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Xiaowei Hua

Jeweller
Published: 27.05.2020
Xiaowei Hua Xiaowei Hua
Place
Nanjing
CHINA
Mail:
huajewelryE-mailhotmail.com
hua.krystalE-mailgmail.com
Xiaowei Hua. Bangle: Building Your Personal Barcode, 2020. Sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, magnets.. 7.8 x 7.8 x 7 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. Xiaowei Hua
Bangle: Building Your Personal Barcode, 2020
Sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, magnets.
7.8 x 7.8 x 7 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
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Xiaowei Hua. Bangle: Building Your Personal Barcode, 2020. Sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, magnets.. 7.8 x 7.8 x 7 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. On body.. Xiaowei Hua
Bangle: Building Your Personal Barcode, 2020
Sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, magnets.
7.8 x 7.8 x 7 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua

On body.

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Xiaowei Hua. Object: Tap Tap Pill Box, 2020. Silver-plated brass, magnets.. 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Xiaowei Hua
Object: Tap Tap Pill Box, 2020
Silver-plated brass, magnets.
1.5 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis
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Xiaowei Hua. Earrings: Tap Tap, 2020. Sterling silver.. 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Xiaowei Hua
Earrings: Tap Tap, 2020
Sterling silver.
1.5 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis
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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Personal Label, 2020. Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.. 11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Personal Label, 2020
Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.
11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis
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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Personal Label, 2020. Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.. 11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. On body.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Personal Label, 2020
Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.
11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis

On body.

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Personal Label, 2020. Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.. 11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Back view.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Personal Label, 2020
Acrylic, sterling silver, acrylic paint.
11.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis

Back view.

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Xiaowei Hua. Ring: Follower Pill, 2020. Clear resin, sterling silver.. 2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Xiaowei Hua
Ring: Follower Pill, 2020
Clear resin, sterling silver.
2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis
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Xiaowei Hua. Ring: Follower Pill, 2020. Clear resin, sterling silver.. 2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Alternative view.. Xiaowei Hua
Ring: Follower Pill, 2020
Clear resin, sterling silver.
2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis

Alternative view.

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Xiaowei Hua. Ring: Follower Pill, 2020. Clear resin, sterling silver.. 2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. On body.. Xiaowei Hua
Ring: Follower Pill, 2020
Clear resin, sterling silver.
2.6 x 2 x 2.9 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis

On body.

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Expired-2022, 2019. Acrylic, sterling silver, magnets, acrylic paint.. 13 x 6 x 1.6 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Expired-2022, 2019
Acrylic, sterling silver, magnets, acrylic paint.
13 x 6 x 1.6 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis
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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Expired-2022, 2019. Acrylic, sterling silver, magnets, acrylic paint.. 13 x 6 x 1.6 cm. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua. From series: Whoosis. On body.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Expired-2022, 2019
Acrylic, sterling silver, magnets, acrylic paint.
13 x 6 x 1.6 cm
Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
From series: Whoosis

On body.

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Declined, 2019. Credit card, sterling silver.. 9 x 6 x 0.7 cm. From series: Whoosis. Photo by: David Butler. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Declined, 2019
Credit card, sterling silver.
9 x 6 x 0.7 cm
From series: Whoosis

Photo by: David Butler

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Declined, 2019. Credit card, sterling silver.. 9 x 6 x 0.7 cm. From series: Whoosis. Photo by: David Butler
. Details.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Declined, 2019
Credit card, sterling silver.
9 x 6 x 0.7 cm
From series: Whoosis

Photo by: David Butler
Details.

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Declined, 2019. Credit card, sterling silver.. 9 x 6 x 0.7 cm. From series: Whoosis. Photo by: David Butler
. Back view.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Declined, 2019
Credit card, sterling silver.
9 x 6 x 0.7 cm
From series: Whoosis

Photo by: David Butler
Back view.

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Xiaowei Hua. Brooch: Declined, 2019. Credit card, sterling silver.. 9 x 6 x 0.7 cm. From series: Whoosis. Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
. Alternative view.. Xiaowei Hua
Brooch: Declined, 2019
Credit card, sterling silver.
9 x 6 x 0.7 cm
From series: Whoosis

Photo by: Xiaowei Hua
Alternative view.

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Intro
Xiaowei Hua was born in Nanjing, China. Then she moved to New York, the United States to study. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. degree in Jewelry Design in 2020. Her style is inspired by minimalism and contemporary fine jewelry, paintings and illustrations. She is currently focusing on the conflict between identity and societal standard and seeking to explore the relationship between wearers and artist by creating jewelry with interactions with wearers.

Statement

My B.F.A Thesis collection comments on how social expectations and peer pressure can force us into unnecessary self-evaluation. In the collection, jewelry pieces deal with identity under the pressure and expectation of society and they are expanding from my personal aspect to a general and broader perspective.

About Declined
“Declined” brooch reflects the main idea of WHOOSIS in a financial perspective. Whether people are financially comfortable or not, it is common that purchasing luxury items to “show off” in order to gain acceptance from others. The money people have in their bank account (in form of credit card) not only reflects their social status, but also is a reflection of individual’s value that is forced upon them by societal expectation and pressure.
The silver chip and black credit card highlight one's social status and values that he/ she wants others to see and to know. However, the word "DECLINED" at back of the brooch reveals the reality. When people flip it over to see the back side of the brooch, "DECLINED" is hidden here, which underlines the differences between what a person is willing to show to the public and what he/she wants to conceal.
This piece also offers wears with different credit cards. People can change and set different expired plastic credit card on top of the silver part by drilling five holes. The handmade silver screws and nuts at four corners are helping wearers tighten the credit card up.

About Expired-2022
"The Value of Women Declines Progressively After Age 25". This is a universal phenomenon that happens in China and also in other countries. People care more about women's age than men's especially when they are applying for a job and starting a new relationship or getting married. The brooch is designed into a product label because women in China sometimes are just viewed as the products.
"Expired-2022" is addressing this fact and double standards ironically by using artist's birthday number as the name and stating that she will be expired on May 13th, 2022, the first day she is turning into 26 years old. "中國製造" is printed in traditional Chinese, the language is no longer used in Mainland China due to its complexity. The reason why she uses Traditional Chinese instead of Simplified Chinese is that artist wants to convey the double standards towards the age in mainland China should also be abandoned.
Utilizing magnetic pin back helps wearer to position the “Expired-2022” brooch in any direction.

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2020:
Exhibition  15 May 2020 - 15 Jun 2020  Pratt Shows 2020.
Exhibition  07 May 2020 - 02 Aug 2020  Pratt Institute BFA Jewelry Thesis Exhibition at CritiArt.
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