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Europe

Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

North America

Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada

Asia

Gallery O, Seoul, South Korea

I’m a Scottish artist working in the field of jewellery and body-related objects. Currently based in Munich, Germany.

My first profession was translation after taking a degree in Russian and Spanish, and having lived in Russia, Spain and Lithuania. This site is dedicated to my second career choice: contemporary jewellery.

The main force in my work is my personal relationship with taboos and morals. I believe this to be a reaction against conventions which were layered on top of my thinking, from my own familial space, education and society. These include sexual, ethical, moral thresholds, and those based on social class and how one looks, acts and speaks.  I refer to the history of the crafted object, but incorporate stories from contemporary society and include humour as a tool of humanisation, to build community and poke fun subversively at established power structures.

Taboos and conventions exist also in the field of craft: conventional jewellery must be precious, shiny, not too big, even better with a stone. Contemporary jewellery eschews such rules, but falls within other ones: the brooch reigns supreme, it must be well made, photos must be taken on a white background; makers of contemporary craft also tend to stick to one material, style or formula. I too work within these constraints, but I attempt to show that there is a reality beyond them.
Glasgow, Scotland, 1984
Based in Munich
hello@pauladie.com

Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Professor: Karen Pontoppidan
Start: October 2016

Degree in Artistic Jewellery, Escola Massana, Barcelona
Professor: Ramón Puig Cuyàs
2012 – 2015

BA(Hons) in Russian and Spanish, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
2001 – 2006

Prizes and competitions

Finalist for Schmuck
IHM Munich, 2020

Danner internal class competition winner
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, 2019 and 2018

Finalist for the Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst
Messe Heim+Handwerk, Munich, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 and 2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 
Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, 2018 and 2016

Finalist for the LOEWE Craft Prize
The Design Museum, London, 2018

Finalist for Talente
IHM Munich, 2016

Solo exhibitions

Word | Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, 2020 
home | MetalMetal, Barcelona, 2019
Between shores, duo exhibition with Judy McCaig at Gallery Siesta, Barcelona, 2019
Grounded | Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, 2018
The Earth is moving | Amaranto Joies, Barcelona, 2016

Art fairs

KunstRAI Art Fair, repesented by Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, 2019 and 2017
SOFA, represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Chicaco 2019

Additional exhibitions

Black + White | AkademieGalerie, Munich, 2020
MEME | Galerie Ellen Mauer Zillioli, Munich, 2020 
Identidades | Studio Squina, Madrid, 2020
David Gates in dialogue | Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2019
SALE | Akademie Galerie, Munich, 2019
21 gram curated by Ruudt Peters | Chinese Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, 2018
    Touring exhbition with the following stops:
    Galerie Handwerk, Munich, 2019
    Be Craft, Mons, Belgium, 2019
    CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 2019   
Ruw & Rauw (Rough & Raw) | CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 2018
Sign of the Times | La joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris, 2018
The material thought at Radiant Pavilion | Melbourne, 2017
Balanced Tension | Galerie Beyond, Antwerp, 2017
Schmuck 17 Selection by Christian Hoedl | Munich, 2017
Elements 2 | Edinburgh, 2016
Versus | Color Triciclo Gallery, Barcelona, 2016
Jewellery: Inspiration in the Past | Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain, 2016
Artist in Residence Show | Glasgow School of Art, 2016
International Graduate Marzee Exhibition | Galerie Marzee; Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2015

Additional work

Teaching a workshop entitled “Volume in Steel”, Taller Perill, Barcelona, 2019

Demonstration and workshop on soldering steel, School of Art and Design, Tarragona, 2019

Artist in Residence at the Glasgow School of Art
September 2015 – June 2016

Intern at Amaranto Joies, Barcelona
October 2013 – May 2014

Press and publications

Art Aurea, spring issue 2020
Crafts Magazine, issue 272, May/June 2018
New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs by Nicolás Estrada; Promopress, June 2018
Interview with Craft Scotland
Talente 2016 Catalogue, February 2016
Current Obsession Paper #03, February 2016
Marzee Graduate Show 2015 Catalogue, August 2015

Work in collections

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Private collections in the US, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France