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Biba Schutz

Artist Statement

I make objects for the body, creating a place of mystery, dimension, fluidity and intrigue. I like to travel to and through my work and hope the things that interest me will interest and seduce the wearer/collector.
I am attracted to the challenge of materials and processes to create work that investigates the body. My jewelry is influenced by history, my memory, experiences and environment. My environment is urban – in the city of glass and concrete I explore space, shadows and nature. I am an observer – walking and public transportation is my library.
Through the structure of jewelry and adornment I want to tease our senses, create awareness of our bodies and encourage communication.
I make objects for the body, creating a place of mystery, dimension, fluidity and intrigue. I like to travel to and through my work and hope the things that interest me will interest and seduce the wearer/collector.
I am attracted to the challenge of materials and processes to create work that investigates the body. My jewelry is influenced by history, my memory, experiences and environment. My environment is urban – in the city of glass and concrete I explore space, shadows and nature. I am an observer – walking and public transportation is my library.
Through the structure of jewelry and adornment I want to tease our senses, create awareness of our bodies and encourage communication.

Education

BA, Design American University, Washington, DC
Printmaking Pratt Graphics Center, New York City, NY
Fiber Instituto De Allende, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA
2007
Loupe Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2006
Synderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH
2003
Martina & Co., Providence, RI
2002
Objects Of Desire, Louisville, KY
Cervini Haas, Scottsdale, AZ

Exhibitions

2017
“East Coast, West Coast, & South Korea”, Yun Gee Park Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2015
“Material Location”, curator Susie Silbert, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
2014
“HO!HO!HO!”, Friends of Carlotta, Bruna Hauert Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
“Chain Gang”, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
“The Earring Show2”, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
“Gold as Gold”, Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO
“Louder than Words”, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA
“50/50”,The Gray Gallery,Jenkins Fine Arts Ctr, Greenville, NC
2012
“Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals”, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2011
“Crossing Lines-Many Faces of Fiber”, Curator Rebecca AT Stevens, Courtyard Gallery, WFC, NY, NY
“In Line/In Metal: a group exhibition”, Aaron Faber, New York, NY
“Oro Y Negro”, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
2010
“Celebrating 70”, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Circle ‘Round Your Finger 20110”, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
“Oro Y Negro”, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
“Brooching the Subject:One of the Kind”, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
“New Artists for the New Decade”, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009
“Sparkle Plenty 5”, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
“The Stimulus Project “, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
“Ring Theory”, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, UK
“State of the Art”, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Jewelry At Large”, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
“Cut, Fold, Stitch – paper, metal”, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
“Fresh Start, New Directions”, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
“Economies of Scale”, The Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Convergent”, Biba Schutz & Marc Maiorana, Ogden Museum Of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
“The Pendant Show”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
“Collected Metal”, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
“Object And Image”, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT
2007
“Pop-Art: Champagne Uncorked”, Shaw Contemporary Jewelry, New Harbor, MA
“Jewelry From Painting And Architecture”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
“The Necklace Show”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
2006
“Black & Gold”, Sam Shaw Contemporary Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
“Friends Across The Ocean”, Studio Fusion, London, England
“Al Fresco; Enjoying The Outdoors”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
“Woven Together; Voices In Basketry”, Yaeger Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2005
“Collectors Ireland”, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
“Bend-Twist-Wrap”, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT
“Brooches”, Objects Of Desire, Louisville, KY
“Cocktails At 5”, Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Brooch: The Subject”, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
“Textiles”, Martina & Co., Providence, RI
“Spirals”, Sam Shaw Contemporary Gallery”, Northeast Harbor, ME
“Exhibition In Motion”, Snag Conference, Cleveland, OH
“Gold, Silver, Platinum”, American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, OH
“100 Brooches”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA (Traveling)
“Magnificent Extravagance; Art & Opulence”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
“925 + Ingenuity = Art Jewelry”, Society Of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA
2004
“Fiber For The Future”, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
“Rings”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA (Traveling)
2003
“Adornments”, Columbus Museum Of Art, Columbus, OH
“Planting, Potting And Pruning: Artists And The Cultivated Landscape”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
“Chess”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA (Traveling)
“The Hearth Of Culture: Textiles & Jewelry”, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK
2002
“Body Geometrics: Brooches”,12 Artists Fund Raiser At Sofa, Chicago For Snag
“Life Boats For Cerf”, 25 Artists Participate For Cerf Fund Raiser At Sofa, Chicago, IL
“Other Materials/Other Forms: Exploring Contemporary Basketry”,Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
“Small Wonders: Aromatic, Adornments, Amulets, & Objects Of Art”
Annette Green Museum, The Fragrance Foundation, New York, NY
2001
“Gift In A Box”, Art Center-The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
“Well Armed”, Objects Of Desire, Louisville, KY
“If The Shoe Fits”, Oxoxo, Baltimore, MD
“Tiaras Will Be Worn”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
“2 Artists”, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2000
“New Talent In Craft”, The Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
“Concordance/Aka:92” , The Bruce Museum, Edinboro, PA
“Organic Structures”, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
1999
“10@2000 “, Objects of Desire, Louisville, KY
“Aka:92”, Works Gallery, New York, NY
“Icons Of The 20th Century”, Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1998
“Wired”, Oxoxo Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1997
“Best Of American Craftsman Group”, Stones Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Environmental Bead”, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT (Traveling)
“Snag Link”, Snag Conference, Washington, DC
1996
“Treasures”, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
“Contemporary Lights: A Celebration of Chanukah”, The Margolis Gallery, Houston, TX
“Structure and Geometry”, Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO
“3 Artists”, The Hand And The Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ
1995
“Two Artists”, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
“To See Or Not To See”, Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1994
“Containers For Memory”, (2 Artists) Objects of Desire, Louisville, KY
“3 Artists”, The Modern Object, Columbus, OH
“Invitational Valentine Show”, Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn, NJ
1993
“Treasures”, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
“8 Women Metal Artists”, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA
1992
“African Influence In Contemporary Crafts”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

Art Fairs

2013-2014
“Collective”, NYC, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
2010-2013
“Sofa”, Chicago Il., Pistachio Gallery, Chicago, Il
2009
“Sofa”, New York, NY
Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
2007
“Sofa”, New York, NY
Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
2000-2006
“Sofa”, Chicago, IL
Charon Kransen Arts, New York, NY
1998-2006
“Sofa”, New York, NY
Charon Kransen Arts, New York, NY
1999-2006
“20th Century International Art Fair”, New York, NY
Charon Kransen Arts, New York, NY
1995-1999
“Sofa”, Chicago, IL
Gallery I/O, New Orleans LA

Exhibiting Craft Fairs

Smithsonian Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show
Evanston Craft Show
CRAFTS at the CASTLE
Crafts Boston
American Craft Council Show
Origin-London, England

Published

Metalsmith Magazine Vol 2 2014
American Craft Magazine, Vol 3 No 5 2013
Metalsmith Magazine Vol 1 2011
Metalsmith Magazine, Vol 2 2009
Ornament Magazine, Vol 3 2007
American Style Magazine, December 2005
Lapidary Journal/ December 2004
American Craft Magazine / Review Nov-Dec 2003
Metalsmith Magazine / Artist Profile-Winter 2000
Metalsmith Magazine / Exhibition In Print-Studio Multiples 1997
Secrets of Aromatic Jewelry by Annette Green & Lynda Dyett
1000 Rings Curator Bob Ebendorf Publisher Lark Books
500 Brooches Curator Marjorie Simon Publisher Lark Books
500 Bracelets Curator Charon Kransen Publisher Lark Books
500 Necklaces Curator Marjorie Schick Publisher Lark Books
500 Baskets Curator Jan Peters Publisher Lark Books
500 Earrings Curator Alan Revere Publisher Lark Books
500 Pendants Curator Elizabeth Sheppartt And Mike Holmes publisher Lark Books
The Art of Bead Work by Valerie Hector
The Compendium Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers, Darling Publications

Public Collections

2013
Best of Metals, Eric Berg Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft, Philadelphia, PA.
2012
Show directors Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
2010
Best of Show, Craft Boston, MA
2009
Award of Excellence in Jewelry, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC.
2008
Best of Jewelry, Craft Boston, Boston, MA
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD
2007
The Adrianne Farrelli Prize, Philadelphia Museum Art Craft Fair, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Juror, American Craft Council 2006 Craft Fairs
Juror, Nancy And Harry Koenigsberg Student Textile Award
2002
Juror, Exhibition In Print, Metalsmith Magazine
2001
Honorable Mention, American Craft Council Winter Market, Blatimore, MD
Advisor For Snag Professional Practice Guidelines
Program Advisory Committee for Snag 2010

Artist Residency

2014
The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass