Kelly Malec-Kosak

Chair of Master of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts

United States

Kelly Malec-Kosak teaches thesis and graduate seminar. Malec-Kosak’s work has been featured in Metalsmith magazine, Humor in Craft and Gender and Jewelry: A Feminist Analysis. She is the recipient of the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award as well as an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She also traveled to the Netherlands to study with Ruudt Peters and completed a residency in Dresden, Germany through a Greater Columbus Arts Council grant. In addition to CCAD, Malec-Kosak has taught at Miami University and College of Mount Saint Joseph. BFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing, Miami University, 1993; MFA in jewelry and metal arts, California College of the Arts, 1996. Online:

From Kelly: “CCAD’s MFA in Visual Arts offers a fertile creative environment with collaborative working spaces, close mentorship of faculty, intensive cross-disciplinary critiques, and a deep history rooted in making. This affordable opportunity offers professional development in teaching experience, off-campus practicums, and graduate assistantships.”

Learn more about CCAD's MFA program here.