ART JEWELRY FORUM ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR ARTIST AWARD
Five Finalists Named for Top American Prize
Art Jewelry Forum
Mill Valley, California, November 10, 2014—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2014 AJF Artist Award for emerging artists. One winner will be selected from this short list and announced in December 2014. Applications were received from 123 artists in 27 countries.
Criteria used in the judging were originality, depth of concept, and quality of craftsmanship. The criteria were revised this year to include emerging as well as young artists under 35. Jurors for the 2013 competition were Carin Reinders, director of CODA, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; Karen Rotenberg, founder and director of Alianza Contemporary Craft and collector of contemporary jewelry; and Sooyeon Kim, jeweler and recipient of the 2013 AJF Artist Award. Jurors met in October and selected the following five finalists for the 2014 AJF Artist Award: Attai Chen, Benedikt Fischer, Lauren Kalman, Heejoo Kim, and Seulgi Kwon.
Masters Fine Art, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea, 2011
“The process of putting metal layers on the object carved out of wax in a bath by electroforming means life creation. The thickness of piled layers represents time, and colors mainly expressed in my works mean accumulation of time. Through this process, my works are born with powerful vitality beyond the flow of time.”
“I was quite impressed by this work and the surface treatments. The forms are beautifully conceived, original, and wearable.”
ALL FIVE FINALISTS OF ART JEWELRY FORUM ARTIST AWARD TO EXHIBIT WORK AT SCHMUCK IN MUNICH 2015
Works of the Artist Award finalists will exhibit on Platina gallery at Handwerksmesse.