Anya Kivarkis…

by Abigail Percy on April 5, 2007

in Jewellery+Accessories

Since first seeing Anya Kivarkis’ jewellery a few years ago, I have been keeping an eye on her work…and am delighted to be seeing it popping up all over the net!!

…Having graduated with a BFA in Craft [Jewelry/Metalsmithing] from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York, it is not suprising Anya’s collection of work is so beautiful and well considered. I love her visual language…the construction and deconstruction of shape and form and the play of the real against the surreal. Being a lover of history, I adore the glimpses of Victoriana seen in her pieces, through referencing doilies and lace…chadeliers and shadows. The partial hiding and simplification of form that she achives through dipping the work in resin {although it looks like glass enamel} really serves to give the work a highly modern edge. I really enjoy her colour palette of icy, juicy blues, stark whites {through the resin and blanched silver} and the burnt looking black edges…

Having recently won the prestigious ‘Emerging Artist’ award from Sienna Gallery it really does go to show what a bright light Anya Kivarkis will be from now on in the jewellery world. I am very much looking forward to seeing more work from her soon…..!!

Anya Kivarkis’ website seems to be down at the moment, but be sure to bookmark it for visiting in the future.

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1 cheryl c April 6, 2007 at 8:46 am

wow, beautiful. thanks!

2 Colleen April 6, 2007 at 10:29 am

Ah, yes, she is also one of my favourites.
The pieces you’ve choosen are high on my list.

And I’m quite looking forward to seeing work (on the web) from her show at the Sienna Gallery. Hopefully a rather full overview on their lovely new site.

3 Jade April 14, 2007 at 11:54 pm

they are amazing! Love the way that they are kinda both formal and organic.

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