2022 Resident Artists
Krystal Ragan is a metalsmith currently living in Minnesota. She received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of North Dakota. Ragan uses the both public and private nature of body adornment to talk about death and grief. Her work has been included in multiple juried exhibitions and has been published in The Society of North American Goldsmith’s Jewelry and Metals Survey, Volume 3.
Phoebe Zildjian was born and raised in Castine, Maine and holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Maine College of Art. Zildjian spends her life on the coast, creating work that reflects on the solitary lifestyles of Maine people. Her creative practice hinges on using landscape as a primary source; returning again and again to inspect farimilar details of her surroundings. The pieces she builds look to the land, and she can often be found monitoring the world around her, inspecting coastal details such as stone, salt bleached structures, and the ebb and flow of the tide in an effort to uplift the landscape as a historical document.