Lin Cheung

I have a profound interest in human nature and I am inspired by the social and personal issues that shape our lives; the objects we own, cherish and wear, and our relationships with them. My work in recent years refers to a closer analysis of some of the fundamental reasons for wearing and owning jewellery. I consider that all jewellery is ultimately conceptual: requiring a voice, our experiences, our thoughts and values to fully define it beyond a mere decorative object. Often, my work results in attempts to visualise the hidden values found or perceived in jewellery and objects.

Born 1971 Basingstoke

1995-97 MA Goldsmithing Silversmithing Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London
1991-94 BA Hons Wood Metal Ceramics & Plastics,  Brighton University, Brighton
1989-91    BTEC National Diploma Art and Design, Southampton Institute of Art & Design, Southampton

2001 The Arts Foundation Award
1999 Setting up Grant, The Crafts Council
1997 The Goldsmiths’ Company Award for Jewellery
1997 Deloitte & Touche Award for Excellence (RCA)
1997 The Renaissance Art Awards, Aylesford    Newsprint

2008 Group show with Helen Carnac, David Clarke,   Simone ten Hompel, Asato Kamiyama, Cathy   Miles & Hans Stofer, Munich, Germany
2008 ‘Out of the Shell’ Gallery Loupe, New Jersey, USA
2008 ‘Masters and Proteges’, Museum of Art & Craft, Itami, Japan. Touring to Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo
2007 Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo (Solo)
2007 Galleria Norsu, Helsinki, Finland
2007 ‘Rising Stars’ Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
2007 ‘Then & Now’(working title) Curated by Caroline Broadhead, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
2007 ‘In their own words’ The End Gallery, Sheffield
2007 ‘COLLECT’ V&A Museum, London
2007 ‘Process Works’ University of Hertfordshire Gallery
2006 KORU 2 International Contemporary Jewellery, Lappeenranta, Finland
2006 ‘COLLECT’ Represented by Bishopsland Educational Trust, V&A
2006 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 ‘COLLECT’ Represented by Bishopsland Educational Trust at The V&A Museum
2005 Galerie MARZEE, The Netherlands (solo)
2005 Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo (Solo)
2005 ‘Table for 2’ & ‘Picnic for 2’ Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Belgium

Public Collections
2007 ‘Rituals’ Chi ha paura…? Foundation
2005 The MARZEE Collection
2002 Contemporary Art Society
2004 The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on- Trent

2006 ‘New Directions in Jewellery II’, CHEUNG, Lin; LARKE, Beccy; CLARKE, Indigo. Black Dog Publishing
2005 ‘Lin Cheung, jewellery & objects’ CHEUNG, Lin. PhotoED Press
2005 ‘Jewellery, Schiedam’s Choice’ Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
2003 ‘Treasure Contemporary notions of  sentimentality in jewellery’ CHEUNG, Lin & POTTER, Laura. The Pearoom Centre for Co




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