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Beppe Kessler

Jeweller
Published: 04.06.2021

Intro
Beppe Kessler, born in 1952, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, textile department, 1979. Over the past forty years, she has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, with recent solo exhibitions in venues such as the TextielMuseum (Dutch Textile Museum, 2003, Tilburg), Jewelers Werk Gallery (2010 & 2015, Washington), Museum für Angewandte Kunst (2011, Frankfurt), Atta Gallery (2014, Bangkok), Reverso Gallery ( 2017, Lisbon), Rob Koudijs Gallery (2017, Amsterdam) and Platina (2018, Stockholm). In 1997 and 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Herbert Hoffman Prize. Her work is part of several museum collections, including that of the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), TextielMuseum (Tilburg),  Museum Arnhem (Arnhem), CODA Museum (Apeldoorn), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Montreal), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Cooper-Hewitt (New York).

Beppe Kessler is an artist who works in painting and sculpture in addition to jewelry. An internationally renowned artist. Her main work topic is the abstraction. And she is a specialist in the research and the use of materials.

Statement

Little treasures, that is how I describe my works of art; miniature sculptures composed of age-old and contemporary materials, brazenly combined and not bound to the traditions of jewellery making. They express my feelings and thoughts about life. They invite touching and they tell a story, summarized in titles justifying their existence.

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2022:
Fair  09 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022  Schmuck 2022.
2021:
Exhibition  16 Jun 2021 - 16 Jul 2021  Placing the Jewellery into the World by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  06 May 2021 - 30 May 2021  Pas de Deux.
Taste Contemporary, Geneva Switzerland
Fair  10 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021  CANCELED / Schmuck 2021.
2020:
Exhibition  02 Dec 2020 - 22 Jan 2021  Hope. A Ruler in Blue.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2020 - 06 Sep 2020  ArtWear.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020  Stones: The final Cut.
2019:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Christmas Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition  07 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019  Marjan Unger Tribute.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2019 - 01 Mar 2020  A Time of Seeing by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  06 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019  Plenty of Nothing by Beppe Kessler.
Fair  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Schmuck 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  08 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019  Nature Redefined: Contemporary Explorations.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Signs of Life by Beppe Kessler in Stockholm.
Exhibition  30 Jun 2018 - 08 Sep 2018  Alternatives of Textile Jewelry IV.
Fair  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Schmuck 2018.
Exhibition  08 Jan 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  All or Nothing: Collection Jurriaan van den Berg.
2017:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017  Jewelers' Werk Galerie at FORM Miami 2017.
Exhibition  17 Nov 2017 - 28 May 2018  Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection..
Exhibition  28 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017  Signs of Life by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  28 Sep 2017 - 05 Nov 2017  Beppe Kessler & Herbert Nouwen.
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 28 May 2017  Becoming More Porous. Becoming More Craft-oriented.
Exhibition  15 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017  Nearby and far away by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Galerie Spektrum. The Munich Times & Frame Exhibition at IHM.
Exhibition  18 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017  Sofia Björkman & Beppe Kessler.
2016:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016  Material Matters by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016  6th Anniversary Exhibition.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Estonishing.
2015:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2015 - 15 Jan 2016  Snapshot.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015  Keynotes by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  11 Sep 2015 - 24 Oct 2015  Space by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  28 Feb 2015 - 11 Apr 2015  Ruimte / Space by Beppe Kessler.
2014:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2014 - 23 Jan 2015  Spectrum: Christmas group show.
Exhibition  04 Sep 2014 - 07 Oct 2014  Little Treasures by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  09 May 2014 - 12 May 2014  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  19 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014  Stones and Notes by Beppe Kessler.
Exhibition  06 Apr 2014 - 25 May 2014  The Jewellery Collection of Annie Brouwer-Korf.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014  Chain Reactions: Claartje Keur’s jewellery and portrait.
Lectures  10 Jan 2014 - 10 Jan 2014  Lecture by Beppe Kessler: Material Matters.
Exhibition  09 Jan 2014 - 15 Feb 2014  Whispering Pieces by Beppe Kessler.
2013:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2013 - 12 Jan 2014  Even the Trees are Dreams.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2013 - 03 Nov 2013  Lucky 13: Celebrating ATTA Gallery’s 3rd Anniversary.
2012:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2012 - 22 Dec 2012  OP VOORRAAD at Klimt02 Gallery.
Exhibition  21 Nov 2012 - 06 Jan 2013  2012: The Beginning or The End.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2012 - 13 Jan 2013  The Beauty Chase.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2012 - 28 Oct 2012  OP VOORRAAD at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.
Exhibition  06 Jun 2012 - 10 Jun 2012  Op Voorraad.
Exhibition  25 May 2012 - 08 Jul 2012  Natural Artificial.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Louise Smit at Collect 2012.
Exhibition  09 May 2012 - 17 Jun 2012  Wood.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
Exhibition  09 Feb 2012 - 12 Feb 2012  Galerie Louise Smit at Object Rotterdam 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2011 - 22 Dec 2011  BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.
Exhibition  23 Sep 2011 - 22 Oct 2011  Conceptual Jewellery.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
Exhibition  21 May 2011 - 28 Aug 2011  Schmuck in Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Exhibition  05 May 2011 - 09 May 2011  Galerie Louise Smit at Collect.
Exhibition  19 Apr 2011 - 22 May 2011  Homage to Guariento Gold in Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  05 Apr 2011 - 10 May 2011  Beppe Kessler: la condition humaine, Schmuck und Gemälde.
Fair  16 Mar 2011 - 22 Mar 2011  Schmuck 2011.
Exhibition  13 Jan 2011 - 05 Feb 2011  Going Dutch.
2010:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 2010  OP VOORRAAD - IN STOCK - AUF VORRAT.
Exhibition  28 Oct 2010 - 22 Dec 2010  Beppe Kessler: Paintings & jewellery.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2010 - 26 Oct 2010  LOOT! 2010.
Exhibition  03 Sep 2010 - 12 Sep 2010  In Stock Taiwan.
Exhibition  25 Aug 2010 - 10 Oct 2010  Jewelry As We Know It.
Fair  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Collect 2010.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2010 - 08 May 2010  Beppe Kessler: Niet stuk te krijgen.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2010 - 15 May 2010  Material and Colour.
2009:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2009 - 30 Jan 2010  Sustainable jewellery.
Exhibition  17 Sep 2009 - 25 Oct 2009  Beppe Kessler: Ocean of time.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2009 - 18 Jul 2009  Beppe Kessler & Daphné Corregan.
Exhibition  14 May 2009 - 20 Jun 2009  Alternatives of textile jewellery.
Award  14 Mar 2009 - 14 Mar 2009  Herbert Hofmann Prize 2009.
Exhibition  28 Feb 2009 - 21 Mar 2009  Beppe Kessler - Ocean of time.
2008:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2008 - 17 Jul 2008  Zee van tijd.
2007:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2007 - 30 Nov 2007  Stück für Stück.
2005:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2005 - 31 Dec 2005  Part noch deel.
2004:
Exhibition  06 Oct 2004 - 30 Oct 2004  Brennpunkte.
Exhibition  29 May 2004 - 25 Jun 2004  Perceptions.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  On the Way. Kessler, BeppeBeppe Kessler:  Amsterdam,  2016
Book:  Kessler. The paintings by Beppe Kessler: works from 2004-2010.. Beppe Kessler:  Amsterdam,  2010
Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies
Catalogue:  Ocean of Time. Galerie Louise Smit:  Amsterdam,  2008
Catalogue:  Part noch deel. Galerie Louise Smit:  Amsterdam,  2005
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Catalogue:  Beppe Kessler. Galerie Aurum:  Frankfurt,  2005
8 €,- shipping included
Book:  De Omkering. 2003
Numbered edition, 500 copies, 35 euro shipping included
Book:  Beppe Kessler. 1996
Numbered edition 500 copies, sold out
Book:  Zinnespelen. 1992
Numbered edition 500 copies, sold out
Book:  Beppe. The jewellery by Beppe Kessler: works from 2004-2010.. Kessler, BeppeBeppe Kessler:  Amsterdam, 
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