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Suyu Chen

Jeweller
Published: 06.08.2021

Intro
Originally from the south of China, Suyu Chen is a contemporary jewelry artist working and living in Rochester, NY. She is an MFA candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA and received a BA from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. She also had studied at RISD, Providence, RI, USA and Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz, Austria. Suyu has exhibited her works locally and nationally, and had been artist residency at Penland School of Crafts, NC. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor in the Metals and Jewelry Department teaching jewelry elective course open to undergrads at RIT, as well as continues to explore her arts in the studio.

Statement

Through composing jewelry works related to forms and marks, I explore relationships between practices and rituals, artificial objects, and their interconnection. Similarities among traditional art-making processes, industrial production, and art training I received, which all required massive and repetitive actions, led my interests towards experimental practices of combining artificial objects. It is a game between objects and myself - by keeping using the same artifact as a basic module, variation and transformation of forms have no end; All feeling and thinking will reveal on the surface subtly through layered painting and sanding with honest mistake and imperfection. My work aims to change the viewer’s perception of objects and materials through observation.
Sarra Tzijan, Adelaide, South Australia

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2021:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021  Enjoia't Awards 2021 shortlisted pieces.
Exhibition  10 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021  Students Section at Gioielli in Fermento.
Exhibition  01 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021  A Study of Snow by Suyu Chen.
2020:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2020 - 06 Jan 2021  Special Christmas sale at Joya Barcelona.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JEWELS ON SALE at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Fair  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2020 - 24 May 2020  Object Permanence.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2020 - 24 May 2020  Object Permanence at Baltimore Jewelry Center.
Baltimore, MD, United States
2019:
Exhibition  18 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Mulan. New Age Chinese Art Jewelry.
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