Aleksandra is a recognized jeweler with a unique sense of style, flair, and a well-defined signature that carries through all her wearable sculptures. She has over 25 years of professional art and teaching experience.
Aleksandra’s aesthetic philosophy is anchored in real feelings and raw emotion expressed through dynamic forms, carved into metal. She reconstructs metal surfaces, experiments with contrasts and shifts balance points, to achieve a sense of movement in her compositions. Her design interests are global and reflect cultural diversity.
In addition to jewelry creation, Aleksandra is an accomplished ceramics artist and sculptor. She channeled her skills of working with clay into jewelry through carving, casting and smithing. Intrigued by the complexity of edges, textures and mixed materials, she works with gold and silver to explore the three-dimensional forms and adds accents with pearls and lava, silk and coral, diamonds and raw stones.
Aleksandra's exceptional work has been acknowledged with national awards and featured in international publications and exhibits, including Craft Forms and NICHE awards in multiple categories. Her work is also featured in permanent collections at numerous museums.
Teaching has become another gratifying outlet for her energy and creativity. She emphasizes rigorous attention to detail and provides ample opportunities for skill honing and self-expression. Aleksandra holds a Master of Fine Arts and Education from one of Russia's top Universities.
2013 Merit Award Winner, American Made Show
2013 International Jewelry Exhibit Pin & Brooch, Toronto, Canada
2013 American Made Show Buyers Market, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2011 Art Center's National Handcrafted Exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC
2008 Wamu Gallery, Black & White Show, Chicago, IL
2007 Gahlberg Gallery Exhibit, Wheaton, IL
2007 A.R.C Gallery, Broken Hart Exhibition, Chicago IL
2005 Naperville Art League, Naperville, IL
2003 Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Flowers, Moscow, Russia
2003 Michailovskiy Manezh, National Symbols of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 Siberian Show, Fine Arts Exhibition, Novosibirsk, Russia
2003 Scientific House, Yearly Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia
2002 Exhibition Center, Flowers, Moscow, Russia
2002 Novosibirsk Union of Artists, Professional Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia
2001 Russian Exhibition Center, Expo Home, Moscow, Russia
2001 Scientific House, Yearly Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia
2001 Maison & Object, Paris, France
2000 Regional Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
2000 Central House of Artists, Maison & Object, Moscow, Russia
2000 Siberian Show, Fine Arts Exhibition, Novosibirsk, Russia
2000 Russian Exhibition Center, Souvenier 2000, Moscow, Russia
1999 Scientific House, Yearly Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia
1999 Regional Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
1999 Siberian Show, Fine Arts Exhibition, Novosibirsk, Russia
1998 KADO Gifts Fair, Leipzig, Germany
1998 Scientific House, KOPH Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia
1998 Hokkaido Center, Novosibirsk, Russia
1998 Novosibirsk Union of Artists, Student Final Projects Exhibition, Novosibirsk, Russia