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Elizabeth Kronfield

School Director

School of Art
College of Art and Design
School Director, School for American Crafts

585-475-5762
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Elizabeth Kronfield

School Director

School of Art
College of Art and Design
School Director, School for American Crafts

Education

BFA, Bowling Green State University; MFA, University of Georgia

585-475-5762

Areas of Expertise

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Just a Girl. Apr. 2023. National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Some Assembly Required. Oct. 2024. Resonator Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition. 2023. ArtVilliage, Fairview Heights, Illinois. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Oswego Sculpture Initiate. 2023. SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. What's Your Blower Doing? 31 Mar. 2021. Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Pressure Drop. Mar. 2020. Gallery MC, New York. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Dec. 2020. SUNY Oswego, Oswego. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Liquid Earth. Apr. 2020. SUNY Cortland, Cortland. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Situational Invitational. Jul. 2020. Online Exhibition through WCCCIA, Denver. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Juried Exhibition, Cope, Drag, Core. 5 Apr. 2109. Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Juried Exhibition, Abraham Darby's Childhood Toys. 5 Apr. 2019. Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. ICCCIA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 1 Jun. 2018. Confluence Sculpture Park, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Ferrous Wheel. 2 Jun. 2018. Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Liquid Earth. 20 May 2018. Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Iron Tribe International Biennial Exhibition. Feb. 2017. New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Swept. 10 Jan. 2016. SanBao Gallery, Jingdezhen. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Bits and Pieces. 29 Feb. 2016. SUNY Cortland Gallery, Cortland. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Empty Baskets. 1 Jun. 2016. St Louis Community College, St Louis. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsion Again. 1 Jun. 2016. Steamworks Gallery, Scranton. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsion. 1 Apr. 2015. National Iron, National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Trapped Remnant. 1 Mar. 2015. Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Imbedded. 1 Sep. 2015. Ferrocity, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Gravity, Untitled Work. 1 Aug. 2015. Liquid Earth, Gallery r, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Empty Baskets. 1 Jan. 2015. Jeske Sculpture Park Grand Opening Exhibition, Ferguson, MO. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Liquid Earth. 26 May 2014. SanBao Ceramics Arts Gallery, Jingdezhen, China. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibtion. 9 Jun. 2014. Jeske Sculpture Park, Ferguson, MO. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Gravity. 26 Sep. 2014. From Pattern to Placement, Laramie, WY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Broken. 14 Mar. 2014. West Georgia State University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibtion, Carrollton, GA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsions. 8 Oct. 2013. Chapman Gallery, Manhattan, KS. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Chasing Tail. 4 Oct. 2013. Redbird Gallery, Columbia, SC. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Coast to Coast. Jan. 2013. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Keen Foundry Artist in Residence. Jul. 2013. Keen Foundry, Houston, TX. Performance.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. National Iron. Apr. 2011. National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. The Cutting Room. Oct. 2011. Six Mile Sculptureworks, Granite City, Illinois. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Prologues. Dec. 2011. Gallery r, Rochester, New York. Exhibit.
Invited Article/Publication
Nierenberg, Amelia. "Metal, Fire, ‘Hitting Stuff Hard’: Everybody Wants to Be a Blacksmith Now." The New York Times. (2023). Print.
Iron, PodCast. "PodCast Iron." Elizabeth Biz Kronfield Iron, Stone, and Tough Love. (2022). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Elizabeth Kronfield Sculpture." Big Beuatiful Sculpture Series. Lamar University. Belmount, TX. 16 Mar. 2121. Guest Lecture.
Kronfeild, Elizabeth. "Keynote Address." National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices. Sloss Metal Arts, Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham, AL. 5 Apr. 2109. Keynote Speech.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Invited Artist." West Georgia Sculpture Symposium. West Georgia State University. Carrollton, Georgia. 14 Mar. 2014. Lecture.
Kronfield, Elizabeth and Chris Holmes. "Passing the Torch." The National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Birmingham, AL. 12 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Artist in Residence." Six Mile Sculptureworks Conference. Six Mile Sculptureworks. Granite City, IL. 11 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Visiting Artist." Intercollegiate Iron. Salem Art Works. Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. 25 Sep. 2011. Lecture.
Kronfield, Elizabeth, et al. "Coming to Iron from the Other." National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Metal Arts. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. 14 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth, Brittany Kinnard, and William Tighe. "Artist Residency." Six Mile Sculptureworks. Alfresco. Sculpture Studios, Granite City, Illinois. 6 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Conference Proceedings
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Panel Discussion Series: Iron Furnace Construction." Proceedings of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Online Panel Discussion Series. Ed. Elizabeth Kronfield. Knoxvillle, TN: Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, 2021. Web.
Kronfield, Elizabeth and Robin Cass. "Engagement Metrics Provided by Learning Management Systems." Proceedings of the College Art Association. Ed. Elizabeth Kronfield. New York, NY: CAA, 2021. Web.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Developing Safety Protocols with Universities." Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ed. Jeremy Colbert. Scranton, PA: n.p., 2018. Web.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "What Does Sex Have to do With it? Examining the Gender Stereotypes of Materials Used to Create Sculpture, Especially Cast Iron." Proceedings of the National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Ed. Stacy Holloway. Birmingham, AL: n.p., Web.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Western Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Elizabeth Kronfield & Matthew Wicker. Montana Museum of Art & Culture. Missoula, MT. 6-29 May 2010. Exhibition. É 
Kronfield, Elizabeth, Francesca Lalanne, Karen Donnellan, Zak Helenske, Brittany Kinard, William Tighe, Mary Catherine Richardson. Furnace Crew for the performance and filming of a 25 ton iron casting for Matthew Barney’s “Khu.”Detroit, MI. 2 October 2010.Performance/Film. " 
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Intercollegiate Iron Pour. Salem Art Works. Salem, NY. 25 Sept. 2010. Visiting Artist. " 
Kronfield, Elizabeth. “Iron Conference,” Six Mile Sculptureworks. Granite City, IL. 17 - 20 Nov. 2010. Exhibition.
Formal Presentation
Kronfield, Elizabeth. “History & Community.” Western Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Missoula, MT. 6 May 2010. Keynote Address.

Currently Teaching

ITDI-300H
3 Credits
Designed to give students intensive educational experiences involving travel abroad. Actual focus of course will be determined by faculty proposing each topic outline, and relate to destination. A subtopic course description will be published each term the course is offered and may have limited repeatability. This course however can be repeated.
STAR-550
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary processes, techniques, media or materials used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
STAR-599
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide STAR students the opportunity to develop a specialized study course with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study, timeline and outcome for this course. Students must obtain permission of an instructor, be holding a 3.0 gpa and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-650
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary process, techniques, media or material used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
STAR-698
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Internship will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
STAR-799
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will propose and conduct a course of study. An approved Independent Study Permission Form must be submitted to Student Services to enroll.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.

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