Peter Bauhuis

Published: 08.04.2024


Born in Germany in 1965, studied at the Munich Academy for Fine Arts and finished with the prestigious title "Meisterschüler“. Since 1999, he has showcased his work in exhibitions worldwide, earning numerous awards and accolades.
Throughout his career, Peter Bauhuis has been honored with prestigious awards, including the Danner Foundation Prize of Honour in Munich in 2020 and the 2018 Schoonhoven Silver Award in the Netherlands. Notably, he was shortlisted for the Loewe Prize in 2021 and served as a judge for the Award in 2022. In 2013, he gained acclaim by winning the 17th Silver Triennial in Hanau and was selected as an artist in residence at Artkommunalka Kolomna, Russia.

For a decade, Peter dedicated his expertise to teaching at the Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, making significant contributions to the education and mentorship of emerging talents in the field.

Peter's artistic contributions are showcased in esteemed public collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, the Fonds national d’art contemporain in Paris, and the Rotasa Foundation in California.


Peter Bauhuis‘ work consists of jewellery and objects. But a lot of his oeuvre is not limited to these genres. He conceives exhibitions challenging the beholder as both exhibit and exhibition concepts are autonomous artwork. Also, his numerous books must be seen as independent art productions and are part of a network of making and its perception.

I see nothing arcane or mysterious in my work, but if some people find some of it enigmatic or inexplicable, I could take it as a compliment. Alchemists believed in the connection of things, in taking them apart and putting them together again. This is a thought I find rather appealing as a metaphor. The esoteric part of alchemy is largely overrated. / Peter Bauhuis

Events      View / hide events

Exhibition  29 Feb 2024 - 02 Mar 2024  Short Stories by Kim Buck and Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2023 - 02 Sep 2023  In Contrast. Annual Members' Exhibition.
Fair  06 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022  Schmuck 2022.
Award  25 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022  LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2019 - 05 Nov 2019  MasterMakers.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2019 - 02 Aug 2019  Policast by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  21 Grams in Munich.
Exhibition  21 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017  Chains and Flowers by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  06 May 2017 - 01 Jul 2017  Hearts & Holes by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Thesaurus, Chains and Flowers by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017  Thesaurus. Nordic Gold, Corinthian Bronze by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  28 Feb 2014 - 05 Apr 2014  Hallimasch by Peter Bauhuis.
Exhibition  14 Feb 2009 - 07 Mar 2009  Peter Bauhuis: NEOPHYSALIA.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2007 - 24 Jun 2007  Peter Bauhuis: Jewellery, Vessel, Drawing.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Peter Bauhuis. Simultanea: 18 Vessels. Rigert, Markus; Schmidt, Martin; Skat Tiedje, NielsArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2024
Book:  Babetto. The Entity of Being. Jahn, Fred; Mennekes, Friedhelm; Nante, Andrea; Pedrosa, TherezaArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2022
Book:  Ring Redux. The Susan Grant Lewin Collection. Ilse-Neuman, Ursula; SCAD Museum of ArtArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2021
Book:  Jewelry of Ideas. The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.. Ilse-Neuman, UrsulaArnoldsche Art Publishers:  New York,  2017
Book:  1990s Jewellery. The Hans Schullin Collection. Beer, SophieArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2017
Book:  Private Confessions. Drawing & Jewellery. Maurer Zilioli, EllenArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Peter Bauhuis: Abecedarium. Jewel. Vessel. Implement. Bauhuis, Peter; Mazumdar, PravuArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2012
Book:  Contemporary Jewellers. Interviews with European Artists. Bernabei, RobertaBerg:  London,  2011
Book:  Giampaolo Babetto: L'Italianità dei Gioielli. Baumer, Dorothea; Hufnagl, Florian; Maurer Zilioli, EllenArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2011
Book:  The Padua School. Contemporary jewellery. Folchini Grassetto, GraziellaArnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH:  Stuttgart,  2007
Book:  Ding. Peter Bauhuis. Britton, Helen; Künzli, Otto; Janzen, ThomasGessler, R:  Verlag,  2001