Kirk Lang

Kirk Lang is a Seattle-based designer, jeweler, metalsmith, sculptor and amateur astronomer. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington in Metal Design and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. His wearable and interactive sculptural objects are inspired by time, space, technology, and mythology.

“The wearable objects I create directly reflect my interest in astronomy and space exploration. The shapes, textures, materials and color palette found in the celestial environment are all elements that find their way into my work. Specific materials such as titanium, niobium and meteorite are chosen, as they are often used to construct components to explore space or naturally exist in space itself” - Kirk Lang

Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, and Penland. He previously worked for 15+ years in the fine jewelry field as a contracted fabricator, stone setter and engraver. Kirk has been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant and a 4Culture Individual Project Grant.  

Publications

His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. 

Exhibitions

In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial Metalmorphosis.



Awards

Lang is a 2019 Saul Bell Award Winner for the alternative metals/materials category.

 

Current Work

 

Stellam Caeruleam Necklace
Necklace in titanium, niobium, meteorite (58 grams) and diamond. 30" long x 1.75" at widest point. Meteorite 1" x 1/2" x 3/4" 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 

Universal Lunar 
Ring in sterling silver and titanium. Size 10.25 (May be ordered in your size.) 6mm wide. Inner band swivels but is not removable. 
Exhibit: Featured Artist: Kirk Lang 

Lunar Armillary Ring (view one - open) 
Ring in 18k yellow gold and 0.28ct rose cut natural diamond. Approximate size 6 1/2. 5mm wide when closed. Approximately 24.7mm x 21.3mm x 21.8mm when opened. 
Exhibit: Featured Artist: Kirk Lang 

 

Lunar Adamantum Ring 
Anodized titanium ring with diamonds. size 6. Approximately 1" at the widest part, 2" the longest. 
Exhibit: Featured Artist: Kirk Lang 

  

Past Work

 

Stellam Caeruleam 
Ring in titanium, niobium, and diamonds. 54 x 54 x 32mm. Approximate size 7 3/4. 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 

 

Stellam Caeruleam 
Brooch in titanium, niobium, meteorite and diamonds. Approximately 2 1/8" X 3 1/8" X 7/8" 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 

Stack Ring 
Titanium ring anodized with cobalt blue. 7mm wide. Size 9.25 (May be ordered to size)