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mia.kwon.jewellery  l  BYMIA
/ ARTIST STATEMENT
The origin of my creative process, was the desire to change the way people see porcelain jewellery,
by creating beautiful and surprising fashion objects. While I am using some established techniques like slip casting,
I mix them in new ways, sewing the very light elements together for the larger dynamic pieces, as well as polishing them intensely
to give them a super slick surface. I also combine them with my metal smith abilities and add new techniques, like the layered casting,
to create the unique color patterns. I hope for creating a fresh, contemporary perspective onto porcelain jewellery,
bending the perception of the audience for what porcelain is and can do. My jewelry shall be a bright spot of surprise in the owner’s life,
a little piece that can help make a given day a little bit better. For this I consider every part of my jewellery to be part of the experience,
from the visuals, to touching the surface, to even the sound of the moving elements.
// CV
BIOGRAPHY :
Born in Seoul (South Korea), Mia Kwon lives and works in Berlin.
She received a degree in Ceramic Craft from the Department of Architecture and Design of Kookmin-University in Seoul.
She deepened her knowledge of porcelain-making studying at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts & Design in Halle (Germany)
and then obtained a Master’s degree from FHP University of Applied Science in Potsdam (Germany).
She currently works as a jewellery artist, participating in exhibitions and is represented by various galleries internationally.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS :
2021            
Form & Function, Pistachios Gallery, Chicago, USA

2020            
MAD About Jewelry Acquisition Prize, MAD, New York, USA
MAD About Jewelry 2020, The Store At Museum Of Arts And Design, New York, USA
Curated By. Charles Simmonds Exhibition, AA-Collected, Berlin, Germany
SOMMERGÄSTE Ausstellung, Neue Greifen Galerie, Greifswald, Germany
ANTIVIRUS, Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal
Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition, Kunming, Royal Venus Hotel, China
Guest Designer, Collectiva during a period of 3 months, Porto, Portugal
Gogoisme.2, Reverso gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2019            
GLOSSY, during NYJW2019, Ombré Gallery, NYC, USA
Gogoisme.2, Amaranto Joies, Barcelona, Spain
2nd Prize, Collectiva Meeting Award 2019, Porto, Portugal
GLOSSY, Ombré Gallery, The Plumb Club Pavilion, JCK Las Vegas, USA
9th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Italy

2018            
100 Jahre Bauhaus – Interpretationen Berliner Gestalter, Gallery Noon, Berlin, Germany
4th Tripe Parade Biennia for Contemporary Jewellery 'Three Times', How Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Gioielli in Fermento, #Gallery Selected Works, JOYA Barceloan/ Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain
Symbiosis International Exhibition of Art Jewelry Night of Budapest, Hungary
Gioielli in Fermento, Oratorio S.Rocco, Padova, Italy
8th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
Contemporary Stories of ΤRINITY, Eleni Marneri Galerie, Athes, Greece
Certificate of Excellence for the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2017

2017            
Porcelain Group Exhibition "Winter bei Binder", Michaela Binder, Berlin, Germany
2017 Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition, Beijing Institute Of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China
7th Gioielli in Fermento - Master Collection, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
Whois Publisher Prize for the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2016

2016            
Pilino Soma VOL. ll "Ceramic Jewellery Exhibition", The Sowl gallery, Athens, Greece
"Mia & Mariko", Ubi Gallery, Beijing, China
The After JOYA Effect IIl "Jewelry Fusion", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
6th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
"Love is_ " Exhibition - Shang Hai edition, J-Tour Gallery, Shang Hai, China
"TRANSITExhibition - Jewellery from over the world", Creativity Oggetti in Turin, Italy
"Love is_ " Exhibition - Hong Kong edition, Ame Gallery, Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence for the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2015

2015           
"Love is_ " Exhibition, PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
7th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Off JOYA - Gioielli in Fermento #gallery, Cassina showroom, Barcelona, Spain
The After JOYA Effect II " 6000 Fragments / The Floating Islands", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
5th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
24th Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, Individual Exhibition “VIVID!”, Legnica Cultural Centre, Poland
"Spring on Skin" Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, el.marneri galerie, Athens, Greece

2014           
"The Parallel Worlds" Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
13th SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winner of the Gallery of Art In Legnica Award at 6th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
6th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Off JOYA “Gioielli in Fermento #gallery”, Boffi showroom, Barcelona, Spain
Creativity Contest "Il gioiello si mette in posa", Creativity Oggetti, Turin, Italy
Art Jewellery as Fashion Statement “Wear It Loud”, Reinstein/Ross, New York, USA
Craft Platform, Culture Station Seoul284, Seoul, South Korea
The After JOYA Effect "International Jewellery Fusion", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
“Empreintes” Permanent Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
4th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
"The Moment" Exhibition, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Bandal Art Museum, South Korea
"Contemporary Jewel Illustrated", La Basilica Galeria Temporary Exhibitions, Barcelona, Spain

2013           
8th Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul, South Korea
"La Cour des Miracles" Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
5th JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair, FAD, Barcelona, Spain
1st Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania
11a Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artística de Aveiro, Museu de Aveiro, Portugal
8. Internationale Keramikbiennale der Stadt Kapfenberg, Galerie des KUlturZentrums, Austria
8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, International Pavilion, South Korea
4th Cominelli Foundation Award, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy
JOYA Special Mention Prize at Premio Torre Fornello - 3rd Gioielli in Fermento, Ziano Piacentino, Italy

/// GALLERY
Amaranto Joies in Barcelon, Spain
Auguste Froschhammer in Berlin, Germany
Galerie Caractere in Neuchâtel, Swiss
La Basilica Galeria in Barcelona, Spain
Michaela Binder Galerie für Schmuck in Berlin, Germany
Ombré Gallery in Cincinnati, USA
PIN sstudio in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pistachios Gallery in Chicago, USA

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