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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Endless Closeness: Reka Lorincz CV

Born in 1978 Budapest, Hungary Lives and works in Budapest   Studies 2012Workshop with Gemma Drapper, Antwerpen 2011Symposium – Atelier Em, Bratislava 2010-2012Semmelweis University – Department of Applied Psychology, Budapest 2007Workshop with Ted Noten – BIAD, Birmingham 2002Erasmus scholarship – ELISAVA, Barcelona 2000-2005Hungarian University of Craft and Design – Department of Visual Educator Teacher, Budapest 1999-2004Hungarian University of Craft and Design – Department of Metal Design, Budapest 1997-1999Art School of Buda – Department of Goldsmith, Budapest   Awards 2011Jewellery of the year with „I love you Barbie” necklace Jewellery of the year II.place with „Shopping Madonna” necklace 2008Kozma Lajos applied arts prize 2006Kozma Lajos applied arts prize 2005Hungarian product design award 2004Jewellery Journey – Around the world exhibition   Exhibitions 2014Play Hard! – Brody Studios, Budapest Dream as Morning – Gallery Putti, Riga Rule The World – Friends of Carlotta, Zurich Shanghai Design Week, Shanghai 2013Schmuck You! – Galerie Biró Junior, Munich It is snowing a little – Gallery Putti, Riga YES NO BLACK WHITE – Brody Studios, Budapest Gallery Iang, Seoul 2012What”s in a frame – 3 stations, Munich Galerie für Schmuck, Flensburg Sterling Gallery, Budapest Filter Gallery, Budapest Künstlerhaus, Vienna Schmuck wander – Slovak Institute, Berlin 2011Made in […]

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Endless Closeness: Isabelle Busnel CV

After a 15-year career in finance and banking, an urge to express myself in a different way led me to retrain academically.   I obtained my HND in jewellery in 2008 and my Research MA in 2010, both from the London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design).   I now share my time between creating original jewellery and writing a blog about Applied Arts and Contemporary Craft.   I am a member of Dialogue Collective, a group of London-based jewellers and silversmiths, as well as a member and former treasurer of the Bristish Society of Enamelers. I am also collaborating with La Garantie, a French contemporary jewellery association.

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Endless Closeness: Valdis Brože CV

(1974) Latvia   Education 2000–2002 Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Visual Communication, M.A. 1996–2000 Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Visual Communication, B.A. 1995–1996 Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Metal Design 1990–1995 Riga Collage of Applied Art, Department of Metal Design   Awards 1993 Reward of originality in Latvian jewellers competition “Latvian jewellery 93”   Exhibits since 1996 Group exhibitions in Latvia, USA, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, Falkland Islands / UK  

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Endless Closeness: Rallou Katsari CV

​Born in Athens, Greece in 1984 ​​ Education 2002- 2005:       Graphic Design, VAKALO Art and Design College, Athens, Greece 2005- 2007:      ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery school                      Specialization course with Iris Eichenberg                      Specialization course with Peter Scubic 2008:           Clay workshop, College of Athens 2009:           Jewelry Workshop on the lost wax casting technique with Dimitris Nikolaidis 2010:              Seminar on Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education                 (Reggio Emilia, Italy) specialized on the role of Atelierista. 2011:           Workshop on Editing and Organizing Exhibitions with Marina Fokidi                 Acting workshop with Andromachi Spanelli 2012:           Seminar on Art Therapy with Gianna Kilimi                 Workshop on Scenography with Hara Kourtali Working experience 2010- 2013 Atelierista* at preschool “Ela na peksoume” *The Atelierista is an Early Childhood Development teacher with a background specializing in the […]

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Endless Closeness: Nikolai Balabin CV

lives and works in Lappeenranta, Finland e-mail: nikolai@balabin.net, www.nikolai.balabin.net   Born: 1955, Leningrad, USSR   ART EDUCATION 1994-96College diploma of jewellery and stonework design, College of Crafts and Design, Lappeenranta, Finland 1985-91  Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Leningrad, Soviet Union 1980-81Jewellery studio of Tatiana Alekseeva, Leningrad, Soviet Union   WORKING since 1997  designer-maker, jewellery artist   OTHER ACTIVITIES 2014juror: Competition for Young Jewellery Designers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg, Russia 2010juror and lecturer: International Competition for Young Jewellery Designers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg 2005juror: International Competition for Young Jewelers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg 2005curator: selection of russian contemporary jewellery for the exhibition Everyday Aesthetics, Art Museum of Kouvola, Finland 2004 curator:  Russian Jewellery Art, group exhibition, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland 2003 exhibition architector: proKoru, contemporary finnish jewellery, Craft Museum, Lappeenranta   SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 Ornament, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia 2012Collected Tales (with Melitina Balabin), A-Galerii, Safe, Tallinn, Estonia 2010 Random Processes, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia 2010 Promenade, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland 2009 My Park, Masters’ Guild Art Gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia 2008 My Park (with Melitina Balabin), Gallery Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark 2008 The Artists O Association’s Artist of The Month, Design Museum, Helsinki 2007Park (with […]

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Endless Closness: Māris Šustiņš CV

(1970) Latvia   Education 1993–1995 Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of of Metal design, M.A. 1989–1993 Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Metal design, B.A. 1985 1989 Riga Secondary School of Applied Art, Metal design department   Awards 1993 1st  Prize in contemporary jewellery group in Latvian jewellers competition “Latvian jewellery 93”   Exhibits since 1991 Group exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, Great Britain, Spain, Finland, Russia  

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Endless Closeness: Māris Auniņš CV

(1949) Latvia   Education 1980Tallinn State Applied Art Institute, Department of Metal art and Design 1975Riga Secondary School of Applied Arts, Department of Metal Design   Exhibits since 1978 Group exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, USA, Germany, France, UK, Denmark   Member of Latvia Artists’ Union since 1981   Works in public collections Decorative Art and Design Museum, Riga, Latvia Museum of the Artists’ Union of Latvia, Riga, Latvia Works in private collections in USA, Denmark, France, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Germany and Latvia  

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Liisa Hashimoto CV

Based in Osaka, Japan   1994    Graduated from School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston.   [ Solo Exhibitions & Group Exhibitions ] 1996 ~ Start my solo exhibitions in galleries in Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto in Japan every year. 2011    [ Mebae- Red Sprout ] solo exhibition at e.g.etal, in Melbourne, Australia ‘ International Exhibition Conceptual jewellery ‘ at Art Gallery Putti, in Riga, Latvia 2012    [ Light Fiction ] solo exhibition at Shibumi Gallery, in Berkly, USA ‘ The Big Design Market ‘ Art Fair , in Melbourne, Australia 2013    ‘Sieraad 2013’ Art Fair at Amsterdam, Netherland ‘ Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial’ Group Exhibition at Beijing, China              ‘ International contemporary jewelry exhibition IT IS SNOWING A LITTLE ‘ at Art Gallery Putti, in Riga, Latvia 2014    ‘ Blossom’ group exhibition at LA BASILICA GALERIA in Barcelona, Spain’ ‘ Earring Show ‘ at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, in Montreal, Canada ‘ Earring Show part 2 ‘ at Velvet da Vinci, in San Francisco, USA ‘Sieraad 2014′ Art Fair at Amsterdam, Netherland     2006~   Teaching metalsmithing at Osaka Designers’ College 2007~   Teaching shoe buckle by metals at The Esperanza institute […]

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Endless Closeness: Julia Maria Künnap CV

Born September 21, 1979 in Tallinn, Estonia   Graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts, Jewellery Art Department by Prof Kadri Mälk 2004  MA 2001  BA   2006 Artist in Residence, Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery, Florence 1999 Complementary studies at Konstfack, Stockholm   Acknowledgement 2012 Ede Kurrel award for jewellery artists, Estonia 2010 Red Dot design award: winner 2010, Germany 2005 Dr Ruth Reisert-Hafner stipendium  for goldsmiths and jewellery artists, Germany 2004 Annual prize of art magazine “Kunst.ee”, Estonia 2003 Best animation film (The Penguin Parade), International Panorama of Thessaloniki, Creece 1998 Roman Tavast annual stipendium for young jewellery artist, Estonia   Solo exhibitions   2013 Nubis, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts 2012 …dal Silenzio (with Janna Syvanoja and Castello Hansen), Marijke Studio, Padova 2006 Re-readymade (with Ulvi Tiit), Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn 2003 Tallinn Heat, Masters’ Courtyard Gallery, Tallinn   Participation at international exhibitions since 1999 2014 Jewellery exhibiton, Renaissance Hotel at Yu Garden, Shanghai Distant Relations – Jewelry between East and West, Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai 2013Schmuck 2013, Messe München, Germany* From The Coolest Corner, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo* 2012Celebration of Flowers, Sterling Gallery, Budapest 2011UltraMarine, Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, Estonia* Dreamscape, AV17 Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania Schmuck 2011, Messe München, Germany* 2010 […]

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Endless Closeness: Heng Lee CV

1985 / Kaohsiung, Taiwan   Education 2008-2011  Master of Applied Art (MFA), Matelsmithing and Jewelry, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan 2004-2008  Bachelor of Arts and Design, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan   Exhibitions (selected) 2014  Art fair, Joya International Art Jewellery Fair, Barcelona, Spain 2014  Solo exhibition, Pixel Garden, Gallery Meister und Margarita, Frankfurt, Germany 2014  Joint exhibition, Boundaryless- Jewelry Re- Design, Gallery 1.1, Beijing, China 2014  Joint exhibition, Ni Hao! – 10 Contemporary Jewellery Artists from Taiwan Nepo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan/ Gallery Kobeia, Munich, Germany 2014  Joint exhibition, Suspend.ed in Green, V&V Gallery, Vienna, Austria/ Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany/ Lesley Craze Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2014  Joint exhibition, Taiwanese Contemporary Jewellery towards the Future, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 2013  Joint exhibition, Glow, Ubi Gallery, Beijing, China 2013  Joint exhibition, CRUSH II, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, United states 2013  Selected design, Fifth International Biennial of Enamel Art VILNIUS 2013 , Lithuania 2013  Joint exhibition, BKV- Prize 2013 for Young Applied Arts, Gallery of Applied Arts, Munich, Germany 2013  Joint exhibition , Summer Opening Exhibition, VEIJ Gallery, Croatia 2013  Selected design, Virtual exhibition : The Sound of Silence, Beautifu l People Live Art 2013  […]

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Endless Closeness: Guntis Lauders CV

(1965) Latvia   Education 2005Latvian State Academy of Art, M.A. in arts 1987–1992Tallinn Art University, Department of Metal Design 1981–1985Riga Secondary School of Applied Arts, Department of Metal Design   Member of Latvia Artists’ Union since 1993   Awards 1998 Best jewellery designer of the year, prize of the Riga City Council “Riga in Contemporary Art” 1995 1st  prize, Collection “Mirrors”, ARTGenda’96 biennial, Copenhagen, Denmark 1991 1st prize, Triennial of Applied Art of the Baltic countries, Tallinn, Estonia   Exhibits since 1987  

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Endless Closeness: Gigi Mariani CV

MODENA  – ITALY   CV Education 1983  Apprenticeship by a Goldsmith ‘s laboratory 1985  Opened his own studio in Modena 2001/02 Seminar on diamond grading, Chamber of Commerce – Modena 2001  Since 2001 collaboration with the Archaeological Museum –Modena 2009  Workshop with Graziano Visintin e MariaRosa Franzin  2009  Enrolment AGC| Co- founder Artifizio group 2011  Granulation Workshop with G.Corvaja–Alchimia – Florence  2011  Member Klimt02 | Member Crafthaus   2011  Workshop mokume gane with G.Corvaja- Todi italia 2012  Curator with H.Herb – International jewelry Competition “……vices or     lifestyle “ 2012  Member of Gesellschaft fur Goldschmiedekunst – Hanau-Germany 2013   Vice Chairman AGC  Italy( Association Contemporary jewelry)   Awards: 2014  First Price Joya 2014  Barcellona -Spain 2013 First prize Cominelli Foundation 2013 Award 2012 Premi Joid’art- Enjoia’t 2012 Barcellona 2011 Exhibition Gioielli in fermento Torre Fornello (PC) / 2011 First prize ONOFF Spazio Aperto Award 150° – Padua – Italy   COLLECTIONS Museo degli Argenti – Florence – Italy COMINELLI FOUNDATION – Salo’ – Italy   Selected exhibition 2014 The Parallel Worlds – Alliage Gallery – Lille ( FR)/Joya 2014 – Barcellona –Spain/ Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery – Putti Gallery- Riga (LV) / Black is Beautiful – Hund Gallery- Munich […]

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