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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Kelly Ann Temple is an artist and jeweler who is interested in our relationship with medical interventions; she is both fascinated by and fearful of the body’s ability to adapt, accept, reject, and repair. She works in materials and forms that reframe her thoughts about the disparate connections between the organic and inorganic, living and non-living, the human and machine. Her work addresses ideas of surface, acceptance, and transformation as it captures intimate moments where the biological and mechanical touch.

Kelly Ann Temple recently relocated to Oklahoma after receiving her MFA at San Diego State University in Jewelry + Metalsmithing where she is Assistant Professor of Art for her alma mater the University of Central Oklahoma.

Kelly has assisted Kerianne Quick at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, has work published in SNAG JAMS 2018, written for Art Jewelry Forum, been awarded the SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship, President’s Award from the SDSU Student Research Symposium for her work with making bio material microbial cellulose, SDSU Arts Council Scholarship, and a recipient of a few group Student Success Fee Grants. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is currently represented by Intro in Amsterdam, and 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, OK.

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