Kenneth MacBain is an associate professor of art and head of the jewelry/metals area at New Jersey City University. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in 2021 and 2003. His jewelry has been shown in more than 30 books and in The New York Times and American Craft. His jewelry has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions in the United States and abroad. It is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Newark Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts.