Miao He

Published: 27.07.2020


Miao He was born and raised in Beijing, China. Since 2015, she has been studying in the graduate jewelry program at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, USA.  The main focus in her study is Product Design, on which she worked during her undergraduate study at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology from 2009 to 2013. She recently finished her M.F.A. degree, and now she continues jewelry research of her organic material works in the United States.


Decay is part of the journey toward the end of life for all organic matter and is a well-known rule in the world. The meaning of decay is negative and often related to death. People think decay is ugly. In my work, decay is a beauty from a special perspective as if it is a sign of the potential of growing a new life in the process of decline.
Through the body of work, I try to explain the vitality behind the original decay in existence. The material that everyone throws away becomes a piece of precious jewelry, the fragility translated into hard metallic substance and the death reversed into a new life. When the garlic peel turns to a brooch, a ring or a pair of earrings, it is no longer useless but becomes the entity of value. Each of the components of garlic peel is growing in their way.
Everyone sees decay pass by time and might feel sad that no way to stop it. However, we can absorb the negative emotion, and translate in the paradoxes in life that reviewed as the beauty of decay. 

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Events      View / hide events

Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020  Chinese Mythology.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020  SCAD Jewelry Graduate Association at American Craft Show 2020.
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Discover Design Innovation at SCAD's NYC Jewelry Week Pop-Up.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Selected Artists and Collectives at Autor 2019.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Catalogue:  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2019. Le-Department:  Barcelona,  2019
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Online Article:  IDA Design Awards 2016 Student Winner. Savannah College of Art and Design:  Savannah,  2016