Julie Usel

Julie Usel

London, England

Born in London, Julie graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery. She completed her BA (Hons) in Jewellery at the University of Art & Design, Geneva.
In 2003 Julie graduated from jewellery designer, Le Arti Orafe in Florence.
In 2009 She launched a collection of rings called “Trace of Lace” with a prize from the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation (Rolex). In 2008 she won a Swiss Federal Design Grant for her collection “Generic Pearls”. She has exhibited extensively, including Galerie Marzee (Nijmegen, 2012), Studio 2017 (Sydney, 2012), Museum Bellerive (Zürich, 2012), Museum of Art and History (Geneva, 2010), Gallery Deux Poissons, (Tokyo, 2010), SO Gallery (London, 2010), MUDAC (Lausanne, 2008), Talente (München, 2008).
Julie is a materials led practitioner. By working with materials with which there is no prior knowledge established, experimentation and chance are invited into the artistic process. At the RCA, she has been applying this approach to express the role anxiety plays within the creative process. For her latest collection “La Route de la Soie” she has been exploring ideas of representation, giving a new incarnation to pieces that carry a high historical or material significance. Making attainable what was previously exclusive, it creates a new symbolic dimension to the original.

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