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 Academy in Amsterdam in 1994, Iris Eichenberg worked as an independent artist and art educator, as well as a part-time curator, and co-organizer of art-related events. She began teaching jewelry in 1996 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and has given numerous workshops at various art academies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Eichenberg became Head of the Jewelry Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2000, a position she held until accepting an appointment as Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2007.

In 2005 and 2002, Eichenberg received Incentive Grants from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, a national foundation financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands. In 2000, she received The Artist Stimulation Award from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. In addition, Eichenberg was awarded the Herbert Hofmann Prize (Schmuckszene Munich, 1999), the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Award (1994), and residencies at The European Ceramic Center in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, in 2001 and 1999.

Eichenberg’s work can be found in museums in various European countries as well as the United States, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Schmuck Museum in Pforzheim (Germany), the Fondation National d’Art Contemporain in Paris (France), the Mint Museum in Charlotte (North Carolina), and the Rotasa Foundation in Mill Valley (California).

Iris Eichenberg has regularly exhibited her work since 1994. Her solo exhibitions have included such venues as: Louise Smit Gallery, Amsterdam (NL); Gallery Ornamentum, Hudson NY; PaulKotula Projects, Ferndale MI.; Gallery Metallum, Stockholm (Sweden); Galerie SO, Solothurn, (Switzerland); Galerie Metal, Copenhagen (Denmark); Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam (NL); HuisRechts Amsterdam (NL); Kunstrai Amsterdam (NL); Verzameld Werk, Gent (Belgium); Galerie Tactil, Geneva (Switzerland); 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, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK); Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (CA); Sharon Campbell, Seattle (WA); Museo Tambo Qirquincho, La Paz (Bolivia); Erasmus House, Jakarta (Indonesia); Museum of Art and Design, New York (NY); Studio GR20, Milan & Padua (Italy); Galerie Platina, Stockholm (Sweden); Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon (Portugal); Deutsche Akademie, Villa Massimo, Rome (Italy); Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht (NL); Salon de Mobila, Milan (Italy); CaixaForum, Barcelona (Spain); Tallin Applied Art Museum, Estonia; Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam (NL); The Dick Institute Kilmarnock (UK); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL); Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (UK); Maison Descartes, Amsterdam (NL); Gallery V&V, Vienna, Austria; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL); Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt (Germany).

Visit Iris Eichenberg’s studio site: www.iriseichenberg.nl

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

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.

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

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

Iris Eichenberg

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

Iris Eichenberg

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

Selected Publications

2014       AJF: Best of Interviews, edited by Benjamin Lignel (New York: Lark Crafts, 2014)
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)
2013       Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, edited by Damian Skinner (New York: Lark, 2013)
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.
2012       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).
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.
2008       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.
2007       Jennifer Cross Gans, review of Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains, Velvet Da Vinci, New York, Metalsmith 27, no. 5 (2007): 57.
2007       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).
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).
2004       Chris Reinewald, “Iris Eichenbergs eigenzinnige sieraden,” Elegance 61, no. 11 (November 2004): 106–108.
2004       Marjan Unger, Het Nederlandse Sieraad in de 20ste eeuw, Bussum: Thoth (2004)

 

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