Seth Papac’s trifurcated practice involves teaching and mentoring students; researching and producing conceptual one-of-a-kind jewelry; and owning and operating an innovative limited production jewelry company, Seth Papac Jewelry. Before joining the faculty at RISD, he served as Department Head of Metal at The Oregon College of Art and Craft and previously taught full-time at San Diego State University and The University of Oregon. As a visiting artist and critic, Seth has had the opportunity to engage with an international spectrum of students, notably in Finland and in Colombia as part of En Construcción: Simposio de Joyería Contemporánea. Seth received his BFA from the University of Washington and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work is exhibited and published internationally and he is the recipient of several awards and grants including the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. His work is part of numerous permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Rotasa Foundation.
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