Join us for a talk with contemporary jewelry artist David Beilander. We’ll hear David speak about his method, why he chooses to work in the materials he does, and what contemporary jewelry means to him. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion with David Beilander.
David Bielander, is a Swiss-born artist, based in Munich, Germany.
His works investigate questions about identity, affiliation, judgment, and perception, how it is steered, and how one can shift it.
“Bielander takes the familiarity of everyday objects and combines them with a witty ab- straction to create truly uncanny pieces of wearable art.”*
The creation of iconic works of contemporary jewelry like Lip (1999), Scampi (2007), Python (2011), or Cardboard (2015) makes him one of the key jewelry artists working today.
He has won numerous awards including the Herbert Hoffmann Prize in 2010, the Fran- coise van den Bosch Award in 2012, and the Swiss Grand Prix Award in 2017.
After an apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Basel and working for Georg Spreng in Schwä- bisch Gmünd, Germany, he studied from 1995 until 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Prof Otto Künzli, graduating as a Meisterschüler in 2002.
From 2006 until 2010 David Bielander was the creative assistant of Prof Daniel Kruger at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale, and from 2011 until 2013 external tutor in the Jewellery Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL).
His work is represented by Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson, NY (US), Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam (NL), Gallery S O in London and Solothurn (GB/CH), Gallery Funaki in Mel- bourne (AU), Antonella Villanova in Florence (IT), Galerie Wittenbrink in Munich (DE) and ATTA gallery Bangkok (TH).
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
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