Precious? / USA
Dongyi’s works span across jewellery, body jewellery, fashion art, sculpture and conceptual installation.
Trying to push the boundaries of jewellery, Dongyi creates the works with her unique and expressive language while making them wearable and well crafted.
Collecting ideas from literature books, her own experiences, and researches of psychology, Dongyi lets free imagination and the inspiration guide her in designing the object to wear. She likens herself as a storyteller, who narrates stories that seem to be trivial and common but actually express strong and genuine emotions.
Moreover, Dongyi has an interest in the relationship among human bodies, artworks and spaces in between. She wants to treat human bodies not as an empty canvas for jewellery to fill in, but as an essential component of jewellery. She believes jewellery is a visual language of human bodies that is delivered to others without real words.
MFA of Metals and Jewelry Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, US, 2018
BA of Jewelry Art Design, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China, 2014
2020 PREZIOSA YOUNG 2020 Winner
2019 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP award) Finalist
2017 ENJOIA’T 2017 Contemporary Jewellery Student Award Finalist
Selected Recent Exhibitions
2021 Preziosa Young 2020 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain(group)
2021 Passerby, Tallinn, Estonia(solo)
2020 Alternative Option, Shanghai, China(group)
2020 JOYA Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain(group)
2020 Where is the Abandoned Salmon Strip? Lappeenranta, Finland(solo)
2019 XII Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy(group)
2019 Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition, Beijing, China(group)
2019 Daily Notes, San Antonio, US(solo)
2019 Lucid Dreams, Fort Worth, US(solo)
2018 Schmuck 2018, Munich, Germany(group)
Book: Chinese Contemporary Jewelry Design. Bifei Cao. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.:Atglen, United States, 2020.
Magazine: Autor Magazine #5: Bucharest, Romania, 2018.
Book: New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, Nicolas. Promopress: Barcelona, 2018.
Text & pictures provided by the artist
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