About

Born 1972 in Luxembourg
Since 2001 Living and working as independent professional artist and designer in Luxembourg

 

Education

1993-95 Hochschule für Gestaltung Trier; Interior Design
1995-99 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen; Metalwork and Jewellery; Bachelor of Honours
1999-01 Royal College of Art, London; Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery; Master of Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2001

Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg, ‘rings on bodies’ performance, in cooperation with Casino Luxembourg-forum d’art contemporain, ’nuit des musées’
Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg, ‘statement brooches’

2002

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg

2003

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2004

Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg

2006

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
Galerie Slavik, Vienna

2007

Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona
Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg

2008

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
gallery deux poissons, Tokyo

2009

Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich

2011

Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg

2012

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2014

Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg
Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2016

Contemporary Jewellery, Brussels           

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

1995

Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg

1997

‘rings’, Galerie Ademloos, The Hague

1998

‘Gallery Artists’, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg
‘T-Shirt’, Galerie Ademloos, The Hague and Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp

1999

‘Graduate Work’, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
‘Axion Art’, Galerie Passage 44, Brussels
‘Graduation Work’, Jacob Jordaenshuis, Antwerp
‘Gallery Artists’, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg
‘Salon des Jeunes Artistes du Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg’, Esch-Alzette

2000

‘The On Show’, Royal College of Art, London

2001

‘Gallery Artists’, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg
‘The Show 2001’ Royal College of Art, London
‘SOFA’ art fair, Chicago, represented by Galerie Marzee
‘Midora’ fair, Leipzig, represented by Galerie Marzee
‘Graduate Work’, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
The General Trading Company, London
‘Winter Journey’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna

2002

‘Novas Jóias Autores estrangeiros’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
FIDEM - Fédération Internationale de la Médaille, Paris
‘Size Immaterial - contemporary hand-held sculpture’, Norwich, (curated by the British Museum)

2003

‘5 years’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
‘Valuable Links - jewels from the OSCE countries’, Maastricht, (curated by Veronika Schwarzinger, Galerie V&V, Vienna)
‘Jewellery - Roermond’s choice’, Galerie Marzee, Roermond
‘Schmuckinspirationen und Silbergeräte’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna

2004

‘Gold’, Galerie Handwerk, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, Munich
‘200 rings’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco
‘SOFA’ art fair New York & ‘International Art & Design Fair’ New York & ‘SOFA’ art fair Chicago, represented by Charon Kransen Arts New York
‘Valuable Links, jewels from the OSCE countries’, National Gallery for Foreign Arts Sofia and Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Vienna
‘Winterreise’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna

2005

‘International Arts and Crafts Fair‘, Dubai
‘The Watkins Era - 21 years of innovation, research and style at the Royal College of Art, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘Beyond Ornamental’, De Novo Gallery, Palo Alto California
‘Colour - Jewellery - Art’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘SOFA’ art fair New York & ‘International Art & Design Fair’ New York & ‘SOFA’ art fair Chicago & ‘Palm Beach 3 SOFA’ art fair, represented by Charon Kransen Arts New York
‘winter exhibition’, Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
‘Jubiläumsfest- 15 Jahre Galerie Slavik’, Vienna

2006

gallery deux poissons, Tokyo
‘SOFA’ art fair Chicago & ‘Palm Beach 3 SOFA’ art fair, represented by Charon Kransen Arts New York
‘Gallery Artists’, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg
‘winter exhibition’, Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
‘Winterreise’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna

2007

‘Schmucklust wider den Geiz’, Galerie Orfèvre, Düsseldorf
‘SOFA’ art fair New York & ‘International Art & Design Fair’ New York & ‘Palm Beach 3 SOFA’ art fair, represented by Charon Kransen Arts New York
‘Collect’, V&A Museum, London, represented by Galerie Marzee
‘new concepts, new languages, new gallery’, Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona
‘Natal 2007’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2008

‘Schmucke Frühlingsboten - Kayo Saito, Claude Schmitz, Margit Jäschke’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘SOFA’ art fair New York & ‘Palm Beach 3 SOFA’ art fair, represented by Charon Kransen Arts New York
‘Collect’, V&A Museum, London, represented by Galerie Marzee

2009

‘Design Backstage - The Value of Design for Business and Society’, Luxembourg
‘Twitter Tea Party - Natal 2009’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2010

‘Sommerfest Ausstellung’ Galerie Barbara Schulte Hengesbach Schmuck, Düsseldorf
‘Jubiläum 20 Jahre Galerie Slavik’, Vienna
‘Joya Barcelona 2010 - EXPO ‘King Kong Jewels’, Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona
‘Hand Made’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2011

‘Budapest Design Week - Couleur Locale’ (representing Luxembourg)
‘Au Fil du Temps’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2012

‘Naturel / Artificiel’, Galerie Noël Guyomarc’h, Montreal, curated by Luzia Voigt
‘Winterreise’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘les artistes de la galerie’, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg

2013

‘25 Jahre Schmuck - 60 Künstler’ Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
‘Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery’, Cisano de San Felice del Benaco
‘Even the trees have dreams - 15 years Galeria Reverso’, Lisbon

2014

‘Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery’, Cisano de San Felice del Benaco

2015

‘Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery’, Cisano de San Felice del Benaco
‘PAN-Amsterdam’ art fair, represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs

2016

‘ART-Amsterdam’ art fair, represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs
‘Nieuwe Oogst’, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam
‘PAN-Amsterdam’ art fair, represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs
‘Winterreise - 25 Jahre Galerie Slavik’, Vienna
‘De mains de Maîtres’, 19 Liberté BCEE, Luxembourg

2017

‘Celebration - 10 years’, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam
’25 ans Galerie Orfèo’ Luxembourg
 


Collections

British Museum, London
Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg
Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg
Royal College of Art, London
Royal Mint (GB)

 

Private collections

Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United States

 

Awards

1999

First Prize for 3-dimensional ‘Form-giving’, Club Voorkempen-Antwerpen (B)

2000

First Prize, Royal Mint Medal Competition (GB)

2015

‘Gold’ Design Awards Luxembourg - category: product design (rolling ring)

 

Publications (selection)

1995

‘Salon 95’, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg

1999

Eindexamenwerk, Galerie Marzee Nijmegen

2001

‘The Royal College of Art Show 2001’, RCA London
‘international graduation show’, Galerie Marzee Nijmegen
‘the flemish connection’, Galerie Villa de Bondt, Ghent

2002

‘FIDEM 2002’ catalogue, Fédération Internationale de la Médaille, Paris
exhibition catalogue Galerie Marzee Nijmegen
‘Explorateur’ 2002/2003 Luxembourg, Mike Koedinger éditeur

2003

‘Valuable Links. Jewels from the OSCE countries’
‘Jewellery, Roermond’s choice’, Galerie Marzee

2004

‘1000 rings’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York

2005

‘500 bracelets’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York
‘Paperjam-désirs’, ‘Claude Schmitz, métal & différence’, MKE
‘500 brooches’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York

2006

‘500 necklaces’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York
‘MFFashion’, n° 31 Effetto Gioiello, Milano

2007

‘Best of Jewellery’, Schmuck Edition 2006/2007, Ebner Verlag
‘500 earrings’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York
‘500 wedding rings’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York / London
‘SOFA NEW YORK 2007’, exhibition catalogue

2008

‘ADORN new jewellery’ Laurence King Publishing, London
‘reverso 1998 - 2008’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
‘Jewellery Design’, DAAB, Cologne London New York
‘Bijoux. Illustration et design’, MAOMAO publications Barcelona
‘500 pendants & lockets’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York / London

2009

‘The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008’, Darling Publications, Cologne & New York
‘Bypass - Arquitectura 2009’, Bypass - Associaçao Cultural, Lisbon

2010

‘Art Meets Jewellery’ 20 years Galerie Slavik Vienna, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart

2011

‘21st Century Jewellery - the best of the 500 series’, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York
‘earrings’ art/design, Lark Studio Series
‘500 Silver Jewellery Designs’, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York / London

2012

‘Naturel / Artificiel’, Galerie Noël Guyomarc’h, Montreal
‘JEWEL BOOK’, International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art, 12/13, stichting kunstboek, Belgium

2013

‘Galerie Isabella Hund, Schmuck - 25 Jahre’, Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
‘Luxembourg Collecting’ Maison Moderne Luxembourg
‘Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il gioiello contemporaneo’ IV Edizione, Fondazione Cominelli
‘reverso 2009 - 2013’, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
‘Exceptional Jewellery’, author Noovo Editions, The Pepin Press, Amsterdam

2014

‘Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il gioiello contemporaneo’ V Edizione, Fondazione Cominelli
’50 Ringe’ Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
’50 Halsketten’, Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich

2015

‘Art Aurea’ 1/2015 ‘beauty is timeless’
‘Art Aurea’ 2/2015 ‘Who wears my Art?’
’50 Ohrringe’ Galerie Isabella Hund, Munich
‘Best in Show 2015’ Design Awards Luxembourg
‘Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il gioiello contemporaneo’ VI Edizione, Fondazione Cominelli

2016

‘Winterreise - 25 Jahre Galerie Slavik’, Vienna
 

Lectures (selection)

2000

Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Luxembourg, ‘rings on bodies’

2002

Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg, ‘la vie d'artiste au Luxembourg’, les midis de l'art

2003

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon, for Ar.Co Centro de Arte & Communicação Visual and Contacto Directo Jewellery School

2006

Galeria Reverso, Lisbon, ‘about recent works’

2008

Ar.Co Centro de Arte & Communicação Visual, Lisbon
Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo
Tama Art University, Tokyo
Luxembourg House, Tokyo
gallery deux poissons Tokyo

2009

ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design Matosinhos, Porto

2012

Ar.Co Centro de Arte & Communicação Visual, Lisbon, ‘exemplos de joalharia contemporânea’

2014

ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design Matosinhos, Porto
Ar.Co Centro de Arte & Communicação Visual, Lisbon
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporain ‘Coup de Coeur Design’

2016

Estonian Academy of Arts

2017

EASD Valencia

 

Masterclasses (selection)

2012

‘circle - perfection?’, Ar.Co Centro de Arte & Communicação Visual, Lisbon

2016

‘precious jewellery’, Estonian Academy of Arts