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BIO

Artist Statement

Caiyang Yin (also known as Curtis Yin) is an award-winning contemporary jewellery artist based in Birmingham, U.K, currently working as an artist in residence in School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

Caiyang is regarded as one of the emerging jewellery artists with unique talents in the UK, most of his work has sculptural aesthetics, in which both traditional and modern techniques are adopted to deliver the artist’s ideas, especially about people’s statement of mind in the current fast-paced society.

He believes contemporary jewellery is the embodiment of people’s emotions or attitudes, therefore, contemporary jewellery is not necessarily pleasing in the general aesthetic value if it makes enough sense.

 

Education Background

2015-2019 Master of Art, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Design

2016-2018 Master of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, Jewellery and Silversmithing

2011-2015 Bachelor of Art, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Jewellery Design

 

Awards & Bursaries

2021 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition, Gold Award in Conceptual Jewellery, London

2021 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition, Gold Award in Jeweller Craft Section, London

2021 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition, Bronze Award in Precious Jewellery in silver, London

2021 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition, Bronze Award in Ready-to-Wear Jewellery, London

2019 Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary, London

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

2019 Outstanding Graduate(postgraduate) of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

2019 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition, The Podolsky Award, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2019 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition Precious Metal Jewellery Gold Award, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2019 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition Fashion LED Jewellery Silver Award, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2019 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition Chaser(Junior) Silver Award, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2018 The Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Scottish Goldsmiths Trust Precious Metal Grant, Edinburgh

2018 Scottish Gemmological Association Gemset Jewellery Design Competition Highly Commended, Edinburgh

2018 NewDesigners ‘One Year In Spotted’, London

2017 Scottish Gemmological Association Gemset Jewellery Design Competition Highly Commended, Sterling

2016 Tashi Jewellery Design Competition Premium Prize, Wuhan

2015 Outstanding Graduate(undergraduate) of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

2015 Outstanding Graduation Work Award, Wuhan

2015 China University of Geosciences Jewellery Design Degree Show, Wuhan

2012-2014 Chow Tai Fook Scholarship, Wuhan

2012 National Scholarship, Wuhan

 

 

Exhibitions & Fairs

2022 'Meanings and Messages' ACJ 25th Anniversary touring Exhibition

2022 'Face to Face' themed exhibition, Diana Porter Jewellery, Bristol

2021 Elements Festival, Edinburgh

2021 Goldsmiths' Fair, London

2020 GC&DC 2019 Award Winners Retrospective Exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2020 Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition, Kunming, Beijing

2020 Goldsmith North(selected), Sheffield

2020 Goldsmiths’ Fair, online

2020 DBC International Art Jewellery Expo, Beijing

2020 Goldsmiths' Fair, online

2020 Goldsmith North(invited), Sheffield

2019 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition Awards Winner Exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2019 ‘Flux’, BCU School of Jewellery Artist in Residence exhibition, Vittoria Street Gallery, Birmingham

2019 NewDesigners ’One Year In’, London

2019 London International Jewellery Exhibition, London

2019 ‘Cluster Jewellery Edition’ exhibition, London

2019 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Beijing

2018 Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh

2018 NewDesigners, London

2018 ‘Best of Degree Show’ Exhibition, Sixfoot Gallery, Glasgow

2017 Edinburgh College of Art ‘Benchlife’ Work in Progress Exhibition, Edinburgh

2017 Hon Kong International Jewellery Exhibition, Hong Kong

 

Press

2020 Crafts Magazine Sep/Oct issue

2019 BBC Culture: Why more men are wearing jewellery

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20190924-why-more-men-are-wearing-jewellery

2019 Benchpeg: New Designers 2019 sparkles with a strong focus on Jewellery

https://benchpeg.com/news/new-designers-2019-sparkles-with-a-strong-focus-on-jewellery

 

 

Employment Experience:

2018 - present: Artist in residence in Birmingham City University School of Jewellery

2014: Jewellery designer, event manager, graphic designer at Shenzhen Sense Jewellery Company (Intern)

2011-2015: Part time painting artist, Yangzhou Van Gough Garden Art Studio

2011-2015: Part time painting teacher, Yangzhou Van Gough Garden Art Studio

E-mail:caiyangyinjewellery@gmail.com

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