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Richard Elaver


Expand the expression of the overlapping spheres of Art and Design through research, design development, and technical application in the physical world.


Master of Fine Arts

Cranbrook Academy of Art


Bloomfield Hills, MI

Bachelor of Science in Art

University of Wisconsin


Madison, WI

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Industrial Design

Appalachian State University

Department of Technology & Environmental Design

2010 – Present

Boone, NC

Assistant Professor of Design

Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne

2006 – 2010

Fort Wayne, IN

Professional Experience


Droog Design

2005 – 2006

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Product Designer

Design Concepts, Inc

2000 – 2003

Madison, WI



Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, & Technology

MIT Press; Volume 43, Number 4

Introduction to TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits

Summer 2010

Cambridge, MA

Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content

Helen Armstrong & Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Princeton Architectural Press

Two Projects featured in book


New York

iDMAa Journal

International Digital Media Arts Association

Article titled: Adapting Craft, Adopting Technology, Expressing Nature

Winter 2009



Appalachian State 2012 University Research Council Grant

For Modular Organic Systems Project, independent research

1/10 – 8/10

Fort Wayne, IN

Indiana University, New Frontiers in Arts & Humanities

IU grant for independent faculty research, Tendrils Project

1/10 – 8/10

Fort Wayne, IN

Fulbright Fellowship

Independent research investigating Dutch designer-craftsmen

Article titled: Adapting Craft, Adopting Technology, Expressing Nature

9/05 – 6/06

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Recent Exhibitions

The Alchemy of Change

13th Annual Digital Print Exhibition for Art & Science Collaborations

New York Hall of Science

9/11 – 2/12

New York, NY


An exhibition celebrating the intersection of art & technology

Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University

1/12 – 3/12

Mansfield, OH

Art Inter/National

Boxheart Gallery

1/12 – 2/12

Pittsburgh, PA

Digital Unity


9/11 – 10/11

Prignitz, Germany


Pacific Arts League


Palo Alto, CA

Digital Mettle: Jewelry & Objects of CAD

National Ornamental Metals Museum

6/11 – 9/11

Memphis, TN


Ferencvarosi Pince Gallery, Hungarian Multicultural Center

5/11 – 6/11

Budapest, Hungary


Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery

4/11 – 5/11

Alexandria, VA

Green: Art with the earth in mind

AnnMarie Garden and Arts Center – Smithsonian Institute

6/10 – 8/10

Solomons, MD


Arc Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry

5/10 – 6/10

Tampa, FL

Future Forward

International Center for Art + Design


New Orleans, LA

Refined IV: Biennial Juried Art Metals Exhibition

Cole Art Center, Austin State University

1/10 – 3/10

Nacogdoches, TX