Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg

Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg

Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg

Artist in Residence Iris Eichenberg

After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1994, Iris Eichenberg worked as an independent artist, art educator, part-time curator, and co-organizer of art-related events. She began teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1996, where she became Head of the Jewelry Department in 2000. Eichenberg held this position until 2007. In 2006 she accepted an appointment as Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and began teaching full time there since. She is regularly invited to lecture, act as visiting critic, and give workshops at various art academies in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

Eichenberg has received awards to support and recognize the quality of her work from a number of institutions: Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Herbert Hofmann Prize, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Award, and two residencies at The European Ceramic Center in Den Bosch.

Eichenberg’s work can be found in various museums including The Cooper-Hewitt (New York), The Museum of Arts and Design (New York), The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, the Fondation National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas). Her work has also been collected by private foundations including the Francoise van der Bosch Stichting (Amsterdam) and the Rotasa Foundation (California).

Iris Eichenberg has regularly exhibited her work since 1994. Her solo exhibitions have included such venues as: Gallerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam (NL); Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, NY (US); Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI (US); Gallerie Metallum, Stockholm (SE); Galerie SO, Solothurn, (Switzerland); Galerie Metal, Copenhagen (Denmark); Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam (NL); HuisRechts Amsterdam (NL); Kunstrai Amsterdam (NL); Verzameld Werk, Ghent (BE); Galerie TACTILe, Geneva (CH); Art Fair Twente (NL). Her work has been in a number of group exhibitions at international venues including Gallery Noël Guyomarc’h, Montreal (CA); Gallery Anna Leonowens, Halifax (CA); Collect at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (GB); Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (US); Sharon Campbell, Seattle (US); Museo Tambo Qirquincho, La Paz (BO); Erasmus House, Jakarta (ID); Museum of Art and Design, New York (US); Studio GR.20, Milan & Padua (IT); Galerie Platina, Stockholm (SE); Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (PT); Deutsche Akademie, Villa Massimo, Rome (IT); Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht (NL); Salon de Mobila, Milan (IT); CaixaForum, Barcelona (ES); Tallin Applied Art Museum, (EE); Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam (NL); The Dick Institute Kilmarnock (GB); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL); Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (GB); Maison Descartes, Amsterdam (NL); Gallery V&V, Vienna (AT); Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL); Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt (DE).

Iris Eichenberg, Kein Ort Nirgends, 2017

Iris Eichenberg, Kein Ort Nirgends, 2017

Art Jewelry Forum Blog Features Interview with Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg

Iris Eichenberg discusses her work, teaching at Cranbrook, and the connections between language and jewelry in an interview with Art Jewelry Forum Blog. Click here to read.

Iris Eichenberg, Kein Ort Nirgends, 2017

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017       Galeria Alice Floriano, Rizoma, Porto Alegre, BR
2017       Platina, I Do Not Wish, Stockholm, SE
2017       Simone DeSousa Gallery, Kein Ort Nirgends, Detroit, US 
2016       Ornamentum Gallery at FOG, Art + Design, San Francisco, US 
2014       Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bend, Bloomfield Hills, MI US
2013       Ornamentum Gallery, X, Hudson, NY, US
2012       Platina, Sense-Mapping, Stockholm, SE
2011       Ornamentum Gallery, Rhizome, Hudson, NY, US
2010       Galerie Spektrum, Flowers and Birds of Michigan, Munich, DE (catalog)
2010       Villa Bengel, Many Places Later, retrospective, Idar Oberstein, DE
2009       Galerie Louise Smit, New Rooms, Amsterdam, NL (catalog)
2009       Ornamentum Gallery at SOFA, Pink Years Later, Chicago, US
2007       Paul Kotula Projects, Elisabeth, Ferndale, MI, US
2007       Galerie Louise Smit, Tenement/Timelines, Amsterdam, NL (catalog)
2007       Ornamentum Gallery at SOFA, New York, US
2005       Galleri Metallum, Heimat/Systems, Stockholm, SE
2005       Galerie Louise Smit, Weiß, Amsterdam, NL (catalog)
2005       Galerie SO, Abwesenheit, Solothurn, CH
2004       Galerie Metal, Heimat, Copenhagen, DK
2004       Galerie Louise Smit, Heimat, Amsterdam, NL (catalog)

Iris Eichenberg, Kein Ort Nirgends, 2017

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018       San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, Raw Design, San Fransisco, CA 
2017       Galerie Spektrum, Die Münchner Zeit, Munich, DE 
2017       Handwerkskammer Munchen und Oberbayern, Schmuck 2017, Munich, DE  
2016       Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Open Space-Mind Maps, Stockholm, SE 
2016       Ornamentum Gallery at Collective 2 Design Fair, New York, US 
2016       Galerie Biro, Munich DE 
2015       Hangzhou International Contemporary Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial, Body Alchemy, Hangzhou, CN 
2015       China Millennium Monument World Art Museum, Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition 2015, Beijing, CN 
2015       A Very Complete Opposite, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI, US
2014       Lesley Craze Gallery, 30 Years in the Making, London, UK
2014       Platina at Färgfabriken, 15 years with Platina, Stockholm, SE
2014       Metropolitan Museum of Art, Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection, New York, US (catalog)
2014       Handwerkskammer Munchen und Oberbayern, Schmuck 2014, Munich, DE (catalog)
2014       Fine Arts School Hangzhou Normal University, CN
2014       Craft Alliance, Good as Gold, St. Louis, MO, US
2013       Grunwald Gallery, Shift, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US     (catalog)
2013       Paul Kotula Projects, Setting the Table, Ferndale, MI, US
2013       College of Creative Studies, Metals 2013, Michigan Silversmiths Guild, Detroit, US
2013       The Design Museum, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, London, GB (catalog)
2013       Z33, House for contemporary Art, The Wilde Things. The contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde, Hasselt, BE (catalog)
2013       Gardiner Museum, Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud, un peu de terre sur la peau,Toronto, CA (catalog)
2013       Objectspace and Schmuck 2013, Handshake: A Jewelery Project, Auckland, NZ and Munich, DE (catalog)
2013       Pont en Plas, Lahti, Ghent, BE (catalog)2012
2012       Central Academy of Fine Arts, 10 Years—Re: Jewelry, Beijing, CN
2012       Craft Alliance, CLASP, St. Louis, US
2012       Lahti Korut as part of the official World Design Capital Helsinki Lahti, FI
2012       Espace Solidor, Mirror Mirror, Cagnes-sur-mer, FR (catalog)
2012       KORU4: Kindred Spirits, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, FI
2012       National Gallery of Victoria, Unexpected Pleasures: Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, Melbourne, AU (catalog)
2012       CODA Museum, Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud, un peu de terre sur la peau, Apeldoorn, NL (catalog)
2011       Cranbrook Museum of Art, No Object is an Island, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US (catalog)
2011       Pewabic Pottery, Wearable Ceramics: Jewelry from International Artists, Detroit, US
2011       Galerie Louise Smit, Our House: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Amsterdam, NL
2011       PIN – Associação Portuguesa de Joalharia Contemporânea at Experimenta Design, Pin Anonimum: Useless, Lisbon, PT
2011       Butter Projects, nude, Royal Oak, MI, US
2011       FLUX: SNAG Seattle Conference, Us, in flux, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, US (catalog)
2011       SOFA, Monomater: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Chicago, US
2011       Sungkok Art Museum, Open Mind: International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition-History and the New Material, Seoul, KR (catalog)
2011       Art Jewelry Forum, Geography, SNAG, Seattle, US and SOFA Chicago, US (catalog)
2010       Museum Catharijneconvent, Lingam, Utrecht, NL (catalog)
2010       Galerie S O, Multiples, London, GB
2010       Handwerkskammer Munchen und Oberbayern, Schmuck 2010, Munich, DE (catalog)
2010       Studio GR.20, Materia e Colore: Gioielli–Sculture–Installazioni, Padua, IT (catalog)

Iris Eichenberg, I Do Not Wish, 2017

Organization and Appointments

2017 
Keynote Lecturer and Panelist, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, NY 
Visiting Artist, Ädellab, Konstfack, Stockholm, SE 
Curator with Sarah Turner, Moreland, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI 
Workshop, Taller Eloi Escuela de Joyeria, Buenos Aries, AR Workshop and Lecture, Museu Do Objeto Brasileiro, Sao Paolo, BR 
Lecture, Rio de Janiero, BR 

2016
Fall Artist Residency, Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine, NC, US 
Workshop and Lecture, WE WALKA Escuela, Santiago, CL Lecture, Taller Eloi Escuela de Joyeria, Buenos Aries, AR 
Independent Workshop, Buenos Aries, AR 

2015 
Juror, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 
Juror, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, US 

2014 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison, US 

2013 
Lecture/ Visiting Professor, Oregon College of Art and Craft/Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, US 
Lecture, Bezalel, Jerusalem, IL 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, Fine Arts School Hangzhou Normal University, CN 

2012 
Workshop, Zorefet, Galilee, IL 

2011 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, Savanna College of Art and Design, Savannah, US
Lecture/Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, US 

2010 
Summer Workshop, Alchimia, Florence, IT Lecture, “Many Places Later,” Idar Oberstein, Schmuck Denken ‘6, DE 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, US 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene, US 

2009 
Visiting Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Provindence, US 
Lecture/Workshop, Koru 3, Saimaa, University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, SE Lecture/Visiting Professor, University of Georgia, Athens, US 
Lecture/Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US 

2008 
Lecture, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, Savannah, US 
Visiting Professor, Kendall College Of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, US 

2007 
Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, US 
Visiting Professor, South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, FI 

2006 
Member of the Advisory Panel of the Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL 
Visiting Professor, Alchimia, Florence, IT 
Workshop/Seminar, “Flags,” Konstfak, Stockholm, SE 
Visiting Professor, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo, JP 
Visiting Professor, University of Stellenbosch, ZA 
Visiting Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz, US 
Visiting Professor, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, US 
Lecture, Interactive Africa/Design Indaba, Cape Town, ZA 

2005 
Workshop/Seminar “Identity,” Konstfak, Stockholm, SE Lecture, Zeichenakademie, Hanau, DE 
Lecture, Design Institute, Hong Kong, CN 
Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong, CN

2004 
Workshop, “Science and Art,” Minerva Academy, Groningen, NL 
Lecture, “The Eternal Body,” Nederlands Instituut Rome, IT 
Lecture, “The Eternal Body,” Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, NL 
Lecture, “The Eternal Body,” Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL 

2003 
Lecture, “Bare Boundaries,” Applied Art Museum, Tallin, EE 

2000 
Organization Artist Stimulation Award, Amsterdam, NL 

Iris Eichenberg, I Do Not Wish, 2017

Selected Publications

2017
Ward Schrijver, Of Things and Life/ Van de dingen en het leven, Amsterdam: Galerie Rob Koudijs 2017. Exhibition catalog 

Schmuck 2017, Munich: Handwerkskammer Munchen und Oberbayern, 2017. Exhibition catalog.

2016
Open Space — Mind Maps, Stockholm: Nationalmuseum Stockholm 2016. Exhibition catalog.

2015
Iris Eichenberg, “Making Space,” in Shows and Tales: On Jewelry Exhibition Making, edited by Benjamin Lignel (Mill Valley, CA: Art Jewelry Forum, 2015) 118–125 

 Jennifer Navva Milliken, “Iris Eichenberg’s Graduation Show,” in Shows and Tales: On Jewelry Exhibition Making, edited by Benjamin Lignel (Mill Valley, CA: Art Jewelry Forum, 2015) 60–65 

Ruudt Peters, Body Alchemy: Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry & Metal Arts Triennial, Hangzhou, China, 2015. 

Tanel Veenre, Handful: Tanel Veenre Jewellery Diary 2009-2015, (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2015) 

2014
AJF: Best of Interviews, edited by Benjamin Lignel (New York: Lark Crafts, 2014)

Suzanne Ramljak, Unique By Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.

2013
Norman Cherry, Jewellery Design and Development: From Concept to Object (London, A&C Black Visual Arts, 2013)
       
Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, edited by Damian Skinner (New York: Lark, 2013)

 Marjorie Simon, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, edited by Susan Cohn, Metalsmith 33, no. 3 (2013)

2012
Dorothé Swinkels, “Pink Years Later,” Textiel Plus, no. 220 (summer 2012): 32-34.

Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, edited by Susan Cohn (New York, Rizzoli, 2012).

2011       
Roberta Bernabei, Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists, (New York:  Berg, 2011).

Liesbeth Den Besten, On Jewellery, A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2011).

2010       
Liesbeth den Besten, “Iris Eichenberg: Pink Years Later,” Items 30, no. 3 (2010): 16.

2009       
Michael H. Hodges, “Bending Metal,” Detroit News, August 5, 2009.

2008       
Lisa Gralnick, “Start With The Wound: The Work of Iris Eichenberg,” Metalsmith 28, no. 5 (2008): 34-44.

Roger Green, “Cranbrook, Craft and What the Future May Hold,” American Craft 68, no. 4 (2008): 55–61.

2007 
     
Lynn Crawford, “Women’s Work: Iris Eichenberg Makes a Mark for Herself and Her Grandmother,” Metrotimes, December 12, 2007.
      
Jennifer Cross Gans, review of Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains, Velvet Da Vinci, New York, Metalsmith 27, no. 5 (2007): 57.

Ellen Lupton, “Framing the Art of Jewelry,” Metalsmith: Exhibition in Print 27, no. 4 (2007): 52-53.

2006       
Ursula I. Neuman, “Der Schmuck entdeckt Amerika,” Kunsthandwerk & Design 2 (March-April 2006): 4–11.

2005       
Anne Berk, “Weiss,” Kunstbeeld 29, no. 9 (2005).

Katja Polianac, “Sewed, Embroidered and crochet- Jewelry in a New Costume,” GZ Art & Design, no. 3 (August 2005): 70–73.

2004 
Marjan Boot, “Loss: Celio Braga, Iris Eichenberg, Suska Mackert,” Nieuwsbrief vanBureau Amsterdam, no. 83 (2004).

Chris Reinewald, “Iris Eichenbergs eigenzinnige sieraden,” Elegance 61, no. 11 (November 2004): 106–108.

Marjan Unger, Het Nederlandse Sieraad in de 20ste eeuw, Bussum: Thoth (2004)

Iris Eichenberg, I Do Not Wish, 2017

Selected Awards

2005       Incentive Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture     (Fonds BKVB), Amsterdam, NL
2002       Incentive Grant, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
2001       Basic Grant, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
2001       Artist in Residence, European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC) s’-Hertogenbosch, NL
2000       Artist Stimulation Award, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
1999       Herbert Hofmann Prize, Schmuckszene 1999, Munich, DE
1999       Artist in Residence, EKWC, s’-Hertogenbosch, NL

Iris Eichenberg, Bend, 2014

Iris Eichenberg, Bend, 2014

Iris Eichenberg, Bend, 2014

Iris Eichenberg 
Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010
hands, dead bird, and sculpi

Iris Eichenberg 
Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010
, hands, dead bird, and sculpi

Iris Eichenberg
 Pink Years Later, 2009
leather, beads, pantyhose, mirror, and silver

Iris Eichenberg
 Pink Years Later, 2009, 
leather, beads, pantyhose, mirror, and silver

Iris Eichenberg 
Pink Years Later, 2009
beads, pantyhose, copper, enamel and gold

Iris Eichenberg 
Pink Years Later, 2009
beads, pantyhose, copper, enamel and gold

Iris Eichenberg
 New Rooms, 2009
veneer, various types of wood, copper, enamel, brass and embroidery

Iris Eichenberg
 New Rooms, 2009
, veneer, various types of wood, copper, enamel, brass and embroidery

Iris Eichenberg Tenement/Timelines, 2007
coper and leather

Iris Eichenberg
Tenement/Timelines, 2007
coper and leather

Iris Eichenberg Tenement/Timelines, 2007 wood, steel, coper, brass, enamel

Iris Eichenberg
Tenement/Timelines, 2007
wood, steel, coper, brass, enamel

Iris Eichenberg Tenement/Timelines, 2007
coper, bakelite, wood and leather

Iris Eichenberg
Tenement/Timelines, 2007
coper, bakelite, wood and leather

Iris Eichenberg Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010 coper, gold plated

Iris Eichenberg
Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010
coper, gold plated

Iris Eichenberg 
Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010
silver and sculpi

Iris Eichenberg

Flowers and Birds of Michigan, 2010
silver and sculpi

Iris Eichenberg 
Pink Years Later, 2009
beads, pantyhose, copper, enamel and gold

Iris Eichenberg

Pink Years Later, 2009
beads, pantyhose, copper, enamel and gold

 

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