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Biography

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 20 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 NICHE awards in multiple categories.

 

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.

Awards





 

Book Mentions

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   2017 Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox, by Mark Fenn /Back Cover/

 

   2017 Cast: Art and Objects, by Jen Townsend & Renée Zettle-Sterling

 

   2017 ​Chicago Tribune, March Issue, by Michael McKissack

   

   2017 MJSA Journal, ​February Issue, by Shawna Kulpa ​/Cover/

   2016 ​Ornament Magazine, Volume 39 No 2, by David Updike

   2015 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, September Issue

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

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  • 2013 International Jewelry Exhibit Pin and Brooch, Toronto, Canada

  • 2013 Buyers Market The American Made Show, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 2012 Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, USA

  • 2011 Arts Center’s National Handcrafted Exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC, USA

  • 2010 Greater Denton Arts Council, Materials: Hard & Soft, Denton, TX, USA

  • 2008 Wamu Gallary, Black and Wight Show, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2007 Gahlberg Gallery Exhibit, Wheaton, USA

  • 2007 A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Broken Hart, USA

  • 2005 Naperville Art League, Naperville, USA

  • 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, Souvenir-2000, Moscow, Russia

  • 1999  Scientific House, Yearly Exhibit, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • 1999 Regional Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • 1999  Scientific House, International Design & Florists, 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

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