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Mineri Matsuura

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020
Published: 27.08.2020

Intro
Mineri Matsuura is a jewellery designer based in Shizuoka, Japan and graduated in the Metal Craft Department of Musashino Art University, Tokyo. Besides teaching at various universities she has held numerous exhibitions in her own country and abroad. She has received several prizes.
As her work is inspired by her countries‘’ interest in the Buddhist religion and it’s Zen philosophy. So her pieces involved from a seemly simple process and are similar to a Zen like feeling of reawakening or Nirvana.

Statement

As a Japanese, her inspiration comes from her countries architecture, art, nature and the influence of Zen Buddhism on its culture. The process that evolves with this medium that she works in is actually quite simple as in the end result the cut plate pieces emerge as if mysteriously into a three-dimensional form. It seems so natural like a metamorphosis of nature similar to a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly.
Every time it gives her a fresh perspective and she is amazed to see the new various forms that are created and so she feels it is like a Zen-like feeling of reawakening (Nirvana) into a new existence that flows from such a simple process to the finished piece.

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2020:
Award giving  17 Jun 2020 - 17 Jun 2020  Japan Jewellery Competition 2020 Winners.
Exhibition  07 Jun 2020 - 01 Sep 2020  Pop-up Gallery Exhibition: Brave New Field.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
Open call  10 Jan 2020 - 05 Mar 2020  Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2020 10th edition..
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  18 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019  New York City Jewelry Week 2019.
Represented by Charon Kransen Arts.
Exhibition  07 Nov 2019 - 03 Jan 2020  Connections/Connessioni.
Fair  31 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  SOFA EXPO Chicago 2019.
Represented by Charon Kransen Arts.
Exhibition  18 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2019.
Fair  10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2019.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019  Gioielli in Fermento 2019 in Livorno.
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterrane.
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
2018:
Exhibition  07 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018  Gioielli in Fermento: Un bel Panorama.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection at JOYA 2017.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection.
2016:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Highlights from Gioielli in Fermento in New York.
Exhibition  24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016  DIALOGHI: Italy - Japan.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  03 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015  Dialogues Italy-Japan.
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