Christiana E. Updegraff

Los Angeles, CA



M.F.A. 2011 San Diego State University

B.F.A. 2007 Kent State University

Professional Experience

-2017- present Instructor of Record, Fine Art, Long Beach City College, Intro to Art

-2016-present Instructor II, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA

-2015-present Instructor of Record, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Long Beach City College, Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Art Foundations

-2012-2016 Studio Manager, Project Manager, Fabricator, Liz Larner Studio

-2011-2012 Estimating Manager/Technical Advisor, M&G Jewelers

-2009-2010 Instructor of Record, San Diego State University, Intro to 2-D Art 

-2008-2010 Graduate Technical Assistant- Jewelry/Metals, San Diego State University

-2007-2008 Technical Assistant- Jewelry/Metals, Cleveland Institute of Art

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Cleveland School of Architecture & Design, Cleveland, Ohio

Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art- Continuing Education:

Intro to Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Fall 2007

Intro to Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Spring 2008

Intro to Stone Setting, Spring 2008

Intro to Jewelry/Metalsmithing Sections 1&2

Intro to Stone Setting, Summer 2008

-2003-12 President/Owner, C. E. Updegraff Jewelry Design




Untamed, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California

Front of the House/Back of the House, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware



-Coterie, Custom Cabinets, Los Angeles, California, Curator: Coleen Sterritt

-Piece of Paper, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, Curator: Karen Kunc

-Lined.Layered.Linked. , The Smithery, Columbus, Ohio, Curator: Anne Holman, Jen Townsend


-Transformation, Re:Artiste, New York, New York, Curator: Hadieh Afshani, Natalie Burlutskaya

-Innovative Crafts, National Association of Women Artists, New York, New York, Curator: Susan G. Hammond 


-Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, Long Beach, California, Curator: Trevor Norris


-Hiding in Plain Sight, San Diego, California, Solo Exhibition

-Into the Light, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California, Curator: DanielleSusalla

-San Diego State University Student Art Exhibition, California, Curator Jim Cavolt (Arts and Letters Purchase Award)


-Yuma Art Exposition, Yuma, Arizona

-Bulls Eye, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, Curator: Jim Cavolt

-Jewelry-Metals-Enameling Alumni Exhibition,Kent State University, School of Art, Kent, Ohio, Curator: Kathleen Browne


-Into the Frying Pan, San Diego State University, California, Curator: Jim Cavolt

-Revolution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Curator: Society of North American Goldsmiths

-San Diego State University Art Exhibition, California, Curator: Joyce Corpuz (Dean’s Purchase Award)


-Re-Entry, San Diego State University, California, Curator: Jim Cavolt

-Yuma Art Exposition, Yuma, Arizona


-Fusion, Enamelist Society Biennial Juried Show, Columbus, Ohio, Jurors: Harold Nelson, Jan Harrell, Elizabeth Turrell (catalogue)

-B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


-Cold Storage, Ice and Coal House, Akron, Ohio, Curator: Isabel Farnsworth


-Westerner, Ohio City Circle Studios, Ohio City, Ohio, Curator: Alice Butts


-Easterner, Ohio City Circle Studios, Ohio City, Ohio, Curator: Alice Butts


-Student Exhibition, Amherst, Massachusetts, Curator: Susan Jahoda


Office of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University

Office of the Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University


Personal Collection of Luana Murphy

Personal Collection of Steven Bell

Personal Collection of Emily Donaldson

Personal Collection of Brian Johnston

Personal Collection of Brett Murner

Personal Collection of Andrea Arcuri

Personal Collection of Frances Post

Professional Affiliations

Society of North American Goldsmiths member since 2005.


Available upon request

Curriculum Vitae