As an architect and artist, I’m always looking for the large- and small-scale interrelationships of natural and man-made forms and structures. Out of sterling silver, I make small, wearable sculptures based on the dynamic geometric and architectural shapes that surround me. The hoppers, chutes, bins and their supporting structures create vessels and conduits for the seasonal cycles of fuel, water and food – industrial extensions of the natural systems of streams, soils and plants that define the Minnesota rural environment in which I live.


2019 Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, SNAG Chicago and New York Jewelry Week

2019 Source Exhibition, OACArts, Owatonna, MN

2019 Coming of Age Exhibition, Adorned Spaces, SNAG Chicago

2017 American Craft Council, Hip Pop Emerging Artist

2017 Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, USA

2016 SNAG (up)Setting the Stone Online Exhibition

2017 /Kyoob/ Exhibition at the Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, and in

2016 at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Seton Hill University

2015 JoyaBarcelona Fair

2015 MadridJoya Fair


2019 SNAG's Annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS)

2018 SNAG's Annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS)

2017 SNAG's Annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS)

2017 Materials: Hard + Soft Exhibit Catalog

2015/2016 Anuario de Joyería Contemporánea and Arte and Joya Journal

Architect and Urban Designer, Chicago and Minneapolis (under name of John Alejandro Fried)

Architecture studies at the University of Minnesota

Art and Architectural History studies at the University of Pennsylvania

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Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.