Monday, April 2, 2018

Little Wonders exhibit featuring Zipper Jewelry

"Zest Posts" ©2018 Kate Cusack
Mora celebrates their six year anniversary with the exhibit “Little Wonders” featuring all stud/post earrings 1 inch or under. Introducing “Zest Posts” made with Lampo zippers. Only available at Mora.

9 West Walnut Street, Suite 2A
Asheville, NC 28801

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Zipper Jewelry at SOFA Chicago 2017

Lace - Tiara III © 2014 Kate Cusack
Kate's Zipper Jewelry is back at SOFA Chicago—this time with Hedone Gallery in booth 1103. Friday November 3 – Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

For more information, please visit:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zipper Jewelry - Mora's Jeweler Spotlight

Mora is pleased to announce Kate Cusack as the featured jeweler in its Spotlight Series for the month of October. On Friday, October 6th from 5:00-8:00pm, Mora is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition. The event is free, and all are invited to attend.

"Kate Cusack creates awe-inspiring wearable art from a single and very surprising material—the zipper. Dispensing entirely with the zipper’s function to concentrate solely on its form, Cusack makes magic from this modest material. Sometimes she leaves the textile intact, layering and manipulating the zippers into dynamic new dimensions. Trimming off the textile and setting the zipper teeth on end creates a finer line for Cusack to multiply and weave into compelling compositions. Her mastery of the material is evident both in her ingenious structures and her expert craftsmanship—meticulously well-made jewelry that is truly couture. Cusack’s elegant zipper jewelry is a striking reminder of the power of imagination and the joy of discovering beauty in something we encounter every day." - Marthe Le Van, owner of Mora Jewelry

9 W. Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Zipper Jewelry in "Making it in Crafts III"

Bubbles XXIV Zipper Necklace © 2014 Kate Cusack

Happy to be a part of "Making It In Crafts III" curated by Jim Sondgeroth. The exhibit at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, features over 140 works of art by 51 prominent professional craft artists (clay, glass, metal, wood-working, and fiber) from 25 states, plus Canada, and Australia.

May 13 through August 27, 2017

For more information:
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
102 South 10th Street
Lafayette, Indiana

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Zipper Jewelry in "Materials: Hard + Soft" Exhibition at Denton Arts Council

Flourish, Zipper Necklace © 2016 Kate Cusack

"Flourish" Zipper Necklace was selected by JoAnn Edwards for Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

About the exhibition from The Denton Arts Council:
"Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.
In this anniversary year, GDAC is thrilled to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. The exhibition drew over 1,400 submissions from 21 countries around the world. Juror JoAnn Edwards selected 93 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States"

February 4 - May 6, 2017 
Greater Denton Arts Council 
at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Craft Forms 2016 Exhibit Features Zipper Jewelry

Lace - Red/Gold ©2016 Kate Cusack

Craft Forms, the 22nd international juried exhibition of contemporary craft, features 101 works from 89 artists. Kate is happy to announce that two of her Zipper Necklaces will be included in the exhibit at the Wayne Art Center. 

December 2, 2016 through January 28, 2017

413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Many thanks to Stephano Catalani (executive director, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA) who juried the exhibit.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Zipper Jewelry in "Alternative Materials" Exhibit at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia

Alveoli ©2014 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to have her Zipper Jewelry featured in Alternative Materials, a group exhibition at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. The exhibit runs November 4-30, 2016. A collection of Kate's Zipper Jewelry will be on display and for sale through the holiday season.

Gravers Lane Gallery
8405 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Zipper Jewelry in Surface Design Journal

Many thanks to Leesa Hubbell for including Kate's Zipper Jewelry in her article from Surface Design Journal, titled "Alchemists of Adornment."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Go For Baroque! Zipper Jewelry and Sculptural/Wearables at Racine Art Museum

top left: Bubbles XXIV ©2014, top right: Perpetua ©2012,
bottom right: Elizabeth ©2010, bottom left, installation of Tiffany Wigs ©2002

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art features Kate’s Zipper Jewelry and three of her oversized "Tiffany Wigs" made from plastic-wrap at the Racine Art Museum.

Exhibit runs through September 4, 1016.

Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403

The exhibit features artists that comment on luxury, artificiality, consumption, ornament, and the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. Whether a wall installation composed of silver reflective woven strips of paper, polymer works that look like banquet centerpieces, or extravagant, colorful jewelry, these artists investigate contemporary cultural, social, and historical ideas. 

Many thanks to Lena Vigna for including Kate's designs. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at the Smithsonian Craft Show

"Maze" Zipper Necklace ©2016 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. Join us for this juried show featuring contemporary art, craft and design.

Kate is one of 120 artists who was selected to exhibit at The Smithsonian Craft Show. She will be unveiling new brooch designs and brand new earrings, in addition to necklaces and bracelets. Please visit Kate in booth #118.

Thursday, April 21        10:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, April 22             10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 23         10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 24           11 am – 5 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit:

The event will be held at the National Building Museum located at 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC (red-line: Judiciary Square Metro Station)

General Admission: $20
Two-Day Pass: $30
Children 12 years and under: FREE

If you can't visit the show in person, please check out the online auction to bid on a piece of Kate's Zipper Jewelry among other amazing designs.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at BIJOUX=ART at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Deco Zipper Necklace © 2016 Kate Cusack

Join us for the second BIJOUX=ART benefit at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, under the artistic direction of Pascale Bussières and Azamit, and featuring creations by designer Denis Gagnon.

Kate is pleased to be presenting her Zipper Jewelry along with jewelers from Québec, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and the United States. You will have the chance to purchase these original and exclusive pieces, selected by Noël Guyomarc’h.

The proceeds from BIJOUX=ART will go to the Museum’s acquisition fund for decorative arts and design. By participating, you will be contributing to the acquisition of Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Peony, the Knot of Shame, to be installed in the upcoming Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, 1380, rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, Canada

Friday, March 18, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at BIJOUX - Norton Museum of Art

Red Zipper Necklace © 2015 Kate Cusack

For the fourth year in a row, Kate's Zipper Jewelry will be on display and for sale at the Norton Museum of Art's annual fund-raising event called BIJOUX, in West Palm Beach.

Thursday, February 25   10 am – 9 pm
Friday, February 26        10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, February 27    10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 28      11 am – 5 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit:

1451 S. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

TICKETS free, with paid admission to museum

Friday, February 5, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at ACC Baltimore 2016

Flourish Zipper Bracelet © 2016 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at the American Craft Council's show in Baltimore, Maryland. Join us at the three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show.

Visit Kate in booth #318.

Friday, February 19        10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, February 20   10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 21      11 am – 5 pm

Purchase your tickets online.
$14 one-day pass
$34 three-day pass

$16 one-day pass
$36 three-day pass
FREE for American Craft Council members and children 12 and under

To learn more about the show, please visit:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Zipper Jewelry featured in SPARKLE Exhibit at Taboo Studio in San Diego

Top Row: Escher, Lyrica IX, Hyposis
Bottom Row: Red, Loci III, Deco
© 2015 Kate Cusack

You are invited to an opening reception for the holiday exhibition, SPARKLE, featuring Kate's Zipper Jewelry along with jewelry from twelve other distinguished jewelry artists presented by Taboo Studio in San Diego, California. These are the latest Zipper Jewelry designs from Kate Cusack--all available through Taboo Studio.

Taboo Studio is one of the leading art jewelry galleries in the country. It was established 27 years ago and it is co-owned by Joanna Rhoades and Jane Groover.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015
6pm - 8pm
1615½ W. Lewis Street
San Diego, CA 92103

The exhibition will be on display until January 1st, 2016.
Gallery hours are:
Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zipper Jewelry at Mora Contemporary Jewelry

Kate Cusack Zipper Jewelry on display at Mora Contemporary Jewelry

Kate's Zipper Jewelry is now available at Mora Contemporary Jewelry in Asheville, North Carolina. Mora opened in 2012 by jewelry-visionary, Marthe Le Van.

Marthe explains, "we are passionate about jewelry that is creative, original, and intriguing. We are experts in the field of jewelry and love sharing our knowledge with you. We believe in our designers and support their creative careers."

Mora Contemporary Jewelry
9 W. Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801