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Katja Prins

Katja Prins (b. 1970, the Netherlands) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 1997. Since then she has worked as an independent jewelry artist. Prins’ oeuvre reflects her fascination with the relationship between technology and the human body, specifically questioning how technology functions as a support structure. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the US, Asia and Russia. She has lectured and taught at institutions all over the world including Hiko Minzuno College, Tokyo, Japan; Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, US; University of Arts & Design Samara, Russia; Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden; Alchimia, Florence, Italy; the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam; and RISD.

Prins’ jewelry can be found in public collections in the US including the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC. In Europe her work can be seen at Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseille, France; Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany; and in the Netherlands at the CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch. In 2009 she published the monograph The Uncanny Valley, which gives an overview of her work. She was nominated for the 2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewelry and the 1999 Design Award Rotterdam and was the winner of the 2009 Darling Publications Jeweler of the Year Award.

Wintersession 2020 Courses

  • JM-2104-01 Body and The Extended Beyond