Carina Shoshtary’s jewelry can be characterized as emotional, imaginative and innovative. Shoshtary describes herself as a kind of modern hunter- gatherer as she finds the materials for her artworks in her immediate surroundings. Her choice of materials is often unusual: colorful graffiti from heavily sprayed walls, old bobbin laces found in a cellar, the plastic nets of shower sponges. All her materials have had a previous life, a former use and meaning. With scientific curiosity and sensitive intuition, Shoshtary reveals the potential of these materials.

This curiosity extends to her ongoing interest in color and its psychological and emotional effects. This is exemplified in her most recent body of work, The Hunter (part of the Karma Chroma series). In this series she uses our instinctual understanding of color as a device to communicate an archetypal fable of strength, power and primal desire. In Vogue Italia, Paola Aurucci, responds to Shoshtary’s propensity for narrative ‘They are alien jewels in a world that is somewhere between the real and the imaginary, able to make us reflect on the strange journey objects take, inanimate objects with a lot of sentimental value, able to tell us a story, bring up emotions and especially able to unlock memories.‘

Sienna Patti for the solo show In The Beginning There Was Red in Sienna Gallery

CV

25.12.1979 born in Augsburg, Germany

EDUCATION

2006-2012 Academy of Fine Arts Munich (DE): Jewellery Department, Prof. Otto Künzli, Master Student
2001-2004 State College for Glass and Jewellery, Neugablonz (DE): Apprenticeship- Goldsmith

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017
In The Beginning There Was Red | Sienna Gallery, Lenox (US)
2015
Microphilia | with Annamaria Leiste, Studio Gierke-Berr, Munich (DE)
2014
“I-Land” Mini Exhibition | Atta Gallery, Bangkok (TH)

Where Blue Hides after Dark | Sienna Gallery, Lenox (US)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Trésor- Contemporary Craft Fair | Basel, Switzerland (CH)
The Octopus Has Three Hearts | Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montréal, Canada (CA)
Touchy Feely | Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore (US)
Fragments | Gallery Four, Gothenburg (SE)
A BARBARIAN, A TITLE, & A MIRACLE | Verein für Originalradierung München, Munich (DE)

2016
Ra Now (40 years Gallery Ra) | Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
Forget Them | Brooklyn Metal Works, New York (US)
SIX (6 years Atta Gallery) | Atta Gallery, Bangkok (TH)
20/20 | Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire (GB)
Shanghai Spring | Froots Gallery, Shanghai (CN)
Art Jewelry Artist Award Finalists | Gallery Platina, Stockholm (SE)

Not Too Precious | National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (IE)
FOG Design and Art Fair | presented by Sienna Patti, San Francisco (US)
2015
Transmission | Studio 411 Gallerie, Montpellier (FR)
Bubble and Squeak | Amaranto Joies, Barcelona (SP)
Not Too Precious | Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire (GB)
Collect- presented by Rosemarie Jäger | Saatchi Gallery, London (GB)
2014
The Parallel Worlds | Alliages, Lille (FR)
Danner-Preis 2014 | Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg (DE)
Attai Chen, Jie Sun, Carina Shoshtary | Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
2013
Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013 | Cheongju, Republic of Korea (KR)
The Lunatic Swing | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)
Förderpreise der Landeshauptstadt München | Lothringer 13, Munich (DE)
Helter Skelter | Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE)
The Lunatic Swing | Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE)
2012
Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst | Schafhof- Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising (DE)
BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists | Bavarian State Council, Munich (DE)
International Graduate Show Jewellery 2012 | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
A Flock of Pillars on Parade | Seidlvilla, Munich (DE)
What’s Left of Krypton | Graduate Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Munich (DE)
2011
Danner-Preis 2011 | Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)
Materials Revisited- 10.Triennale für Form und Inhalte | Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt (DE)
2010
True Colours- New Traditional Jewellery | Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL), also shown at Villa Bengel, Idar Oberstein (DE) and Museum of Art, Arnhem (NL)
Copy and Paste- The Power of Copying | Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou (CN)
My Suitcase is My Oyster | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)
Talente | Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich (DE)
2009
BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists | Bavarian State Council, Munich (DE)
2008
Emu twist again: News from the Inback | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)
The Fat Booty of Madness | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)
Siamo Qui- We are Here | Le Pagliere di Porta Romana, Florence (IT)

AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

2017
Project Grant for Fine Arts, Munich (DE)
Artist in Residence at Konstepidemien, Gothenburg (SE)
Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award (Finalist) | AJF, Mill Valley (US)
2016
Exhibition scholarship | Förderverein zum Aufbau einer Juliane Noack Künstlerförderung, Halle (DE)
Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award (Finalist) | AJF, Mill Valley (US)
2012
Bavarian State Prize for Emerging Designers | Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Verkehr und Technologie, Munich (DE)
Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst 2012, Munich (DE)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (GB)
The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg (SE)
Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA (US)
The International Design Museum Munich (DE)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE/ LECTURES

2017
Lecture at Brooklyn Metal Works | New York (US)
2016
Lecture at Konstepidemien | Gothenburg (SE)
Workshop at National College of Art and Design | Dublin (IE)
Lecture at Kilkenny Castle | Kilkenny (IE)
2014
Lecture at PLATFORM | Munich (DE)
2013
Lecture at the University of Applied Science Munich | Munich (DE)

 

 

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