Area Head, Assistant Professor (+Foundations)
University of Illinois-MFA in Metalsmithing
Eastern Illinois University-MA in Metalsmithing
Eastern Illinois University-BA (Teacher Certification K-12)
Lake Land College-Associate of Arts in Art
Sum Total Faculty Exhibition 2009
Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor in Jewelry/Metalsmithing at UWM. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received his M.F.A. degree in Metalsmithing. He completed a B.A. in Art Education and a M.A. in Metals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Flood utilizes the industrial processes of machining, stamping, anodizing, and powder coating to create one of a kind functional objects. His interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration. Floodís work investigates one of a kind objects and their role in a world based on mechanical reproduction. Recent National and International Juried Shows in which his creative metal work has been exhibited include: Hard & Soft exhibition, Denton, TX; Craft Forms exhibition, Wayne, PA; Display Use Only exhibition, Seattle, WA; Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003 exhibition, Cheongju City, Korea; Innovative Tools For Personal Use exhibition (sponsored by 3M Corporation and the Society of North American Goldsmiths), Denver, CO. In addition to being granted the George Sugarman Grant by The George Sugarman Foundation and an Illinois Arts Council grant in Craft, Frankie was recently awarded a UWM Graduate School Research Committee Award for his research in digital technology for the production of art and an NEA Grant for the development of a design/fabrication summer camp for high school students.