moon Press

Jillian Moore, Ferrous, Exhibition Catalog

2011

“Artist Profile,” Anvil's Ring, Fall 2011, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p38 

Jeffrey B Snyder, Ironwork Today 3: Inside Out, Schiffer Publishing

2009

Lori Waxman, “60 WRD/MIN Art Critic,” Austin-American Statesman

2008

Jeffrey B Snyder, Ironwork Today 2: Inside Out, Schiffer Publishing


Lectures/Workshops

2014  

Design/Miami, "Young American Designers," panel moderated by Glenn Adamson, Miami, Florida

Penland School of Crafts—Visiting teacher for “Drawing with Steel,” a class exploring the use of line with steel, 8-week session, Penland, North Carolina, USA

Sacramento Community College—Visiting lecturer for Introduction to Metalsmithing 

2013

Penland School of Crafts—Visiting teacher for “Steel & Skin,” a class exploring the use of forging in relation to the body, Penland, North Carolina, USA

2012

SAIC Lecture—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate Fiber and Weaving material classes, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Saimaa University—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate and graduate Metals classes, Imatra Finland

2011

Saimaa University—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate and graduate Metals classes, Imatra Finland


Arts Projects

2014

WITH & WITH—Participated in year-long subversive art jewelry exhibition where organizer Noemi Selisker wore my work in conversation with work by James Drake at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012

KORU4: Kindred Spirits—Organizer for the workshops, exhibition and lectures for international symposium, Imatra, Finland

2011

SOFA Chicago—Curated, designed and organized the exhibition for Cranbrook Metals Department during SOFA Chicago, Illinois, USA

One x One—Organized and managed the artist/community engagement fundraiser for Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, Michigan, USA


Residencies

2014

Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, USA

2011 

Galerie Rantapaja, Saaima University of Applied Science, Department of Stonework and Metalsmithing Lappenranta, Finland


Permanent Collections

CODA Museum, Apledoorn, Netherlands

Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA

Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation, Michigan, USA

Houston Airport Collection, Texas, USA

Various Private Collections