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Nikolai Balabin CV

 www.nikolai.balabin.net Born: 1955, Leningrad, USSR  ART EDUCATION 1994-96                College 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 1980-81 Jewellery studio of Tatiana Alekseeva, Leningrad, Soviet Union                                                                 WORKING since 1997           designer-maker, jewellery artist   OTHER ACTIVITIES 2010       juror and lecturer: International Competition for Young Jewelers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg 2005       juror: International Competition for Young Jewelers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg 2005       curator: 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 2012       Collected Tales (with Melitina Balabin), A-Galerii, 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 2007       Park (with Melitina Balabin), Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, […]

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Viktoria Münzker CV

Date of birth:     31.01.1978 Place of birth:    Bratislava, Slovakia Study: 1992-1996 at secondary grammar school Bratislava 2001-2007 at Academy of fine arts and design Bratislava, department jewellery      (Prof. Karol Weisslechner) 2005  Bachelor graduation at AFAD Bratislava, department jewellery 2007  Magisterial graduation at AFAD Bratislava, department jewellery   From 2009 at STOSSIMHIMMEL, Studio for contemporary jewelry, Vienna, Austria. From 2011 self-employment jewelry artist.   Exhibitions:         2004 “Spy eye”, jewellery exhibition at gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia 2004 “Jewellery is not only to ornament”, Design centre, Brno, Czech Republic 2005 Jewellery exhibition at Slovak Institute in Prague, Czech Republic 2005 Jewellery exhibition in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic 2006 5.International enamel competition at Beskyd museum, Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic 2006 Jewellery exhibition at Art-gallery in Nove Zamky, Slovakia 2007 Exhibition of Graduation works AFAD, House of Culture Bratislava, Slovakia 2007 “Wearable” jewellery and fashion design exhibition, Satelit gallery Bratislava, Slovakia 2007 International Graduation show 2007, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Holland 2007 “Designblok” , Gallery “U prstenu”, Prague, Czech Republic 2008 Jewellery Refined, Nacogdoches, Texas 2008 Jewellery exhibition Czech/Slovak, Czech Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia 2008 “Golden Folder”, jewelry exhibition Gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia 2008  New Traditional Jewellery, Sieraad Art fair, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, Niederlande […]

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Valdis Brože

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Born on June , 1974 in Riga, Latvia  Education 2000 – Master of Arts

Latvian Art Academy, Department of Visual Communication 1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Arts Latvian Art Academy, Department of Visual Communication Latvian Art Academy, Department of Metal Design Riga’s School of Applied Arts, Department of Metal Design   Exhibitions 2012 One man show “Thin, Thin”, gallery “Putti”, Riga, Latvia 2011 Group show “ Seven”, gallery “One Tventyeight”, New York, USA 2011 Group show , gallery “ Freiraum 117” , Munich, Germany 2011 Group show  gallery ”Putti” , Oslo, Norway 2010 Group show ”Sniega sajuta”, gallery „Putti”, Riga, Latvia 2010 Scope, Basel 2010 Group show “Gornij hrustal” , st . Petersburg 2009 Group show “Kalnu kristals”, gallery „Putti”, Riga, Latvia 2009 Art Expo, New York 2009 Group show gallery Freiraum117, Munich, Germany 2008 Group show  “ More”,st . Petersburg 2008 One man show  „Ekstra”, gallery „Putti”, Riga, Latvia

 2007 Group show gallery Freiraum117, Munich, Germany 2007Art International Zurich 2007 One man show „Transformācija”, gallery „Putti”, Riga, Latvia 2006 International Art Fair “Art Bodensee”, Austria; 2006 One man show , gallery “Putti”, “Personalizstade Nr 3”, Riga, Latvija 2005 One man show , gallery „Karousell”, Riga , Latvia 2005 International Art Fair “Antiques […]

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Sara Gackowska CV

1987 / Skwierzyna / Poland Education: 2011-2013  M. A.  Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk / Industrial Design/ Poland 2012  Saimaa University of Applied Sciences/ Jewellery art/ Imatra/ Finland 2007-2011  B. A. Koszalin University of Technology / Design Institute/ Industrial Design/ PL 2009-2010  Saimaa University of Applied Sciences/ Jewellery art/  Imatra, Finland 2011  Design Management/ Koszalin University of Technology  / Poland Exibitions: 2013  Group exhibition / Gallery Maruni/ Kobe /Japan 2013  REVOLT / XXII Legnica International Jewellery Competition/ Legnica/ Poland 2013  THIS END UP/ SNAG / Toronto /Canada 2012  Baltic  Amber Festiwal/ Hong Kong / China 2012  TALENTE/  Handwerk & Design at Internationale Handwerkmesse/ Munich/ Germany 2012  Amberif Design Award/ International Fairs AMBERIF/  Gdańsk/ Poland 2012  RITUAL/ XXI Legnica International Jewellery Competition/ Legnica/ Poland 2011  SEXY/ XXth Legnica International Jewellery Competition/ Legnica/ Poland 2010  Stone Matters II/ Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair/ Amsterdam/ Netherlands 2010  Stone Matters I/ Inhorgenta Europe-International Trade Fair/ Munich/ Germany 2009  Green/ students exibitions, Taidemuseo / Imatra/ Finland   Seminars/ Workshops: 2012  Koru IV/ Symposium/ Imatra/ Finland 2012  Lahti  Korut /Jewelry Seminar/ World Design Capital Helsinki / Finland 2010  New Folk Design/ workshops (company W.KRUK)/ Poznań/ Poland 2009  Skill, THINK TANK / Helsinki/ Finland 2009  Jewellery in […]

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Pawel Kaczynski CV

Born  in 1967 in Warsaw. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. W³. Strzeminski in Lodz. He designs jewellery since 1990. A member of the the Polish Association of Sculptors since 1992. Since 1995 the member of the Goldsmithing Artists’ Association (STFZ). From many fields of art which he deal with, the jewellery became a leading direction of his creative realization.He participated in over a hundred exhibitions and competitions of jewelry in Poland and abroad. In recent years, also as a member of the jury. A one of five authors of Artistic Group “Six” supporting the idea of creating unique jewellery (since 2001 more than twenty exhibitions in Poland and the United Kingdom,Sweden and Austria) His works are located in the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad-Russia, the Jewellery Museum in Kazimierz Dolny, the “Amber Museum” in Gdańsk and in many private collections and galleries worldwide. Awards: – National Exhibition of Jewellery SILVER TOP”Towards Japan”- Warszawa 1998 honourable mention; – “DESIGN” contest of a monthly magazine Watches & Jewellery, Fairs”Gold,Silver,Time” Warsaw 2002-laureate; – National Exhibition of Jewellery “Presentations 2004”, Jewellery Fairs “Gold,Silver,Time” Warsaw 2004 3rd position; – National Exhibition of Jewellery “Presentations 2004”, Jewellery Fairs “G.S.T.” Warsaw 2004 STANKO Gallery prize; – […]

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Nataša Grandovec CV

Born: 4.4. 1973 in Slovenia Education: 1998-2000 Higher National Diploma/ London Metropolitan University 2000-2002 BA in Fine Arts/ Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada Present: I live and work in Maribor, Slovenia. I work in my own jewellery studio.   Exhibitions: 1998: » Between 2 fires«, Maribor/ Galeria Latobia, Ljubljana 2000: New Designers Show, London/ Break 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2002: BIO, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2003: Compilation, Art Gallery, Maribor/ Kud France Prešeren, Ljubljana/ Gallery              Kodre, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2004:Gallery Abruni, Maribor, SLO/ BIO, Ljubljana, SLO/Art Gallery Maribor, Slovenia 2005:Kibla, Maribor, SLO/ Gallery Kodre, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2006: Stardust, Monfalcone, Italy 2007: Museum of Maribor, SLO/ New Space Gallery, Italy; 2008: Gallery Premzl, Maribor, SLO/ Filorosso, Mugia, Italy/ Gallery Tergesteo, Italy 2009: Terra di Mezzo, Pescara, Italy/ Fame d’amore, Italy/ Design Assembly, Graz, Austria/ Pezzi di luna, Padova, Italy/ Gallery Kresija, Ljubljana, SLO 2010: Pezzi di luna, Muggia, Italy/ Suave 4, Madrid, Spain/ Design Assembly, Graz, Austria/ Gesti e Sapori, Trieste, Italy/ Pezzi di luna3, Maribor, SLO 2011: Škrabčeva house, SLO/ Design Assembly, Graz/Austria, Cominelli foundation award, San felice del Benaco, Italy; Gallery Kodre, Ljubljana, SLO; »Secrets«, EKTC Betnava, Maribor, SLO. 2012: Natural history Museum Ljubljana, SLO. Filorosso, Muggia, Italy. 2013: Filorosso, […]

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Māris Šustiņš CV

Dzimis 1970. gada 31. maijā/ Rīgā Izglītība 1985.-1989.   Rīgas Lietišķās mākslas vidusskola, metāla mākslinieciskās apstrādes nodaļa; 1989.-1993.   Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija, metāla dizaina nodaļa, bakalaura grāds 1993.–1995.  Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija, metāla dizaina nodaļas meistardarbnīca, maģistrantūra Personālistādes:Apbavojumi 1993    Latvijas juvelieru konkurss “Latvijas rota 93”, 1. vieta modernās juveliermākslas grupā. 1992      Salons A, Rīga/ Latvija; 2002    “Tērpi un rotas”, kopā ar Sintiju Šustiņu, galerijā Čiris, Rīga/ Latvija; 2007    “Princese uz zirņa”, kopā ar Sintiju Šustiņu, galerijā Putti, Rīga/ Latvija. 2012     “Sfēra” mākslas galerijā PUTTI, Rīga/Latvija Grupu izstādes: 1991       LMA Metāla dizaina nodaļas 30. gadu jubilejas izstāde, Rīga/ Latvija; 1992       “Latvijas metālmāksla”, Dekoratīvi Lietišķās mākslas muzejs, Rīga/ Latvija; 1993       “Gaisma un rotas”, gaismas objekti, Rīga/ Latvija; 1994       Baltijas valstu lietišķās mākslas triennāle, sudraba miniatūrtēlniecības objekti, Tallina/ Igaunija; 1995       Starptautiskais jauno juvelieru konkurss, Londona/ Anglija; 1996       “Zem sprieguma”, gaismas objekti, Rīga/ Latvija; 2004       Starptautiskā Baltijas valstu rotkaļu izstāde, Barselonas Lietišķās Mākslas Muzejs, Barselona/ Spānija; 2005       Starptautiskā juveliermākslas biennāle “Faberge 2005”, Lahti/ Somija; 2008       Latvijas rotu mākslinieku grupas izstāde, Pēterburga/ Krievija; 2008       “Latvijas mūsdienu rota un gobelēns”, Kaļiņingrada/ Krievija; 2009 […]

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Māris Auniņš CV

Dzimis 1949. gada 27. augustā, Rīgā, Latvijā Izglītība 1975 Rīgas Lietišķās mākslas vidusskolas Metālmākslas nodaļa, Latvija 1980 Tallinas Mākslas institūts (tagad Mākslas akadēmija) Metāla mākslas un dizaina nodaļa, Igaunija Piederība profesionālām organizācijām No 1981. gada Latvijas Mākslinieku savienības biedrs Personālizstādes 1980 Zinību nams, Rīga, Latvija 1995 Martas Krastas galerija, Rīga, Latvija 1999 Ivonnas Veihertes galerija, Rīga, Latvija 2000 Vilinājums, Ivonnas Veihertes galerija, Rīga, Latvija 2002 Tikai rotas, galerija Putti, Rīga,Latvija 2002 Galerija Interier Köpenick, Berlīne, Vācija 2006 Galerija Moazipoor, Berlīne, Vācija 2007 Galerija Moazipoor, Berlīne, Vācija Grupu izstādes Kopš 1978 piedalās dekoratīvās mākslas un dizaina izstādēs Latvijā un citur pasaulē 1988 Latvijas rotu dizains, Tallinas pilsētas muzejs, Tallina, Igaunija 1989 Starptautiska izstāde New Art Forms, Čikāga, ASV 1991 Baltijas Dekoratīvās mākslas triennāle, Tallina, Igaunija 1993 Latvijas dekoratīvās mākslas izstāde, galerija Spandow, Berlīne, Vācija 1994 Tallinas Mākslas institūta jubilejas izstāde, Dekoratīvās mākslas un dizaina muzejs, Rīga, Latvija 1997 Latvijas metāla mākslas dizains, Dekoratīvās mākslas un dizaina muzejs, Rīga, Latvija (katalogs) 1997 Dekoratīvā māksla no Latvijas, galerija Fachwerkhof, Vittene, Vācija 1997 Rīgas laikmetīgā māksla – Rīgas domes balva nominācijā rotu dizains, Rīga, Latvija (katalogs) 1997 Art Letton – Laikmetīgā māksla un dizains no Latvijas, Grand Salle de l’Aubette, Strasbūra, Francija (katalogs) 1998 […]

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Maria Cristina Bellucci CV

education 2008: Intensive course, Alchimia, Firenze 2006: Microflaming masterclass with Master Giovanni Corvaja, Le Arti Orafe, Lucca 2000: Jewellery art techniques , San Giacomo School of Ornamental Arts, Roma 1989: Diploma in Stage design, Academy of Fine Arts, Roma 1983: High School Degree in Classic Studies, Civita Castellana (Viterbo) professional experience since 1999 freelance jewellery designer/maker exhibitions 2012 On-off, Padova, Italy The art of collecting, Tallinn, Estonia The Beauty Chase, Lille, France Loot, Mad Museum, New York, USA Design Centrum Inaugural Exhibition, Kielce, Poland Gioie da Condividere, Aranceria di San Sisto, Rome, Italy At the beginning all is about love, iii-Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2011 White, Putti Gallery, Riga, Latvia Winter exhibition, Alternatives Gallery, Roma, Italy Enjoia’t Award, Joya, Barcelona, Spain Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Sud Corea Conceptual Jewellery, Putti Gallery, Riga, Latvia Linientreu, Craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany 2010 Value without valuables, St. Petersbourg, Russia Winter exhibition, MIAAO Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Torino, Italy Winter exhibition, Alternatives Gallery, Roma, Italy Made, YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom Grassimesse, Leipzig, Germany Steinbeisser, Hamburg, DE ► Lisbon, PT 2009 Personal exhibition, Galerie Caractère, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Colours, Artist’s Studio, Roma, ItalyW Winter exhibition, Alternatives Gallery, Roma, Italy 2008 Jewellery and music, Galerie […]

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Jurgita Erminaite-Šimkuviene CV

Born on 31 May 1980 in Telšiai   Education 1998 – 2002 Bachelor of Arts Department of metal Plastic, Specialization in Jewellery Telšiai Division of Applied Art Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania. 2002 – 2004 Master of Arts Department of Architecture and Design, Specialization in Jewellery Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania Since 2006 the member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association Since 2010 the member of International Art Medal Federation FIDEM Solo Exhibitions 2007 ,,Plot Race”, Jewellery exhibition with Egle Cejauskaite. Jewellery gallery of Vilnius Art Academy ,,Argentum”, Vilnius, Lithuania Jewellery exhibition Utenos Museum, Utena, Lithuania. ,,Confession”. Jewellery exhibition Užupis Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. 2002 ”Plot Race”, Photo art exhibition with Egle Cejauskaite. Exhibition Hall of Telšiai, Lithuania Group Exhibitions 2013 Exhibition “Art for the Home”. ,,Domus” gallery, Vilnius International medal art symposium’s exhibition “Lithuania Minor Writing Personalities” and “Kristijonas Donelaitis’s “Year” in medals”. Kaliningrad’s History and Art Museum. Kaliningrad. 2012 X Triennial of Medals Šv. Jono street gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. Kristijonas Donelaitis‘s „Year“in medals. Šv. Jono street gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. 2011 International conceptual jewellery exhibition DREAMSCAPE. (AV17) gallery, Vilnius Exihibition of XXVII international medalist’s symposium. Šv. Jono street gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. Exibition of Contemporary Lithuanian art 2011: ceramics, textiles, metal, leather, glass works” Museum […]

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Jānis Vilks CV

  IZGLĪTĪBA 1991-2000       LMA metāla dizaina nodaļa, scenogrāfijas nodaļa   scenogrāfijas un glezniecības meistardarbnīcas. 1987-1991        RLMV metāla mākslinieciskās apstrādes nodaļa. 1979-1987       Rīgas 2. vidusskola. IZSTĀDES      Kopš 1990. gada piedalās grupu izstādēs Latvijā un ārzemēs. KONKURSI    1999                GRAND PRIX Prāgas scenogrāfijas biennālē.   DARBA PIEREDZE Rotu mākslinieks.  

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Helfried Kodre CV

  Biography 1940           born in Graz, Austria 1961–65       studied art history at Vienna University 1961                first contact with goldsmithing through Elisabeth Defner 1962–75       collaborated with Elisabeth Defner in a joint workshop 1964               first independent work and onset of participating in exhibitions 1975-83        interrupted his work as a jewellery-maker to finish studying art history 1984               took Dr. phil. (PhD) degree 1985–96        instructor at the Art History Institute, Vienna University since 1992    again working as an artist (jewellery and sculpture), at first in parallel with teaching at Vienna University 1996      ceased teaching at Vienna University to concentrate entirely on his art

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