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DAWN E. NAKANISHI







Future Oasis
1991
Brooch
brass, sterling silver, lapis lazuli
fabricated, cast
4" x 2"








Date of Birth: 1957

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California




TEACHING EXPERIENCE



UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION


School: San Jose State University
Years: 1977 to 1979
Major: Craft
Degree: BA
Instructor: Marcia Chamberlain (craft)
Instructor: Harry Powers (sculpture)
Instructor: Robert Coleman (metals/jewelry)
School: De Anza College
Years: 1975 to 1977
Major: Fine Arts
Degree: AA
Instructor: Joyce Hendry (sculpture)
Instructor: Lee Tacang (drawing)
Instructor: Elsi Stucki (metals/jewelry)


GRADUATE EDUCATION


School: San Diego State University
Years: 1979 to 1982
Major: Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Degree: MA
Instructor: Helen Shirk
Instructor: Arline Fisch
School: San Jose State University
Years: 1990 to 1994
Major: Spatial Arts (installation)
Degree: MFA
Instructor: Jacqueline Thurston (critical theory)
Instructor: Sam Richardson (installation)
Instructor: Rand Schiltz (metal arts/casting)



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Students of Dawn Nakanishi whom she feels were major contributors to the field of Jewelry/Metalsmithing but have not taught on a college level:








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