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BIO

Caiyang Yin (also know as Curtis Yin) is a contemporary jewellery artist based in the U.K, currently working as an artist in residence in School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University.

His work is not limited by any specific craft, format or material. Normally these elements are decided and composed by the needs of the artist’s core concept. Most of his work has a sense of sculptural aesthetics, in which both traditional and modern techniques are adopted to express the author’s ideas and feelings, especially the view of people’s statement of mind in this fast-paced society.

He insists contemporary jewellery should be the physical projection of the author’s idea, emotion or attitude. Therefore, contemporary jewellery pieces are created with very different motivations, they do not have to be aesthetically pleasing in general value if it makes enough sense.

Education Background:

2011-2015 Bachelor of Art in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2016-2018 Master of Fine Art in University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art)

2015-2019 Master of Fine Art in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Highlights:

2012 National Scholaship, Wuhan, China

2012-2015 Chow Tai Fook Scholarship, Wuhan, China

2015 Excellent Graduate(UG), China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

2017-2018 Highly Commended in GEMSET Jewellery Design Competition, Edinurgh

2018 Scottish Goldsmiths Trust Precious Metals Grant, Edinburgh

2019 GC&DC Awards, the Podolsky Award, London

2019 GC&DC Awards, Gold Award in Precious Jewellery(silver), Lnodon

2019 GC&DC Awards, Silver Award in Fashion Jewellery, London

2019 GC&DC Awards, Craft Section, Silver Award in Chasers Junior, London

2019 Goldsmiths' Fair Graduate Bursary, London

2019 Excellent Graduate(PG), China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Exhibitions and Fairs:

2017 Hon Kong International Jewellery Exhibition, Hong Kong

2018 Best of Graduates, Glasgow

2018 Edinburgh College of Art Fraduate Exhibition, Edinburgh

2018 NewDesigner, London

2018 Elements, Edinurgh

2019 NewDesigner One Year In, London

2019 GC&DC Award Winner Exhibiton, London

2019 International Jewellery London, London

2019 Atistar Jewels(invited), Milan

2019 Cluster Jewellery Edition, London

2019 Goldsmiths' Fair, London

2019 Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhiition, Beijing

2019 China International Jewelry Fair, Beijing

2020 GC&DC 2019 Award Winners Retrospective Exhibiton, London

2020 Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition(invited), Beijing

2020 DBC International Art Jewelry Expo(invited), Beijing

2020 Goldsmiths' Fair, London

2020 Goldsmith North, Sheffield

E-mail:caiyangyinjewellery@gmail.com

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