Phoebe Kuo

Woodworking & Research · Evanston, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies (Anticipated 2021)
Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC

Master of Fine Arts in Design (2019)
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Certificate in Fine Woodworking (2015)
The Krenov School, Fort Bragg, CA

Internship in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding (2013)
The Apprenticeshop, Rockland, ME

Bachelor of Science in Product Design (2006)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

TEACHING

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department (2014-17)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- DESINST 315: Coaching Design Thinking (SP17)
- ME 277: Graduate Design Research Techniques, (SP14, SP16, SP17)

Lead Instructor (2016-2017)
San Francisco Community Woodshop, San Francisco, CA
- Introductory Woodworking I
- Introductory Woodworking II
- Weekend Workshops

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Woodshop Tech (2019)
Central Materials Lab (Woodshop)
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Studio Manager for Scott Klinker, Artist in Residence (2018–19)
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Designer + Ethnographer (2015–17)
Quotient Design Research, Oakland, CA

Senior Design Researcher (2011–14)
Associate Design Researcher (2006–11)

Point Forward, Redwood City, CA

Product Designer (2005–06)
Olbrish GMBH, Berlin, German

AWARDS & HONORS

Constellation Award (2019)
ICFF, New York, NY
For group booth

Summer Conference Scholarship (2019)
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Exhibition Research Grant (2019)
Center for Craft, Asheville, NC
For collaborative project Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking

Open Studio Residency (2018)
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
May 27—June 8

Robert C. Larson Venture Award (2018)
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices (2019)
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

In Residence: Selections from Haystack's Open Studio Residency (2019)
Haystack Center for Community Programs, Deer Isle, ME

The Summer Show (2018)
Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Chair Show (2018)
The Cary Building, Detroit, MI

MOVE (2018)
Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

99 Problems (2017)
Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Branching Out (2015)
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA

Handmade/Mindmade (2015)
Zinc Details, San Francisco, CA

Fine Furniture Show (2015)
Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA

Midwinter Show (2015)
College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA

PRESENTATIONS

Presenter, 10th Critical Craft Forum: Craft Scholarship in the Next Ten Years (2019)
CAA Annual Conference, New York, Feb 14