AKIKO KURIHARA     栗原章子

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

education and career

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

1999-2004     career: 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

​2018     27th International silver art competition -Illusion-, the 2nd prize and the Joachim Sokólski Award, Poland

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, the 3rd prize, Japan

1997     25th International pearl design contest, the 3rd prize, Japan

statement

Casual discoveries in daily life, and small findings in physical phenomena which we unconsciously use.
I create jewelry pieces out of such discoveries using humor and wit in minimalistic ways.
I like to challenge myself 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 the person wearing my piece, as well as to people seeing the piece.

日常の中での何気ない発見や、無意識に使っている事象の中での気付き。
そういった発見をユーモアとウイットを軸に、極力ミニマルな表現手段でジュエリーにする。

私はジュエリーの可能性を広げたい。たとえそれらが小さな存在だとしても。
そして私の作品が、作る人、つける人、見る人をユーモアでつなぐ存在になれば、と思います。