SUYU CHEN

Emerging Talent / USA

It is an interaction between objects and myself: my work is focused on variation and transformation of endless forms by continued use of the same artifact as a basic module.

Revealing subtle layers of imperfection through painting, sanding, separating and combining.

I moved from the warm tropics to the snowy north where it snows for half a year.

I embraced the moment by creating an abstract replica of surrounding snow-covered objects, in case forgetfulness of the slushy scene emerges when the spring comes.

Work

Almost Blossom

Necklace, 2021

PVC Tube, Sterling Silver, Copper, Resin Clay, Enamel Paints, Nylon Cord

Falling Branch

Ring, 2021

PVC Tube, Sterling Silver, Resin Clay, Enamel Paint

Experience

EDUCATION
2017-Dec 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY, USA)
MFA, Metals and Jewelry
2015-2016
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, USA)-Post-Baccalaureate, Jewelry+Metalsmithing
2011-2015
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts(Guangzhou, China)
B.A, Decorative Arts and Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2021-present
Adjunct Faculty, RIT (Rochester, NY)
Aug 2019-Dec 2020
Instructor, RIT (Rochester, NY)
2018-2020
Gallery Assistant, RIT City Art Space (Rochester, NY)
2018-May 2019
Teaching Assistant to Kibaek Sung and Lydia Elsa Martin, RIT (Rochester, NY)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021
(upcoming)
We Are SNAG: Anthology, USA (virtual)
A Study of Snow at Taidekeskus Itä(Lappeenranta, Finland)
Art in Craft 2021, Burchfield Penny Art Center(Buffalo, USA)
Double Yellow Lines(Moscow, Russia)
2020
JOYA 2020(Barcelona, Spain)
Mad for Hoops, Gallery 2052 (Chicago, IL)
Object Permanence, Baltimore Jewelry Center (Baltimore, MD)
2019
Mulan, NYC Jewelry Week 2019(New York, NY)
Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition (China)
Residency
2021 Jun-Studio Artist Residency, RIT, Rochester, NY 

2019 Jan-Winter Artist Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

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