Kenneth C. MacBain

Trophy Wife

Medium/Materials: Brass, Cubic Zirconia

Dimensions: 1” x 1.5” x 1”

Year: 2012

Mine Forever

Medium/Materials: Steel, Cubic Zirconias, Nickel Silver

Dimensions: 2.5” x 1.25” x 1.75”

Year: 2012

Artists Statement: 

My recent work explores human relations and their inherent complexities. Social status, commitment and issues of preciousness are all of great interest to me. Absurd extremes can make us see complex issues in a different context and, on occasion, be amusing. It is important for me to address these issues in ways that are lighthearted and humorous.

Artist Biography:

Kenneth MacBain is currently an Associate Professor in the Art Department at New Jersey City University and head of the Jewelry/Metals area. He graduated from Temple University in 1990 with a MFA degree in Jewelry/Metals. In 1986 he earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz in Gold and Silversmithing. His work has been published in 30 books and numerous publications such as the New York Times and American Craft. He has received many awards including New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship. Most of his current work is conceptual body adornment that addresses social issues.