26th Legnica International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY

 

Akiko Kurihara

 

 

 

About the Artists

Akiko Kurihara all that glitters is not silver

Place: Legnica Culture Center, Chojnowska 2

Exhibition open till: 11th June 2017

 

  

Casual discoveries in the daily life, and small findings in the physical phenomena which we unconsciously use everyday.

I create jewelry pieces out of these discoveries using humor and wit in minimalistic ways.

I would like to challenge to expand the possibilities of the jewelry, even if they are small objects. And I expect that humor and wit in my work would connect me to a person wearing my piece, as well as to people seeing the piece.

 

Akiko Kurihara

 

Akiko Kurihary

 

A ball in a tube necklace, silver 925, 18K gold

 Since the chain interferes, the ball never gets out of the tube.

 

 Akiko Kurihary

 

 

 

A ring wants to wear a ring, too ring, 18K gold, diamond

Sometimes a ring wants to wear a ring, too.

  

Akiko Kurihary

 

Akiko Kurihary

  

A tea spoon of corals necklace,  silver 925, coral, silk string

Corals full of a tea spoon (5ml).

 

 Akiko Kurihary

  

All that glitters is not gold necklace, 24K gold, toy chain, anodized aluminum

There is only one piece of 24K gold in a toy chain made of aluminum. Please try to find it!

 

 

Akiko Kurihary

  

All that glitters is not pearl either necklace, Akoya pearl, imitation pearls (glass), silk string

There is only one piece of high quality Akoya pearl in a necklace of glass imitation pearls.

Please try to find it!

 

 Akiko Kurihary

  

Cigarette necklace, silver 925, 24K gold plated When you lay this piece on somewhere,

you can play by changing the shape of the chain, which is the symbol of smoke.

 

Akiko Kurihary

  

Earrings wearing earrings earrings, 18K gold, silver 925 

Sometimes earrings want to wear earrings, too 

 

Akiko Kurihary

  

King ring ring, 14K gold, silver 925 

Silver rings with their gold crowns.

A chaton (collet) without stone looks like a crown, doesn't it?

 

Akiko Kurihary

 

Miniature light bulb necklace, Akoya pearl, silver 925, 24K gold plated, silk strings

 

 

Akiko Kurihary

  

Percentage, sterling silver 925  necklace,  pure silver, pure copper, silver 925M chain

92.5% silver(Ag) and 7.5% copper (Cu). This is standard alloy for silver and it's called sterling silver. I combined 92.5% of pure silver bar and 7.5% of pure copper bar. If it's melted, it makes an alloy of silver 925 = sterling silver.

  

Akiko Kurihary

 

Akiko Kurihary

 

S necklace, bracelet, etc… / silver 925 or 20K gold

100 pieces of "S" made of silver925, and a piece made of 20K gold. They have identical shapes, but I stamped serial numbers to give them individual character. By combining each piece like a puzzle ring, you can make necklace or bracelet etc… of your favorite length.

 

Akiko Kurihary

 

Akiko Kurihary

 

The slaves of jewelry ring, iron

We are all slaves of jewelry... me too, of course. (A special piece for the Schmuck-week in Munich).

 

 

 

Akiko Kurihara

 

B. in 1975 in Sapporo, Japan. Since 2011 lives and works in Milan, Italy.

 

Career:

2011-          Milan, Italy

2004-2010     education: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Schmuck und Gerät, diploma, Munich Germany

1999-2004     lecturer at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Japan

1998-1999     education: Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Japan

1996-1998     education: Yamanashi Institute of Gemology and Jewelry Art, Kofu Japan

1975            born in Sapporo Japan

 

Awards and scholarship:

2010     Meisterschüler Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany

2007     Stipendien des Bayer Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst für Ausländische Studierende, Germany

1998     16th Asahi modern craft exhibition, Japan

1997     25th International pearl design contest, Japan

 

Exhibitions:

2017   THE CAT DID IT (solo exhibition) / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2016   science is silver, silence is gold (solo exhibition) / galerie Pont&Plas, Gent Belgium

       trick or treasure (solo exhibition) / gallery deux poissons, Tokyo Japan

             20/20 / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

             CONVERSATION WITH A CLOUD / art gallery Putti, Riga Latvia

             UN' ALTRA COSA -Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

             Schmuck 2016, 68th / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

2015    Gravitazione / Paraventi Giaponesi Galleria Alessio Nobili & C., Milan Italy

             stone scissors paper / Dojima Rhizome, Osaka Japan

             exhibition / Fortuna, Sapporo Japan

             Möbius / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

             SMART Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

2014    MASS / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

          Zauber Box / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

          Akiko Kurihara contemporary Jewelry solo Exhibition / Toi, Osaka

          Contemporary Jewellery as Art: Paradigm Shifts / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo

2013    WAS IT A CAT I SAW? / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

          Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

2012     151 / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

        CHIAROSCURO - arte contemporanea e Manufatti - / Uno Spazio su Misura, Milan Italy

           exhibition / Fortuna, Sapporo Japan

           Flourish / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

2011     HUTNAH / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

          MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH  / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

          WEGE / Studio Galerie, Gmund am Tegernsee Germamy

           exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan

           Ultra Marine / Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn Estonia

           exhibition / Schmuck Frage, Berlin Germany

2010     Diplom Ausstellung -SERVUS- / Auditorium Akademie, Munich Germany

          Meisterschüler 2010 Ausgewählte Arbeiten / Galerie der Künstler, Munich Germany

          ZIMMER FREI / Hotel Mariandl, Munich Germany

          International Graduation Show / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

2009     Bonjour La Beauté  by Yufuku Gallery / Les Comptoirs de la Tour d’Argent, Tokyo Japan

          contemporary jewelry exhibition  by jubilee / Gallery Umekobana, Iwate Japan

          Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry –Metal&Concept- / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan

          Akiko Kurihara solo exhibition / Toi, Osaka, Japan

          Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

2008     2 / sahanji+, Shizuoka Japan

           DES WAHNSINNS FETTE BEUTE / Pinakothek der moderne, Munich Germany

           Schmuck 2008, 60th / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

           emu, twist again / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia

           Jahresausstellung -So jung kommen wir nicht mehr zusammen- / Sitzungssaal Akademie, Munich Germany

           JUST MUST / Estonian History Museum, Tallinn Estonia

2007    Gray / sahanji+, Shizuoka Japan

          7 guests, invited by Karl Fritsch / art Cologne, Cologne Germany 

          Tatort -Bloody Mary- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

          Jahresausstellung -Ich weiss wo du wohnst- / Aktsaal Akademie, Munich Germany

          new traditional jewelry SIERAAD -Symbol of faith- /  SIERAAD award, Amsterdam Holland

2006    Tatort -Mark your Territory- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

          Jahresausstellung -Lass´den Sonnenschein herein- / Sitzungssaa Akademie, Munich Germany

          various shape / Gallery Fusenkazura, Sapporo Japan

          Jewelry artists from Munich / Gallery deuxpoissons, Tokyo Japan

          15th International silver art competition -Scandal- / Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

          Gallery Funaki international jewelry award 2006 -connect- / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia

          Ausstellung der Finalisten BKV-Preis für junges Kunsthandwerk, Galerie BKV, Munich Germany

2005   International silver art competition-deconstruction, reconstruction- / Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

          Silver schools Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

           Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

           Tatort -Tatwort- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

          Jahresausstellung -Aufgebockt- / Sitzungssaal Akademie, Munich Germany

          10th You / Harper’s mill, Kofu Japan

2004     Gold for Robert Smit -Metallic Yellow- / Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam Netherland

          Tatort -VIP- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

          10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2003     contemporary jewelry exhibition / Gallery Wada, Tokyo Japan

2002     contemporary jewelry exhibition / Gallery Wada, Tokyo Japan

          Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2001     8 future jewelers / Gallery Arai Atelier, Tokyo Japan

          Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2000     5th You -ripple- / Harper’s mill, Kofu Japan

          Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

          10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

          Japan jewelry art competition / Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Japan

1999     10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

          jewelry exhibition by 5 assistants / Gallery Yu, Tokyo Japan

 

 

 

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2017 
Dates:  27th April - 11th June 2017

 

Culmination: 19th – 20st of May 2017
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

 

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