Profile

Asami Watanabe

 

 

born in Kanagawa, Japan

I learned jewelry technique and metal craft. And then I started to make the contemporary art jewelry. Especially I like "Straw" as my jewelry material.

STATEMENT

I always think about "LIFE, VITALITY.
"Where is it coming from? What kind of contents is it?"
"We are facing the society and surrounding complicate thing. We are fighting with them every single day with own LIFE. And then the power and energy of LIFE come out from my inside and my whole body."
"I want to live stronger and keep my essence and mind even if placed in any situation."
I want to express "LIFE, VITAITY" existing in myself as jewelry.
And I want you to wear myself, family and friend who became the jewelry.
I always feel their existence near my body and want to make jewelry for our HAPPINESS.
They will protect you and become your friend, family.

Also, by deeply research about one material, I find out the characteristics and new quality of the material.
And I learn it as my own skill and transform into my jewelry.
I am researching new shapes and designs born by collecting the same elements such as one material and shape.
It is a metaphor of "myself, family and friend", I believe that they will respond to the society and the human being itself.
I want to express beauty and energy born from them, with "a lot" being "one" is showing great power.

Education

2012-2014
Department of Metal Craft, College of Art and Design, Master Course (MFA), Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2008-2012
HIKO MIZUNO COLLEGE OF JEWELRY, Tokyo, Japan
2010/09-12
Exchange student at ALCHIMIA contemporary jewellery school Prof Ruudt Peters, Florence, Italy,

Award

2018/09
PortoJoia Prize, COLLECTIVA MEETING, Port, Portugal
2018/01
Certificate of Excellence, ARTS & CRAFTS DESIGN AWARD 2017
2017/05
JOYA Barcelona Award, AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Fair

2018/11
SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair edition17 from myday-byday gallery , Amsterdam, Netherland
2018/05
ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, Athens, Greece
2017/10
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017, Barcelona, Spain
2017/05
AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair 2017, Bucharest, Romania
2015/03
SCHMUCK 2015 Exhibition, Munich, Germany

Exhibition

2019/09
CLUSTER CRAFTS JEWELLRY EDITION, London, UK
2019/05
Spiral Independent Creators Festival 20, Tokyo, Japan
2018/09
COLLECTIVA MEETING international exhibition, Port, Portugal
2018/04
NO MATTER MATTERS, Milan, Italy
2014/03
Musashino Art University Master’s Course Design Major Metal Craft Course, Exhibition, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
2014/02
New Jewellery Artist Exhibition -SELECT13-, Tokyo, Japan
2012/08
Marzee International Graduate Show 2012, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2010/05
JAPAN JEWELLERY ART COMPETITION 2010 Under26, Tokyo, Japan

2019/09/05