I am inspired by both organic forms and architectures, especially buildings that are under construction. For me, all the details and elements that go into making a building are beautiful—including the reinforcing rod, ferroconcrete, and “skeletal” wood beams. Working with multiple gauges of wire and sheet in varied tones, I bring this mix of structure and spirituality into my own pieces, creating “see-through spaces.”

I am also influenced by current political and economic circumstances, as well as their interactions on the future of the global climate which all weigh heavily on our state of balance between mother nature and our human constructs. 

 To describe my work process, I use Jazz as a metaphor because it is organic and fluid. My work starts with a piece of wire which is then soldered to the next to build a continuous structure, after which I move from the creation of one element to another, allowing the first element to influence the second, and so forth without intension until the piece is completed.

 

My work is hand crafted using classical goldsmith techniques.  My goal is to express different forms of human experience and vision through architectural spaces, while maintaining a sense of lightness, flexibility, and transparency. 

EXHIBITIONS  

2019

Munich Jewelry Week, Popeye Loves Olive Art Space, Munich, Germany

NYC Jewelry Week, Mobilia gallery, NYC, USA

SOFA show, represented by Pistachios gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA

SOFA and post exhibition, Pistachios gallery, Chicago, USA

‘Some Assembly Required’, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, USA

 

2018    

Spotlight show, ‘Reclamation’, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

‘Un/Seen’, Spotlight show, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

NYC Jewelry Week, NYC, USA

2017    

Spotlight show, ‘Digilog’, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

Appropriated Adornment, Online Exhibition Platform of Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG//SPACE

'Special occasion', Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

2016

Solo exhibition, Popeye Loves Olives, Athens, Greece  

'Epoch', CC gallery, New Taipei city, Taiwan

‘Jewel: the inspiration in the past’ , The Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain

'Spotlight show', Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

The 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art "METALLOphone:Bonds", 

(AV17) gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2015

Sieraad Jewelry Fair, Amsterdam, Netherland

Empreintes- Permanent 2015, Alliages Organization, Lille, France                                                                       

‘The After Joya Effect II’, Popeye Loves Olive- Art Space, Athens, Greece

Spotlight show, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

Journey Through Time: Explorations of artful Adornment & Sculptural Objects through the ages, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2014

Solo exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

JOYA-Barcelona Contemporary Jewelry, Barcelona, Spain                                                           

Spotlight show, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

Ring Show, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2013

LOOT 2013: MAD about jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York City, USA             

Objects of Status, Power & Adornment II , Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, USA

Contemporary Visions of the Necklace, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2012

JOYA- Barcelona Contemporary Jewelry , FAD, Barcelona, Spain                                                

Art for the Earring/ Art of the Ring , Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

Contemporary Visions of the Necklace , Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2011

International Handwerksmesse Fair, Handwerk & Design, Munich, Germany                        

Studio Jewelry 2011 – Gem Prospectus , Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2010

Vision Active-Biface , Galerie Soufflot, Sorbonne University, Paris, France                              

BKV Prize - Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe – Verein, Gallery of Applied Arts, Munich, Germany

Heirlooms of the Future, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2009

SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, Presented by Mobilia Gallery, New York, USA         

NICHE Award exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA

The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

 

2008

Contemporary Visions in Metal, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA                                         

SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York, U.S.A., Presented by Mobilia Gallery

 

2007

Jewelry from painting and Architecture, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA                      

SOFA New York , Park Avenue Armory, New York, Presented by Mobilia Gallery & Gainro Gallery, Seoul

NICHE Award exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA

 

2006

SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, presented by Mobilia Gallery, Chicago, USA      

 

COLLECTIONS & AWARDS

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: LACMA, Los Angeles, USA  

Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Kamm Teapot Foundation, North Carolina, USA                                                                                     

2015   Winner of ‘The After Joya Effect II’ Athens, Greece                                                                    

2010   BKV Prize Finalist- Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe – Verein,  Munich, Germany                          

2009   NICHE Awards finalist, Philadelphia, USA

2007 NICHE Awards finalist, Philadelphia, USA                                                                           

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

American Craft, Page 18, Feb/March, 2018

Vision magazine, China, 2016

Interview with Georgia Gremouti, Athens, Greece, 2016

The Art Jewelry, Kalmbach Publishing Co. Page 9, USA, 2015

500 Art Necklaces, Page 127, Lark Books, New York/ London, 2013

500 Rings, Page 195 & 339, Lark Books, New York/ London, 2012

KUNSTHANDWERK & Design, Page 19, September/ October, Germany, 2010

500 Gemstone Jewels, Page 16, 94, 354, 395, Lark Books, New York/London, 2010

Warman’s Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide, Page 264, Krause Publication, 2010

Brooklyn 2 PM, Page 177-178, Maumsanchek, Seoul, Korea, 2010

NICHE magazine, Page 55, Vol.21, Williamsport, PA, 2009

500 Pendant & Locket, page 401, Lark Books, New York/London, 2008

ICON magazine, page 33 & 39, Volume 33, FIT, New York, 2008

HUE Alumni Magazine, page 25, Volume2/Number3, FIT, New York, 2008

ICON magazine, page 46-47, Volume 32, FIT, New York, 2007

American Craft, Page 31, Vol.67, No.5, American Craft Council, New York, 2007

Crart Magazine, Seoul/Korea, August, 2007

ICON magazine, Page 46, Vol. 31, FIT, New York, 2006

 

EDUCATION  

 

Accessories Design, BFA

FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York, USA

Jewelry Design, AAS

FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York, USA