JAMIE KROEGER

Narrative / Canada

 

Through the creation of jewellery objects, I consider and portray the relationships that exist between humans and outdoor environments.

The narrative develops through careful choice of material and process. Through these elements, I can relay specific personal stories of adventure and challenge that have been collected in twenty years of working and exploring in the Canadian mountain landscape. Retreating to a studio workshop, allows the opportunity to reflect on my time spent outside and realize that with all the highs and lows it brought, it fundamentally affects how I make art and approach the problem-solving situations within it.

Through material, process and concept, I can create object-based narratives that offer another way of observing how a very basic relationship to place can evolve into specific cultures and attitudes.

Work

Fish Tales and other Exaggerations

Brooch, 2021

Oak, steel, copper, silver solder and acrylic paint

Lifeline

Neckpiece, 2020

Fir, copper, steel, enamel, acrylic paint

Experience

Education

2019-Master of Medium and Material Based Art program, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway
2017-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Jewellery+Metals), Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada
2015-Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Exhibitions

– 2021-A Part of Place, Art Gallery of Golden, BC
-CAMP, LA Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON
-Precious Things in Time of Uncertainty, Alliages, Lille, France
2020-Newfangled, Splop Design, USA (online exhibition)
-Istanbul Jewellery Week, Precious Collective, Istanbul, Turkey (online exhibition)
-Growth and Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition, Kunming, Beijing, Shanghai, China
-Disrupt, Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2019-New Vernacular, NYC Jewelry Week, New York
-8|8, Portabel, Oslo, Norway
-Marzee International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Netherlands
-Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition, Beijing, China
-Ek-Kinesis, Athens Jewellery Week, Athens, Greece
-Brooch|Broach, The Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, NS
-Coming of Age, Chicago, USA
2018-Årsutstillingen 2018, Fredrikstad, Norway
Work Experience-2019-2021-Alberta University of the Arts, Sessional Faculty:Jewellery

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