EDUCATION

2005
Specialization with Robert Smit at Alchimia, Firenze, Italy

1999
MFA in Metal Arts SUNY New Paltz, New York, US.

1997
BFA in Metal Arts California College of Art, California, US.

1990 -1994
Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, US.


TEACHING FACULTY


2011 - 2017
New York University, Craft Media, Metalsmithing, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York, NY    

2012 - 2017
Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY
2003 - 2015
92ND ST YWCH, Metals Department, New York, NY
2009
Rhode Island School of Design Metals Department. Guest instructor for Junior year & Graduate Program Committee.
2000 - 2005
YWCA CRAFT STUDENT LEAGUE, Metals Department, New York, NY
1998 -1999
SUNY New Paltz, Metals Department. New York, NY



LECTURES & WORKSHOP

2017

Site Specific, Stone setting workshop for Contemporary Jewellery, Walk Studio, Santiago, Chile

•間ma-terial, touching the void with students from University of Wisconsin Stout, Tokyo, Japan

•On a Whim, collaborative workshop with Klaus Burgel at Klaus Haus in West Port, MA

•間(ma)TERIAL - touching the void in Tokyo, material workshop with art major students from University Wisconsin Stout
 

2016

•WALK THROUGH THE MAKING, Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department at University of Akron, Ohio

•Ma-terial, Contemporary jewelry workshop, Master Artist Program, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

•Material Poetics of Hidden Space, Contemporary Jewelry workshop, Atelier Rudee, Bangkok, Thailand

•Stone setting workshop, Atelier Rudee, Bangkok, Thailand

•Site Specific, Stone setting workshop for Contemporary Jewellery, Walk Studio, Santiago, Chile

•Flush setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York

•Bead setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York

•Ma-terial, Contemporary jewelry workshop, Casa Petite Comite, Buenos Aires, Argentina

•Site Specific, Stone setting workshop for Contemporary Jewellery, Casa Petite Comite, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015
•"MAKE the MAKING" Me + work + New York, Tokyo Kasei University, Tokyo, Japan
•Ma 間 “How do you eat the empty space in the middle of the donut?” Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
•TSUTSUMU 包 ”Aesthetic Pleasure of Japanese Packaging Art & Hidden Forms of Gift Giving-
What’s inside is not always visible, some not even meant to be opened….” Orizzonti Art Lecture, Tokyo, Japan
•Flush setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York
•Bead setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York
2014
•Ma 間 “How do you eat the empty space in the middle of the donut?” Orizzonti Art Lecture, Tokyo, Japan
•Stone setting workshop for senior year at Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong
•Flush setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York
2013
•Ma 間 "contemporary jewelry and the poetics of negative space” Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
•Flush setting workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York
•Soldering Intensive + Chain Links with Square Wire workshop, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York
•Antiklastos + Synklastos workshop, Bianca Lopez Jewelry Art, New York
2012
•“HEAVY METALS: Jewelry and the Sonic Imagination”, Cabrillo College, California
•Flush setting workshop, Jewelry Toolery , Santa Cruz, California
•Soldering Intensive + Chain Links with Square Wire workshop, Jewelry Program 92stY, New York
•"Defining the taste - Jewelry with gems, traditional to contemporary to beyond" Brooklyn Metal Works
•Reliquary under the lens workshop, Bianca Lopez Jewelry Art, New York
2011
•Ma 間 “MI CASA ES SU CASA/ENTRANDO AL MA” Contemporary Jewelry Workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina
•”Every piece is precious” workshop, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong
•Flush setting workshop, Jewelry Program 92stY, New York
2010
•Mechanism & findings workshop, Bianca Lopez Jewelry Art, New York
•Flush setting workshop, Jewelry Program 92stY, New York
•Production A to Z workshop, Program 92stY, New York
2009
•Found object with cold connection workshop, Bianca Lopez Jewelry Art, New York
•Flush setting workshop, Jewelry Program 92stY, New York
•Pratt Institute, Metals Department, visiting critic
2008
•Rhode Island School of Design, Metals Department, visiting lecturer and critic
•University of Akron, Ohio, Metals Department, visiting lecturer and critic
•“Reengaging the Readymade”, summer program, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
•Studio 174, Production A to Z workshop, Brooklyn, NY
•Liloveve Jewelry Studio, Stone setting workshop, Brooklyn, NY
2007
•SOFA Chicago, Emerging Artist Lecture Series represented by Sienna Gallery
•Virginia Commonwealth University, Metals Department, visiting lecturer and critic
•University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Metals Department, visiting lecturer and critic
2004
•Kuztown University, Lost wax casting summer program, Metals Department, Pennsylvania
2003
•California College of Art, Metals Department, visiting lecturer and critic
 


EXHIBITIONS

2017

SOLO exhibition COIL, Jewelers' Werk Gelerie, Washington, DC
SCHMUCK 2017, Munich, Germany
MIXED GREENS, group show presented by Jewellers' Werk Gelerie during Munich Jewellers Week, Munich, Germany

2016

SHADOW THEMES – Finding the Present in the Past. RR Gallery, Manhattan, New York

NEW WORK FROM THE NEW WORLD by Jewelers’ Werk Galerie, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich Germany

New Earring 3, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2015
SOLO exhibition LANDSCAPE: Absence is Present,  Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY
Expect the Unexpected: Contemporary Jewelry Design, New Jersey City University, N

2014
Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Everyday Objects, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
THE EARRING 2, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2013
REFLECTION: 100 at CCA, California College of Arts, Oakland, California
2011
PIN ANONIMUM, Portuguese Association of Contemporary Jewellery, Portugal
SOFA NEW YORK with Sienna Gallery, New York, NY
2010
JAPANESE JEWELLERY, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, England
LOOT, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
THE PLASTIC SHOW, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
SOFA NEW YORK, Represented by Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
TRANSMUTATION: MATERIAL REBORN, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ
2009
DELICATE BEAUTY, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
FROM MINIMAL TO BLING, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
SOFA New York/ Chicago with Sienna Gallery, New York, NY
RE/ACTION(S), curated by Gail Brown, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2008
PAN PACIFIC SHOW, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
ORGANIC STYLE, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE
SOFA New York/Chicago with Sienna Gallery, New York, NY
2007
SOLO Exhibition: LICHEN FAMILIA, THE VAULT PROJECT, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
SOFA CHICAGO EMERGING ARTIST with Sienna Gallery, Chicago, IL
EARRING SHOW (LARK BOOKS 500 EARRINGS), Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
2006
SPARKLE PLENTY 2, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
SAYUMI YOKOUCHI & JULIA TURNER, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
2005
JUXTAPOSTIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION, Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY
RINGS FOR MEN, Gallery West, Tokyo Japan
PALM BEACH 3 with Yaw Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
ANTI-WAR MEDALS: ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE WAR, traveling exhibition - USA, Spain, Norway, England
CHESS: CHESS MEN BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2004
ORNAMENT SHOW, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
SOFA CHICAGO with Yaw Gallery, Chicago, IL
SMALL WORLDS, on line exhibition, www.ducts.org
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO, The Bonn Biennale, Bonn, Germany
SOFA NEW YORK, WEST GOES EAST with Yaw Gallery, New York, NY
CHESS: CHESS MEN BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, traveling exhibition -- USA, England.
2003
SUNY NEW PALTZ, JEWELERS AND METALSMITH, Andora Gallery, Care Free, AZ
ASIAN ROOTS WESTERN SOIL, Japanese American Historical Society Gallery, San Francisco, CA
KAGEKI METONYMICS, Linc Real Art, San Francisco, CA
2002
ORNAMETAL, FIVE PIECES FIVE GALLERIES, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA,Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Snyderman works gallery, Philadelphia, MA, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Mark Milliken, Gallery, New York, NY, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
21ST CENTURY METALSMITH: INDIVIDUAL + COLLABORATIVE, New Art Center, Newton, MA
2000
GARDENS OF PLEASURE, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Metalsmith magazine | Wear oh Wear by Rachelle Thiewes, March 2017 page 27

Artistry in Fiber: Wearable Art by Schiffer ISBN: 9780764353994 2017
American Craft Magazine | Sum & Substance. The work of 15 exceptional artists. October/November issue 2015 page52
New Earrings by Nicolas Estrada, Promopress / Thames & Hudson 2013
Anillos / New Rings by Nicolas Estrada, Promopress / Thames & Hudson 2011
American Craft Magazine | Exhibition Reviews “Velvet da Vinci’s Fantastic Plastic” September 2010
The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008 by Darling Publications 2008
500 Plastic jewelry Designs by Lark Books 2008
Metalsmith Magazine | Exhibition Reviews, “Out of The Shell” Vol 29, No1, 2008
Jewellery from Natural Materials by Beth Legg, A & C Black Publishers Ltd 2008
The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin by Lark Books 2008
500 Wedding Rings by Lark Books 2008
500 Earrings by Lark Books 2007
Metalsmith Magazine | Exhibition Reviews, ”Sayumi Yokouchi and Julia Turner: New Jewelry” 2007
Style Weekly | Exhibition Reviews, Sparkle Plenty 2: “Bizarre Bling” December 2006
So-En Japanese Fashion magazine | “Rings for Men” August 2005
Metalsmith Magazine | Exhibition Reviews: “Chess: Chessmen By International Artist” Winter 2004
Art Asia Pacific Magazine | “Asian Roots / Western Soil” Fall 2003
LA Times | “Ornamental” December 2, 2002,
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Exhibition, “Gardens of Pleasure” May / June, 2000
Metalsmith Magazine | Exhibition in Print “Portable Garden 1”, “Portable Garden 3” Summer1999

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2003~present

Custom made jewelry design business for private clients

2008

Curating Contemporary Jewelry exhibition and publishing exhibition catalog

Out of the Shell: Re-contextualizing the Pearl in Contemporary Jewelry, Loupe Gallery, New Jersey, US

 2006~2012

Custom-made jewelry design and decorative art restoration work with Federicvo De Vera, for De Vera New York, NY

 2003~2007

Freelance model maker for New York based jewelry designer.

 2001

FORGET ME KNOT - Fund raising jewelry project for children who lost parents on 911 attack. Profit from the pendant sales was donated to New York Children's Aid Society

1999~2003

Production manager for New York based jewelry company.