After two decades in existence, Galerie Elsa Vanier held its final exhibition at the end of 2022 For 18 months prior, Vanier had run her gallery as a nomadic affair, showing four exhibitions in three different spaces around Paris. Vanier closed shop with the intention of curating independent jewelry exhibitions AJF checked in to learn […]
This is just a small selection of the book reviews we’ve published. Check out the full list by clicking here. Clicking on any text colored red will take you to a review of that book. The Power of the Narrative in the 2020s A review by Davira S. Taragin of Jewelry Stories: Highlights from the Collection
On April 26, 2023, we presented AJF Live goes to Mexico, where we met with Lorena Lazard. She introduced us to her own work and that of three other important contemporary jewelry makers in Mexico: Cristina Celis, Martacarmela Sotelo, and Raquel Bessudo. We recorded the event and posted it on our website. You can watch
Shinji Nakaba/ UBUI (First Time) November 6–December 31, 2021 Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ, US The historical, the erotic, and the overlooked only begin to describe the jewelry of the unconventional Japanese jeweler Shinji Nakaba (b. 1950). The artist was virtually unknown in the West until 2001, when his work began to achieve wider recognition. As
Lisa Waup is a mixed-culture First Nations artist and curator who lives in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Through found and natural materials, her soulful, symbolic, and powerful artworks tell stories about her own life while building connections back to Country, family, and history. Approaching the end of her master’s degree studies at the Victorian College of the
Angela Hennessy, Mourning Wreath (detail), 2017, synthetic and human hair, found hair, artist’s own hair, gold leaf on copper, enamel paint, chain, wire frame, cement base, base 267 x 183 x 91 cm in diameter, photo: artist This is the second article in a series focused on artists whose work is adjacent to jewelry.