Xinia Guan

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020
Published: 23.05.2022
Xinia Guan Xinia Guan
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Xinia Guan was born and raised in Inner Mongolia, China. She has Dual B.A. Degree in Literature and Economics from Inner Mongolia University. She studied for an M.F.A. in jewelry at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has achieved several exhibitions in the USA, Europe, and China, participated in JOYA Barcelona 2019, Munich Jewelry week 2020, and Athens Jewelry week 2020. ​During three years of graduate study and practice, her works have gradually grown in static production and dynamic communication with the outside world. The combination of time and space has become everything in her current works. The meaning of creation is both construction and deconstruction. What is created in time will also be slowly deconstructed in time. But the process of learning and practicing has become an irreplaceable core on this road.
Making is a sensitive thing for me. Every minute I spend in front of the bench, every song, every flash thought and emotion is a part of me. Also, structure together as my piece. My work is rooted in the process. Soaking myself in the slowest time, broadest rhythm, at the moment, in every breath. Focus and patience have become practice and meditation. From the simplest observations in nature to the detailed measuring of intricate forms, I find geometry, patterns and form everywhere in the world around me. Together they built the natural beauty I have known since childhood. I am fascinated by contrast and unity, organization and repetition. Like myself, all start from a point of origin and ride with a circle overlapping another circle, paths cross, sometimes separate. I stretch, fold myself everywhere, never stopping. Through the endless process, it always starts from a circle and ends at another one. I consider these elements as real form, but also as different stages in life. From the daily practice, from zero to one. The accumulation and consumption of each day has turned into a new perspective, a new way of thinking.

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Exhibition  18 Jan 2023 - 10 Feb 2023  Preziosa Young Design Competition 2021 at Hannah Gallery.
Exhibition  13 Nov 2022 - 11 Dec 2022  Preziosa Young Design Competition 2021 at Galerie Door.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022  Purifying The Soul. VONMO 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
Fair  28 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022  Florence Jewellery Week 2022.
Award giving  28 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022  Winners of the Preziosa Young Design Competition 2021.
Award giving  08 Apr 2022 - 07 May 2022  BKV Prize 2022 Winners.
Exhibition  20 Dec 2021 - 11 Feb 2022  Until Death Do Us Part.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2021 - 10 Nov 2021  Painful Hope in Madrid.
Exhibition  12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021  Painful Hope.
Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020  SCAD Jewelry Graduate Association at American Craft Show 2020.
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Discover Design Innovation at SCAD's NYC Jewelry Week Pop-Up.
Exhibition  18 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Mulan. New Age Chinese Art Jewelry.
Fair  03 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019  Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear.
Washington D.C., USA.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019  Xinia Guan at 2019 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show.
Fair  16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019  SCAD Jewelry Trunk Show.
SCAD Jen Library, Savannah, USA.
Fair  24 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019  The 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show.
Washington, D.C., USA.
Fair  22 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019  American Craft Shows.
Baltimore, USA.
Fair  02 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  The 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.
Philadelphia, USA.
Exhibition  22 May 2018 - 22 May 2018  Piece by Piece.
 Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, SCAD Fahm Hall, Savannah, USA.
Exhibition  17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018  SCAD Jewelry Trunk Show.
SCAD Jen Library, Savannah, USA.
Fair  18 May 2017 - 19 May 2017  SCAD Jewelry Trunk Show.
SCAD Jen Library, Savannah, USA.

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Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Online Article:  IDA Design Awards 2019 Student Winner. IDA Design Awards:  Los Angeles,  2019