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Bio and CV

Izabella Petrut is a contemporary jewelry designer. She has acquired practical and theoretical skills by completing a Bachelors’ (2007) and a Masters’ (2009) degree in Design at the University of Arts and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has graduated the GJ3 Specialisation program at Alchimia, School of contemporary Jewelry, Florence, Italy (2012) with professor Ruudt Peters. At the moment she conducts her doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and she is a member of Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL Vienna.

Education: 

Oct 2016 – present

Doctoral candidate, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Dissertation title: Wearing Conceptual Art, Conceptualism in Art-Jewelry: A Parallel to Conceptual Art

Supervisors: Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr. Sabeth Buchman and Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr. Elke Gaugele 

2015 – 2016

Post-masters studies (no qualification), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, winter and summer semesters,

2011 – 2012

Specialization (post Masters study), Alchimia, School of Contemporary Jewelry, Florence, Italy

Supervisor / project coordinator: Ruudt Peters

2007 – 2009

Master of Fine and Decorative Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Main field of study: Fine and Decorative Arts

Specialization: Explorations in Fine and Decorative Arts

 2006 – 2007

Erasmus-Socrates exchange program. Accademia di Belle Arti, Macerata, Italy

 2003 – 2007

B.A. in Arts and Design, University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Main field of study: Fine and Decorative Arts

Specialization: Design

 2002 – 2003

B.A. in History and Philosophy (unfinished). Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

The interrelations between art jewelry practices and practices in other art disciplines during the 1960s and the present day, with a focus on the conceptual approach.

 

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

2013

Product photography, Mingo, Vienna, Austria

Galvanik seminar, jewelry, Heimerle Meule, Vienna, Austria

2012

Jewelry workshop with Christoph Zelwegher, Florence, Italy

Pigments on Metals, with Lucia Massei, Florence, Italy

Plastics and jewelry, with Heather White, Florence, Italy

2011

Chasing and Repousse, with Fabrizio Acquafresca, Florence, Italy

September, Dream Workshop, with Ruudt Peters, Alchimia, Florence, Italy

September, Intensive jewelry course – technical program, with Marzia Rossi and Yoko Shimizu, at Alchimia, Florence, Italy

2009

David Sandu, basic techniques in jewelry, Bucharest, Romania

2004

International Sculpture workshop “Fest Art”, with Alexandru Lupu, CAPS, jud. Cluj, RO

Honor and Awards

2016

Won: Alliages Choice Award, part of The Legacy Award 2016. Alliages Gallery, Lille, France

2015

Finalist: The Legacy Award 2015. Alliages Gallery, Lille, France

2014

Nominated: FoC-Jewelry- Fellowship 2014. Friends of Charlotta Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

2012

Finalist: Marzee Graduation Show, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Won: Merit scholarship during the second year of the Master of Fine and Decorative Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2006 – 2007

Won: Selection into the Erasmus-Socrates exchange program. Accademia di Belle Arti, Macerata, Italy

Exhibitions:

2017 (scheduled) 

Stoss an im Himmel, Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Vienna, Austria

A Box Project, curated by Animavienna, Galerie Mana, Vienna, Austria

Empreintes 2017, curated by Juan Riusech, Gallery Lalabeyou, Madrid, Spain

Filo Rosso, curated by Isabella Bembo, Falconeri Trieste, Italy

Tangent Matters, exhibiting with Lena Grabher and Michelle Kraemer, Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria

The Permanent 2017, Alliages Gallery, curated by Juan Riusech, Lille, France

ganz privat … , Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Vienna, Austria

A/dornment, BLoft, Vicenza and Milano, Italy

Inauguração Galeria Aura Arte + Galeria Alice Floriano, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2016

Dauer einer Bewegung, Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Vienna, Austria

The Lost Paradise, Alliages, Lille, France

Vienna Fashion Week, with fashion designer Smaranda Almasan, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

 The Legacy Collection 2016 – Alliages stall at Joya, Barcelona, Spain

Alternatives Gallery, No-Gram, Rome, Italy

Oh My Blue Collection, on the occasion of the Bienalle, at Gallery Oh My Blue, Venice, Italy

The Legacy Collection 2015 – Alliages Gallery, Melting Point, Valencia, Spain

Passion Bijou(x) Coleccion Marianne Gassier de Joyeria Contemporanea, Melting Point, Valencia, Spain

Fillo Rosso, Italy / Slovenia

Window in the Kleinste Galerie in Wien, at Local, Vienna, Austria

20 Jahre SCHMUCKVOMHIMMEL, Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Vienna, Austria

The Permanent 2016, Alliages Gallery, curated by Juan Riusech, Lille, France

Refined IX: Humor, SFA State University, The Cole Art Center, curated by Andy Cooperman, Texas, USA

2015

A Dark Spark of Light, Alliages Gallery, curated by Juan Riusech and Thereza Pedrosa, Lille, France

Fillo Rosso, Italy / Slovenia

Vienna Fashion Week, with fashion designer Smaranda Almasan, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

Pairs of Eight, Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Vienna, Austria

Oh My Blue, Venice, Italy

Project A III – A Journey though the history of jewelry, Assamblages, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Ickx Concept Store, Brussels, Belgium

Connected, 8 Frauen und die Schmuckkunst, Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

Empreintes – The Permanent 2015, Alliages, curated by Juan Riusech, Lille, France

Kingsize, Pop-up exhibition at Salonik, curated by Zuzana Ducho, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014

Geschichten, ein Schmuckabenteuer in zwei Teilen, Atelier StossimHimmel, Vienna, Austria

Vienna Fashion Week (accompanying designer Smaranda Almasan), Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

Blueprint and other, Bratislava, Slovakia

Rule the world, Friends of Charlotta, Zürich, Switzerland

Melting Point, reNascimiento, exhibition with group AAC-6, curated by Andrea Coderh and Catalina Gibert, Valencia, Spain

Autor, jewelry fair in Bucharest, reNascimiento exhibition with group AAC-6 and with Alchimia, school of contemporary jewelry (Florence, It), curated by Izabella Petrut, Bucharest, Romania

Spiegelgasse Acht Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Frisch vom Himmel, Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

2013

Zum ersten, zum zweiten, zum driten … Schmuckauktion, Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

Limited Edition: 50 Stüke bis 100€, Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

Neu im Stossimhimmel: Izabella Petrut and Heyke Wanner, Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

Beginning Middle Endless, Massachusetts, USA, curated by Heather White

2012

Marzee Annual International Graduation Show 2012, Nijmegen, Netherlands

PURUS Graduation Show Alchimia, curated by C Zellweger

Hazardous Experiments, Valencia, Spain, curated by Doris Maninger, Pater Bauhuis and Alchimia Special Hazard Operation Team – jewelry

Beginning Middle Endless, Florence, Italy and Massachusetts, USA, curated by Heather White

2011

 Pret-A-Porter at Paris Fashion Week, Trend Setter and Catwalk – jewelry

 “Fine Arts Artists’ Day” and “Surasul primaverii” Group Exhibition, curated by UAP, Baia Mare, RO – jewelry

 “Introduction”, Group Exhibition (together with Andra Lupu and Odette Lupu), Cluj Napoca, RO – jewelry

2010

Spring Saloon” Group Exhibition, curated by UAP, Baia Mare, RO – jewelry

Fashion Week Cluj Napoca, “Contemporary Esthetics” group exhibition, curated by Dragos Farmazon, Cluj Napoca, RO – jewelry

2009

Graduation Show, MA, University of Art and Design, Expo-Transilvania, Cluj Napoca, RO – jewelry design

2007

 Graduation Show, BA, University of Art and Design, Expo-Transilvania, Cluj Napoca, RO – interior design

Architecture Days, Cluj Napoca “Coffee with Z-Art” (Zilele Arhitecturii “Cafea cu Z-Arta”), Cluj Napoca, RO – photography

Raccontami Erasmus”, curated by Teresa Marasca, Macerata, Italy – photography

2006

International painting exhibition “Tradition and Continuity 1896-2006”, curated by Silvia Onisa , Baia Mare, Maramures, RO – painting

2004

Group exhibition, Absurd Design, Galeria Radio, Cluj Napoca, RO ; “Radio ’50”, Galeria Radio, Cluj Napoca, RO ; Absurd Design, Bucharest, RO ; Satiricon’50, Casa Armatei, Cluj Napoca, RO – object design

 Jewelry, Design and Fashion Fairs:

2017

Edelstoff, with Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria 

2016

Joya, Alliages Stall, Barcelona, Spain

2015

Joya, Alliages Stall, Barcelona, Spain

2014

Blickfang, Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna, Austria

MyBaze design fair, Warsaw, Poland

Weiberei, Vienna, Austria

Vienna Fashion Week (accompanying designer Smaranda Almasan), Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

Autor, Bucharest, Romania

2013

Sieraad, Amsterdam, Nederland

2012

Sieraad, Amsterdam, Nederland

Joya, Barcelona, Spain

JDF – Jewelry Design Fair Bucharest, Romania

2011

Sieraad, “RED” performance with Alchimia, school of contemporary jewelry, Amsterdam, Nederland

Pret-A-Porter, Paris Fashion Week, France

2009 – 2011

Autor – Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest, RO

2009

Pasarela – Fashion and Accessories Fair, Bucharest, RO

Publications and Catalogues: 

  • Fillo Rosso, Exhibition catalog 2016
  • Nacht der Schmuckkunst, Exhibition catalog, 2016
  • Alliages, Exhibition catalog 2015
  • Project III – A journey through the history of jewelry, Assamblages, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, Exhibition catalog, 2015
  • Autor, Contemporary Jewelry Magazine 2015
  • The Jewelry Exchange 2014, Book, by Olga Raben
  • Nacht der Schmuckkunst, Exhibition catalog, 2014
  • Rule the world, Exhibition catalog 2014, Friends of Charlotta Gallery Zurich
  • Autor Magazine 2014
  • Nacht der Schmuckkunst, Exhibition catalog, 2013
  • Sieraad, Exhibition catalog 2013
  • Tarom Insight, Magazine 2013
  • Marzee, Exhibition catalogue 2012
  • Tribuna, Art Magazine
  • Tarom SkyLADY, Magazine 2012

Teaching Experience:

2014-2017

Jewelry workshops at Atelier Stossimhimmel, Vienna, Austria

2014

Jewelry workshop “Dreaming in Patterns” at Kulturplattform Mariahilf, Vienna, Austria

2013

Jewelry workshop “Metal and color: action and interaction” at Assamblage School of contemporary jewellery, Bucharest, Romania

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