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Donald Friedlich received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design in 1982. He has been a leading figure in contemporary American jewelry and has served a term as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and earlier as Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of Metalsmith magazine.
His jewelry has been shown in galleries and museums all over the world and is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Schmuckmuseum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and many others. Friedlich has been an artist in residence at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Australian National University, Tainan National University of Art in Taiwan, California College of Art and others.
In 2010 he toured China and lectured at universities in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou. In 2009 Friedlich was the first American to mount a solo exhibition at Villa Bengel in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
In 2014 he was a featured speaker at SOFA Chicago. In 2016 he lectured at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC as part of the Renwick Distinguished Artist Series and was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths in Asheville, North Carolina.