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Isabell Schaupp

Due to their partly technical partly organic appearing shapes my work seems to belong to a yet unknown flora and fauna. Photos of satellite, funnel and tentacle like wire structures, transferred by a special technique into the enamel, talk an emblematic sort of language. Time and again these delicate formations emerge from the surface, appearing to stretch out towards the observer. The objects become minute catalysts, attempting to establish direct contact with their environment.
‘…about funnels and months’
In this series, the funnel becomes a prominent feature. Being like an artificial „organ to communicate between inner and outside world, every day of a month gets one funnel for itself, meaning that every jewellery piece consists of 28 to 31 funnels = days. Since most of these delicate cone-like wire structures are flattened you will just recognize them as such on a second look, being parts of an interesting play between two- and three-dimensionality.


Isabell Schaupp, 1969, Augsburg, Germany.

1990 – 1993 training as a carpenter
1993-1996 travelling and learning about life
1996 – 2003 training and occupation as a nurse
2003 – 2007 studies at the University of Applied Science and Art Hildesheim (HAWK), Germany

Since July 2007 working as freelance jewellery maker

2008 Grassi Award of Gallery Slavik | Innovation Award, Inhorgenta Munich
2007 3fg Award, Promotion Award of HAWK Hildesheim

Public Collections
2008 Grassi Museum, Leipzig
2005 Kestner Museum Hanover

Exhibitions (Selection)
2010 Es perlt, Gallery Handwerk, Munich | European Prize for Applied Arts at Eunique, Trade fair Karlsruhe | Eunique, Trade fair Karlsruhe | Collect 2010, London, represented by Gallery Sofie Lachaert | Stephanie Jendis and Isabell Schaupp Gallery Hermsen, Wiesbaden | Natura e Artificio, Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean, Livorno, Italy | SOFA New York, represented by Charon Kransen | 18 Positionen zur zeitgenössischen Schmuck- und Gerätegestaltung, Goldschmiedehaus Hanau | State Prize Exhibition Lower Saxony State Prize, Hanover | Spring , Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium | Schmuck 2010, IHM Munich | Shmucke Zauber Kraft, Gallery Slavik, Vienna
2009 European Prize for Applied Arts 2009, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium | Itami international craft exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Japan | Winter journey, Gallery Slavik, Vienna, Austria | Intimacy - New Traditional Jewellery, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands | Grassimesse, Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Evoking Mystery, 22 International Jewellers, DeNovo Gallery, Palo Alto, USA | 'Triennale des norddeutschen Kunsthandwerks', Palace of Güstrow/Kottorf, Germany | Finalist exhibition Decadence, 18. international silverart competition, The Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland | Multiplay, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich | The Poetry of Jewellery Art, Gallery Slavik, Vienna | 3 Individualists, die Werksattgalerie, Rosemarie Brodhag, Berlin | SOFA New York/Santa Fe/Chicago, represented by Charon Kransen | Inhorgenta Europe / Designer's Avenue, Munich | City Life, Gallery kunst-ban.de, Hamburg 2008 ‚Winter journey, Gallery Slavik, Vienna | Wenn die Kinder artig sind…, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein Munich | SOFA New York/Chicago, USA (represented by Charon Kransen) | Finalist exhibition New traditional Jewellery, Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam | Finalist exhibition Nachwuchsförderwettbewerb Schmuck und Gerät, Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany | Grassifair, Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Unerträglich kunstvoll, Gallery Artists unlimited, Bielefeld | Finalist exhibition ‚Transformation, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne/Australia | Horror Vacui, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich | ‚Brand New – New Brand/Designers Avenue, Inhorgenta Munich 2007 RRH Stipendium, Museum of jewellery Pforzheim, Germany | Four jewellers, Bischofsmühle, Hildesheim, Germany | Diploma exhibition, HAWK Hildesheim, Germany
2006 solo exhibition ‚form and colour, HAWK Hildesheim, Germany
2005 annual exhibition of AKH, Herrenhäuser Gärten, Hanover, Germany |Gold Kokosnuss Edelstahl – Kunstkammerschätze gestern und heute, Kestner Museum Hanover