Kaori Juzu

Space before thought

By forging and repoussé I feel the material and aim to transform that feeling into a form. By applying multiple layers of enamel I seek to enhance the expression not in order solely to create something different but to deepen form. The layers of colour are built up intensively until such a moment: the moon gleaming on water – soft lifting serene, subdued, yet strong, intimate enough to have inherited a life as well as a form. Form and surface melt together – no longer me, but storyteller.

Born  May 1978, Japan

2004  Apprenticeship to Per Suntum
2003  Trainee at the studio of Per Suntum
2002-03  Jewellery line, The Art High School of Bornholm, Denmark
1997-02  Sophia University, the Department of Hispanic Philology, Tokyo, Japan

  Nominee to the Biennial Prize 2011
2010  The Arts and Crafts Prize of 1879
Bronze medal with Travel Grant
2007  Vilnius Municipality Silver Medal at The International Biennial of Enamel Art II Vilnius 2007

 Premio Fondazione Cominelli 2011, Palazzo Cominielli, Brescia, Italy
The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
with Per Suntum and Castello Hansen
TOUT CE QUI BRILLE,..., World Craft Council-BF, Mons,
The Biennial for Crafts and Design 2011, Koldinghus Museum, Denmark
TOUR RETOUR: New works and tendencies in Art – Craft – Design, Tinghuset i Ebeltoft, Denmark
Castello Hansen-Kaori Juzu-Per Suntum, Goldfingers, Denmark
2010  20 YEAR’S GALERIE SLAVIK, Vienna
Powerwork from Denmark, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
with Per Suntum and Castello Hansen
Resonance, A-galerii, Tallinn with Per Suntum
Right now…, -6 new Arts & Crafts Association Bornholm
members in 2010, Grønbechs Gård, Denmark
The Arts and Crafts Prize of 1879, Designmuseum Danmark
Ø-design, The Embassy of Denmark, Berlin
Jewellery, The Art Association of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Copenhagen
2009  KORU3 International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition,
Imatra Art Museum, Finland
2007  The International Biennial of Enamel Art II Vilnius 2007,
Gallery Huz 16, Denmark, Solo exhibition
2005  Gallery 2en, Denmark, exhibition with Per Suntum and Govind

Designmuseum Danmark
Koldinghus Museum, Denmark
The Danish Arts Foundation
The Art Association of the 14th of August, Denmark




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