Jim Bové is a practicing artist and educator living just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an Associate Professor at California University of Pennsylvania and served as a board member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Jim has organized and curated several international exhibitions and lectures between the United States and Japan, including the cross-cultural exchange, Metalsmiths Linking.
He recently completed an artist residency in Portugal where he explored landscape inspired forms. Jim’s artwork was selected for Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print, 'Fresh', and in American Craft magazine. His artwork has been featured in several books, including Lark Book’s 500 series, Humor in Craft, and in On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets. His artwork resides in collections in the United States, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Malaysia and was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2013 Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea and was accepted into the prestigious 2015 Schmuck, Munich, Germany as well as the Taiwan International Metals Crafts Competition. In 2017 he was honored to be awarded first place in the Halstead Design Challenge and was invited to be part of the 2018 and 2019 Halstead challenge planning committee and juror.
Jim was contracted to write the glossary for the book Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process, which was released in 2017.