ABOUT ME

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Xinia Guan关欣

Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

Savannah, GA, USA

https://klimt02.net/jewellers/xinia-guan

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Xinia Guan was born and raised in Inner Mongolia, China. She has Dual B.A. Degree in Literature and Economics from Inner Mongolia University. She studied for an M.F.A. in jewelry at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has achieved several exhibitions in the USA, Europe, and China, participated in JOYA Barcelona 2019, Munich Jewelry week 2020, and Athens Jewelry week 2020.

​During three years of graduate study and practice, her works have gradually grown in static production and dynamic communication with the outside world. The combination of time and space has become everything in her current works. The meaning of creation is both construction and deconstruction. What is created in time will also be slowly deconstructed in time. But the process of learning and practicing has become an irreplaceable core on this road.

Education

2016-2020, M.F.A. in Jewelry, Savannah College of Art and Design

(SCAD), Savannah, GA, USA

2009-2013, B.A. in Literature and Economics, Inner Mongolia

University (IMU), Inner Mongolia, China

Professional Positions

2019-2020, President of SCAD Graduate Jewelry Association,

Savannah, GA, USA

2019, Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design,

Savannah, GA, USA

2018-2020, Jewelry Shop Monitor, Savannah College of Art and

Design, Savannah, GA, USA

2018, Graduate Mentor, Savannah College of Art and Design,

Savannah, GA, USA

Exhibitions and Shows

2022, The 46nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary

Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA

2022, Japan Jewellery Competition Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

2022, From These Hands, Pistachio Gallery, Chicago, USA

2022, BKV-Preis Young Applied Arts finalist, München, Germany

2022, PREZIOSA YOUNG 2021, Florence Jewellery Week, Italy

2021, MAD About Jewelry, MAD Museum, New York, USA

2021, The 45nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary

Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA

2021, American Craft Exposition, Online event

2021, Smithsonian Craft Optimism, Online event

2020, Painful Hope Exhibition, Alliages/ Schmuck Munich Jewelry

Week, France/Germany

2020, Solo M.F.A. Thesis show- The Time Zone, USA

2020, Athens Jewelry Week 2020, Athens, Grace

2020, American Craft Shows, Baltimore, USA

2020, Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition,

Kunming, China

2020, Broken Beauty Exhibition, Alliages/ Schmuck Munich Jewelry

Week, France/Germany

2019, SCAD’S NYC Jewelry Week Pop-Up, NYC, USA

2019, Mulan. New Age Chinese Art Jewelry Exhibition at 2019 New

York Jewelry Week, NYC, USA

2019, The 43nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary

Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA

2019, Selected Artists at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery, Spain

2019, Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear. Washington D.C., USA

2019, The 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.,

USA

2019, American Craft Shows, Baltimore, USA

2018, The 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary

Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA

2018, “Piece by Piece” Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, SCAD

Fahm Hall, Savannah, USA

2019/2018/2017, SCAD Jewelry Trunk Show, SCAD Jen Library,

Savannah, USA

Awards and Honors

2022, Best of Show, The 46nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA

2022, Excellence Prize, Japan Jewellery Competition, Japan

2022, BKV-Preis Young Applied Arts finalist, München, Germany

2021, Winner of PREZIOSA YOUNG 2021, Italy

2021, 15th Annual IDA Awards, Bronze Place, Accessory/Jewelry

Student Category, USA

2020, 14th Annual IDA Awards, Bronze Place, Accessory/Jewelry

Student Category, USA

2020, Athens Awards, Athens Jewelry Week 2020, Greece

2019, Swarovski Design Challenge 1st Place, USA

2019, 13th Annual IDA Awards, Silver Place, Accessory/Jewelry

Student Category, USA