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Rachelle Thiewes's jewelry of recent years explores the intense iridescent and color-shifting paints used for those eye-catching custom jobs on cars. Tangible movement is implied by the deceptive appearance of collapsing forms, the swift color-shifts on the jewelry’s surfaces and the consequences of light apparent in the shadow drawings and color imprints on the wearer’s skin.
Thiewes’ art is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum among others. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Calder Jewelry, One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry, Jewellery in Europe and America: New Times New Thinking, American Craft and Metalsmith. In 2009 she was named “Texas Master” by the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, in 2010 was nominated for a United States Artist Fellowship and in 2011received the University of Texas Regents Outstanding Award for Teaching.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.