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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

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

Awards


Oct 2015
Gold Medal of Best New Designer, 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition, Venice, Italy

Oct 2015
Fashion Gold Medal of Best Product, 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition, Venice, Italy

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


Feb 2017
British Designer Pavilion, Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany

Nov 2016
Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing, China

Nov 2016
"Ocean Flame", Isabella Liu's solo exhibition at Shanghai Sanarts Gallery, Shanghai, China

Sep 2016
International Jewellery London, UK

Oct 2015
British Council Cultural and Education Department, San Li Tun, Beijing. China.

Aug 2015
Jewellery designer exhibition, Venetian Macau, Macau, China.

Jul 2015
Henley Arts Festival , UK

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

Invited Talks / lectures:


Nov 2016
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hang Zhou, China

Nov 2016
Invited to give a talk at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications,Hang Zhou, China

Nov 2016
Design Peak talk at Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing, China

Nov 2016
Jewellery design workshop at 3W Gallery & Studio, Shanghai, China

Jul 2015
Invited to give talk at The Golden Pin Design Awards in Wuhan as an industry leader, Wuhan, China

May 2015
Invited to give talk at The Golden Pin Design Awards in Beijing as an industry leader, Beijing, China

Sep 2009
Jul 2010 As top student in university, been invited to delivery fine arts workshop at Hu Bei Institution of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China



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