Ken Bova

Ken Bova is an associate professor emeritus at East Carolina University where he served as coordinator for the graduate program in Metal Design. While at ECU he received the university’s prestigious Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award and served as the School of Art and Design Parliamentarian. Ken holds an MFA from Montana State University and a BFA from Sam Houston State University. He is a Past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) with work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Racine, Mint, Tacoma, Philadelphia, and Georgia Art Museums among others. His work has been published in over 35 books and catalogs and over 40 periodicals including Metalsmith, American Craft, Ornament, and Art Jewelry magazines. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in over 250 exhibitions and over 40 solo shows. He currently resides in southwest Montana with his wife, artist/metalsmith Alison Pack Bova, six cats, and two dogs.