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Elisabetta Duprè

Statement
Elisabetta Dupré makes use of colour contrasts in her jewellery by utilizing the warm colour of fine gold as opposed to dark, oxidized silver. These are the materials that she mostly enjoys using when making jewellery. The shapes are usually geometrical and quite severe, although she has recently incorporated free forms and white silver into her pieces, breaking up the severity. Her part Germanic family background and jewellery formation comes through in her pieces. It can be perceived in the meticulousness of her work, in a pleasant repetition of forms and patterns, texture and finish. The orderly recurrence of the patterns is interrupted by a spontaneity in the detail conferred to the pieces. Every single element in her work is carried out with great care, every minute feature becomes significant.

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C.V.
Born in Roma (I) in 1967


EDUCATION
1987 secondary school diploma, Roma
1987 - 93 musical studies in saxophone and flute, Roma
1991 - 92 three semesters of classes in prof. E. Ermini's school of jewellery "INTERNO 7", Roma
1992 - 93 apprenticeship at C. Klein's, "ATELIER AURA" in Muenchen, Germany.
Since 1993 she works as jewellery maker and designer in her own atelier in Roma
1996 "SCHMUCK KLASSE" (jewellery design) held by P. Skubic at "sommer Akademie der bildende Kunst "
in Salzburg, Austria.
1997 Workshop with G. Dobler in Braunwald, Switzerland.
2013 Workshop with B. Lignel, Rieti, Italy
Since 2006 member of Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC).

AWARDS
2014 Award of the Art Gallery in Legnica, in the exibition “Silver, Classic” (PL)
2013 Third Prize at “Cominelli Fundation Prize for Contemporary Jewellery” (I)
2012 special mention at “on-off”, for members agc (italian contemporary jewellery association)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 design gallery “unik”, L'Aquila (I)
2008 gallery “105 art” Roma (I)
2008 club “Koesis”, Napoli (I)

COLLECTIONS

Museo degli Argenti, Florence

“Cominelli Foundation” (I)
Private Collection (A)
Private Collection (I)

Participation in national and international group exhibitions since 1992 in Italy, Germany, USA, Poland, UK,
Austria, Switzerland, Latvia, Scotland (selection):
2014 art gallery “Queen” Desenzano (I) / Legnica Jewellery Festival, “Silver-Classic” Legnica (PL)
2013 anniversary exibition at gallery I. Hund, Munchen (DE) / “fantastici” Galeria Putti, Riga, L / “filo
rosso”, Paris (F) / “premio fondazione Cominelli” San Felice del Benaco (I) / “il preziosismo pittorico di G.
Klimt” Rome (I)
2012 Joya-Barcelona (SP) / “gioie da condividere”, Arancera S.Sisto, Rome (I)
2011 “pensieri preziosi 7” Oratorio di S. Rocco, Padova (I) / “nuove direzioni del gioiello contemporaneo
italiano”, galerie I. Hund, Munchen (DE)
2010 “premio fondazione Cominelli” San Felice del Benaco (I) / “pezzi di luna” museo Ugo Carà, Muggia (I)
“Scottish Gallery”, Edimburgh (SCO) / “archeogioielli contemporanei” Museo Civico, Anzio (I)
Exhibits permanently in the gallery “Alternatives”, Rome (I) / in the gallery “Atelier Aura”, Munchen (DE) /
“Galerie Isabella Hund”, Munchen (DE).