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By painting with enamels and sketching through wire, I try to create playful yet delicate compositions. I love to represent Indian motifs and imagery in a unique way, rendering a fresh perspective to Indian Jewelry. Colors are also very important elements in my Work. It’s the joy of making; making something new, fresh and stretching the boundaries of what jewelry is and how it should be made, that motivates me.

My current work is designed around the narrative of Japanese term NATSUKASHII; bitter sweet remembrances. Here I used elements of my fond memories and mold them into sculptural Jewelry pieces. These pieces are the window to my past experiences and my cultural identity. The back of the brooches are in contrast to the front, representing the two Worlds immigrant artists constantly come to face with. My designs are intersection of these contrasting experiences.

Born in Udaipur ( Rajasthan ) India, Vershali Jain is MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of art, Scotland. Selected to show her Graduation Collection at New Designers (London), Marzee graduate show - Galerie Marzee (Netherlands) and Talente - Schmuck (Munich) her work exhibits the unconventional approach to materials, vibrant colors and playfulness.
She recently exhibited and demonstrated her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

VERSHALI JAIN

Jewelry Artist / Metalsmith

www.vershalijain.com

vershalij@gmail.com

412-482-0964

 

DOB     05/05/1986

 

Exhibitions

2021    New York jewelry week (upcoming)

2020    ACC San Francisco (virtual)

2018    ACC Baltimore

2018    Artrider craft shows in NY and NJ

2018    Makers 2018, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)

2017    Makers 2017, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)

2017    Botanics, Diana Potter Gallery (Bristol, UK)

2017    Autor 2017, (Bucharest, Romania)

2017    East West Fine Art Gallery, (Naples, Florida)

2015    Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Artist demo (Manhattan, NY)

2015    Draft Space, Complete Parts, (Manhattan, NY)

2015    Alchemy3, Enamellist Society exhibition, USA

2015    Makers 2015, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)

2014    Makers 2014, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)

2013    Makers 2013, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)

2012    Gallery expo arte (Oslo, Norway)

2012    Talente 2012, Schmuck (Munich, Germany)

2012    Marzee graduate show, Galerie Marzee (Netherlands)

2011    New designers show (London, UK)

 

Educational History

2010-2011       Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland), Jewelry Design and Silversmithing, MA

2005-2009       National Institute of Fashion Technology (India), Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory Designing, BFtech (Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit by the Textile Ministry of

India for Academic Excellence)

Where to Buy

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