Casey Newberg is a designer and craftsperson from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her BFA in Metals and Jewelry design with honors and was presented with the studio excellence award her senior year. She graduated in 2018 from Kendall College of Art and Design with a minor in Art History. In 2019 she was awarded a Windgate fellowship from the Center for Craft which allowed her the opportunity continue her practice in electorofrming and explore other large scale metal practices. Newberg is currently a University Fellow and MFA candidate at the University of Iowa where she will be expanding on her electroforming experience, 3D and digital process’, and vessel scale forming while learning how to integrate new materials, techniques, and ideas into her craft.
Newberg has often focused on the female figure and the reductive nature that the body can play in society. By dismembering and re-arranging a form an audience is able to find something unique and personal within each piece. While integrating color and 3D printing processes, each form finds a personality that can be validating, challenging, or completely foreign to an audience. By attempting to explore an internalized ideal of what it is to have a “feminine” figure, she aims to deconstruct her frustrations with herself and her world.
Newberg’s current work is focusing on the fragility and futile nature of life and time which can manifest in both dark and etherial worlds. Turning to a more etherial world, she is still learning how to manifest her current ideas and goals.