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Wanshu Li

Jeweller
Published: 02.02.2020

Intro
Wanshu Li is originally from China and currently based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Beijing University of Technology (2009-2013), then achieved her master degree at the Edinburgh College of Art (2014-2016). After finishing her study, she spent a year as an Artist in Residence in jewellery department of ECA to continue developing her own practice.

Statement

Wanshu’s jewellery is focused on exploring the multi-sensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. These sensory experiences could be perceived by interacting with light, body movements and tactile moving beads in her work.The inspiration for her recent jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the luminous and dynamic moments in the natural world. She was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animals. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours.
 
Wanshu developed her work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, ultraviolet light, ultraviolet light reactive nylon wire, light conduct medium and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted, tactile, playful and luminous pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant and vivid visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.
 

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2021:
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
2020:
Exhibition  19 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021  See the Big from the Small.
Exhibition  14 Oct 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition: Alternative Options.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 30 May 2020  Curated By. By Lacy Barry.
2019:
Exhibition  22 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019  Précieux !?.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
Exhibition  29 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019  Go with the Glow by Wanshu Li.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Artistar Jewels in Athens.
Award giving  07 Jun 2018 - 07 Jun 2018  The After Joya Effect fifth edition Award granted to Wanshu Li.
Exhibition  21 May 2018 - 05 Jun 2018  The After Joya Effect V.
Fair  05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018  Autor 2018.
Exhibition  22 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018  Artistar Jewels 2018.
2017:
Fair  06 Dec 2017 - 12 Dec 2017  FORM Miami Art Fair.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.

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Magazine:  Autor Magazine #5. Autor:  Bucharest,  2018
Catalogue:  2017 Elements 3: A Festival of Jewellery. Silver and Gold:  Edinburgh,  2017
Page 34
Catalogue:  Joya Barcelona Jewellery Fair. JOYA Barcelona:  Barcelona,  2017
Page 66.
Magazine:  Christmas Gift Guide. Craft:  2017
Issue No. 269, Nov/Dec, Page 73.
Newspaper:  Jellyfish Jewels. Danny LawsonYorkshire Post:  Yorkshire,  2016
May 27th, Page 12.
Newspaper:  Tentacular Spectacular. Danny LawsonThe Guardian:  Manchester,  2016
May 23rd, Page 7.
Article:  Wanshu Li. Edinburgh College of Art. Selected Graduate 2016. Edinburgh College of ArtKlimt02:  Barcelona,  2016
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