Curtis Arima is an Associate Professor and co-chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program at California College of the Arts (CCA). He produces jewelry and sculpture in his Berkeley Studio. His work has been exhibited across the country and abroad, including SOFA NY and Chicago, the The National Ornamental Museum in Memphis, Vennel Gallery in Scotland. His awards and nominations include Best of Show for the Innovations in Contemporary Craft exhibition in Richmond, CA, and nominations for instructor of the year for the Niche awards. His publications include Metalsmith magazine, Sculpture magazine, and the Larks 500 Series books. He received an BFA from CCAC and a MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art.