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Chao-Hsien Kuo

Jeweller
Published: 22.11.2022

Bio

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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2022:
Group Exhibition  12 Nov 2022 - 24 Dec 2022  Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Group Exhibition  04 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022  Liquid Modernity.
Exhibition  28 Oct 2022 - 08 Jan 2022  Chao and Eero: Love and Expertise.
This exhibition presents jewellery from a Lahti-based Master Goldsmith couple, Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen. The exhibited works can be viewed as diverse sides of Finland- cheerful and romantic summer vs. tough and enduring winter. 

Chao-Hsien Kuo (b.1973, Taiwan) and Eero Hintsanen (b.1972, Sulkava) have been working side by side since 2005. Both awarded the prestigious title of Goldsmith of the Year, Chao and Eero are two of the most internationally known Finnish contemporary jewellery makers in their generation.
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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