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Résumé

Since my childhood I have been fascinated by antiques. Because of that I love museums. When I enter a museum and I look at the objects, I am always thinking about the artists behind the objects and how they had made it. It seems that the objects can tell me a story from former times.

In 2009 I started using old metal pieces and glass stones for creating artist jewelry. The ideas of the historical jewelry pieces were transformed into my own work.

Today I make “shadows” of the Art Nouveau pieces: the original form of a historical piece will be created in bone, plastic or agate. After that I combine them with other historical materials by using a variety of formal elements. Repetition and layering will stress the importance of the form. For me the reverse side of a jewelry piece is as important as the front one. I often create very complex reverse sides, this will be a little secret for the one who is going to wear the jewelry in future. Opulent jewelry parts are created, being complex and offering again and again new ways of contemplation,

Each work is the template for the next one and each finished jewelry piece gives the possibility to communicate with a viewer.

Education

2002 - 2006 University of Applied Sciences of Pforzheim, school of design;

studies in jewellery and everyday objects, Germany

1998 - 2001 Goldsmith’s School for design, jewellery and objects in Pforzheim, Germany

Work experience

2014 - present teacher at the Technical Colleges for Jewelry and Watches in Pforzheim, Germany

2009 - 2014 Internationaler Bund, Pforzheim, Germany, Instructor for jewelry

2010 - 2012 designer for the wedding ring manufacturer Gerstner in Pforzheim, Germany

2006 – 2010 freelance work and project management for the Museum of Jewellery in Pforzheim

2007 – 2009 self-employed exhibition-designer for the firm Wellendorff, Pforzheim, Germany

2007 – 2007 lecturesship at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

Award / Grants / Collections

2014     Amberif Design Award, Honorable Mention, Gdansk, Poland

2013     Artist in Residence in Idar-Oberstein, University of Applied Arts Trier

2013     public collection Galeria Sztuki, Legnica, Poland

2012     permanent collection Cominelli Foundation

2012     Winner of the Prade-Award

Foundation Gold-und Silberschmiedekunst Schwäbisch Gmünd

2011     Collection gallery for art and design, Schmuckwelten Pforzheim

2010     “ISSP subsidy award“ Pforzheim jewelry museum

2010     Collection Pforzheim jewelry museum with two pieces

2008     Award for the diploma work „Roxy´s Welt“„Gestaltung Kunst Handwerk“

2006     Winner of the Designer’s Open Award 2006, Leipzig, Germany

2001     Leonardo Grant for Florence / Italy

 

Exhibitions (selection)

2018 „Neverending story“ solo exhibition, Gallery Four, Gothenburg, Sweden 

"Uncommon ground" solo exhibition, Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

2017 „Time will tell …“ solo exhibition in munich during „Schmuck 2017“ 

2016 „Phoenix from the ashes“ – solo exhibition Gallery Annick Zufferey – Carouge, Switzerland

“Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art.” Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA“

2015 “Spotlight exhibition“, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

“Happy” Gallery Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland

2014 “Schwarz mal Anders”, solo exhibition, Rheinisches Eisenkunstguss Museum, Bendorf-Sayn, Germany

“Pasticchio 2“ solo exhibition at Gallery Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany

2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013, Korea – German Contemporary Arts & Crafts

“Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition 2013“, Beijing, China

“Pasticchio“ solo exhibition at gallery Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany

“Like a pale spring of porcelain“ blås&knåda gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 The Universal Language of Ornamentation“ Pforzheim jewelry museum, Germany

“Exhibition of Contemporary German Metal Crafts“ Gold Museum New Taipei City, Taiwan

“Schmiede meiner Seele“ Solo Exhibition, gallery Mangold, Leipzig, Germany

“Ready-made“ Telemark Art Center, Skien, Norway

“Combine“ with Marta Hryc and Silke Fleischer, Platform Gallery / RHok Academie, Brüssel

2011 „jewellery joyas Schmuck“ with Marc Monzo and Melanie Georgapoculous, Hammer Gallery, Hong Kong

„Two Faces“ Solo exhibition Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium

„Sofa West: Santa Fe 2011“ represented by Charon Kransen Arts, USA

„Sofa New York“ represented by Charon Kransen Arts, USA

“Mediterraneo” Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean, Livorno, Italy

2010 “plastic jewelry” gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

Where to Buy

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