Yevgeniya Kaganovich is a Belarus-born, Milwaukee-based artist whose hybrid practice encompasses jewelry and metalsmithing, sculpture and installation. Kaganovich received her MFA from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and her BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yevgeniya has been an active art practitioner since 1992, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her work has received a number of awards and has been published widely.
Kaganovich’s interests in craft scholarship and pedagogy led her to undertake curatorial projects, panel and symposium organizing, and other contributions to contemporary craft discourse. She has worked as a Designer/Goldsmith at Peggie Robinson Designs in Evanston, Illinois and has taught metalsmithing at Chicago State University, and Lill Street Studios in Chicago. Currently Yevgeniya is a Professor in the Department of Art and Design at UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts, heading a thriving jewelry and metalsmithing area with a graduate and undergraduate programs.