Paige Munroe is a metalsmith originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her BFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2014. Early in her career Paige was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Saul-Bell Design Award presented by RioGrande, which gained her recognition as a dedicated craftsperson in the field. She was nominated to represent SUNY New Paltz for the Windgate Fellowship Award in 2014, and is currently an assistant goldsmith at Pat Flynn Inc., in High Falls New York.
While at SUNY New Paltz Paige was a four-year varsity tennis player, setting the highest recorded singles wins in the history of the program. She is the recipient of the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award, balancing her Fine Arts education and athletic responsibilities to have the highest student-athlete GPA. As captain and 2013 MVP, Paige strives for high standards both on the tennis court and in the metals studio. Her craft and tennis game are approached with extreme technicality and dedication resulting in a strong love for both physical outlets.
Paige’s most current body of work, Take Two, focuses on creating medicine containers that are functional for daily use, convey the personality of the user, and explore habitual action through surface pattern. The intimate bond that occurs between people and objects of routine fascinates her as maker, which she emphasizes through the use of geometric patterns to signify rhythm, repetition, and to visually represent the ritual of self-medicating. By collaborating with individuals she personalizes the containers to reflect the life and character of the user. In her work Paige pursues the craft tradition of creating objects of utility that directly serve a need. By calling attention to our actions through beauty and customization, Paige incites consideration of routine in an attempt to better understand habitual behavior.