Jeff Kiefer > Artists > Jeff Kiefer

I was born in Dansville, New York, and spent the early part of my
life around there.

In 1969 I travelled West, living in the Bay Area of California for
awhile after a short stay in New Mexico. The following year I moved
to Albuquerque.

After frequent visits to Taos, I moved there in the spring of 1972
and began making jewelry. Like most other jewelers around Taos at
that time, I imitated the Navajo and Pueblo Indian silversmiths.

Later on after studying Modern Art, experimenting and developing
another art form – kinetic light – my jewelry desigs evolved into
what could be called Southwest Contemporary.