suzanne beautyman
suzanne beautyman

about

b. 1986, HK.

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CV

Education

  • 2015-2016    Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Gloucestershire University, Gloucester, England
  • 2008-2010    MFA (Metalsmithing), Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
  • 2005-2007    Specialization Jewellery Course II and III with Manfred Bischoff (’06-’07) and Alessandra Pizzini (’05-’06), Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy
  • 1998-2002    BA (Economics), Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota USA

 

Work Experience

  • Acting Course Leader – Jewellery Design, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford, England, 2015
  • Lecturer, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford, England, 2014-2016
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate MA Course, Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, Birmingham, England, 2013-2015
  • Artist-in-Resident, Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, Birmingham, England, 2013-2014
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy, 2013, 2011 
  • Assistant Manager and Teacher, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy, 2010-2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Prof. Iris Eichenberg, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI USA, 2009-2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI USA, 2009

 

Awards/Recognition

  • Special Mention Cominelli Prize, Fondazione Cominelli/Associazione Gioielli Contemporaneo (Recipient), 2013
  • Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award (Finalist), 2012
  • Daimler Financial Services Emerging Artist Award, Daimler Financial Services, Berlin, Germany (Recipient), 2010
  • Exclusive: 17th International Silverart Competition (Honorable Mention of Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica and Honorary Mention of the artist quarterly EXIT), 2008

 

Public & private collections

  • Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX USA
  • Museum of Art and Design (MAD), NY, NY USA
  • Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI USA
  • Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA USA
  • Cominelli Foundation, Brescia Italy

 


exhibitions

2016

  • In Memory of Manfred, Studio Gisbert, Munich, Germany Collezione Permanente del Gioiello Contemporaneo, Santa Giulia Museum, Brescia, Italy

2015

  • Tea and Coffee, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Junk: Rubbish into Gold, Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, England

2014

  • Multiple Exposures, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), NY, NY
  • Suspended in Green, Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria; Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany; Lesley Graze Gallery, London, England [Juried]
  • Function?, Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, England

2013

  • This End Up and Pinball Brooch Show, SNAG, Toronto, Canada
  • Premio per il Gioiello Contemporaneo, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia, Italy [Juried]

2012

  • Covet, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
  • dubh – Dialogues in Black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, & The American Irish Historical Society, NY, NY
  • METAL WORKSHOP: Cranbrook for Alessi, Alessi SoHo, NYC, NY

2011

  • Schmuck, Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany [Juried]
  • Our House, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Premio per il Gioiello Contemporaneo, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia, Italy [Juried]

2010

  • Suzanne Beautyman & Barb Smith, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
  • Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands [Juried]
  • Out of the Woods, Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduation Show, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, MI

2009

  • Stimulus, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA
  • Metal Evolution, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Philadelphia, PA [Juried]

2008

  • Schmuck, Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany [Juried]
  • Jewellery in Transition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, England
  • Exclusive: 17th International Silverart Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland [Juried]
  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Museum, Hanau, Germany
  • Siamo Qui, Alchimia, Le Pagliere di Porta Romana, Florence, Italy

2007

  • Alchemic Visions, Korean Craft Promotion Foundation, Gallery Baum, Seoul, Korea
  • Holownia: Legnica Festival of Silver, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland [Juried]
  • No Diamonds: Percorsi nel Gioiello Contemporaneo, Fuori Salone, White Star Adventures Book Shop, Milan, Italy

 

statement

 

My work explores decoration of personal space as a vehicle for expression; an expression of the decisions that ultimately communicate how we desire to be perceived.