Kristi Rae Wilson received her MFA in Jewelry/Metals from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Here she was the recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship and the Brodie Material Grant. Her work has been included in international and national publications and exhibited throughout the United States. The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) awarded her the Educational Endowment Scholarship to participate in the Jewelry Opere Workshop (Netherlands) where she studied with contemporary jeweler, Ruudt Peters. Wilson, was an Artist-In-Resident at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (2010-2011), a guest lecturer at Bowling Green State University (2012) and New Mexico State University (2014). Wilson has taught fine art courses and served as an advisor for the Art Student Collective at the University of New Mexico for 8 years. Currently she teaches Jewelry and Small Metals Construction, Drawing and Introduction to Art History as a Visiting Assistant Professor.