Mah Rana

Jewellery is Life highlights the ways we use jewellery to mark occasions and events, significant or the everyday. Through jewellery, issues of value, communication, personal and collective histories are explored. The work reflects the importance of owning, giving and wearing jewellery throughout our lives

Born 1964 in London

2006–current Conversion Diploma Psychology, London Metropolitan University
2004-2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Art, Design & Communication University of the Arts
1987-1989 MA Degree Jewellery, Royal College of Art
1983-1986 BA Hons Degree Jewellery and Silversmithing, Buckinghamshire College

Professional Experience
2007 Visiting Jewellery Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University
2006-current Senior Lecturer: BA and MA Jewellery, London Metropolitan University
2005-2006 Course Leader of BA Degree 3D Design: Metalwork and Jewellery, Ceramics, Glass and MA Degree Contemporary Crafts (Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery), University College for the Creative Arts, at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester
2002-2005 3D, Life Drawing and Lens Based Tutor at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
1998-2005 Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

2006  Finalist in the Jerwood Prize for Jewellery
2004  Arts Council of England – Grants for the Arts
2001  London Arts - Visual Artist Award

2008 Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Represented by Contemporary  Applied Arts.
2007 European Voices, Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Lucca Preziosa 2007, Textile Museum, Barcelona 
Hnoss 10, Röhss Museum, Gothenburg
Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery, Jerwood space, London
2006  LOOT2006, Museum of Art and Design, New York
Meanings and Attachments, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art 
Galleri Hnoss, Göteborg, Sweden
2005  The Watkins Era, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
The Nomad Room: Contemporary Jewellery, Intimate Space and Public
Domain, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
The HAT Project, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland
The HAT Project, Monash University, Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
The HAT Project, Object Gallery, Sydney

2002 The Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery Public Collection
2000  Danner Stiftung, Munich





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