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About Isabella Liu(刘蔓)

 

Isabella Liu is a leading jewellery designer and artist. She was born in Wuhan, China, and currently based in London. Isabella commenced the BA in Jewellery Design and Related Products at Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery, and MA in Arts and Cultural Management at King's College London. She has worked for arts and jewellery industry since 2010, with various international renowned art galleries and jewellery companies, including Debut Contemporary, Babette Wasserman, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery.


In 2012, her jewellery artwork won out and was exhibited at the Birmingham Museum and Arts Gallery, the top museum of the city. In 2014 she won the first place of the finalists at Barcelona ENJOIA'T Award. In March 2015, she was honoured three gold and two silver awards at the Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, which is regarded as the 'Jewellery Oscar'. She also won two gold awards at the 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition, for best product and best new designer.


In 2014, Isabella founded her design studio in London. 2016 she establishes jewellery consultancy business with Chairman of British Silver Festival Gordon Hamme. As 'The Jeweller' Magazine from National Association of Jewellers reported, 'Isabella Liu' bringing China and Britain together'.


Selected by 'WOMEN OF CHINA' magazine, Isabella honoured as one of ten 'Impressing the world, Chinese Women Yield Brilliant Results in 2015'. Isabella is honoured as Exceptional Talent in Craftsmanship and Design by Arts Council England in 2015, which encourages her to contribute to jewellery and crafts industry from business, academic and cultural level.

Education:


MA Arts & Cultural Management, Kings College London, London, UK

BA (Hons), Jewellery and silversmithing, the school of jewellery, Birmingham, UK

Foundation, Jewellery and Silversmithing, Academy of International Visual Arts, Shanghai, China

Awards


March 2015
Special Council Award Winner, The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, UK

March 2015
3D Fashion Led Conceptual Jewellery Gold Award Winner, The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, UK

March 2015
2D Fashion Jewellery Gold & Silver Award Winner, The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, UK

March 2015
2D Smallworkers Silver Award, The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, UK

March 2015
The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015, UK

October 2014
ENJOIA'T, Contemporary Jewellery Award 1st place of Finalist, Spain

October 2013
ENJOIA'T, Contemporary Jewellery Award Finalist, Spain

March 2013
A'Design Award & Competition Silver Award Bronze Award Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready Made Design Category, Italy

June 2013
Prize Exhibition Finalist, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, UK

March 2012
A'Design Award & Competition Silver Award Winner in Jewellery, Eyewear and Design Category, Italy

June 2012
Third place in 'Collection 2012', Watch This Space, UK

June 2012
Highly commended in Brandauer 150 Anniversary competition, UK

Exhibitions


March 2015
The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards Winners Exhibition 2015, UK

October 2014
Shanghai International Mentalsmith&Jewellery Art Exhibition, China

June 2014
2014 New Designers Exhibition, London, UK

September 2013 – October 2013
2013 Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

October 2013
JOYA, Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair, Barcelona, Spain

June 2013
Prize Exhibition, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, UK

April 2013
A’Design Award & Competition 2012-2013 Winners’ exhibition, Como, Italy

November 2012
‘Brand: New Design’ –The Vaults, Birmingham, UK

October 2012 - January 2013
‘Birmingham It’s People, It’s History’, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK

November 2012
‘Deconstruct & Reconstruct’, The School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK

October 2011
‘Expect the Unexpected’, The School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK

October 2011 - December 2011
Academy of International Visual Arts exhibition, Hangzhou, China

June 2011 - October 2011
Academy of International Visual Arts exhibition, Shanghai, China

Work Experience:


1st Feb 2015 – Present
Arts Consultant, Debut Contemporary, London.

30th September 2013 – Present
PR and Marketing, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery, Birmingham, UK

6th August 2013 – 6th November 2013
Marketing and Sales Assistant, Babette Wasserman, London, UK

4th December 2012 – 13rd March 2013
Designer Intern, Watch This Space, Birmingham, UK
Designer and Maker Intern, Kerry O’connor , UK
Designer and Maker Intern, James Newman Jewellery, Birmingham, UK
Curatorial and Exhibition Assistant, ‘ Suspended in Pink ’ International Exhibition, Birmingham, UK
Voluntary Teaching, Foundation Student Workshop, Birmingham, UK

Press / Event:


2015
Golbal Media GBtimes headquater inFinland, features Isabella Liu, and put her on cover page.

2015
The China Weekly Magazine London, features Isabella Liu and her work.

2015
Goldsmiths Crafts and Design Council video shows Isabella Liu Jewelleries and Objects.

2015
凤凰卫视欧洲台 Phoenix CNE TV reports about Isabella Liu Jewellery at The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015

2015
China Live American 直播中国北美版reports Isabella Liu 'Jewellery Oscar' night.

2015
Benchpeg reports Isabella Liu winning five awards at 'Jewellery Oscar'.

2015
易网 reports Isabella Liu winning five awards at 'Jewellery Oscar'.

2015
China Jewellery 中国珠宝行业网 reports Isabella Liu winning five awards at 'Jewellery Oscar'

2014
Isabella Liu 'Mending - Shoulder Brooch In Long Ceramic Pottery' exhibited at ENJOIA'T Contemporary Jewellery Award, Barcelona, 2014.

2014
Isabella Liu 'Mending' Collection exhibited at Shanghai International Mentalsmith & Jewellery Art Exhibition, China

2014
Isabella Liu works and portfolio exhibits at Klimt02, Barcelona, Spain

2014
Klimit02 Barcelona, interviews Isabella Liu about her jewellery.

2013
Isabella Liu's 'When I Got Lost...' Collection won the Bronze A'Design Award in Arts, Crafts and Ready Made Design Category at A'Design Award and Competition in Italy.



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