Anika Smulovitz is an artist, metalsmith, and professor of art at Boise State University, where she has taught since 2003. She has both MFA and MA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA from the University of Oregon. Within the art department, she serves as the director of the art metals area of emphasis and as advisor for the Art Metals Club. Smulovitz’ work appears in numerous publications, is exhibited nationally and internationally, and is part of the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum in New York. She is a member of the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and is the board liaison for the editorial advisory committee for Metalsmith magazine. Her current research is focused on the non-neutrality of materials, issues of adornment and the body. She holds a United States Design Patent for her Lip Liners, a custom-made lip adornment. In 2012, Smulovitz was selected as an honoree in the Arts and Humanities Research Fellows program at Boise State, recognizing and supporting her research in “Contemporary Judaica: Ritual in the 21st Century”.
Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (2012)
Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals is the 2011 edition of the Elizabeth R....
Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID (2011)
Contemporary Judaica – Anika Smulovitz, Visual Arts Center, Gallery One, Boise State University, Boise, ID (2010)
Jewish ritual objects hold the essence of Jewish life and culture. Creating contemporary Judaica allows...
More Than Adornment - Work by Anika Smulovitz, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, TN (2006)
Contributions to Books
[photograph of work], 21st Century Jewelry : The Best of the 500 Series (2011)
Presents one-of-a-kind pieces selected by prominent and influential jewelers and includes expert commentary from leading...
Jelly Fish Pendant Project, Stitched Jewels: Jewelry That's Sewn, Stuffed, Gathered & Frayed (2009)
Presents 25 projects incorporating cloth, textiles and other materials.
Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts (2009)
One week visiting artist for Hiroko Yamada Metals Fall Concentration.
Visiting Artist Guest Lecture, Idaho State University (2009)
Public lecture and two-day workshop.