Born: 1981, Brazil.


Education

2012/2013 – New York University, New York, NY. Certificate in Arts Administration.
2000/2004 – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. BFA with Honors in 3D/Metals.
2003 – Opere International Jewelry School, Ravenstein, Netherlands. Jewelry Workshop with Ruudt Peters.
1999 – University of Brasilia, Brazil. Attended Fine Arts Program.


Exhibitions

2017
Polychrome: Color in Studio Jewelry, Aaron Faber, New York, NY
Fauve, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2016
Black and White, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2015
Journey Through Time: An Exploration of Artful Adornment and Sculptural Vessels Through the Ages, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
67 Facets, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Ceci N'est Pas Une Broche, curated and organized by Platforma, SNAG Conference, Boston, MA

2014
Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now, Shelburne Museum, Burlington, VT
Wear It Loud, curated by Platforma, R/R Gallery, New York, NY
The Art of the Ring, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2013
Objects of Power, Status and Adornment: Part 2, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll... Vices or Lifestyle?, (Traveling Exhibit) The Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Play for Display, gallery Four, Gothemburg, Sweden
Siamese Connection, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York, NY
MassArt Annual Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2012
Contemporary Visions of the Necklace, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll... Vices or Lifestyle?, (Traveling Exhibit) Galeria 42 Contemporaneo Marco Mango, Modena, Italy
Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll... Vices or Lifestyle?, (Traveling Exhibit) Simone Winkler Atelier, Kempten, Germany
New Broke City, Studio 303, New York, NY
MassArt Annual Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2011
ITAMI International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
Objects of Power, Status and Adornment: Studio Jewelry 1950-2011, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2010
Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2009
Mobilia Gallery at SOFA New York, NY

2008
Contemporary Visions in Metal, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Mobilia Gallery at SOFA New York, NY
MassArt Annual Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Touching Warms the Art!, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2007
Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Jewelry from Painting and Architecture, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Celebrating the Art of Adornment: Studio Jewelry from Mid-century to the Present, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Mobilia Gallery at SOFA New York, NY
Mass Art Metals Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2006
Mobilia Gallery at SOFA New York and SOFA Chicago
The Necklace Show, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2005
The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery at SOFA Chicago, IL
Resources: Steel, Rubber, Coal and Salt Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH

2004
South End Open Studios, Boston, MA
Terminus- Mass Art Metals and Jewelry Thesis Show, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
Senior Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Metals A-Go-Go: Society of North American Goldsmiths Student Show, Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, FL.
Organic Matters, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2003
The White Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Society Of North American Goldsmiths Juried Slide Exhibition, , San Francisco, CA


Collections

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Teaching Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Gloria and Sonny Kamm Teapot Foundation


Publications

1000 Beads, juried by Kristina Logan, Lark Books, 2014
Art Aurea Magazine, Heidemarie Herb & Luigi Mariani, "Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Vices or Lifestyles?", 3rd Issue 2012, page 96
Warman's Jewelry Field Guide, by Kathy Flood, 2nd Edition, Krause Publications, 2011
Warman's Jewelry: Fine and Costume Jewelry Identification and Price Guide, by Kathy Flood, 4th Edition, Krause Publications, 2010
500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material, edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2009
The Art of Jewelry Making: Plastic and Resin: Techniques, Projects, Inspirations, by Debra Adelson, Lark Books, 2008
Art Jewelry Today 2, by Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing, 2008
500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form, juried by Marjorie Schick, Lark Books, 2006
Metalsmith Magazine, Lynn Cool, "Resources: Steel, Rubber, Coal and Salt", Spring Issue 2006, page 53
500 Bracelets: An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs, juried by Charon Kransen, Lark Books, 2005


Lectures and Workshops

2017 - NAEA National Convention in collaboration with the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, "Materializing Nature in Wearable Art," Needle Felting Workshop
2010 - Pratt Institute, New York, Jewelry Department Guest Speaker, Lecture and Silicone Jewelry Workshop
2009 - 92nd Street Y, New York, Visiting Artist Instructor, Silicone Jewelry Workshop
2008 - SOFA New York, Conversation Series


Residencies

2017
Artist Residency, August-December, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil

2016
Artist Studios Program, June-September, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY


Awards

2005 - Rubber Category Award, "Resources: Steel, Rubber, Coal and Salt Exhibition". Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH
2004 - Lilian Bardfield Award, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2004 - Honorable Mention, International Precious Metal Institute Design Competition

 

Cristina Dias

Jewelry and Art