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Katia Toporski

Jeweller
Published: 29.04.2021

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Intro
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewelry maker, professor, and writer with an MFA from Towson University, living just outside of Washington DC. She also holds a medical degree and had been a practicing anesthesiologist prior to her career in jewelry. Her work is informed by philosophical thinking and juxtaposes archetypal objects and elements to explore the limitations of our knowledge of things in life. It has been shown in numerous exhibitions across the US as well as internationally, both in group and solo exhibitions. She also has worked on curating, most recently the exhibition Site Effects, which was exhibited at the Bayerische Kunstgewerbeverein in Munich and the Baltimore Jewelry Center in 2020.
 

Statement

What do we see?  
A square brooch that comprises a shimmery image of the North Sea that reminds me of a reality in my past. Maybe it reminds you, the person looking at it, of a reality in yours? But what we see is only a faint image, 3D printed as a Lithophane, the mirror behind it contributing to its surreal atmosphere. The brooch acts merely as a token, like a memory, a postcard of sorts. Does the space behind the image offer a different perspective, access to something beyond, knowledge that we would otherwise be denied?
What do we long for?

 

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2020:
Exhibition  05 Jun 2020 - 10 Jul 2020  Site Effects: Jewelry on both sides of the Atlantic in Baltimore.
Exhibition  17 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020  Site Effects: Jewelry on both sides of the Atlantic.
2018:
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  Gioielli in Fermento in Padua.
Award giving  13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Winners.
Exhibition  13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
Award  13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  In Touch.
2017:
Exhibition  15 Feb 2017 - 31 Dec 2017  Impressions 2017. The Permanent.
2016:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016  Klimt02 Members at the Contemporary Craft Show in Philadelphia.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 30 Jan 2016  A Dark Spark of Light.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  24 Apr 2014 - 24 May 2014  ONoff.
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