Eli Kabir Gold lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.

Curriculum vitae

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2014: MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2009: Bachelor’s of Science in Fine Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


2016: Acre (10 Days), Steuben, Wisconsin

2015: Ox-Bow: Fall Artists’ Residency (4 weeks), Saugatuck, Michigan

2014: Salina Art Center Warehouse Residency (10 weeks), Salina KS

Exhibition History

2016: performance, Braced, Defibrillator Gallery, Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois

2016: Durational performance, The Monkey Chased The Weasel (How Did I get Here?),  9338 Campau Gallery, Hamtramck, Michigan

2015: Solo performance, Jet Lag Message, Itinerant Performance Festival, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2015: Installation and solo performance, The Problems With You, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2015: Interactive public work, The Heartbeat Listeners, Hamtramck Neighborhood Festival, Detroit, MI

2015: Public display, The Big Duck, Lawrence Public Library, Lawerence, KS

2015: Collaborative installation and durational performance, Full Time, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014: Installation, Surrounded, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

2014: Public outdoor installation, That’s How the Light Gets in, Smokey Hills River Festival, Salina, KS

2014: Graduate Thesis Exhibition, In Our Time, Universtiy of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2013-14: Outdoor sculpture exhibition, Dovetail Wheel, Jubilee Park, Springfield MO

2013: Durational solo performance, Durational Performance of Labor: Raising Vessels, University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, KS

2013: Community art project / solo exhibition, From Their Hands To Mine – Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2012: Group show, Re-Fresh – Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn NY

2012: Solo Performance, Out of My Hands – Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence KS

2012: KU Graduate Exhibition – Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence KS

2012: Group show – Lawrence Flash Space, Lawrence KS

Notable Collections

2013: Kamm Teapot Foundation – Elepot: sterling silver, cast resin, emerald


5/14 – 6/14: Teaching Assistant to Eric Ryser: Methodical Making – Penland School of
Crafts, Penland, NC

8/12 – 5/14: Graduate Teaching Assistant, instructor of record: Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

5/12 – 6/12: Studio Assistant, Metalsmithing and Jewelry – Peter’s Valley School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley, NJ

1/12 – 5/12: Graduate Teaching Assistant to Ruth Bowman in Art Principals and Practices – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

8/11 – 12/12: Graduate Teaching Assistant to Gina Westergard in Metalsmithing and Jewelry – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Scholarships / Grants / Honors

2014: Artistic Innovations Grant – granted by Mid America Arts Alliance for the installation Surrounded

2013-14: Student Interdisciplinary Research Grant – granted by School of The Arts at the University of Kansas for graduate thesis work, In Our Time.

2013: Society of Midwest Metalsmiths Scholarship

2012: Student Interdisciplinary Research Grant – granted by School of The Arts at the University of Kansas for the project entitled From Their Hands To Mine.

2012: Grovewood Gallery Scholarship – a full scholarship for the attending of a course in the field of woodworking at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.


Klein, Jennie, “Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival.” Writing On Performance.
Sharp, Sarah Rose, “lifework at 9338 Campau.” Infinite Mile.

“A View From The Easel.” Hyperallergic.

Matheis, Karen, “Eli Gold – In Our Time.” 8-1/2X11 – Kansas City Art Mag.
Blasko, Eli, “Eli Gold.” Eutopia – Contemporary Art Reviews.
Sanders, Clarke, radio interview. The Clarke Sanders Show.
Demuth, Gary, “Piece By Piece.” Salina Journal.


Benda, Lydia, “Silver and Gold.” Kansas Alumni Magazine.
Shepherd, Sara, “KU Student’s Art Project Capture’s Child’s Imagination in Precious Metal.” Lawrence Journal World.