Eugene (Gene) Michael Pijanowski  -

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Professor Emeritus of Art and Design and former Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Birthplace: October 5, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan


Tokyo University of Art, Tokyo, Japan (post graduate)
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
M,A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
B.F.A.,Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, California

Metalwork, jewelry design, 2-D and 3D design
Taught At: School of Art and Design, The University of Michigan
Department of Creative Arts, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.
Department of Art, San Diego State University, California
Honolulu Academy of Art, Oahu, Hawaii
& Lectures
Conference of Jewelers and Metalsmiths, Perth,Australia
Royal College of Art, London, England
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amersterdam, The Netherlands
World Craft Conference, Kyoto, Japan
Akademie der Beldinden Kunste, Munich, Germany
World Craft Conference, Vienna, Austria
American Craft Council Fellow, New York City, New York
Fulbright Fellow, Vienna Institute of Applied Arts
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C. (3 grants)
Japan-United States Friendship Grant
Honolulu Museum of Art, Oahu, Hawaii
The Art Gallery of Western Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Hall, London, England
Vienna Craft Museum, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
National Metal Museum, Memphis, Tenneesee
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, NYC
Exhibitions 244+ international, national and regional

Film and Video

"Inlay" 1972, "Mokume-Gane" 1982
"Sculptural Concerns" 1994

Co-authored with Hiroko-Sato Pijanowski 15 articles in American, German, Japanese and Korean magazines, work featured or included in hundreds of books, magazines and mentioned in numerous websites.




Mokume-gane (wood grain in metal)
Kuromi-do (Japanese alloy-copper/arsenic)
Shakudo (Japanese alloy- copper,/gold)
Shibuichi (Japanese alloy-silver/copper)
Sen zogan (line inlay)
Nunome zogan (weaving inlay)
Niello (a sulfide: silver, flowers of sulfur, copper, lead)

Vitae     Galleries:  1962-1969   1970-1979   1980-1989   2000-2009   2010-Now

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