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Chao-Hsien Kuo

Jeweller
Published: 03.10.2019

Intro
Chao Hsien Kuo lives and works in Lahti, Finland. Mastering her skills across multiple international institutions, Kuo's distinctive use of anticlastic forming techniques creates jewellery with a strong sculptural quality.  Her artistic practice draws inspiration from nature attempting to capture the gestures and engery of organic life.

Statement

I have been building a garden of my own for many years. A garden of imagination. I collect the seeds of inspiration by taking close-up photographs of flowers and plants, which I encounter in my daily surroundings or during traveling. I like to observe how a bloom is “set” on the stem, how the petals unwrap to reveal the surprise enclosed, and how the leaves sprout from the branches, which I can almost hear the “pop” sound. I want to capture the gesture of a flower, and to depict the energy and liveliness of a plant.

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2019:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019  Christmas exhibition 2019 Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Exhibition  24 Oct 2019 - 25 Nov 2019  Love and Expertise by Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2019 - 10 Sep 2019  Sunlight in Butterfly Wings.
Exhibition  22 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019  18th Silver Triennial.
Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany.
2018:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2018 - 05 Feb 2019  Snowing a little out the window.
2017:
Exhibition  16 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017  Kaksin Kaunihimpi. Two of Us by Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen.
2016:
Exhibition  16 Jan 2016 - 14 Feb 2016  From the North by Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen.
2015:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015  LOOT: MAD about jewelry.
2013:
Open call  26 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2013.
2011:
Exhibition  08 Dec 2011 - 05 Jan 2012  Light.
2010:
2009:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 2010  European Prize for Applied Arts.
2008:
Fair  06 Nov 2008 - 09 Nov 2008  SIERAAD 2008.
Fair  06 Nov 2008 - 09 Nov 2008  SOFA Chicago 2008.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2008 - 05 Oct 2008  Chao & Eero – Our Nature.
Exhibition  04 Apr 2008 - 10 May 2008  pro.KORU 2 Finnish Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Magazine:  Taiwan Crafts, vol.60. National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute:  2016
Book:  Silver Triennial International. 18th Worldwide Competition. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Koru Suomessa. Design Museum:  Helsinki,  2015
Book:  Itsenäisyyden Ajan Suomalainen Koru. Tammi:  Porvoo,  2014
Book:  Showcase 500 art necklaces. Lark Crafts:  New York,  2013
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. SCAN magazine:  London,  2013
Issue 55, August
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Goldschmiede Zeitung:  Germany,  2013
June
Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, MartheLark Crafts:  Asheville,  2012
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Goldschmiede Zeitung:  Germany,  2012
June
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Harper’s BAZAAR:  2012
International Chinese edition, July, No. 271.
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. VOGUE Mexico:  Mexico,  2011
August
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Goldschmiede Zeitung:  Germany,  2011
June
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. BlueWings:  Finland,  2011
January
Book:  New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  United Kingdom,  2011
Book:  500 Silver Jewelry Design. Lark Books:  New York,  2011
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Avotakka:  Finland,  2011
May
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. 2535:  Taipei,  2011
Edition 01
Book:  500 Gemstone Jewels. Lark Books:  New York,  2010
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Traveler Luxe magazine:  Taipei,  2009
No.44
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. Casa+ home design magazine:  Taipei,  2009
March
Book:  | 500 Wedding Rings. Lark Books:  New York,  2008
Book:  Bijoux. Illustration et Design. maomao publications:  Barcelona,  2008
Magazine:  Chao-Hsien Kuo. dpi magazine:  Taipei,  2008
Vol 112
Book:  500 Wedding Rings. Lark Books:  New York,  2007
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